1998 - 2000, 2001
BiographyRudy Caballero Seanez was born October 20, 1968 in Brawley, California. He played baseball and football at Brawley Union High School and he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the fourth round of the 1986 amateur draft. Seanez played with the Indians from 1989-1991, making his major league debut on September 7, 1989. He also played with the San Diego Padres in 1993, 2002, 2005 & 2006, the Atlanta Braves in 2001, the Texas Rangers in 2002, the Boston Red Sox in 2003 & 2006, the Kansas City Royals and the Florida Marlins in 2004. Rudy is a right handed relief pitcher who also enjoys weightlifting and martial arts; he trains with Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters during the off-season.
Braves Career Highlights1998: Advanced from Triple-A Richmond to Atlanta in his first season in the Braves organization, going 6-1 with a 2.21 ERA (14 ER/57.0 IP) between the 2 stops...his May 30 promotion marked his first trip to the big leagues since 1995 with the Dodgers...fanned 50 batters in 36.0 innings at the major league level, an average of 12.5 K's per 9.0 innings...limited opponents to a .195 batting average, including a .125 mark by right-handers...his save July 16 vs. Milwaukee was his first since May 5, 1995 at Colorado...appeared in 5 post-season games for the Braves, logging a 4.50 ERA (2 ER/4.0 IP) as the Braves fell to the Padres in 6 games in the NLCS. 1999: Tied for 11th in the N.L. with 6 relief wins, going 6-1 with a 3.35 ERA in 56 games for the Braves before his season was cut short with a stress fracture of the olecranon bone in his right elbow...was placed on the 15-day D.L. August 21 and had surgery September 21 to remove a bone spur from his right elbow (Dr. James Andrews)...posted a 7.50 ERA (10 ER/12.0 IP) in his final 14 games before going on the D.L. to raise his ERA from 2.16, where it stood on July 18. 2000: Began the season on the D.L. with a strained lateral muscle and appeared in only 23 games for the Braves before undergoing successful "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow June 29 in Birmingham, Alabama (Dr. James Andrews)...did not allow an earned run in his first 6 big league games of the season (4.2 IP) from April 28-May 10...was not scored upon in 7 of his 8 June games before the elbow injury forced him to the D.L. June 14...following his surgery, was transferred to the 60-day D.L. July 5. 2001: Split the season between San Diego and Atlanta after missing the season's first 2 months while recovering from "Tommy John" surgery...made 7 appearances for Single-A Lake Elsinore before having his contract purchased by the Padres May 31...appeared in just 3 games and then was placed on the 15-day D.L. with a strained right groin muscle June 6...was activated from the D.L. June 21, and did not allow a hit or a run in 9 outings (8.0 IP) from July 4-August 1...after clearing waivers, was traded to the Atlanta Braves for RHP Winston Abreu August 31...compiled a 3.00 ERA in 12 games for the Braves over the remainder of the season...worked 3.0 scoreless innings over 3 post-season outings, and was the winning pitcher in Game 1 of the NLDS at Houston.
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