*José Juan Arredondo’ ( formerly Francisco De La Cruz) was born on March 30, 1984 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. He is a relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.High SchoolJose attended Ava Josefa Puello High School in the Dominican Republic. *Minor Leagues’Jose began the minor leagues as a shortstop, but because his batting average was non-existent, he was converted to a pitcher.
2004 - AZL Angels in the Arizona League 2005 - Orem Owlz in the Pioneer League, then the Arkansas Travelers in the Texas League 2006 - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in the California League, then the Arkansas Travelers2007 - the Quakes, then the Travelers, then the Salt Lake Bees in the Pacific Coast League 2008 - the Salt Lake Bees
Major LeaguesJose made his Major League debut against the Chicago White Sox on May 14, 2008 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. He surrendered a home run to Nick Swisher, the first batter he ever faced.
He earned his first career victory on May 26, 2008 against the Detroit Tigers in Anaheim, throwing two perfect innings of relief in the Angels’ 1-0 victory in the 12thinning.
Career High to dateOn June 28, he pitched in relief of Jered Weaver and combined with Weaver to not allow a hit against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but still lost the game 1-0. This was only the fourth time an eight-inning no-hitter had ever been lost due to the home team winning the game, and the first as a combined no-hitter. (Because the Angels did not pitch nine innings, it is not officially considered a no-hitter.)