Signed by the Yankees as a minor league free agent on 1/27/14.
Made one start in the World Baseball Classic, helping Canada earn a 10-3 win over Mexico on 3/9 in the tournament's opening round (3.0IP, 2H, 1R/0ER, 1BB, 4K)…made his first Major League Opening Day roster, but was designated for assignment after producing a 6.75 ERA (4.0IP, 3ER) in only 2G with the Pirates…elected free agency on 4/17 and signed with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in the Central League of Nippon Professional Baseball on 4/23…made 5 starts for the Swallows, going 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA (22.0IP, 22ER, 14K, 11BB).
Began season on Pittsburgh's disabled list with a strained right pectoral muscle...Made rehab start with Class-A Bradenton on 6/6 and suffered a 4-0 loss at Daytona...Had rehab transferred to Triple-
A Indianapolis on 6/10 and posted a 3.97 ERA (11.1ip/5er) in 10 games thru 7/3...Was recalled from rehab, reinstated from the D.L. and outrighted to Indianapolis on 7/6...Made four relief outings
from 7/12-23 to build up arm strength before joining starting rotation on 7/26...Pitched 4.0 scoreless innings in final relief appearance on 7/23 at Toledo and 5.0 scoreless frames in first
start on 7/26 vs. Pawtucket...Was charged with just two earned runs in his first four starts (25.0ip), which included back-to-back outings of 7.0 scoreless innings on 8/6 vs. Charlotte and 8/11 at
Columbus...Went 4-0 with a 3.00 ERA (42.0ip/14er) in seven starts and 0-0 with a 3.32 ERA (21.1ip/8er) in 14 relief appearances with Indianapolis...Was selected from Triple-A on 9/1 and made
first appearance with Pittsburgh on 9/2 at Milwaukee (1.1ip/3er)...Allowed eight runs in his first five games (7.0ip) with the Pirates before giving up just one run in his last five outings (4.1ip)...
Allowed one of his six inherited runners to score...Grounded out in his lone plate appearance with Pittsburgh on 9/2 at Milwaukee - his first career big league at bat.
Went 7-5 with one save and a 2.78 ERA (68.0ip/21er) in 37 minor
league games between Triple-A Indianapolis and Double-A Altoona...Began season with
Indianapolis and picked up wins in back-to-back outings on 4/18 and 4/21...Suffered first
loss with Indy on 4/25...Posted a 6.92 ERA (13.0ip/10er) in his first nine Triple-A games
and was sent to Double-A Altoona on 5/3...Suffered loss in first game with Curve on 5/4 vs.
Akron...Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings and earned lone win with Altoona on 5/12 vs. Erie...
Suffered second Double-A loss in final game with Altoona on 5/15 vs. Erie...Returned to
Indianapolis and was scored upon just three times in his 15 appearances from 5/17 thru
6/28 (32.0ip/5er - 1.41 ERA), lowering his season ERA with Indy from 6.92 to 3.00...Tossed
a season-high 4.0 innings and earned lone save (fifth career) with Indy on 6/7 at Buffalo...
Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 7/3 and made five straight scoreless outings (5.2ip) thru
7/18...Picked up first Major League win on 7/17 at Houston...Was optioned back to Triple-A
on 7/22 and made two appearances (3.0ip/1er) before being recalled a second time on 7/27 when Chase d'Arnaud went on the disabled
list...Suffered loss in Atlanta in first game back with Pirates on 7/27...Was placed on 15-day disabled list on 7/29 (retro to 7/28) with a
strained left calf...Went 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA (13.0ip/3er) while making six rehab appearances with Indianapolis from 8/4-19...Was recalled
from rehab and reinstated from D.L. on 8/22...Was scored upon just once in 11 games with Pirates from 8/22 thru 9/13 (16.1ip/3er - 1.65
ERA) - gave up three runs without retiring a batter on 8/30 at Houston...Had a 1.61 ERA following his outing on 9/13, but was scored upon
in three straight games from 9/18-23 (1.2ip/4er) and four times in his last six outings...Allowed six of his 18 inherited runners to score and
went 0-for-1 in save situations, suffering lone blown save on 9/26 at Milwaukee...Was used as a starting pitcher while playing winter ball
in the Dominican Republic this off season and went 1-2 with a 1.14 ERA (23.2ip/3er) in five starts with Toros de Este.
Began season with New Orleans (Marlins' AAA)...Made two appearances (2.0ip/0r) before being recalled by
Florida on 4/14...Gave up one run in 1.0ip in first game with Marlins on 4/15 vs. Cincinnati and then made four straight scoreless
outings (5.0ip) thru 4/25...Had a 2.16 ERA (8.1ip/2er) after his first seven games with the Marlins thru 5/2...Surrendered a total of
five runs in back-to-back appearances (2.0ip) on 5/4 and 5/6...Was scored upon in five of his eight appearances with Florida during
the month of May (7.0ip/10r/9er)...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/19 (retro to 5/18) with a right elbow strain...Made
two rehab appearances with Class-A Jupiter on 6/14 and 6/16...Was recalled from his rehab, reinstated from the D.L. and optioned
to New Orleans on 6/17...Made one appearance with Zephyrs on 6/19 before missing a month of action with a right elbow flexor
strain...Made three rehab appearances with the GCL Marlins before returning to action with New Orleans on 7/21...Recorded lone
save on 7/25 at Omaha...Suffered first loss on 7/29 vs. Memphis...Gave up five runs in 1.0ip and suffered second loss on 8/14 vs.
Reno...Finished his season with New Orleans by making five straight scoreless outings (5.0ip) from 8/21-31...Was recalled by Florida
on 9/3...Tossed a scoreless inning vs. Atlanta on 9/4 and then was scored upon in back-to-back games on 9/5 vs. Atlanta (1.0ip/1er)
and 9/8 at Philadelphia (1.0ip/2er)...Was designated for assignment by Florida and was claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh on
9/13...Made first appearance with the Pirates and retired all three New York batters he faced on 9/14...Did not give up a run in his
first three games with Pittsburgh before giving up three runs in 0.1ip and suffering a blown save and loss on 9/24 vs.
Houston...Finished the season making two scoreless outings (1.1ip)...Allowed one of his five inherited runners to score while pitching
with the Bucs and held opposing batters to a .222 (4-for-22) average; surrendered three of his hits in one game (Astros went 3-for-
4 against him on 9/24).
Spent the majority of the season with double-A Jacksonville where he went 5-3 with a 2.70 ERA
and two saves in 46 appearances. Made three trips to the Major League club, appearing in five
games with a 10.80 ERA...In his first 11 games, went 1-2 with one save and a 9.00 ERA (12.0 IP/12 ER). From that point on,
went 4-1 with one save and a 1.13 ERA (48.0 IP/6 ER) over his final 35 games...Earned first win of the season on April 26 at Montgomery, allowing one hit in his 1.0 inning. After
two consecutive losses, April 27 at Montgomery and May 7 at Chattanooga, rattled off four
straight wins...Was two-of-two in save opportunities, earning saves on April 15 vs. West Tennessee and August
19 vs. Carolina...Tossed a season-best 3.0 scoreless innings on May 19 at Carolina...In nine June appearances, was 1-0 with a 0.71 ERA (12.2 IP/1 ER). Followed June with a 1.50 ERA
(6.0 IP/1 ER) in five July games and a 1.53 ERA (17.2 IP/3 ER) in 13 August appearances...Earned first Major League recall on May 23, making one appearance before being optioned.
Surrendered one run over 2.0 innings in his ML debut on May 26 at Philadelphia...Recalled again on June 24 and made three appearances before landing on the 15-day Disabled List with a right shoulder sprain
on July 4. He was recalled from rehab and reinstated from the DL on July 26...Recalled for the third time on August 13, appearing in that night's game against Houston (1.0 ip, 2 h, r, er, 2 bb) before being
optioned after the game...Appeared in two games for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings.
Posted a 6-7 record with a 3.65 ERA (74.0 IP/30 ER) and one
save (five opportunities) in 57 relief appearances with single-A
Jupiter...tied for the staff lead in appearances and ranked tied
for third in wins...his 78 strikeouts were tied for second most
among Hammerhead pitchers...Set career-highs in ERA, wins, losses, games, saves, innings
pitched and strikeouts...Tossed a season-high 3.0 innings, July 13 vs. Clearwater, allowing
one hit and one walk while striking out four...His lone save came June 10 at Sarasota, in game two of a double-
header, where he allowed one hit with one strikeout over
1.2 innings...26 of his 57 outings spanned more than 1.0 inning, with 14
appearances at 2.0-or-more...Was 4-3 with a 3.86 ERA (37.1 IP/16 ER) in 26 home games, while
going 2-4 with 3.44 ERA (36.2 IP/14 ER) and one save in 31 road
contests...Earned three wins in April, compared to one loss, while posting
a 2.13 ERA (12.2 IP/3 ER) in 12 games...Finished the season by going 1-1 with 2.49 ERA (25.1 IP/7 ER) in
17 August contests...Surrendered a season-high four runs (three earned) on May 13
vs. Palm Beach...allowed less then three earned runs in 16 of the
19 appearances in which he allowed a run...Had contract selected by Florida on NovembeR 20.
Spent entire season with Greensboro (Marlins' A) - his first season used exclusively as a relief pitcher...Won first professional
game on 5/11 (his 21st career game).
Began first professional season as a starter with the Gulf Coast League Marlins...Pitched at three different levels and went
0-4 with a 6.06 ERA (32.2ip/22er) in 11 starts...Missed three months of action due to rotator cuff tendinitis.