Resides in Santa Maria, CA during the offseason...Graduated from Quincy, CA High School in 2004...Attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and went 4-3 with a 3.19 ERA (42.1IP15ER) and 11 saves as the Mustangs' closer in 2007...his 11 saves ranked second all-time in school history...named Second Team All-Big West following the season...Participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan.
Opened the 2013 season in the Marlins organization before being acquired off waivers by the Tigers on April 3...Assigned to Triple A Toledo to begin the season...Did not allow an earned run in eight consecutive appearances from May 7-June 2...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo on May 16 -- made his major league debut the same night in Texas...Optioned to Toledo by the Tigers on May 19...Recalled from Toledo by the Tigers on June 10...Struck out a career-high three batters on June 19 versus Baltimore...Tossed a career-high 2.2 innings on June 25 versus the Los Angeles Angels -- matched the high on September 22 versus the Chicago White Sox...Optioned to Toledo by the Tigers on August 4...Posted a 1-4 record, a 2.54 ERA (49.2IP/14ER) and 49 strikeouts in 32 games with Toledo this season...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo on September 1 -- appeared in four games with the club during the month...Limited lefties to a .289 average (11x38)...righties batted .309 (17x55) with him on the mound.
Split season between Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans...Was recalled to Marlins as 26th man for Game 2 of doubleheader on Aug. 3 at Washington, but did not appear and was
returned to New Orleans following game...Began season with Jacksonville and went 1-1 with eight saves in first 11 appearances, 10 of which were save opportunities; had a 2.81 ERA (16.0 IP/5 ER) over that span, with 16 strikeouts to five walks...Earned decision or save in just six of final 16 appearances for Suns (2-0, four saves)...Promoted to New Orleans on June 22 and made debut on June 23 vs. Memphis. Picked up win in relief, pitching 0.2 inning...Failed to convert first three save opportunities with NOLA; all three blown saves came in set-up role...Earned only save for Zephyrs on August 15 vs. Sacramento, pitching 2.0 innings with three strikeouts. In next appearance, on Aug. 20 at Albuquerque, picked up second win for NOLA in 20-10 contest...Of 50 appearances on season, 16 were of 2.0 innings-or-more, with season high of 2.2 for NOLA on Aug. 26 at Omaha.
Began season on disabled list recovering from Tommy John surgery; made debut on July 7 for Gulf Coast League Marlins...Opened season with three starts, but did not factor in a decision and had a 10.12 ERA (2.2 IP/3 ER). Returned to bullpen for next
five outings and did not allow an earned run over 6.0 innings...Promoted to Jupiter and made debut there on August 3. All 11 appearances for Hammerheads were out of bullpen; had a 6.52
ERA (9.2/7) in six home games and a 0.00 ERA in five road games (6.0 innings).
He began the season with double-A Frisco in the Texas organization and made one appearance with triple-A Oklahoma City prior
to coming to the Marlins on July 30 ... With Frisco, posted a 1-1 record with five saves and a 1.62 ERA in 30 games. Was five-for-five in save opportunities ... Tossed a season-high 3.0 innings on June 18 at Corpus Christi. Allowed one run on two hits with two walks and five strikeouts ... Was promoted to Oklahoma City on June 12 and made his first triple-A appearance the following day vs. Albuquerque. Allwoed
one hit (solo home run) and struck out two in 2.0 innings ... Following his return to Frisco, allowed three runs on 15 hits over 15.1 innings (1.76 ERA) ... Made only one appearance with double-A Jacksonville, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings on July 31 at Carolina ... Placed on the Disabled List on August 2 with a right elbow strain and missed the remainder of the season.
Spent entire 2009 season with single-A Bakersfield and led all Texas minor leaguers in saves and tallied third-most in California
League...Converted 14 straight saves from June 9-August 11.