Married to Mel Johnson, used to live in Portsmouth, OH...In his free time, he enjoys reading his Bible, spending time with family and playing golf...Graduated from Sunset High School in Beaverton, Oregon... Attended Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, OR and Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR.
Spent the year in Japan between the Hiroshima Carp and Rakuten Golden Eagles, going a combined 1-0 with a 3.81 ERA in 30 relief outings (12ER/28.1IP)…Signed in late October with Hiroshima and was traded to Rakuten during the season.
Split the year between Colorado and AAA Albuquerque…Over last 14 outings over his second stint with Colorado, 8/20-end of season, posted an ERA of 1.35 (13.1IP, 8H, 2ER, 14SO)… Season and career-high tying four strikeouts on 9/4 at Los Angeles-NL… Made the Opening Day roster for the first time and spent four stints at the ML level.
Had his contract purchased from Triple-A Albuquerque on Sept. 4 and made his Major League Debut on Sept. 9 ... Made his Major League debut on Sept. 9 vs. Los Angeles-NL and struck out both batters faced … struck out Austin Barnes for his first Major League strikeout ... Became the 10th American-born, non-drafted player to make his Major League debut with Colorado, the first since Alan Johnson made his debut in a start on April 17, 2011 ... Recorded his first Major League win vs. Philadelphia on Sept. 25 ... Made his first career postseason appearance on Oct. 4 in Game 1 of the NLDS at Milwaukee … pitched 0.2 innings, with one hit and two strikeouts.
Made 43 relief appearances for Double-A Hartford, the second-most on the club ... Led the team with nine holds and finished second with four saves.
Named a Mid-Season All-Star after posting a 3.31 ERA (32.2 IP, 12 ER) with 28 strikeouts in the first half of the season ... Made 47 relief appearances for Double-A Arkansas in the Angels organization, the most appearances in the Texas League.
Spent a majority of the season with Double-A Chattanooga with the Minnesota Twins organization ... Made seven scoreless appearances with High-A Fort Myers, going 1-0 (10.0 IP) with two walks and 10 strikeouts ... His 38 relief appearances were the most for the Double-A club … his 19 games finished ranked third.
Made 12 relief appearances with High-A Fort Myers and went 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA (12.2 IP, 4 ER), four walks and 12 strikeouts.
Did not pitch due to injury, a right elbow strain.
Went a combined 4-7 with a 4.66 ERA (48.1 IP, 25 ER) between Low-A South Bend and High-A Visalia in the Diamondbacks organization ... His 18 games finished and four saves for Low-A South Bend both ranked third on the team.
Recorded 10 saves for Rookie Level Missoula, tied for the most saves in the Pioneer League ... Went 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA (26.0 IP, 6 ER) with seven walks and 32 strikeouts over 20 appearances.
Appeared in 14 games and registered two saves for the Gulf Coast League Rays in his first professional season ... Posted a 2.05 ERA (22.0 IP, 5 ER) with three walks and 16 strikeouts.