Married Melisa … has one child: Lillian … attended Lake City (Fla.) Community College and the University of
Tennessee … graduated in 2003 from Newton County High School in Covington, Ga. … was drafted by the the Mets (2003), Tampa Bay (2004) and Angels (2005) but did not sign.
Spent most of the season with Class AAA Charlotte but made five appearances with Chicago … was recalled from Charlotte on 4/12 and optioned back on 4/17 after making one appearance … was recalled a second time on 4/28 … worked a career-high 2.0 scoreless IP on 4/30 at Texas … surrendered four runs on three hits and three walks over 1.0 IP on 5/13 at Minnesota … was optioned to the Knights on 5/18 and recalled a third time on 6/6 following the Sox 16-inning victory on 6/5 at Seattle … allowed three runs over 2.0 IP on 6/19 at Minnesota and was optioned to the Knights on 6/20, where he spent the rest of the season … his four saves with Charlotte were a career high … 24 of his 30 appearances were scoreless … did not allow a run in consecutive appearances all season and allowed more than one run twice … limited right-handers to a .178 average (18-101) with his only home run allowed … opponents hit just .143 (6-42) with RISP … made seven scoreless appearances to start the season from 4/6-5/25 (14.0 IP) … made his only start of the season on 7/25 vs. Indianapolis (ND; 2.2 scoreless IP) … struck out multiple batters nine times, including a season-high five on 8/2 at Gwinnett.
Spent most of the season with Class AAA Charlotte ... made three appearances over two stints with the
White Sox ... was recalled from Charlotte on 7/4 and was optioned back to the Knights on 7/8 (no appearances) ... was recalled a second time on 9/1 for the remainder of 2012 ... made his Major League debut on 9/1 at Detroit (0.2 scoreless IP) ... recorded his first strikeout on 9/21 at Los Angeles-AL (Peter Bourjos) ... surrendered his first home run on 9/29 vs. Tampa Bay (Chris Gimenez) ... made 36 appearances (four starts) with the Knights ... 26 of his outings were scoreless ... owned a 1.35 ERA (8 ER/53.1 IP) as a reliever and a 1.98 mark (3 ER/13.2 IP) during his starts ... owned a 0.97 ERA (4 ER/37.0 IP) in 19 home games ... right-handers hit just .176 (26-148) and lefties were at .212 (21-99) ... struck out a season-high five as a reliever on 6/14 vs. Indianapolis (2.0 IP) ... made seven consecutive scoreless appearances (11.0 IP) with 13 strikeouts from 7/13-31.
Spent the entire season at Class AAA Charlotte, going 4-7 with a 4.73 ERA (54 ER/102.2 IP) and 117
strikeouts in 30 games (16 starts) ... was 4-5 with a 4.83 ERA (41 ER/76.1 IP) as a starter and 0-2 with a 4.44 ERA (13 ER/26.1 IP) and one save in relief ... averaged 10.3 strikeouts per 9.0 IP ... went 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA (4 ER/19.0 IP) in his first four starts from 5/31-6/17 ... pitched with Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League, going 2-2 with a 2.29 ERA (9 ER/35.1 IP) and 34 strikeouts in seven starts.
Went 2-4 with a 3.12 ERA (20 ER/57.2 IP) and 84 strikeouts in 39 games with class aa Birmingham ...
tied for the Southern League lead in holds (10) and ranked third among relievers in opponents average (.231) ... averaged 13.1 strikeouts per 9.0 IP ... was named the SL Pitcher of the week from 8/16-22.
Made 32 appearances (14 starts) between Class AA Mississippi and Class AAA Gwinnett in the Atlanta
organization ... was named M-Braves August Player of the Month after going 0-0 with a 0.84 ERA in seven
appearances (one start).
Combined to go 13-7 with a 4.19 ERA (78 ER/146.1 IP) between Class A Myrtle Beach and Mississippi
... tied for second in the organizaton in wins, ranked fourth in IP and 10th in strikeouts ... was named to the Carolina League Midseason All-Star team.
Appeared in 27 games (20 starts) between Class A Rome and Myrtle Beach ... was selected as Rome's
Pitcher of the Month for May ... was named to the South Atlantic League Midseason All-Star team.
Did not pitch after signing on 8/9.