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Spent most of the season with Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham before making his major-league debut with the White Sox in September ... His contract was purchased from Birmingham on 9/4 ... Made his White Sox debut on 9/5 vs. Detroit, allowing two hits with two strikeouts over 1.1 scoreless IP … also struck out two in 1.0 IP on 9/16 at Baltimore ... Combined to go 3-1 with a 3.07 ERA (20 ER/58.2 IP), 77 strikeouts (11.8 per 9.0 IP) and 16 saves over 43 relief appearances between Winston-Salem and Birmingham ... Ranked second among White Sox farmhands in saves ... Opened the season with the Dash and allowed just four runs with 22 strikeouts over 13.1 IP … limited right-handers to a .100 average (2-20) and lefties to a .154 mark (4-26) ... Did not allow a run over his final seven appearances from 4/17-5/8 (9.1 IP; 15 strikeouts) ... Was promoted to Birmingham on 5/10, where he made 33 appearances … converted 14 of 16 save chances (87.5 percent) ... Left-handers went just 10-54 (.185) with 19 strikeouts … fourteen of his appearances were more than 1.0 IP ... Struck out multiple batters in each of his first five outings, six of seven and eight of 10, including five on 5/21 vs. Montgomery ... Recorded a win or save in five straight appearances from 6/9-23 (four saves, one win) … converted each of his first eight save chances, and his final six of the season ... Eight of his final nine games from 8/4-9/1 were scoreless.
Spent the majority of the season with Class A Lake Elsinore while making his major-league debut with San Diego ... Was recalled from Lake Elsinore on 7/24, making his majorleague debut that night vs. New York-NL … tossed 1.0 scoreless IP, striking out Yoenis Céspedes for his first career strikeout ... Was optioned to the Storm on 7/25, where he spent the remainder of the season ... Was on the disabled list from 4/23-5/6 with right triceps inflammation ... Posted a 1.86 ERA (2 ER/9.2 IP), one save and eight strikeouts over eight appearances in June ... Was claimed by the Sox off waivers from the Padres on 12/22.
Spent the majority of his five seasons in the Padres minor league system as a catcher prior to making the transition to pitcher in 2016...split the season between Single-A Lake Elsinore, Short-A Tri-City and the Arizona Rookie League, going 2-0 with two saves, a 0.00 ERA (0 ER, 12.1 IP) and 14 strikeouts against five walks in his 11 appearances ...Made nine appearances for Short-A Tri-City, converting both of his two save opportunities and allowing just three hits while striking out 12 in his 10.2 innings pitched...Made 49 starts (all behind the plate) for Single-A Lake Elsinore, posting a .988 fielding percentage (five errors in 425 total chances.
Appeared in 90 games (89 starts) at catcher for Class A Fort Wayne in the Padres organization ... Hit .323 (21-65) with two doubles and seven RBI over 19 games in July.
Made 43 starts at catcher for Class A Eugene ... Threw out 33.7 percent (28-83) of attempted base stealers.
Spent the entire season with the Arizona Rookie League Padres, making one appearance with Lake Elsinore ... Batted .333 (12-36) with four doubles, one triple and 15 RBI with RISP at the AZL Padres.
Made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Padres ... Threw out 40.0 percent (42-63) of attempted basestealers