Signed by the Yankees as a minor league free agent on 12/9/13.
Spent the entire 2013 season with Triple-A Sacramento in the A's organization…went 4-0 with a 3.57 ERA (63.0IP, 25ER, 66K, 9BB) in 51 relief appearances…was 23-for-24 in save opportunities, converting each of his final 23 attempts…produced a 2.45 ERA (51.1IP, 14ER) in his final 44G beginning 4/29…recorded a scoreless streak of 12G and 13.1IP from 6/10-7/11 (19K, 0BB)…had 13 saves in August…recorded only 1BB in his final 31G (33.1IP) and 0BB in his final 17G (18.0IP)…allowed 0R in his final 6G (6.0IP)… surrendered 0R in 37 of his 51G…stranded 9-of-13 inherited runners…his 23 saves led all A's minor leaguers and ranked fourth in the Pacific Coast League…had the lowest BB/9.0IP ratio (1.29) and allowed the fewest baserunners per 9.0IP (10.29) in the PCL…led the River Cats in appearances.
Spent the entire season with the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization where he was
11-3 with a 3.94 ERA in 25 games, 24 starts...his .786 winning percentage ranked third in the KBO...
allowed a .288 opponents batting average...went 3-3 with a 3.86 ERA over his first 10 starts through
June 9...finished the season by going 8-0 with a 4.00 ERA over his final 15 games, including 14 starts...
was 6-2 with a 2.70 ERA and .256 opponents batting average in 12 games at home compared to 5-1
with a 5.43 ERA and .325 opponents average in 13 games on the road...won each of his first two starts,
including his first outing April 13 against Nexen when he tossed 6.1 shutout innings (2 h, 2 bb, 6 so)...
then allowed a season-high seven runs on a season-high nine hits in his next start April 28 against SK...
tossed a season-high 7.0 innings May 22 against Lotte, allowing just one run in a no decision...struck
out a season-high nine batters in 6.0 innings for the win May 29 against Hanwha...made his one relief
appearance July 7 against Lotte (2.0 ip, 3 h, 2 r, 2 er, 0 bb, 1 so)...allowed five runs in a season-low 1.2
innings July 19 against Hanwha...then went 3-0 with a 0.78 ERA over his next four starts from July 28
to Aug. 17...walked a season-high five batters in 5.0 innings July 28 against Nexen...went 3-0 with a
1.57 ERA in four games in August...matched his season-high with 7.0 innings Sept. 24 against Lotte,
allowing just one run in a no decision.
Went 0-1 with a 5.23 ERA (10.1IP, 6ER) in two starts with the Yankees in 2011...opponents batted .300 (12-for-40, 3HR); LH .231 (3-for-13, 0HR), RH .333 (9-for-27, 3HR)...Was signed by the Yankees on 6/16 and made the start that day vs. Texas - his first Major League start - holding the Rangers to 2ER in 5.1IP (7H, 3BB/1IBB, 3K, 2HP) in the no-decision...allowed just three baserunners (2 singles, 1HP) over his first 12 batters faced as the Yankees went on to win 3-2 in 12 innings...Made his only other appearance in Game 2 of a doubleheader on 6/22 at Cincinnati, allowing 5H and 4ER in 5.0IP to record his first Major League loss (1K, 3HR)...Was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 7/2...made one start on 7/5 vs. Lehigh Valley, tossing 5.0 scoreless innings in the no-decision (4H, 0BB, 7K)...was released on 7/9 to sign a contract in Korea...Began the season in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, going 5-0 with a 1.14 ERA in 12 games (nine starts) before being released on 6/14...earned all five of his wins as a starter with a 1.23 ERA (51.1IP, 7ER), 53K and just 5BB...held his opponent scoreless four times...led the International league in ERA and ranked second in opponents batting average against (.197) at the time of his release...Was named the International League "Pitcher of the Week" for the period of 5/9-15, combining to go 1-0 with a 0.66 ERA in two starts during the week (13.2IP, 6H, 1ER, 9K)...registered a career-high 11K in each of back-toback shutout victories on 6/1 and 6/6...Donated the glove he used in making his first Yankees appearance to the Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum...the glove was requested by the HOF as it is believed to be the first-ever all synthetic (no leather) glove used in a Major League game.
Spent season with Lehigh Valley (AAA)...Averaged 9.92 SO/9.0 IP...Posted a 4.53 SO/BB ratio...Pitched at least 2.0 innings in 27 of 40 relief appearances...Did not allow a HR in final 25 games...Placed on DL with a right hip strain, 7/8-19.
Spent season with Oklahoma City (AAA)...Went 4-0, 1.99 ERA (9 ER, 40.2 IP) in 23 home games and 3-3, 5.15 ERA (21 ER, 36.2 IP) in 20 road games.
Began season with Corpus Christi (AA)...Was released on 4/10 after 1 appearance...Signed by TEX on 4/22
and assigned to Frisco (AA)...Pitched 15.1 scoreless innings in final 11 outings...Held Texas League opponents to a .122 avg before being promoted to Oklahoma City, 6/8, where he shuttled between rotation and bullpen...Went 0-2, 4.05 ERA (6 ER, 13.1 IP) in 2 PCL playoff starts...Pitched 1.0 shutout inning in ML debut, 9/17 vs DET...Pitched for LaGuaira in Venezuelan Winter League (4-2, 1.79 ERA, 8 G, 7 GS).
Combined to go 6-2, 3.25 ERA in 39 relief appearances with Corpus Christi and Round Rock (AAA) in 1st season as a pitcher...Made 30 appearances before being promoted to Round Rock in August.
Was a non-roster invitee with HOU... Spent entire season with Round Rock...Finished 4th on team in triples and 5th in HR... Spent the offseason working with Nolan Ryan, who was then with HOU as Special Assistant to the General Manager, and others on conversion to the mound.
Spent the second season at Triple A Salt Lake in the Angels organization...finished third on the team with 25 doubles...belted his 100th career minor league home run on July 9 at Colorado Springs...named the Angels organization Player of the Month for June after batting .341 (30x88) with nine home runs and 19 RBI...hit two home runs on June 3 vs. Portland, including the game-tying blast in the eighth inning...notched the pinch-hit, game-winning homer in the ninth vs. Sacramento on May 29...posted a season-long, 13-game hitting streak from May 5-23 (.333, 16x48)...hit a two-out grand slam on May 21 at Oklahoma City...the Stingers hit back-to-back home runs on four occasions and he was involved in three. Houston's Triple A affiliate.
Played in the Angels organization...set the franchise record with 145 strikeouts...recorded an 11-game hitting streak from June 16-25 (.364, 16x44)...went 4x4 with a career-high three home runs, six RBI and four runs scored on June 10 vs. Sacramento - three homers tied the franchise record...after no home runs in April, he hit seven homers in May...collected his 400th career minor league RBI on 4/12 vs. Sacramento.
Ranked third at Triple A Tucson (Diamondbacks) with 124 games, second in home runs (13) and fourth in hits (119)...collected a season-high four hits twice: April 3 vs. Edmonton and June 9 vs. Tacoma...posted a season-high seven RBI on April vs. Edmonton.
Named to the Texas League All-Star team...tied for third in the league with nine triples...hit .297 vs. righties and .220 vs. lefties...batted .317 with runners in scoring position..opened the year with an 18-game hitting streak, batting .377 (29x77) with 10 runs, nine doubles, a triple, one home run and 12 RBI...twice selected as Texas League Player of the Week (6/ 24-30; 7/29-9/4)...went 4x5 with two homers on Aug. 5 vs. Round Rock.
Finished second in the California League with a .531 slugging percentage, tied for second with 10 triples and was eighth in batting (.304)...set a Cal League record by hitting three triples on Aug. 3 at San Bernardino...launched two home runs and had five RBI vs. Modesto on May 2...hit safely in 11 consecutive games (.400, 18x45) from May 4-14...placed on the DL from June 27-July 21 with left knee tendonitis.
Tied for fifth among all minor leaguers with 13 triples...finished second in the Cal League in triples, fourth in runs (98) and ninth in batting (.311)..was the only player in the Arizona organization to reach double figures in doubles, triples and home runs...drove in five with two homers and two singles vs. San Jose on April 10...hit .379 in August.
Missed 10 weeks from June 30-Sept. 7 with an injured right middle finger.
Led Class A South Bend in hits (131), runs (46), doubles (23), triples (6) and RBI (61)...went 5x5 vs. Western Michigan on April 29.
Led the Arizona League in doubles (18) and tied for the league lead in extra-base hits (26).