Resides in Britton, MI during the offseason...Attended Lake Michigan College...Recommended/signed by Tom Osowski for the Tigers.
Returns to the organization that originally drafted him after spending the 2013 season with Triple A New Orleans in the Miami Marlins organization and the Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization...Assigned to Triple A Toledo to begin the season...appeared in four games, posting a 1-2 record and a 2.10 ERA (25.2IP/6ER) before having his contract designated for assignment on April 24...Claimed off waivers by the Miami Marlins on April 25 and assigned to New Orleans...Posted a 3.41 ERA (21.1IP/8ER) in four appearances with New Orleans before having his contract recalled by the Marlins on May 18...appeared in two games with Miami before being sent to New Orleans on May 30...Recalled from New Orleans on July 9 and did not appear in a game before being optioned back on July 14...Posted a 5-5 record and a 2.55 ERA (74.0IP/21ER) and 53 strikeouts in 13 starts with New Orleans...Released by Miami on August 6.
Made the Tigers Opening Day roster out of Spring Training for the first time during his career in 2012 ... Did not allow a run over his first eight outings of the season April 7-May 9, tossing 14.0 scoreless innings ... Earned his first major league win on April 7 versus Boston after tossing 2.1 scoreless innings of relief ... Tossed six scoreless innings of relief on April 21 versus Texas -- marked the longest outing by a Tigers reliever since
Steve Sparks worked 7.2 innings on June 1, 2003 versus the New York Yankees...marked the longest scoreless
outing by a Tigers reliever since Greg Keagle tossed 7.1 scoreless innings on June 24, 1996 at Oakland ... Equaled a career high with four strikeouts on April 21 versus Texas and May 14 at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field against the White Sox ... Compiled a 6.89 ERA (15.2IP/12ER) over a stretch of seven outings (one start) June 27-August 13 ... Optioned to Triple A Toledo by the Tigers on August 13 for the remainder of the season -- finished 1-2 with a 6.23 ERA
in four starts with the Mud Hens.
Assigned to Triple A Toledo to begin the 2011 season, starting 18 games with the Mud Hens before he was recalled by
the Tigers for the remainder of the season on July 20...tabbed Toledo's Pitcher of the Year...Compiled a season-best four-game winning streak with Toledo April 22-May 13 -- posted a 1.57 ERA (34.1IP/6ER) and
33 strikeouts during the five-start stretch...Tabbed the International League Pitcher of the Week for May 2-8 -- finished 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA (14.0IP/3ER) and 16
strikeouts in two starts during the week...Fanned a season-high 11 batters on May 8 versus Charlotte...Tied for fourth in the International League with 33 strikeouts during May...Posted a 3-0 record, 2.08 ERA (26.0IP/6ER) and 18 strikeouts over his final four starts with Toledo June 26-July 15...At the time he was recalled from Toledo by the Tigers on July 20, he was tied for second in the International League
with nine wins and he was eighth with a 3.13 ERA...additionally, he was tied for fourth among all league starters with
a .232 batting average against...Made his major league debut on July 20 versus Oakland -- did not figure in the decision as he allowed three runs (one
earned) in five innings of work during the start...After two starts with the Tigers, he spent the remainder of the season working in relief for Detroit -- retired the first 23
batters he faced as a reliever over a four-outing stretch August 4-17...Compiled a 2.93 ERA (15.1IP/5ER) in eight outings during August...Named the 21st-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.
Spent the entire 2010 season with Double A Erie, finishing second on the SeaWolves staff with 103 strikeouts ... Tied for the lead in the Eastern League with 28 games started, while he tied for fourth with 12 losses and tied for fifth
with 17 home runs allowed ... Fanned a season-high 10 batters on April 27 at Bowie ... Compiled a 2.80 ERA (45.0IP/14ER) over a 10-start stretch April 27-June 15 ... Won each of his final three decisions of the season August 19-September 3 ... Tied for seventh in the Eastern League with three wins during August ... Named the 15th-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.
Assigned to Single A Lakeland to begin the 2009 season ... Finished 13th in the Florida State League with a 1.86 ERA (19.1IP/4ER) in four starts during April ... Had his contract transferred from Lakeland to Erie on May 15 ... Landed on the disabled list for the remainder of the season on May 25 with a left elbow sprain.
Led the Florida State League with 126 strikeouts during the 2008 season with Lakeland ... Tied for the lead in the Florida State League with 26 games started, while he finished third with 70 walks ... Topped all league starters with 8.70 strikeouts per nine innings ... Fanned a season-high 10 batters on May 12 at Tampa -- equaled the high with 10 strikeouts on July 22 at Vero Beach ... Finished 2-1 with a 2.23 ERA (36.1IP/9ER) and 39 strikeouts in six starts during May -- led the Florida State League
with 39 strikeouts during the month, while he finished second with a 2.23 ERA ... Tied for fourth in the Florida State League with three wins during August.
Tabbed the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Single A West Michigan's Pitcher of the Year in 2007 after
leading the Midwest League with 160 strikeouts ... Selected to the Midwest League's mid-season all-star squad ... Tied for the lead in the Midwest League with 13 wins, while he finished fourth with a 2.97 ERA, tied for fourth with 26
games started and tied for fifth with 58 walks ... Led all league starters with 9.89 strikeouts per nine innings, while he finished fourth with a .236 batting average against ... Fanned a season-high 14 batters on May 11 versus Cedar Rapids ... Tabbed the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May after compiling a 4-1 record and 2.75 ERA (36.0IP/11ER)
in six starts -- tied for second in the Midwest League with four wins during the month ... Struck out 10 batters on July 1 at South Bend ... Won each of his final five decisions of the season July 29-August 29 ... Tied for second in the Midwest League with 42 strikeouts in six starts during July, while he finished 13th with a 2.41
ERA (33.2IP/9ER) ... Earned Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors for August after he finished 4-0 with a 0.56 ERA (32.1IP/2ER)
in five starts -- second in the Midwest League with a 0.56 ERA during the month, while he tied for fourth with four wins and 36 strikeouts ... Won both of his starts during the Midwest League playoffs, posting a 2.63 ERA (13.2IP/4ER) and 17 strikeouts ... Named the 26th-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America
Made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Tigers after being selected by Detroit in the 19th round of the June 2006 draft...Did not allow a run in 22.1 innings of work over a nine-outing stretch July 13-August 21..Had his contract transferred from the Gulf Coast League Tigers to Single A Oneonta on August 24...Tabbed the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Month for August -- combined to post a 2-0 record and 0.92 ERA (29.1IP/3ER) in six outings (five starts) with the Gulf Coast League Tigers and Oneonta.