Married Hayley … attended Ohio State University, where he went 20-9 with a 2.86 ERA over games from 2005-07 … is a 2004 graduate of Marion Local High School in Maria Stein, Ohio...Was selected by Pittsburgh in the 18th round in 2004 and Texas in the 22nd round in 2006, but did not sign.
Began the season in the Pittsburgh bullpen after coming to spring training as a non-roster invitee … his contract was purchased on 4/3...Made his season debut on 4/6 vs. St. Louis, throwing 0.2 scoreless IP in his first MLB appearance since 4/27/12 with S.D...Was on the disabled list from 4/14-5/14 with right hamstring tightness, which included seven appearances with Class AAA Indianapolis on a rehab assignment ...Gave up three runs over 0.1 IP on 5/16 vs. Atlanta and was optioned back to Indianapolis on 5/18 … was recalled on 6/8 and designated for assignment on 6/18...Was released on 6/26 and signed by Miami on 7/6, where he made four appearances across three minor-league stops … his last outing came on 7/16 with Class AAA New Orleans … missed the rest of the season with left shoulder soreness.
Was limited to seven relief appearances in the minor leagues while recovering from Tommy John surgery...Began the season on San Diego's disabled list before being assigned to Class A Lake Elsinore on a rehab assignment on 6/13 … retired all three batters he faced in a start on 6/13 vs. Lancaster in his first game action since 4/27/12...Made two more starts of 1.0 IP each for the Storm before his rehab assignment was transferred to Class AA San Antonio on 6/23 … made three relief appearances with San Antonio before being transferred to Class AAA El Paso...Threw 1.0 IP of relief on 6/30, his last outing of the season.
Missed the entire season after undergoing his second Tommy John surgery...Surgery performed on 2/18/14 by Dr. James Andrews.
Missed the entire season due to recovery from Tommy John surgery...Surgery performed on May 23, 2012.
Made just five starts for the Padres before landing on the 15-day DL with a strained left elbow on 5/2
and undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on 5/23.
Started the Padres second game of the season on 4/6 vs. LAD at Petco Park, taking the loss after working 4.2
innings and allowing six runs on nine hits...his only loss of 2012.
Padres won his other four starts from 4/11-27, going 3-0 with a 1.37 ERA(4 ER/26.1 IP) and 17 strikeouts against
just 19 hits allowed over that span. Worked a career-high 8.0 innings in his second-to-last start on 4/21 at PHI, allowing just two hits and two walks
with no runs while striking out five. Agreed to terms on a contract extension through 2015 on 3/30 (with club options for 2016 and 2017).
Made his first Opening Day roster, beginning the season in the bullpen before making his way to the starting rotation...finished the season having made 17 starts and 29 relief appearances...Began the season by making 29 appearances out of the bullpen, going 1-2 with a 3.23 ERA (14 ER/39.0 IP), three holds and a .182 opponent batting average...moved to the starting rotation and made his first start 6/26 vs. ATL...As a starter, went 5-8 with a 3.31 ERA (37 ER/100.2 IP) and a .218 opponent average over his 17 games...Over the entire season, limited opponents to a .209 average...fifth-best ever by a Padres pitcher with 100-or-more innings pitched and best ever by a Padres rookie...Struck out 9.9 per 9.0 IP and recorded a 3.50 K/BB ratio...his 154 strikeouts on the year were the second-most ever by a Padres rookie.
Was selected from Triple-A Portland on 9/1 and made his Major League debut on 9/3 vs. COL...Earned his first ML win in his second start for the Padres on 9/8 vs. LAD, working six shutout innings...retired 18 of his 21 batters faced in the game...Went a combined 10-1 with a 2.68 ERA (34 ER/114.0 IP), a .200 (83-for-414) and 88 strikeouts against 29 walks over 19 games, 17 starts, between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Portland...At the time of his call-up on 9/1, ranked third in all of minor league baseball with a .200 opponents average and fifth with a 0.98 WHIP...Made one relief appearance for San Diego on 9/26 vs. CIN, working 2.0 shutout frames.
Split the season between Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio, making a combined
23 starts...Combined to go 11-4 with a 2.78 ERA (40 ER/129.2 IP) with 112 strikeouts compared to 32 walks...Limited opponents to a .227 average at Single-A and a .241 mark with San Antonio...allowed just six home runs all year,
three at each stop.
Split the season between Single-A Lake Elsinore and Single-A Fort Wayne...Combined to go 6-9 with a 5.12 ERA (73 ER/128.1 IP) in 27 games (25 starts)...Did not allow a run in his two relief outings, combining for 1.2 IP with the Storm.
Made his professional debut with Short-A Eugene, also seeing time with Padres Single-A affiliates
in Fort Wayne and Lake Elsinore...Combined to make 15 appearances (nine starts) over the three stops...went 5-3 with a 3.07 ERA (20 ER/58.2 IP)...struck out 61 while walking only eight, averaging 9.4 strikeouts per 9.0 IP and 1.2 walks.