Chad Girodo

Position: LHP
Born: 2/6/1991
Height: 6'1
Weight: 195
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Drafted in the 13th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TOR).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA in four games at Buffalo (Triple-A), striking out seven while walking two and giving up six hits in 6.2 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Buffalo April 22 when 1B Chris Colabello was placed on the Restricted List.
MLB Debut Date: 4/22/2016

Debut Details
April 22, in an 8-5 loss to the Athletics. The second of four pitchers, he allowed one hit over two scoreless innings, striking out one. Coming on for struggling starter Aaron Sanchez with one out and one on in the fifth inning, he got Yonder Alonso to ground out and Marcus Semien to fly out to end the threat. In the sixth inning, he hit Billy Burns with a pitch but sandwiched a pair of harmless groundouts around a called strikeout of Josh Reddick for a scoreless frame. Girodo started the seventh inning for the Jays, allowing his lone hit, a one-out single by Coco Crisp, before being relieved by Jesse Chavez.

Player Notes
Girodo, who was optioned back to Buffalo the next day to make room on the roster for reliever Drew Hutchison, has been impressive in his reasonably short minor league career thus far, bringing a 14-6 record and composite 2.26 ERA into his big league debut. In 167.1 IP over 110 games, he’d fanned 170 and walked just 36. A control artist who is especially effective against fellow lefties, he’d combined for a 4-2 record and 1.34 ERA over 45 games at three stops in 2015, pitching at Dunedin (High A) and New Hampshire (Double-A) before finishing the summer at Buffalo, walking just nine while striking out 58 in 60.1 IP.