Selected by the Diamondbacks in the 28th round of the 2007 June Draft out of Central Connecticut State University…left the program as the school's all-time leader with 23 wins and 14 saves…attended Shepaug (Conn.) High School… his brother, Troy, is a minor leaguer currently in the Angels organization.
Made the Mariners Opening Day roster and made 8 apps with the club before being placed on the 10-day DL with a right flexor strain at the end of April…transferred to the 60-day DL on May 11…made rehab apps with the AZL Mariners and Triple-A Tacoma before his Sep 5 release.
The Totals - Was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER, 14.0 IP) with 15 strikeouts in 12 relief appearances with Seattle... He's Back - 1.0 inning on Sept. 2 vs. Los Angeles-AL in 1st appearance since Aug. 31, 2015 vs. Angels... Recall - Recall from rehab at Tacoma & activated from 60-day DL Sept. 1... Rehab - Made 8 rehab appearances (2 starts) with the AZL Mariners, advanced A Bakersfield, AA Jackson and AAA Tacoma…was 0-1 with a 6.48 ERA (6 ER, 8.1 IP) with 14 strikeouts and 3 walks... DL Time - Originally placed on 15-day DL April 3 (retro to 3/25) with strained right latissimus dorsi muscle…transferred to the 60-day disabled list May 29.
The Totals - Spent entire season in Majors for first time in his career and was 2-2 with 4.35 ERA (29 ER, 60.0 IP) in a career-high 54 relief appearances. ... The Injury - Missed entire month of September with a torn right lat muscle (placed on 60-day DL Sept. 10). ... Strong Start - Had 2.01 ERA (7 ER, 31.1 IP) in first 27 games (through June 6)…had a 6.91 ERA (22 ER, 28.2 IP) over his final 27 appearances. ... No Free Passes - Walked four batters in 60.0 innings…0.60 BB/9.0 IP ratio was the lowest among Major League relievers and 3rd-best in Oakland history by a reliever (Eckersley, 0.47 in 1989, 0.49 in 1990)…had Major League-leading 16.00 K/BB ratio, 3rd-best behind Eckersley (18.33 in 1989, 18.25 in 1990). ... Homers - His 14 home runs allowed were the most among Major League relievers, 2ndmost in Oakland history by a reliever (Keith Atherton, 17 in 1985) and 3rd-most in Athletics history (John Wyatt, 23 in 1964). ... Extra! - Gave up 26 extra base hits, which was tied for most among A.L. relievers
Spent most of the season with Triple-A Sacramento where he was 4-1 with 16 saves and a 3.06 ERA in 40 relief appearances…also went 1-0 with a 4.63 ERA in 13 games over four stints with Oakland…now has nine stints with the A's over the last two years…did not walk a batter in 11.2 innings with Oakland and struck out 11…however, allowed four home runs after yielding six in 76.0 innings over his first three seasons…his .255 opponents on-base percentage was a career low but his .522 slugging percentage was a career high…allowed a .239 opponents batting average, including .158 (3-for-19) against left-handed hitters compared to .296 (8-for-27) with all four of his home runs against right-handers…righties had a .778 slugging percentage compared to .158 by lefties…has yielded eight of his 10 career home runs to righties…three of the four home runs he allowed were solo shots…stranded both of his inherited runners…first batters faced were 2-for-13 (.154)…compiled a 2.25 ERA in four day games, a 5.87 ERA in nine night games…now has a 2.04 ERA (8 er in 35.1 ip) in 27 career games during the day compared to a 5.50 ERA (32 er in 52.1 ip) in 44 contests at night…tossed exactly 1.0 inning in 11 of his 13 appearances and retired just one batter in his other two outings…was on the A's Opening Day roster and did not allow a run in two appearances (1.1 ip) before he was optioned to Sacramento April 7 when Cook was reinstated from the disabled list…recalled June 17 but did not pitch before he was sent back to Sacramento June 20…returned for his third stint July 24 and did not allow a run in three of his four outings (2.25 ERA) before he was designated for assignment Aug. 1 and optioned to Sacramento Aug. 2…promoted for a final time Aug. 28 and spent the remainder of the season with the A's…allowed at least one run in three of his seven appearances during his last stint for a 7.11 ERA.
SACRAMENTO: Converted 16-of-20 (80.0%) save opportunities with the River Cats and tied for fifth in the Pacific Coast League in saves…however, was second on his team to Jeremy McBryde (17)… struck out 72 batters in 47.0 innings, an average of 13.79 per nine innings…walked just nine (1.72 per nine innings) for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 8.00…allowed a .223 opponents batting average, including .218 (22-for-101) against right-handed hitters compared to .230 (17-for-74) against left-handers… surrendered three of his four home runs to righties…held opponents to a .190 batting average and .261 on-base percentage when leading off an inning…however, they hit .296 with runners in scoring position and two outs…compiled a 2.01 ERA and .191 opponents batting average in 25 games at home compared to a 5.17 ERA and .283 opponents average in 15 appearances on the road…did not allow a home run in 31.1 innings at home, compared to four in 15.2 innings on the road…was charged with three of his four blown saves on the road…inherited just two runners and allowed one to score…tossed at least one inning in 38 of his 40 appearances, including a season-high 2.0 innings seven times…did not walk a batter 33 times…did not allow a run in six April outings following his option from Oakland April 7 and converted each of his four save opportunities (7.0 ip, 3 h, 2 bb, 10 so)…including April 15 against Fresno when he had a season-high four strikeouts in a season-high 2.0 innings pitched…then allowed six runs over his first two games in May, including May 5 at El Paso when he yielded a season-high four runs in 0.2 innings for his first blown save and loss…walked a season-high two batters May 22 against El Paso…it was one of two times he walked more than one batter (Aug. 8 at Reno, also two)…finished May with a 7.82 ERA in 11 appearances…was 2-1 with nine saves and a 4.32 ERA 21 appearances when he was promoted to Oakland June 17…was optioned back to Sacramento June 20 and logged a 1.42 ERA in 10 appearances during his second stint the with the River Cats…did not allow a run over his first eight games following his return, giving him a 10-game, 13.0-inning scoreless streak from June 10 to July 11…struck out a season-high four batters June 26 against Las Vegas and July 2 against Fresno… that was part of a 25-game streak from May 19 to Aug. 18 where he struck out one or more in each appearance…fanned 55 batters in 30.1 innings over that stretch (16.32 per nine innings)…recalled by Oakland a second time July 24 and returned to Sacramento in August…compiled a 1.93 ERA and .129 opponents batting average over his final nine appearances before joining the A's a final time Aug. 28.
Spent most of the season with Triple-A Sacramento but appeared in 18 games over five stints with the A's…had no decisions, a 4.39 ERA and .243 opponents batting average…allowed a .220 (11-for-50) opponents average against left-handed hitters compared to .263 (15-for-57) with all three of his home runs against right-handers…first batters faced were 5-for-18 (.278) with no walks … allowed 3-of-9 (33.3%) inherited runners to score…had a 3.65 ERA in nine games in Oakland, 5.02 in nine games on the road … tossed at least one inning in 17 of his 18 outings, including two or more six times…was on the A's Opening Day roster and allowed a run in each of his first two appearances for a 5.40 ERA… then did not allow a run in his next five outings for a 7.1-inning scoreless streak from April 7 to 19 … the streak ended April 19 at Tampa Bay when allowed four runs on four hits in 3.0 innings … all three figures matched his career high…had a 4.26 ERA and .224 opponents batting average in eight games when he was optioned to Sacramento April 20…returned April 30 and allowed five runs on eight hits in 6.0 innings over four games during his second stint (7.50 ERA) … matched his career high by tossing 3.0 innings May 9 at Cleveland…also allowed three runs in the game and was optioned to Sacramento the next day … returned Aug. 3 and appeared in just one game Aug. 4 against Texas (1.0 ip, 1 h, 1 so) before he was sent back to Sacramento Aug. 9…did not pitch during his fourth stint from Aug. 26 to 28…was recalled Sept. 3 when the Triple-A season ended and logged a 2.57 ERA in five appearances in September … allowed two runs in 1.0 inning in his final outing of the season Sept. 22 against Minnesota to snap a 9.0-inning scoreless streak dating back to May 9.
SACRAMENTO: Was 3-1 with a save, a 2.22 ERA and .192 opponents batting average in 31 relief appearances with Sacramento … yielded just two home runs in 44.2 innings…walked just nine batters while striking out 58 for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 6.44 … averaged 1.81 walks per nine innings and 11.69 strikeouts…allowed just 3-of-20 (15.0%) inherited runners to score…his opponents batting average included a .164 (12-for-73) mark against left-handed hitters compared to .213 (20-for-94) against right-handers … yielded a .263 average to batters leading off an inning…opponents were 2-for-21 (.095) with runners in scoring position and two outs…compiled a 1.48 ERA in 21 games before the All-Star Break, 3.77 in 10 games after the break…did not allow a run in the ninth inning (9.2 ip) … allowed 10 of his 12 runs in the eighth inning for a 4.26 ERA…posted a 1.18 ERA in 24 night games…allowed six of his 12 runs during the day (8.10 ERA) … converted 1-of-2 (50.0%) save opportunities… tossed at least one inning in 30 of his 31 outings, including two or more nine times … joined the River Cats following his April 20 option from Oakland and had season highs in runs (3) and hits (4) in his first outing April 23 against Reno…also allowed his first home run, but would not surrendered another long ball until Aug. 21, a span of 27 games and 40.2 innings…tossed a season-high 2.1 scoreless innings for the win April 27 against Salt Lake…matched the innings pitched June 24 against Colorado Springs and Aug. 21 at Colorado Springs…had an 8.10 ERA in two appearances when he was sent back to Oakland April 30 … optioned back to Sacramento May 10…was credited with his lone save of the season May 18 against Oklahoma City when he tossed 1.1 scoreless innings … struck out a season-high five batters in 2.1 innings May 21 against New Orleans … also fanned five June 24 against Colorado Springs and July 2 against Tucson…did not allow a run in 15 of 16 appearances from May 25 to July 14 (1 er in 22.2 ip, 0.40 ERA) … including an 11.1-inning scoreless streak from May 25 to June 18 … walked two batters in 1.0 innings June 21 at Salt Lake, his only outing with more than one walk…had a 1.48 ERA when he allowed three runs in back-to-back outings July 18 and 21 at Salt Lake…had a 2.48 ERA in 25 games overall when he joined the A's for a third time Aug. 4…was optioned back to Sacramento Aug. 9 and allowed one run in four games (6.1 ip) before he was sent back to Oakland Aug. 26…optioned back to Sacramento Aug. 29 and finished the season with two scoreless outings (2.0 ip).
Split his season between Oakland and Sacramento...was 2-0 with a save and a 2.55 ERA in 30 relief
appearances over three stints with the A's...posted a 3-0 record, eight saves and a 3.03 ERA in 26 games
with the River Cats...allowed a .221 opponents batting average with the A's, including .183 (15-for-82)
against right-handed hitters compared to .278 (15-for-54) against left-handers...allowed both of his
home runs and issued eight of his 12 walks to lefties...had a .221 on-base percentage and .280 slugging
percentage against righties compared to .371 and .463 against lefties...now has a .195 (22-for-113)
career opponents batting average against righties compared to .313 (26-for-83) against lefties...first
batters faced were 4-for-28 (.143) with two walks (.200 on-base percentage)...allowed 4-of-13 (30.8%)
inherited runners to score...opponents hit .286 with runners in scoring position but were 2-for-16 (.125)
with RISP and two outs...has yielded a .367 (18-for-49) average with RISP in his career...compiled a
0.53 ERA in 13 day games, a 4.42 ERA in 17 outings at night...has a 0.86 ERA (2 er in 21.0 ip) in 16
career appearances during the day compared to 6.04 (19 er in 28.1 ip) in 24 night games...did not allow
an earned run in the seventh (5.1 ip) or eighth (10.0 ip) innings.
Made his Major League debut with San Diego, posting a 7.07 ERA in 10 relief appearances over two
stints with the Padres...opponents hit .300, including .226 (7-for-31) by right-handed hitters and .379
(11-for-29) by left-handers...allowed a .250 batting average with the bases empty, .357 with runners
on...including .476 with runners in scoring position...first batters faced were 5-for-10 (.500) with two
doubles and a triple and he allowed all three of his inherited runners to score...was recalled from Triple-
A Tucson for the first time April 25 and made his Major League debut the next day at Atlanta, working
2.0 scoreless innings (2 h, 1 bb)...recorded his first ML strikeout the next day against the Braves
(Brooks Conrad), striking out the side in the ninth inning despite allowing a run on two hits...tossed a
season-high 3.0 scoreless innings May 7 against Arizona, retiring all nine batters he faced...had a 2.45
ERA and .233 opponents batting average in six relief appearances when he was optioned to Tucson May
19...returned June 9 and compiled a 24.00 ERA and .471 opponents average in four appearances...was
optioned back to Tucson for good June 26...allowed four runs in each of his final two outings, June 20
at Boston and June 25 against Atlanta.
TUCSON: Was 2-3 with a 4.71 ERA in 28 relief appearances with Tucson...converted 10-of-11 (90.9%)
save opportunities and is 26-for-28 (92.9%) over the last two years...allowed a .255 opponents batting
average, including .245 (13 for 53) by left-handed hitters and .264 (14 for 53) by right-handers...surrendered
both of his home runs and issued nine of his 12 walks to lefties...yielded a .179 batting average
with runners in scoring position and opponents were 0 for 13 with RISP and two outs...allowed a .462
batting average and .500 on-base percentage to batters leading off an inning...had a 3.77 ERA and .184
opponents batting average in 15 outings on the road, compared to a 5.65 ERA and .316 average in 13
games at home...allowed 2-of-8 (25.0%) inherited runners to score...did not issue a walk in 21 of his
28 appearances...seven of his walks came in two outings...walked three batters May 24 at Omaha and
four July 14 against Las Vegas...tossed a season-high 2.0 innings April 12 at Salt Lake and April 17
against Salt Lake...allowed a season-high three runs on the 17th and was charged with the loss and his
only blown save...had a 5.63 ERA in six relief appearances when he was promoted to San Diego for the
first time April 25...compiled a 3.86 ERA in nine games during his second stint from May 19 to June
8...was credited with the save in four consecutive outings from May 31 to June 4...returned to Tucson
for the final time June 26, posting a 4.76 over his final 13 appearances...allowed a season-high four hits
June 28 at Fresno...recorded his final save July 2 at Sacramento...matched his season-high with two
strikeouts July 19 against Tacoma (seventh time)...walked the only batter he faced July 24 at Las Vegas
and that batter later scored...that was his final outing before he was placed on the disabled list July 28
with a strained right shoulder...was recalled by San Diego Sept. 2 and placed on the 60-day DL.
Spent his second consecutive complete season with Double-A San Antonio, making 57 relief
appearances...Tallied 16 saves in 17 opportunities while recording a 2.59 ERA (19 ER/66.0 IP)...Struck out a career-high 81 while walking just 15...Led the Texas League with his 57 appearances and 36 games finished...Appeared in the Texas League All-Star game, working 0.2 scoreless innings of relief.
Saw his first Double-A action, spending the entire season with San Antonio...Made 50 relief appearances and was named to the Texas League All-Star Game...Set career highs in appearances, saves, innings pitched and strikeouts.
Split his season between Diamondbacks' Single-A affiliates in South Bend and Visalia and Single-A
Lake Elsinore in the Padres organization...Acquired by the Padres in exchange for infielder Tony Clark on 7/17...Assigned to Lake Elsinore and made 20 appearances for the Storm...Combined to go 4-4 with a 2.00 ERA (15 ER/67.1 IP) in 48 relief outings....struck out 93 compared to 13 walks.
Split his first professional season between Rookie-level Missoula and Single-A South Bend...combined to go 1-1 with a 2.85 ERA (15 ER/47.1 IP) with 61 strikeouts against 14 walks.