Resides in Marietta, GA during the offseason...Redshirted at the University of North Carolina in 2005 as he rehabbed from "Tommy John" surgery...Appeared in 13 games (12 starts) as a freshman at the University of North Carolina in 2006, posting a 6-0 record and 3.08 ERA (61.1IP/21ER)...Saw action in seven games with Wareham in the Cape Cod League during the summer of 2006, compiling a 1-5 record and 3.29 ERA...Compiled an 8-2 record and 4.57 ERA (82.2IP/42ER) in 17 starts during his sophomore season at the University of North Carolina in 2007...Actively participates with Tigers Dreams Come True, supports Gloves for Kids, visited Veterans at the VA Detroit Medical Center and participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan...Recommended/signed by Grant Brittain for the Tigers.
Appeared in 30 games during four stints with the Tigers in 2013, as he split the season betwen Detroit and Triple A Toledo...Assigned to Toledo to begin the season...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo on May 2...Recorded his first career major league win on May 2 at Houston -- did not allow a hit while striking out four in 2.1 innings of work...Optioned to Toledo by the Tigers on May 10...Recalled by the Tigers from Triple A Toledo on May 21...Posted a 1.93 ERA (9.1IP/2ER) and five strikeouts in nine appearances during June...Tossed a career-high 4.0 innings on July 1 at Toronto -- struck out a career-high five batters that same game...Optioned to Toledo by the Tigers on July 30...Posted a 2-0 record and a 1.91 ERA (37.2IP/8ER) and 38 strikeouts in 20 games with the Mud Hens...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo on August 29 -- appeared in one game before being optioned to Single A Lakeland by the Tigers on August 31...Recalled by the Tigers from Lakeland on September 2...Appeared in eight games with the Tigers in September, posting an 0-2 record, a 3.86 ERA (7.0IP/3ER) and seven strikeouts during that stretch...Limited lefthanded batters to a .260 (13x50) average...righties batted .262 (17x65) against him...Compiled a 1.98 ERA (13.2IP/3ER) and 11 strikeouts in 15 games at home this season...posted a 1-3 record and a 3.94 ERA (16.0IP/7ER) and 17 strikeouts in 15 games on the road...Posted a 1-1 record and a 2.66 ERA (20.1IP/6ER) and 17 strikeouts in 20 appearances prior to the All-Star break...compiled a 0-2 record and a 3.86 ERA (9.1IP/4ER) and 11 strikeouts in 10 appearances after the break.
Spent the majority of the 2012 season with Triple A Toledo, posting a 3-3 record and 4.92 ERA in 24 outings (two starts)
-- saw action in four separate stints with the Tigers.
... Compiled a 1-0 record, 1.38 ERA (13.0IP/2ER) and 10 strikeouts in six outings with Toledo during April.
... Had his contract purchased by the Tigers from Toledo on April 26 -- made his major league debut on April 29 at New
York's Yankee Stadium.
... Optioned to Toledo by the Tigers on May 24.
... Recalled from Toledo by the Tigers on June 12 -- did not appear in a game with Detroit before being optioned to Toledo
on June 20.
... Fanned a season-high six batters on July 21 versus Indianapolis.
... Did not allow a run in three straight outings with Toledo August 5-25, fanning eight batters in 11.1 scoreless innings.
... Recalled from Toledo by the Tigers on August 14 -- made one appearance with Detroit before being optioned back to
Toledo on August 24.
... Recalled from Toledo by the Tigers for the remainder of the season on September 4 -- appeared in five games during
September and October, tossing 6.1 scoreless innings.
... Registered his first major league save on October 3 at Kansas City.
... Saw action with Mesa in the Arizona Fall League following the season -- compiled a 1-1 record and 5.06 ERA
(21.1IP/12ER) in six starts.
Opened the 2011 season in the starting rotation at Double A Erie.
... Suffered the loss in seven straight decisions April 21-May 30.
... Had his contract transferred from Erie to Single A Lakeland for the remainder of the season on June 5.
... Went the distance in the second game of a doubleheader on August 30 versus Dunedin to earn the win -- tied for fourth
in the Florida State league with one complete game.
... Compiled a 3.75 ERA (24.0IP/10ER) and 27 strikeouts in six games (three starts) during August.
Tied for second in the Florida State League with one complete game, while he finished third with 152.2 innings pitched and seventh with a 3.18 ERA...tied for the lead among league pitchers with three double plays.
Tied for the lead in the Midwest League with 28 games started, while he finished third with a 3.13 ERA and fourth with 149.1 innings pitched...tied for fifth in the league with a 1.42 ERA (19.0IP/3ER) in four starts during April...fired a five-hit shutout on July 3 at South Bend to earn Midwest League Pitcher of the Week honors for June 29-July 5...tied for the league lead with the one shutout, while he tied for fourth with one complete game...fourth in the league with a 1.87 ERA (33.2IP/7ER) in six starts during August...named the 20th-best prospect in the
Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.
Sidelined July 10-27 and August 7-September 8 with a right shoulder strain.
Compiled an 8-2 record and 4.57 ERA (82.2IP/42ER) in 17 starts as a sophomore at the University of North Carolina.
Appeared in 13 games (12 starts) as a freshman at the University of North Carolina, posting a 6-0 record and 3.08 ERA (61.1IP/21ER)...saw action in seven games with Wareham in the Cape Cod League during the summer, compiling a 1-5 record and 3.29 ERA.
Redshirted at the University of North Carolina as he rehabbed from "Tommy John" surgery.