Adam Warren is in his first season with the Cubs after he was acquired from the Yankees, December 8, 2015, along with a player to be named (INF Brendan Ryan) for infielder Starlin Castro ... owns a 3.39 ERA (109 ER/289.1 IP) along with a 13-15 record, 27 holds and five saves in 147 major league contests (20 starts) with the Yankees in all or part of the last four seasons dating to 2012. Over the last two seasons, has posted a 2.76 ERA (35 ER/114.0 IP) in 95 relief outings ... has held the opponent to one or zero runs in 88 of those appearances ... has posted a 3.66 ERA (39 ER/96.0 IP) in 17 starts during that span. Has made 34 relief appearances of at least 1.1 innings since the start of 2014, tied with Baltimore's Brad Brach for the second-most in the majors behind the Yankees Dellin Betances (46). Has allowed just 0.60 home runs per 9.0 innings pitched since 2014 (210.0 IP, 14 HR), the fourth-lowest mark in the AL in that span (min. 200 IP). Had a streak of 106.2 innings pitched and 56 games (May 23, 2014-May 26, 2015) without allowing a stolen base ... only two baserunners attempted steals in that stretch. Earned the 2012 Rawlings Minor League Gold Glove Award as the top fielding pit her in the minor leagues. Was a 2011 International League mid-season All-Star with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ... named a 2010 Florida State League mid-season All-Star with Single-A Tampa ... was a New York Penn League mid-season All-Star with Rookie League Staten Island in 2009, his first pro campaign. Selected by the Yankees in the fourth round of the 2009 Draft out of the University of North Carolina. Graduated from North Carolina with a degree in business administration ... went 32-4 with a 3.42 ERA and 240 strikeouts in 65 games (49 starts) in his collegiate career ... left school with the second-most wins by a Tar Heel and tied with Scott Bankhead for the school's highest winning percentage (.889). w Won his first 19 games at UNC, marking the longest UNC winning streak since Bankhead won 20 straight from 1983-84. Graduated fifth in his class from New Bern High School (N.C.), where he earned all-state honors as a junior in 2004 and as selected as the New Bern Sun Journal "Baseball Player of the Year.
In his final season with the Yankees, Adam Warren established career highs with seven wins, 17 starts, 131.1 innings and 104 strikeouts ... all told, was 7-7 with a 3.29 ERA (48 ER/131.1 IP) in 43 games (17 starts) for New York, holding the opponent to a .236 average. Was one of two pitchers in the majors to make at least 15 starts and 25 relief appearances (also the Twins Trevor May) ... according to Elias, over the last 85 seasons, the only other Yankees to do so were Allie Reynolds (1953) and Shane Rawley (1982). Was 6-6 with a 3.66 ERA (39 ER/96.0 IP) in 17 starts ... allowed three or fewer earned runs in his final 12 starts and in 14 of 17 overall. Allowed three or fewer runs in each of his final 12 starts dating to May 8, tied for the third-longest streak in the majors behind Jake Arrieta (20) and Pittsburgh's Gerrit Cole (14). In 26 relief appearances, went 1-1 with one save and a 2.29 ERA (9 ER/35.1 IP) ... allowed four of 17 inherited runners to score. Began the year as the team's fifth starter, and went 5-5 with a 3.59 ERA (33 ER/82.2 IP) in 14 starts before moving to the bullpen, June 25, to make room for Ivan Nova ... made his next 25 appearances in relief and produced a 2.51 ERA (9 ER/32.1 IP) ... made three September starts before ultimately finishing the season in the bullpen. Pitched a career-high 8.0 innings, June 19 vs. Detroit, throwing a career-high 110 pitches ... also tied his career high with seven strikeouts, previously done May 13 at Tampa Bay
Went 3-6 with a 2.97 ERA (78.2IP, 26ER) in 69 relief appearances with the Yankees…opponents batted .219 (63-for-288, 4HR); LH .178 (23-for-129, 1HR); RH .252 (40-for-159, 3HR)…allowed 13-of-38 (34.2%) inherited runners to score…retired 49 of his 69 ﬁrst batters faced (71.0%)…made his second career Opening Day roster... Of his 26ER allowed, 18 came in just six appearances (3ER on 4/18 at Tampa Bay, 3ER on 6/3 vs. Oakland, 4ERon 6/22 vs. Baltimore, 3ER on 7/29 at Texas, 3ER on 8/11 at Baltimore and 2ER on 9/12 at Baltimore)…did not allow more than 1ER in any of his other 63 relief appearances in 2014... Earned his ﬁrst save of the season-and second of his career (also 5/13/13-G2 at Cleveland)-in 4/16 Game2 win vs. Chicago-NL, recording the ﬁnal three outs of the game (1.0IP, 1BB, 1WP)... Over his ﬁnal 15 appearances of the season from 8/19-9/28, went 1-1 with one save and a 1.35 ERA (20.0IP,3ER) while striking out 21 batters
Made his first career Opening Day roster and combined to go 3-2 with a 3.39 ERA (77.0IP, 29ER) in
two stints with the Yankees (4/1-6/14 and 6/18-9/29). Made two starts, going 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA (8.0IP,
2ER)… in 32 relief appearances, was 2-2 with a 3.52 ERA (69.0IP, 27ER). In 16 games (one start) at Yankee Stadium, did not record a decision, posting a 4.69 ERA (40.1IP, 21ER)… in 18 road games (one start), went 3-2 with a 1.96 ERA (36.2IP, 8ER). Opponents batted .268 (80-for-299, 10HR); LH .301
(47-for-156, 7HR); RH .231 (33-for-143, 3HR). Earned his first career Major League win on 5/9 at
Colorado, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings in relief (2BB). Recorded his first Major League save in Game 2 of a doubleheader on 5/13 at Cleveland, tossing 4.0 scoreless innings (2H, 4K) in relief of Vidal Nuno, who made the start and earned the win in the Yankees' 7-0 victory… the duo became the second pair of Yankees pitchers to earn their first career win and first career save in the same game… according to Elias, the only other pitchers to do so were Alan Closter (win) and Fritz Peterson (save) on 7/25/71 in Game 2 of a doubleheader at Milwaukee. Tossed 6.0 scoreless innings out of the bullpen on 6/13
at Oakland (4H, 2BB, 4K)… was the longest appearance by a Yankees reliever since Hector Noesi also threw 6.0 innings in relief on 6/7/11 vs. Boston and the longest scoreless appearance since Kei Igawa recorded 6.0 scoreless innings on 4/28/07 vs. Boston. Was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 6/14, but did not appear in a game prior to being recalled on 6/18 when Mark Teixeira was placed on the disabled list. Allowed an 11th-inning "walk-off" solo HR to Mike Napoli in 7/21 loss at Boston. Made his first start of the season on 8/21 vs. Toronto, allowing 2ER in 3.0IP. Went 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA (10.1IP, 2ER) and 10K over his final six appearances of the season (one start)… five of those outings were scoreless, including his 5.0-inning start on 9/27 at Houston (2H, 1BB, 4K).