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Dana Eveland

Dana Eveland
Eveland with the New York Mets
Free agent
Pitcher
Born: (1983-10-29) October 29, 1983
Olympia, Washington
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
July 16, 2005 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 20–26
Earned run average 5.27
Strikeouts 283
Teams

Dana James Eveland (born October 29, 1983) is an American professional Hanwha Eagles.

Eveland throws a four-seam fastball, slider, changeup, and curveball.

Early life

Eveland attended Palmdale High School in Palmdale, California, graduating in 2001.[1] After one year at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas, he transferred to College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California.[2]

Baseball career

Milwaukee Brewers

Eveland was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 16th round (469th overall) of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft. On July 16, 2005, Eveland made his Major League debut against the Washington Nationals. He would ultimately pitch out of the bullpen, appearing in 27 games, while posting a record of 1-1. The following season he would appear in 9 games, 5 of them starting. He was 0-3 with a 8.13 ERA.

Arizona Diamondbacks

After two seasons with the Brewers, Eveland was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks on November 5, 2006 along with Doug Davis and Dave Krynzel in exchange for Greg Aquino, Johnny Estrada, and Claudio Vargas.[3] He appeared in only 5 games for the Diamondbacks.

Eveland with the Oakland Athletics in 2008

Oakland Athletics

On December 14, 2007, Eveland was dealt again as part of a 6-player trade to the Oakland Athletics for Dan Haren and Connor Robertson.[4] [5]

In 2008 he made 29 starts for the Athletics, the most of his career. His record was 9-9 with a 4.34 ERA. He also gave up 27 four-pitch walks, the most in the majors.[1]

The following season, Eveland could not repeat his 2008 performance. He finished 2-4 in 13 games, 9 of them starts and a 7.16 ERA.

Toronto Blue Jays

On February 6, 2010, Eveland was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays, in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.[6] [7]

After nine starts, where he went 3-4 with a 6.45 ERA, he was designated for assignment.

Pittsburgh Pirates

On June 1, 2010, Eveland was traded from the Blue Jays to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ronald Uviedo. He appeared in only 3 games for the Pirates, 1 of which was a start. On June 24, 2010, he was designated for assignment.[8]

Los Angeles Dodgers

On November 22, 2010, Eveland agreed to a minor league split contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.[9] He was assigned to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. He was selected to both the Pacific Coast League mid-season [10] and post-season [11] all-star teams. He made 25 starts for the Isotopes in 2011, with a 12-8 record and 4.38 ERA.

On September 1, 2011, The Dodgers called him up to the Major League team to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates.[12] In that game he picked up the win while allowing only one run in eight innings. He wound up making 5 starts with the Dodgers in September, with a 3-2 record, 3.03 ERA and 16 strikeouts. He had extreme splits in his short time with the Dodgers. In 3 road starts he was 3-0 with an 0.44 ERA but in his two starts at Dodger Stadium he was 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA.

Baltimore Orioles

Eveland pitching for the Baltimore Orioles in 2012

He was traded from the Dodgers to the Baltimore Orioles on December 8, 2011.[13] Eveland was designated for assignment on July 14, 2012.[14] He was called up from Triple-A Norfolk on July 26.

Hanwha Eagles

He signed with the [15] [16]

New York Mets

He signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets on February 17, 2014.[17] [18]

Family

Eveland's brother, Kyle, was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 43rd round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b 2008 Oakland Athletics Media Guide (PDF). MLB Advanced Media. pp. pgs. 103–105. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 
  2. ^ Rubin, Gideon (2003-03-08). "Heart Never Was in Texas: Eveland Works Way to Top of COC Staff".  
  3. ^ http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/oracle/discussion/diamondbacks_brewers_swap_davis_eveland_estrada_others
  4. ^ "A's trade RHP Dan Haren to Arizona in eight-player deal" (Press release). Oakland Athletics. 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 
  5. ^ http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2007/12/dan-haren-tra-1.html
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/02/blue-jays-acquire-dana-eveland.html
  8. ^ Kovacevic, Dejan (24 June 2010). "Pirates cut recently acquired pitcher". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Dodgers Blog". Los Angeles Times. 
  10. ^ "Robinson, Eveland Named To PCL All-Star Team". milb.com. 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  11. ^ "Dana Eveland Named To All-PCL Team". milb.com. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  12. ^ Cassavell, AJ (2011-08-31). "Eveland gets call to start makeup game". mlb.com. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  13. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-12-08/sports/bal-orioles-trade-for-dodgers-lefty-dana-eveland-20111208_1_orioles-trade-orioles-executive-vice-president-dodgers
  14. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-03-29/sports/bal-orioles-designate-dana-eveland-for-assignment-and-claim-zelous-wheeler-off-waivers-20120329_1_totem-pole-orioles-executive-vice-president-assignment
  15. ^ KBO Teams To Sign Eveland, Richmond
  16. ^ http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/17/dana-eveland-signs-with-korean-team/
  17. ^ http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/dana-eveland
  18. ^ http://www.amazinavenue.com/2014/2/17/5421332/new-york-mets-dana-eveland-contract

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Career statistics and player information from Korea Baseball Organization
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