Dana James Eveland was born on October 29th 1983 at Palmdale, California. The six foot one left handed pitcher attended the College of the Canyons at Santa Clarita & then Hill College in Hillsboro Texas. He was a 16th round draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2002.
Eveland got to the majors in 2005 with the Milwaukee Brewers playing there for two seasons, mostly as a reliever. He would go the Arizona D-backs in 2007 then was part of five players going to the Oakland Athletics for Dan Haren & Connor Robertson. In Oakland he was a starter, second on the staff in wins behind Justin Duchscherer going 9-9 with a 4.34 ERA. The next season he was 2-2 as a starter & reliever.
In 2010 he was woth Toronto Blue Jays & Pittsburgh Pirates (3-5 total with a 6.79 ERA). He then went to the Los Angeles Dodgers (2011) & Baltimore Orioles (2012) before signing iwith Hanwha in the Korean baseball League in 2013 where he was 6-14.
In February 2014 he was offered a contract with the New York Mets. He was impressive at AAA Las Vegas going 4-1 with a 3.91 ERA & 58 strike outs in 46 innings in 12 appearances. He was called to the big league staff making his Mets debut on June 2nd, recording a hold in an 11-2 win over the Phillies at Philadelphia.
Two days later he took the loss at Wrigley Field in a 5-4 loss to the Cubs. On June 18th he recorded a save in St. Louis.
He began to see regular action, keeping his ERA under three until early August. On August 9th he pitched a scoreless 10th innings at Philadelphia & earned a win, when Lucas Duda drove in the game winning run with a single off Antonio Bastardo. Eveland would blow a save a week later & earn another hold at the end of the month.
In 30 appearances he was 1-1 with a save, striking out 27 batters & walking six in 27.1 innings. He was granted free agency in the November.