Michael signed a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training in January ... is in his seventh pro season since being selected in the ninth round of the 2012 draft by the Angels... Has appeared in parts of three major league seasons with the Angels (2013-14) and Rangers (2016), going 2-1 with an 8.50 ERA (34 ER/36.0 IP)... In six minor league campaigns, he has gone 43-34 with a 3.83 ERA (265 ER/623.1 IP) in 134 games, including 108 starts ... has appeared with the following organizations: the Angels (2012-14), Cleveland (2015), Texas (2016), San Francisco (2017) and Tampa Bay (2017)... Named a mid-season All-Star in 2014 (Texas League) and 2016 (Pacific Coast League) ... also named a postseason All-Star in 2014 (Texas League)... Pitched for Great Britain in the 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifier ... has dual citizenship with the USA and Great Britain due to his mother's English heritage... Attended the University of South Carolina where he led the Gamecocks to the College World Series in threestraight years from 2010-12, including back-to-back National Championships in 2010 and 2011 ... earned consensus All-America honors in 2011 after posting a 1.06 ERA... Made eight-career starts in the College World Series, including a CWS record 60.1-career innings pitched... Graduated from Riverside High School in Greer, S.C.
Michael went a combined 6-8 with a 4.84 ERA (60 ER/111.2 IP) in 25 games (20 starts) between Triple-A Sacramento (San Francisco) and Triple-A Durham (Tampa Bay)... Began the season in the Giants organization with Sacramento ... went 4-4 with a 4.68 ERA (35 ER/67.1 IP) in 15 games, including 11 starts... Was released by San Francisco July 1 and signed with Tampa Bay, July 5 ... assigned to Triple-A Durham... Went 2-4 with a 5.08 ERA (25 ER/44.1 IP) in 10 games (nine starts) with the Bulls... Was on the minor league disabled list from June 2-18 (blister on left hand) and August 25-September 20 (left finger fracture).
Signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers on February 21...Spent the season with triple-A Round Rock, posting an 11-5 record with a 2.97 ERA (48er, 145.1ip) over 28 games (23 starts)...His 2.97 ERA (48er,145.1ip) ranked as the secondbest figure in the Pacific Coast League...On June 26 vs. Colorado Springs, the southpaw took a no-hitter into the eighth inning before settling for a two-hitter and his first career shutout...Appeared in one game for the Texas Rangers on July 4 at Boston...allowed six earned runs on 10 hits in 3.2 innings of relief.
Was signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract on January 6 and was invited to Spring Training...Spent the entire season with triple-A Columbus, going 9-9 with a 4.85 ERA (67er, 124.1ip).
Spent most of the season at double-A Arkansas, going 11-7 with a 2.62 ERA (41er, 140.2ip) in 22 starts... was named a Texas League postseason and midseason All-Star...Went 0-3 with a 5.48 ERA over four starts in April, before going 11-4 with a 2.11 ERA in 18 starts the rest of the way...Had three stints with the Angels, going 1-0 with an 8.76 ERA (12er, 12.1ip) and a .340 (16-for-47) opponents average against over seven relief appearances.
Completed rookie season with 1-1 record and 7.20 ERA (20 IP - 16 ER) in 15 games (one start) across three separate stints with the Angels... Earned the win in Major League debut on April 13th vs. Houston, becoming first Halos reliever to win ML debut since Curt Brown in 1983…Became first Angel reliever to throw two innings and strike out four batters in Major League debut... Made first big league start on April 24 vs. Texas…In a losing effort, gave up five runs on six hits with two strikeouts in 3.1 innings of work... Did not allow a run in final five relief appearances for Angels (5 IP) while allowing just one hit and two walks.