Selected by San Diego in 10th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.
Spent third season with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japan Pacific League...Went 5-8, 3.66 ERA (96.0 IP, 39 ER) with 24 walks, 70 strikeouts and a 1.27 WHIP in 17 games...Finished career in Japan Pacific League with a record of 18-17, 3.66 ERA (307.2 IP, 125 ER) with 62 walks and 218 strikeouts in 54 games.
Spent second season with Orix of the Japan Pacific League...went 2-7, 4.86 ERA (83.1 IP, 45 ER) with 16 walks, 57 strikeouts and a 1.34 WHIP in 16 games for the Buffaloes.
Signed with the Orix in the Japan Pacific League...went 11-2, 2.88 ERA (128.1 IP, 41 ER) with 22 walks, 91 strikeouts and a 1.11 WHIP in 21 games...ranked second on club in wins, third in innings pitched and fourth in strikeouts.
Signed minor league contract with Atlanta in the offseason and spent most of season with Triple-A Gwinnett, going 12-3, 2.83 ERA (120.2 IP, 35 ER) with 19 walks and 115 strikeouts in 26 games (17 starts)...was outrighted by Atlanta August 11 and had contract purchased by Seattle four days later..went 5-1, 3.51 ERA (41.0 IP, 16 ER) with 10 walks and 37 strikeouts in nine games (6 starts) for the Mariners to finish the season... set a career-long three-game winning streak September 3-14...unconditionally released by Mariners December 20.
Began season with Lancaster in the Independent Atlantic League...made one start, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out nine in 7.0 innings...signed by the Twins to a minor league contract April 27 and reported to Triple-A Rochester...made his return to Minnesota, appearing in six games (2 starts) in August and September.
Signed as a free agent with Toronto...began season with Triple-A Buffalo...recalled for one start May 1 with the Blue Jays, going 2.2 innings allowing one run on a solo home run with two walks and one strikeout...optioned following the game and finished the season with Buffalo...in 20 appearances (15 starts) with the Bisons went 2-11, 5.70 ERA (83.2 IP, 53 ER) with 26 walks and 53 strikeouts...granted free agency following the season...played for Margarita in the Venezuelan Winter League following the season.
Pitched for the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization, posting a 6–13 record with a 5.89 ERA in 28 starts...his 28 starts were a team high and led club with 107 strikeouts...recorded one of two complete games for Eagles in 2014...walked just 2.4 batters per nine, tied for club lead.
Played for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic, allowing two runs on six hits in 3.0 innings pitched...was one of seven players ejected as part of a brawl between Team Canada and Team Mexico on March 9...started the season with Triple-A Rochester, posting a 23.2-inning streak without allowing an earned run April 30-May 23...had a 13.1-inning scoreless streak April 30-May-11 snapped on two unearned runs...earned his first career Triple-A win May 17 vs. Durham, tossing 6.1 shutout innings, with five hits allowed, three walks and six strikeouts...career-high seven-game win-streak May 17-June 23, posting a 3.06 ERA (50.0 IP, 17 ER) in that time...recorded minor league career-high 10 strikeouts July 13 vs. Pawtucket...recorded 10th win July 21 at Syracuse, tossing 5.1 scoreless innings pitched, becoming the first 10-game winner at Rochester since 2008 when Francisco Liriano and Phil Humber each did it...went 11-4, 2.57 ERA (108.2 IP, 31 ER) in final 17 starts for the Red Wings from the beginning of May on...named Twins minor league Player of the Week June 7 after tossing first career complete game shutout June 7 at Gwinnett, allowing six hits, no walks and seven strikeouts...selected to 2013 Triple-A All-Star Game after going 9-4, 3.11 ERA in 19 starts...pitched 1.0 scoreless inning, allowing one unearned run on two hits with one strikeout in the game...threw his second complete game July 26 vs. Norfolk, allowing two runs on three hits, earning the win, becoming the first Wings starter to win 11 games in a season since Brian Duensing in 2007...pitched second straight complete game July 31 at Lehigh Valley, allowing two runs on five hits in 8.0 innings pitched...went 4-0, 1.27 ERA (28.1IP, 4 ER) over final four starts at Rochester...had contract selected by Minnesota August 2 when the Twins optioned Scott Diamond to Triple-A Rochester...ranked in the top five of several IL pitching categories including strikeouts (1st - 116), wins (T-2nd - 11), innings pitched (3rd - 132.1) and ERA (5th - 2.86) at time of promotion...made major league debut August 6 at Kansas City, tossing 8.1 shutout innings with four hits allowed, one walk and two strikeouts, earning the win; put two runners on base before being pulled...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first pitcher in club history (since 1961) to throw more than 7.0 scoreless innings in his major league debut; also became the third pitcher in Twins/Senators franchise history (since 1901) to pitch 8.0-plus scoreless innings in his debut, the previous two being Washington’s George Dumont (9.0 IP) September 14, 1915 vs. Cleveland, and Washington’s Mike Fornieles (9.0 IP) September 2, 1952 vs. Philadelphia...he became the 11th different Twins starter to win in his debut...pitched a complete game shutout August 12 vs. Cleveland, allowing two hits and walking none, earning the win...he became the fourth Twins rookie to throw a complete game shutout with two hits allowed-or-fewer, the first since Gary Serum August 19, 1978 against Toronto (2 hits)...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first pitcher not to allow a run in either of his first two games in the major leagues, while pitching at least 8.0 innings in each game, since Baltimore’s Tom Phoebus began his career with consecutive shutouts in September 1966...he became the first Twin to win his first two career starts since Eric Milton April 4 and 11, 1998...allowed his first major league run in the first inning August 17 vs. Chicago-AL, snapping his 17.1 scoreless inning streak to start his career...it was the longest scoreless inning streak to begin a career by a Twins starter...received Jim Rantz Award as Twins minor league Pitcher of the Year.
Spent the season with Double-A New Britain...did not walk a batter in his first four appearances (20.0 IP) April 7-21...placed on 7-day disabled list June 14, with a back strain...pitched in two games on rehab assignment with GCL Twins, reinstated August 4...Eastern League All-Star Game selection.
Started the season with Single-A Ft. Myers...pitched 2.2 innings April 13 vs. St. Lucie, his first appearance since having “Tommy John” surgery...pitched in 22 games, posting a 1.55 ERA (52.1 IP, 9 ER) with Ft. Myers before being transferred to New Britain...pitched in 13 games with New Britain, posting a 2.91 ERA over 43.1 innings pitched.
Pitched for Quebec in the CanAm League (Independent), going 3-0, 1.40 (57.2 IP, 9 ER) with 16 walks and 59 strikeouts in 40 games.
Placed on the disabled list August 2 with a ulnar collateral ligament injury in his left elbow...had “Tommy John” surgery on June 17.
Played his first professional season with AZL Padres, pitching in five games, making two starts, throwing 7.0 innings with no earned runs allowed