He and his wife, Cori Dayton, DVM, have a son, Decker.
Made his first Opening Day roster and appeared in 29 games out of the bullpen for Los Angeles (NL) before suffering a full tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow that ended his season in August… Also appeared in eight combined games at three levels of the Dodgers farm system...Underwent left elbow reconstruction surgery on August 29, 2017...Dr. Neal ElAtrrache performed the operation in Los Angeles, CA ...Did not allow a run in his first eight appearances of the season…Compiled a 7.16 ERA (13 ER/16.1 IP) over his final 21 games. ..In 15 road games, compiled a 2.70 ERA (4 ER/13.1 IP) and a .136 batting average against…In 14 home games, had a 7.84 ERA (9 ER/10.1 IP)... Held lefties to a .171 average against (7-for-41)...Went a season-best 1.2 innings on 6/30 at SD
Saw his first Major League action, going 0-1 with a 2.05 ERA, a 0.76 WHIP and a .149 average in 25 games with Los Angeles...Had his contract selected by the Dodgers on July 21 and made his Major League debut on July 22, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings of relief and striking out two against the St. Louis Cardinals...Struck out 39 batters against just six walks in 26.1 innings of relief for the Dodgers…recorded scoreless outings in 19 of his 25 appearances...Made seven postseason appearances for the Dodgers, allowing three runs on six hits in 3.1 innings of relief (8.10 ERA) and struck out six against two walks...In 38 combined appearances with Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, went 5-2 with five saves and a 2.42 ERA (14 ER/52.0 IP)…struck out 91 batters against just 11 walks in 52.0 innings of relief.
Combined to go 3-4 with one save and a 4.08 ERA (26 ER/57.1 IP) in 42 relief appearances with Triple-A New Orleans (Miami), Triple-A Oklahoma City and Double-A Tulsa...limited opposing hitters to a .239 batting average with a 1.13 WHIP...Traded to Los Angeles on July 15 in exchange for left-handed pitcher Chris Reed.
Combined to post 2-3 record with four saves and 3.13 ERA (72.0 IP/25 ER) between Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans...Ranked third among New Orleans relievers in appearances (39) and innings pitched (55.2)...Opened season in Suns bullpen, making 11 appearances with an 0-1 record, three saves and 1.10 ERA (16.1/2)...Did not allow a run over first nine appearances (12.2 IP), going 3x3 in save opportunities...Gave up first runs of season in 10th outing, May 2 at Mississippi. Took loss after allowing two runs on six hits with a walk and one strikeout over 1.2 innings. Marked only blown save with Jacksonville...Promoted to New Orleans on May 12 and went 2-2 with a 3.72 (55.2/23) ERA, 22 walks and 61 strikeouts in 39 outings...Of 50 total appearances, tossed 2.0-or-more innings 16. Logged season-high 2.2 innings on July 10 at Oklahoma City. Allowed one hit while striking out three in outing...Earned wins in consecutive appearances on May 22 and May 24, marking only wins of season...Recorded season-high five strikeouts on July 31 vs. Iowa.
Posted 4-4 record with one save and 2.37 ERA (38.0 IP/10 ER) in 30 appearances for Double-A Jacksonville. Missed first month and a half of season due to a stress fracture in left elbow. Reinstated from disabled list on May 20 and made first appearance of season that night, taking loss at Mississippi (1.0 IP, 1 R). In first 10 games following reinstatement, went 1-2 with a 3.27 ERA (11.0/4). Over final 20 appearances of season, was 3-2 with one save and a 2.00 ERA (27.0/6). Earned first win on June 1 at Pensacola, tossing just 0.1 inning. On August 10 at Pensacola, logged season-high 3.0 innings. Did not allow a hit or run while striking out five. Recorded three five-strikeout games: June 30 vs. Pensacola, August 10 at Pensacola and August 14 vs. Birmingham. Tallied 16 multi-strikeout efforts. Allowed runs in just seven appearances and did not surrender more than two runs in any appearance. Opponents posted .158 average (6x38) with runners in scoring position. Average with RISP and two outs dropped to .045 (1x22).
Following 2012 season, played with Phoenix Desert Dogs in Arizona Fall League. Appeared in 10 games with no record and 3.75 ERA (12.0/5).
In 2011, led Single-A Greensboro in appearances and ranked second in ERA. Tossed 71.1 innings to lead all 'Hoppers relievers. Earned Marlins' Pitcher of the Month for June after going 2-0 with one save and 0.00 ERA over 12.2 innings. Allowed just six hits and two walks while striking out 25.