Married Stephanie … has two children: Darion and Ashtyn … Twitter account: @RealDVeal … is a 2003 graduate of Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Ariz. … attended the University of Arizona and Pima Community College … is the cousin of former NBA guard and current mayor of Sacramento, Calif., Kevin Johnson.
Made his first Opening Day roster in his second season with the White Sox … his 50 appearances ranked fourth on the team and were the most by a left-hander … lowered his ERA from 6.75 (7 ER/9.1 IP) in the first half to 3.60 (8 ER/20.0 IP) after the break … averaged 8.9 strikeouts (29 SO/29.1 IP) and 4.9 walks (16 BB) per 9.0 IP … limited right-handers to a .200 average (8-40), while lefties batted .257 (18-70) … made 18 appearances with zero days rest … 36 of his appearances were less than 1.0 IP … recorded a 1.80 ERA (3 ER/15.0 IP) with just eight hits allowed over 26 appearances combined in August and September … first batters faced went 9-43 (.209) … allowed 22.9 percent (11-48) of inherited runners to score … made nine straight scoreless appearances to start the season (4.2 IP) … earned the victory on 4/6 vs. Seattle … was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte on 5/1, recalled on 5/18 and optioned again on 5/22 … was recalled for the remainder of the season on 7/13 … recorded a nine-game scoreless streak (4.1 IP) with just one hit allowed from 8/9-2-26 … posted holds in three straight appearances from 8/9-2-13 … registered a strikeout in 10 straight outings from 8/22-9/16 (11 total) … earned his second win on 8/27 vs. Houston … was charged with his only blown save on 9/3 at New York-AL … worked 5.1 scoreless IP over seven games from 9/8-21 … earned a hold in four of his last six appearances from 9/17-28 (1 ER/4.1 IP) … converted both of his save chances with Charlotte … limited left-handers to a .212 average (7-33) with no extra-base hits … owned a 12.2 scoreless IP streak over his first seven appearances from 5/3-6/1 … recorded four strikeouts on 5/15 vs. Louisville and 7/9 vs. Durham.
Made 24 appearances over two stints in his first season with the White Sox ... limited left-handed hitters to a .094 (3-32) average ... retired the first 27 lefties he faced ... right-handers went just 2-13 (.154) ... worked 8.2 scoreless IP on the road (12 games) ... allowed just 2-23 (8.7 percent) inherited runners to score ... first batters faced went 2-23 (.087) ... was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte on 7/19 ... made his Sox debut on 7/20 at Detroit, recording two strikeouts in 0.2 scoreless IP ... was optioned back to the Knights on 7/22 and recalled on 8/13 for the remainder of the season ... made six straight scoreless appearances (5.0 IP) to start the season before allowing his first run on 8/24 vs. Seattle ... matched his career high with 2.0 IP and three strikeouts on 8/15 at Toronto ... made 14 straight scoreless appearances (7.0 IP) from 8/29-9/24 ... 11 of those outings were less than 1.0 IP and 13 were hitless ... registered three strikeouts on 8/30 at Baltimore ... hold on 9/3 vs. Minnesota was his first in the Major Leagues since 9/3/09 at the Cubs ... retired Prince Fielder, who represented the tying run, with two outs and two runners on in the eighth inning on 9/10 vs. Detroit ... earned his first Major League save on 9/24 vs. Cleveland (0.1 scoreless IP) ... his consecutive scoreless appearance streak ended at 14 on 9/26 vs. Cleveland ... ERA was 1.13 (1 ER/8.0 IP) over his final 17 appearances ... limited opponents to a .211 average (40-190) with Charlotte ... right-handers hit just .195 (25-128) while lefties were at .242 (15-62) ... worked 12.0 scoreless IP over eight games in May ... did not allow an earned run over 12 appearances (17.1 IP) from 4/26-6/6 ... went 4-0 with a 1.23 ERA (2 er/14.2 IP), one save and 14 strikeouts over his final 10 outings from 7/3-8/11 ... struck out a season-best four on six occassions and worked a season-high 2.2 IP on 7/14 vs. Durham.
Combined to go 0-1 with a 4.22 ERA (24 ER/49.2 IP) and 31 strikeouts in 19 games (five starts) with
Class A Bradenton, Class AA Altoona, Class AAA Indianapolis and Rookie Gulf Coast Pirates...did not pitch until
5/22 while recovering from Tommy John surgery on 6/4/10...was on the disabled list with left elbow tendinitis
from 7/13-8/26, including one rehab start with the Rookie Pirates...started his final three appearances and
posted a 2.08 ERA (3 ER/13.0 IP)...Sox acquisition recommended by Joe Butler.
Made nine starts with Indianapolis (AAA) before having season-ending Tommy John surgery on 6/4 (surgery
performed by Dr. James Andrews to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow)...Posted a 3.22 ERA (22.1ip/8er) in his first
four starts before giving up seven runs in 5.2ip on 5/1 at Lehigh Valley...Won his last two decisions...Pitched 7.0 scoreless innings and
won final game on 5/18 vs. Scranton/WB...Made final start on 5/23 vs. Gwinnett.
Rule 5 selection began season in Pirates
bullpen...Made Major League debut on 4/7 at St. Louis; surrendered home run
to first batter he faced (Yadier Molina) before walking three and striking out
three in the inning...Walked four and gave up one run in 2.0ip in second
outing on 4/19 vs. Atlanta...His third appearance came 16 days later on 5/5
vs. Milwaukee (1.0ip/0h/0r/1bb/1so)...Walked a batter and retired the other
one he faced on 5/8 at New York...Made fifth appearance on 5/29 vs. Houston
and pitched 2.0 innings (1 run)...Also suffered a strained right groin in game
on 5/29 and was placed on 15-day disabled list on 5/31 (retroactive to
5/30)...Began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on 6/8; pitched
2.0 scoreless innings and struck out two batters while throwing 15 of his 23
pitches for strikes...Walked three batters and gave up two runs in 2.0ip and
suffered lone Triple-A loss on 6/14 vs. Norfolk...Made lone start with Indy on
6/17 vs. Gwinnett (2.0ip/1er)...Was scored upon once in next four games
(5.0ip/2er)...Gave up five runs and four walks in last appearance with Indianapolis on 7/6 vs. Louisville (1.1ip)...Was recalled from rehab and reinstated
from D.L. on 7/10...Tossed a scoreless inning on 7/12 at Philadelphia...Retired the one batter he faced on 7/19 vs. San Francisco...Walked two batters,
gave up a hit and two runs in 1.0ip on 7/23 at Arizona...Retired the one batter he faced on 7/25 at Arizona...Walked two batters and was charged
with an earned run on 8/1 vs. Washington...Pitched a scoreless frame on 8/3 vs. Washington...Was placed on 15-day D.L. on 8/7 (retro to 8/4) due
to a sprained left index finger...Was assigned to Double-A Altoona for rehab assignment on 8/18...Struck out at least one batter (18 total) and walked
at least one batter (10 total) in his seven rehab games with the Curve (13.1ip)...Was recalled from rehab assignment and reinstated from D.L. on
9/8...Pitched a perfect inning of relief on 9/8 vs. Chicago (1 K)...Also tossed a scoreless frame on 9/1 at Houston...Retired lone batter he faced on
9/20 vs. San Diego...Was charged with three runs while retiring just one batter on 9/22 vs. Cincinnati...Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings and was credited
with first Major League win on 9/25 vs. Los Angeles; also had a sac bunt in lone plate appearance on 9/25...Made three straight scoreless outings
(2.2ip) before giving up four runs in 1.0ip in last game on 10/4 at Cincinnati...Did not allow any of his three inherited runners to score and did not
pitch in a save situation...Was used as a starting pitcher in the Arizona Fall League and went 3-1 with a 2.14 ERA in seven starts with the Scottsdale
Scorpions (21.0ip/17h/6r/5er/7bb/22so)...Won his first three decisions and had a league-leading 0.54 ERA (16.2ip/1er) after his first five starts
thru 11/6...Was named the AFL Pitcher-of-the-Week for week ending 11/1...Suffered lone loss on 11/12...Ranked tenth in the league in ERA, sixth
in strikeouts and tied for second in victories.
Spent second straight full season with Tennessee (Cubs' AA)...Posted a 2.82 ERA and limited opponents to a .235 batting average thru
his first 15 starts and was named to the Southern League mid-season All-Star team...Ranked fourth among league leaders in strikeouts, while leading
the circuit in walks and wild pitches...Went 2-0 with a 1.82 ERA in his first six starts thru 5/1...Did not surrender an earned run in three straight
starts (17.2ip) from 4/21 thru 5/1...Suffered a loss in four straight starts from 5/6-21...Pitched a season-high 8.0 innings while winning third decision
on 5/31 at West Tenn...Surrendered just two hits while tossing 7.0 scoreless frames in victory on 6/17 vs. Mobile...Struck out season-high nine batters
on 7/7 at Carolina...Went 4-5 with a 2.76 ERA (84.2ip/26er) in his first 16 starts and 1-5 with a 6.97 ERA (60.2ip/47er) in his last 13 starts...Lost
four straight decisions from 7/12 thru 8/15...Won final game on 8/21 at Montgomery...Participated in the Arizona Fall League, where he made 10
appearances with Mesa (9.0ip/10er)...Was selected by Pittsburgh in the annual Rule Five Draft on 12/11.
Went 8-10 with a 4.97 ERA (72 ER /130.1 IP) and 131 strikeouts in 28 games (27 starts) with Tennessee...his 131 strikeouts ranked fifth in the SL and tied for the most among Cubs farmhands...was ranked by
Baseball America prior to the season as the No. 2 Prospect in the Cubs organization.
Was named the Cubs co-Minor League Pitcher of the Year with Rich Hill after going 11-5 with a 2.16
ERA (37 ER /154.1 IP) and 174 strikeouts in 28 starts with Class A Peoria and Class A Daytona...ranked sixth
among all minor leaugers in strikeouts and third with a .175 (91-521) opponents average.
Combined to go 1-3 with a 3.18 ERA (14 ER /39.2 IP) and 48 strikeouts in 11 games (nine starts) in his
first pro season with Rookie Arizona Cubs and Advanced Rookie Boise...was signed by Steve McFarland.