Is married.....wife's name is Sarah.....the couple has a daughter named Kinley... Graduated from Sandra Day O'Connor (TX) High School... Attended Temple (TX) College... Enjoys ranch work and construction around his property during the offseason
Signed as a free agent with Cleveland on 2/7... Went 1-0 with a 4.71 ERA in 38 relief appearances with Cleveland...Held opponents to a .250 batting average with 28 strikeouts in 21.0 innings... Retired 24 of 38 first batters faced (63.2%)...Stranded 15 of 19 inherited runners (78.9%)... Recorded 4 holds... Was placed on the 10-day disabled list on 7/20 with a left latissimus dorsi strain and transferred to the 60-day DL on 7/29.....did not pitch again the rest of the season...Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 1/10/18
Led the Colorado Rockies with 66 relief appearances...54 of his 66 games were scoreless as opponents hit just .166 (27/163) off him, including a mark of .142 (15/106) by left-handed batters (.222/.255/.477)...Only 10 of 45 (22%) of his inherited runners scored, 11th in the N.L...Did not allow a home run in Coors Field (30.2IP streak w/o a HR)...Went 15.2 innings without allowing a run from Apr. 14-June 21, a span of 22 games (longest scoreless streak by innings of his career, 19.0IP) … Did not allow a home run until July 31, a span of 44 appearances (dating back to 2015 went 80 appearances, 45.2IP)...Was on the 15-day DL from May 18-June 5 (left shoulder).
Made 60 appearances, his most since 61 with the New York Yankees in 2013 and the fifth-most since breaking into the Big Leagues in 2006. Pitched in his 500th Major League game on Aug. 4 at Coors Field vs. Seattle. Was 0-3 with and a 4.33 ERA (35.1 IP, 17 ER) … allowed 11 of 14 runners allowed to score … did not register a win since his first season with the Chicago White Sox in '06. Had a 2.30 road ERA, allowing four earned runs and 17 hits in 15.2 innings over 27 appearances … scored upon four times away from Coors Field, April 15, April 29, July 30 and Sept. 8 … allowed one road home run, April 15 at San Francisco (Matt Duffy). Earned run on July 30 snapped a string of 12 scoreless road outings (6.2 IP) from May 13-July 28. No runs 48 of 60 outings overall … allowed a hit in 29 games … 15 of 35 inherited runners scored. Didn't allow a run over a hit his first four appearances of the season (April 7-13). Scored upon once in last 17 outings after July 30 (7.1 IP, 1 ER), notching two saves … allowed 11 of 14 inherited runners to score that span. On Sept. 8 at San Diego, allowed his frst run since July 30 at St. Louis, snapping a span of nine appearances (4.0 IP, 6 H) … also frst loss on the road. Reinstated from disabled list Sept. 1(left elbow infammation) … placed on DL Aug. 14. Allowed three inherited runners to score each of his two games before DL stint … in August, prior to DL, allowed no runs on six hits but all eight inherited runners scored in fve games.
In his first year with the Rockies, he went 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA (25.0 IP, 19 ER), 11 walks and 32 strikeouts in 35 games...had four stints on the disabled list during the season and was shut down for the year on Aug. 27 (left elbow inflammation)...opened the year on the DL...Made his Rockies debut on April 9 against Chicago-AL, throwing 3 pitches to record the final out in the Rockies 10-4 win...Rockies became the fourth Major League team he has appeared with: Chicago-AL (2006-08), Atlanta (2009), New York-AL (2010-13)...Earned his first win in a Rockies uniform on April 29 at Arizona...entered the game with a 4-3 lead and threw one inning, allowing one run on two hits to blow the save before the Rockies answered with a run in the top of the ninth and held on to win 5-4...Even though he missed 72 games on the disabled list, when he was healthy he led the pitching staff with 11.5 strikeouts per 9.0 innings...Of his 35 appearances, 18 of them were less than one inning...in the 17 games of at least one inning, he was 2-2 with three holds and a 2.55 ERA (17.2 IP, 5 ER), four walks and 24 strikeouts...Allowed four runs on Aug. 22 vs. Miami, which were the most he has allowed in a single game since allowing four runs on Aug. 9, 2008 vs. Boston.
Was 5-2 with a 3.23 ERA (39.0 IP, 14 ER, 13 BB, 50 SO) in 61 relief appearances with the Yankees… opponents batted .236 (33-for-140, 7 HR); LH .221 (17-for-77, 3 HR), RH .254 (16-for-63, 4 HR)… retired 46-of-61 first batters faced (75.4%)… allowed 17 of his 55 inherited runners to score… appeared in consecutive games 12 times and three straight games three times... Made his sixth career Opening Day roster and fourth as a Yankee... Posted a 2.16 ERA (25.0 IP, 6 ER) in 38 relief appearances prior to the All-Star break, compared to a 5.14 ERA (14.0 IP, 8 ER) in 23 games following the break... Recorded a decision in four consecutive appearances from 4/21-5/5, earning wins on 4/28 vs. Toronto and 5/1 vs. Houston, while taking the loss on 4/21 at Toronto and 5/5 vs. Oakland... Held opponents scoreless over a 17-appearance stretch from 5/9-6/13 (10.0IP, 5H, 2BB, 18K)... Allowed a game-tying grand slam to Mike Napoli in the seventh inning of 9/6 loss vs. Boston… was his fourth career grand slam allowed and second this season (also Chris Nelson on 8/15 vs. Los Angeles-AL, Derrek Lee on 5/19/08 at Chicago-NL w/ Chicago-AL and Casey Blake on 9/25/06 at Cleveland w/ Chicago-AL)... Missed 15 team games (9/7-22) with a bone spur in his left elbow… made just one appearance after being diagnosed with the injury, striking out his only batter faced in 9/24 loss vs. Tampa Bay... In five spring training relief appearances, went 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA (4.0IP, 3ER).
Was 7-2 with a 3.74 ERA (55.1 IP, 23 ER), 28 BB and 68 K in a team-high 80 relief appearances...opponents batted .234 (48-for-205, 6 HR); LH .231 (28-for-121, 3 HR), RH .238 (20-for-84, 3 HR)...retired 58 of 80 first-batters faced (72.5 percent)...stranded 49 of 64 inherited runners (76.6 percent)...faced just one batter in 18 of his outings...Made a career-high 80 relief appearances, more than any other Yankees left-handed pitcher in a single season...marked the most appearances by any pitcher in a season under Joe Girardi...is one of just four Yankees pitchers to appear in at least 80 games in a season, joining Paul Quantrill (86 in 2004), Scott Proctor (83 in 2006) and Tom Gordon (80 in 2004)...Pitched on consecutive days 23 times and three straight days three times (6/9-11, 9/5-7 and 9/11-13)...appeared in 19 of the Yankees' final 31 games in September and October, including 11 of 13 from 9/5-19...His seven wins were the most by a Yankees reliever since Alfredo Aceves went 10-1 in 2009...were the most wins by a Yankees left-hander out of the bullpen since Mike Stanton in 2002 (7-1)...Held opponents scoreless in 64 of his 80 outings...52 of his appearances were less than an inning...tossed a season-high 2.0 innings three times, holding his opponent scoreless in each appearance...Made his fifth career Opening Day roster and third with the Yankees...Held left-handed opposing batters hitless in their first 10 at-bats against him...Struck out four batters in 2.0 scoreless IP in 4/18 loss vs. Minnesota, recording at least 4 K for the third time in his career (also 8/25/11 vs. Oakland - 4K and 5/2/06 at Cleveland w/ Chicago-AL - 5K)...later matched the total with 4 K in 5/12 win vs. Seattle...Earned his first save of the season -- and second of his career (also 4/25/06 at Seattle w/ Chicago-AL) -- in 5/12 win vs. Seattle, allowing 1 ER in 1.1 IP (2 H, 4 K)...Held opponents scoreless over a 13-outing stretch from 5/22-6/19 (7.2 IP)...had the scoreless streak snapped in 6/20 loss at Atlanta with a Jason Heyward HR -- his first HR allowed since 4/8 at Tampa Bay...Recorded his first loss of the season on 8/16 vs. Texas (0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 K)...also took the loss two outings later on 8/20 at Chicago-AL after allowing a two-run HR to Alexi Ramirez (1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K)...Made five postseason relief appearances, tossing 3.2 scoreless innings (3 H, 2 K)...his 2.1 IP in ALCS Game 3 at Detroit (1 H, 1 K), were his most ever in a postseason game.
Was 5-3 with a 3.46 ERA in 64 relief appearanceswith the Yankees, as the lone left-handed reliever forthe majority of the season... opponents batted .261(43-for-165, 4HR); LH .260 (27-for-104, 4HR), RH .262(16-for-61, 0HR)... retired 43-of-64 first batters faced(67.2%)... prevented 48-of-61 inherited runners fromscoring (78.7%)... appeared in consecutive games ninetimes and three straight games twice... Tossed less than 1.0 inning in 44 of his 64 relief outings(68.8%)... six of his appearances were more than 1.0inning (9.4%)... held opponents scoreless in 49 of hisappearances overall... Held opponents to a 1.80 ERA in 25 appearances from7/25-9/25 (15.0IP, 17H, 3ER, 4BB, 20K), before allowing3ER in his final appearance on 9/28 at Tampa Bay... Opponents batted .217 (13-for-60) with runners inscoring position, including a .147 (5-for-34) battingaverage with RISP and two outs... held opposing battersto a .154 (2-for-13) average with the bases loaded... Held opponents' cleanup hitters to 1H in 25AB (.040)with 10K... Made his fourth career Opening Day roster, secondwith the Yankees... Held opponents to just 1ER in 6.1IP over nine relief appearances in June (3H, 4BB,9K)... struck out 13 batters in 12 relief appearances in July (9.0IP), marking his highest strikeout total in any calendar month during his career... Won a career-high four straight decisions from 6/26-9/3... Made his first career plate appearance in the eighth inning of 7/1 win at the Mets,collecting a sacrifice bunt to move Nunez to second base... also struck out his onlybatter faced in the outing (0.1IP)... Allowed just 1H to his final eight lefty batters faced to close out the season... Appeared in three ALDS games vs. Detroit, striking out six of eight batters faced(2.1IP, 1H, 0BB).
Was 2-0 with a 2.93 ERA in 51 relief appearances over three stints with the Yankees(4/16-5/26, 6/15-7/2, 7/17-10/3)...opponents batted .231 (34-for-147, 3HR); LH .190(15-for-79, 0HR), RH .279 (19-for-68, 3HR)...retired 38-of-51 first batters faced(74.5%)...prevented 24-of-31 inherited runners fromscoring (77.4%)...appeared in consecutive games ninetimes and three straight games three times...Tossed less than 1.0 inning in 31 of his 51 relief outings(60.8%)...held opponents scoreless in 39 of theappearances...faced just one batter 13 times...Began the season allowing 22H and 9ER in 20.0IP(4.05 ERA) over his first 18 relief appearances (4/20-7/18)...over his final 33 outings (beginning 7/19), hada 1.80 ERA (20.0IP, 4ER), after taking over as the primarylefthander in the bullpen when Damaso Marte wenton the disabled list...Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barreprior to 4/16 win vs. Texas when RHP Chan Ho Parkwas placed on the 15-day disabled list...Made his Yankees debut in 4/20 win at Oakland, tossing1.1 scoreless innings (2H, 1BB, 1K)...was optioned backto Scranton/WB on 5/26...Recalled for a second time on 6/15 when Sergio Mitrewas placed on the 15-day disabled list...allowed 2ERin four outings (7.2IP) before being optioned again toScranton/WB on 7/2...Tossed 2.2 scoreless innings (1BB, 3K) in 6/16 loss vs.Philadelphia...was his longest outing since 4/25/07 w/Chicago-AL vs. Detroit (3.0IP) and the longest scorelessouting of his career...Recalled for a third time on 7/17 when Marte went on the D.L., remaining with theYankees for the rest of the season...limited left-handed hitters to a .148 average (8-for-54) over the stretch...held left-handers hitless in 20 consecutive at-bats againsthim from 6/29-8/14...Compiled a streak of 25 consecutive scoreless outings from 7/21-9/13...was the second-longest streak by a Yankees hurler since 1920, trailing only a 28-gamescoreless stretch for Mariano Rivera from 7/22-10/2/99...had the streak snappedafter surrendering a three-run pinch-hit HR to Willy Aybar in 9/14 win at TampaBay...during the stretch, allowed just 8H and 6BB with 18K in 15.1IP...held opponentshitless in 11 straight outings from 7/25-8/13...Tossed a perfect seventh inning for his rst win as a Yankee on 8/21 vs. Seattle (1.0IP)...Held opposing left-handed batters to 3H in their final 17AB against him.Began the season with Scranton/WB, going 0-1 with a 2.11 ERA in 14 relief appearances (21.1IP, 5ER)...heldleft-handed batters to a .162 (6-for-37) batting average...Made his postseason debut, appearing in ve games and allowing 2ER in 1.2IP (3H, 1BB, 1K).
In his first season with the Atlanta organization, split the year between the Bravesand Triple-A Gwinnett... went 1-1 with a 5.19 ERA in 20 relief appearances withthe Braves... opponents batted .292 (21-for-72, 1HR); LH .231 (9-for-39, 0HR), RH.364 (12-for-33, 1HR)... retired 16-of-20 first battersfaced (80.0%)... stranded 11-of-13 inherited runners(84.6%)... eight of his appearances were less than1.0IP... appeared in consecutive games once and threestraight once (8/17-19)...Was recalled from Gwinnett on 6/25 and made hisBraves debut that night vs. the Yankees, allowing 2ERon 1H and 2BB in 1.1IP... did not allow an earned runover his next nine appearances from 6/30-7/29 (7.2IP)...Went 22 days between outings from 8/27-9/17...Began the season with Gwinnett, going 4-2 with twosaves and a 3.28 ERA in 29 relief appearances... heldopponents scoreless in 19 of his outings and did notallow an earned run 21 times.
Started the season on his second Opening Day roster and spent the majority of the season with the WhiteSox, going 2-3 with a 5.95 ERA (28 ER/42.1 IP) in 55 relief appearances....His ERA was as low as 1.95 on 7/9, but allowed 24 runs (21 earned) on 30 hits over his last 19 outings(18.90 ERA; 10.0 IP)....Established a career high with 42 strikeouts and averaged 8.9 strikeouts per 9.0 IP, up from 6.2 in 2007(35 SO/50.2 IP)....Opponents hit .317 (57-for-180), the third-highest mark among American League relievers....Righties batted .351 (27-for-77) and lefties were 30-for-103 (.291) with five home runs....Boasted a 4.56 ERA (12 ER/23.2 IP) on the road, compared to a 7.71 ERA (16 ER/18.2 IP) at home....First-batters hit .235 (12-for-51) and he allowed 27.3 percent (12-of-44) of inherited runners to score....Made 17 straight scoreless outings from 4/29-6/10 (14.1 IP) and held the opposition hitless in sixconsecutive games from 5/24-6/4 (20 AB)....Boasted a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/7.2 IP) over 10 relief appearances in May....Thirty of his outings were less than 1.0 IP....Tossed a season-high 2.1 scoreless IP on 6/4 vs. KC (0 H) and 8/3 at KC (5 H/2 ER)....Earned his first win on 4/4 at DET with 1.0 scoreless IP....Was optioned to Charlotte (AAA) on 8/10 and recalled on 8/31....Went 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA (6 ER/9.0 IP) in five games with the Knights. Had an 18.00 ERA (4 ER/2.0 IP)in seven games following his return to the Sox.
Went 2-1 with a 4.97 ERA (28 ER/50.2 IP) in 68 games in his first fullseason with the White Sox ... the 68 games are tied for 10th on the club's alltimelist by a left-hander ... tied Milwaukee's Brian Shouse for the major-leaguelead with 78 inherited runners and tied for sixth among AL left-handers inappearances ... was 0-2 in save situations and finished third on the club with11 holds ... surrendered seven home runs, most by a Sox reliever ... posted a2.88 ERA (8 ER/25.0 IP) on the road, compared to a 7.01 ERA (20 ER/25.2 IP)at U.S. Cellular Field ... limited left-handers to a .221 (19-86) average (.357 vs.righties) ... six of his seven homers came via right-handers ... limited firstbatters faced to a .250 (15-60) average ... allowed 28.2 percent (22-78) of inherited baserunners to score ... 48of his 68 appearances were scoreless ... threw at least 1.0 IP on 28 occasions (40 less than 1.0 IP) ... pitchedin back-to-back games 27 times (5.82 ERA) ... was tagged for nine runs in seven games vs. Minnesota (5.1 IP)... Sox were 22-46 in games that he appeared ... ERA increased each of the first four months (2.84 in April, 4.00in May, 5.40 In June and 9.00 in July), before posting a 2.08 mark in August ... began the season with Class AAACharlotte ... went 0-1 with a 2.16 ERA (2 ER/8.1 IP) and one save in four games with the Knights ... was recalledfrom Charlotte on 4/17 ... picked up his first major-league win on 4/24 at Kansas City, striking out both battersfaced ... matched his career high with 3.0 IP on 4/25 vs. Detroit (2 ER) ... lost a pre-game, on-field cow-milkingcontest to Brandon Wood on 5/4 at Angels Stadium ... limited lefties to one hit in 26 at-bats (.038) from 5/16-7/4 ... struck out the side (Shane Victorino, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard) on 6/13 at Philadelphia ... was taggedfor a career-high five runs in 0.2 IP on 7/6-2 vs. Minnesota, including a pair of home runs ... made a season-besteight straight scoreless appearances from 7/31-8/14 (8.0 IP) ... earned his second victory on 8/2 at New Yorkwith 2.0 scoreless IP.
Split the season between the White Sox and Class AAA Charlotte ... was 0-0 with a 8.31 ERA (16 ER/17.1IP) and one save in 21 relief appearances with Chicago ... made his first Opening Day roster ... was the first Soxplayer to jump from Class A to the majors in consecutive seasons since Mike Caruso went from Winston-Salem in1997 to Chicago in 1998 ... opponents hit .288 (21-73), including a .357 (10-28) mark by left-handers ... was 1-2in save opportunities ... first batters faced were just 1-13 (.077) ... allowed 58.8 (10-17) of inherited runners to score... did not record an out on four occasions ... made his first Opening Day roster after not having appeared aboveClass A in his professional career ... made his major-league debut on 4/4 vs. Cleveland, throwing 2.0 scoreless IP... suffered a blown save on 4/5 vs. Cleveland (1 ER/0.1 IP) when he allowed a solo homer to Travis Hafner in theeighth inning ... combined with Jose Contreras (7.0 IP) and Cliff Politte (1.0) on a one-hitter on 4/17 vs. Kansas City,the first by the Sox since 5/25/1979 vs. California ... recorded his first save on 4/25 at Seattle, allowing one run overa career-high 3.0 IP ... struck out a season-high five batters on 5/2 at Cleveland (2.1 IP) ... allowed seven runs (sixearned) in 3.0 IP in his three appearances (3.0 IP) before being optioned to Charlotte on 5/16 ... was recalled fromthe Knights on 9/1 and compiled a 15.43 ERA (8 ER/4.2 IP) in his second tour with the White Sox ... went 3-1 witha 3.38 ERA (16 ER/42.2 IP) and 11 saves in 38 games with the Knights ... averaged 12.0 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (57SO) ... did not allow an earned run in 13 consecutive outings from 6/28-7/28 ... went 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1 ER/13.0 IP) in 10 appearances this spring ... opened spring training in minor-league camp before joining the White Soxon 3/14 ... pitched in five games for LaGuaira in the Venezuelan Winter League, posting a 2.08 ERA (1 ER/4.1 IP).
Combined to go 1-1 with a 3.54 ERA (16 ER/40.2 IP) and two saves in 25 appearancesbetween Advanced Rookie Great Falls and Class A Winston-Salem ... posted a 0.98 ERA (2 ER/18.1 IP) with one save over hislast nine appearances with Great Falls before being promoted on 8/20 ... was converted to a reliever prior to the seasonand also lowered the arm angle in his delivery.
Spent his second-full season at Great Falls ...led the club in IP (64.1) and losses (seven) ... went 2-5 with a 6.26 ERA (29 ER/41.2 IP) in nine starts and 1-2 with a 4.37 ERA(11 ER/22.2 IP) and one save in nine relief appearances ... posted a 2.53 ERA (3 ER/10.2 IP) from 8/5-18 ... earned firstprofessional save on 8/18 vs. Provo (3.0 IP).
Made pro debut at Great Falls ... finished second on team with 14 starts ...posted a 3.66 ERA (16 ER/39.1 IP) at home, compared to 10.73 (33 ER/27.2 IP) on the road ... allowed four home runs in 67.0IP, an average of 0.54 per 9.0 IP.