He and his wife, Jackie, have one daughter, Hazel and one son, Daxton... Graduated from Ramona (CA) High School before attending Palomar Junior College in San Marcos, CA...Transferred to Long Beach State for his junior season.
Was used as a starter on May 14 vs. Toronto and allowed three earned runs (one home run) on four hits in 1.0 inning... Was placed on the 10-day injured list on May 29 with a right pectoralis strain...transferred to the 60-day injured list on June 21... Prior to entering the injured list, his 30.2 innings of work by May 28 were the most of any Giants reliever and third-most in the NL... Was sent to rookie-level AZL Giants Black on a rehab assignment on July 12...started two games for the Giants Black before being assigned to Class A Advanced San Jose and Triple-A Sacramento... Appeared in seven games (three starts) between AZL Giants Black, San Jose and Sacramento during his rehab assignment... struck out 12 batters in 7.2 scoreless innings and held opponents to seven hits ... Was released by San Francisco on July 28 and signed by Philadelphia as a minor league free agent on August 9... In nine relief appearances with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, posted a 0-0 record with a 1.59 ERA (2er, 11.1ip) and 12 strikeouts... Collectively, posted a 0.90 ERA (2er, 20.0ip) with 25 strikeouts and a .208 opposing average in 17 appearances (three starts) in the minors... Had his contract selected from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on September 1 and made his Phillies debut on September 2 at Cincinnati... Posted a 1.93 ERA (3er, 14.0ip) and struck out 17 in his 14 appearances with Philadelphia...12 of his 14 appearances were scoreless... While at the Phillies, held left-handed hitters to a .118/.211/.176 slash line.
The Totals - Was 3-3 with 29 holds and a 3.20 ERA (23 ER, 64.2 IP) with 50 strikeouts in 69 relief appearances... Recognition - Named Mariners Unsung Hero by Seattle chapter of BBWAA... New High - Career bests in games (69), innings (64.2) and holds (29)... Bullpen Leader - Led Seattle's bullpen in games (69) and ERA (3.20), and was 2nd in innings (64.2)... Hold It - Had 29 holds, 2nd-most in the Majors (Taylor Rogers, 30)…the 29 holds are 2nd-best in club history behind Arthur Rhodes (32 in 2001)... Strong Start - Had 1.87 ERA (12 ER, 57.2 IP) with 26 holds and 44 strikeouts in first 60 games…was 0-2 with 14.14 ERA (11 ER, 7.0 IP) with 6 strikeouts over final 9 outings... Blanks - Did not allow a run in 57 of his 69 appearances... Home Field - Did not allow a run at home until Sept. 5 vs. Houston, going 28.0 scoreless innings at home to start season, longest since Hisashi Iwakuma (29.0, 9/25/13-5/25/14)... Strong Stretch - Was 3-1 with 19 holds and a 1.26 ERA (6 ER, 43.0 IP) with 35 strikeouts in 46 games from April 11-Aug. 4.
The Totals - Was 4-4 with 3 saves and a 3.73 ERA (25 ER, 60.1 IP) with 65 strikeouts in 60 relief appearances... Team Rank - Ranked 2nd on the team with 60 relief appearances (Cishek, 62) and 60.1 innings (Cishek, 64.0) and 3rd in strikeouts with 65...Up & Down - In first 20 outings, was 2-1 with 1 save and 1.40 ERA (3 ER, 19.1 IP) with 24 strikeouts…in next 21 outings (May 24-Aug. 18), posted 6.45 ERA (16 ER, 22.1 IP) with 25 strikeouts…in final 19 games, he posted a 2.89 ERA (6 ER, 18.2 IP) with 16 strikeouts...Big Win - Win with shutout 11th & 12th frames on Sept. 21 vs. Toronto in 2-1 walk-off win... D.L. & Rehab - Placed on 15-day disabled list with a mid-back strain onJune 29 (retroactiveto June 27)…made one rehab appearance with Short-A Everett, striking out three in 1.0 shutout inning on Aug. 5 activated from the disabled list on Aug. 7... Tough Finish - In final 15 games before D.L. stint, was 0-2 with 5.82 ERA (11 ER, 17.0 IP), including 6.97 ERA (8 ER, 10.1 IP) in final 9 games...Winning Debut - Credited with win in Mariners debut on April 5 at Texas (1.0 ShO IP, 2 K)...Trade - Acquired from San Diego on March 30 in exchange for player to be named later.
Pitched in 26 games total for San Diego over four stints in the Majors after making his second career Opening Day roster....Pitched in three games over his first stint for San Diego, allowing a run in each outing before being optioned to Triple-AEl Paso on 4/9....Recalled for a second stint on 5/1 and pitched in four games before being sent back to El Paso on 5/7....Recalled for a third stint on 6/10 and pitched in five games, all scoreless outings, before being sent back to El Paso on 6/23....Recalled for a fourth and final time on 9/1, spending the remainder of the season with the Major League club…after being recalled on 9/1 he pitched to a 0.87 ERA (1 ER, 10.1 IP) with eight strikeouts against six walks....Over his first eight outings with El Paso, all in April, he posted a 0.96 (1 ER, 9.1 IP)…over his next eight for El Paso, all in May, posted a 7.27 ERA (7 ER, 8.2 IP) before posting a 1.59 ERA (1 ER, 5.2 IP) over five games in June…over nine games in July he posted a 5.14 ERA (8 ER, 14.0 IP) before posting his best month of the season in August, working 10 scoreless outings in the month over 12.2 innings with just three hits and six walks allowed to go with 15 strikeouts....Overall on the season with El Paso he recorded 68 strikeouts against 50.1 innings for a 12.16 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched ratio, the highest rate of any Triple-A pitcher in 2015....Over 13 games total at Petco Park he posted a 0.77 ERA (1 ER, 11.2 IP).
Made his first Opening Day roster and set career-highs in games (63), innings pitched (55.0), strikeouts (62) and holds (20)...Posted a career-best 25-game, 23.1-scoreless inning streak from 7/23 to 9/12…the streak, in terms of innings, was the secondlongest by a National League reliever in 2014, behind only Jean Machi's-SF 25.1-inning scoreless streak from 4/16 - 6/21...The streak was the longest by a Padre since Kevin Correia also had a 23.1-inning streak in 2009 and the longest by a Padre reliever since Cla Meredith had a franchise-best 33.2-inning streak in 2006…his 25-straight games without allowing a run was second-longest in team history, behind Meredith's 28 games...Stranded 42 of his 48 inherited runners (85.7%), the fifth-best rate in the National League and tied for eighth-best in Major League Baseball...Held the opposition scoreless in 51 of his 63 appearances and held his opponent hitless in 34 outings...Placed on the 15-day disabled list on 6/15 with right shoulder fatigue and missed 27 games…made two rehabilitation appearances for Single-A Lake Elsinore, pitching two scoreless innings, allowing two hits with a strikeout…was activated from the DL on 7/19...Limited right-handed hitters to a .190 batting average (24-for-126) while lefties hit .274 (20-for-73) against him...Posted a 0-2 record with a 5.67 ERA (17 ER, 27.0 IP) in 30 appearances during the first half of the season compared to a 1-0 record with 1.61 ERA (5 ER, 28.0 IP) during the second half, after being reinstated from the DL on July 19.
Opened the season with Triple-A Tucson, but made 45 appearances for the Padres as a late-inning reliever...Set career-highs in wins (6), games (45), innings (46.1) and strikeouts (49)...Had two stints with the Padres: May 30-31 and June 11-end of the season...Limited opposing hitters to a .202 (33-for-163) batting average, 15th-best in the National League amongst relievers...Limited right-handers to a .122 (11-for-90) batting average, the 2nd-best mark in the Majors behind Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel (.116)...the .122 mark was the fourth-best ever by a Padres pitcher vs. right handed batters (min. 75 at bats)...His 2.14 ERA (11 ER, 46.1 IP) ranked ninth in the National League amongst relievers (min. 45.0 IP) and 21st in the Majors...Had a 0.36 ERA (1 ER, 25.1 IP) at Petco Park, the lowest single-season ERA at the park (min. 25.0 IP)...previous low was Luke Gregerson's 0.65 ERA in 2009...Earned the first save of his career on June 12 vs. Atlanta, striking out Justin Upton who represented the go-ahead run.
Split the season between the minor leagues and the Big League club, seeing his first Major League action with 27 relief appearances for the Padres. Began the season on the DL in the minor leagues...reinstated from the minor league DL on 5/10 and began theyear with Triple-A Tucson.Was recalled from Triple-A Tucson for his first Major League stint on 5/18 but optioned back on 5/20 without havingmade his Big League debut.Went 0-1 with an 11.42 ERA (11ER/8.2IP)over his first nine outings of the year with Tucson before being transferredto Double-A San Antonio...was 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA(2 ER/9.2 IP) and 15 strikeouts against no walks and just fourhits allowed in his first nine outings with San Antonio before being recalled for a second stint with San Diego on 6/26.Made his Major League debut during his second stint on 6/26 at HOU, working 2.0 scoreless innings.Earned his first Major League victory in his second outing on 6/28 at HOU.Recalled for a third stint on 7/16, working three scoreless innings before being optioned back to Tucson on 7/22.Recalled for a fourth and final stint on 8/18, going 1-0 with a 0.49 ERA (1ER/18.1 IP), a .169 (11-for-65) opponentsbatting average and 20 strikeouts against three walks over his final 20 outings for San Diego.Went 1-0 with a 0.42 ERA(1 ER/21.2 IP), a .171 (13-for-76) opponents batting average and 23 strikeouts againstjust five walks over his final 23 outings from 7/16 through the end of the season.With Triple-A Tucson, after his first stint with the T-Pads, went 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA(3 ER/13.0 IP) and 11 strikeoutsagainst four walks from 7/6-8/16.From the time of his fourth and final recall on 8/18 through the end of the season, his 0.49 ERA(1 ER/18.1 IP) wasthe fifth-best ERA among all Big League pitchers with a minimum of 15.0 innings over that stretch, second-bestamong NL pitchers.Worked scoreless ball in 23 of his 27 outings overall for San Diego, including 22 of his final 23 outings.Overall for San Diego, struck out 28 batters in 26.1 inning in 2012 for a 9.6 strikeouts per 9.0 IP ratio.Held Big League hitters to a .198 (19-for-96) average, including a .139 (5-for-36) average against left-handers anda .233 (14-for-60) mark against right-handed hitters.Worked scoreless ball in 12 of 13 outings at Petco Park in 2012, posting a 0.68 ERA (1ER/13.1 IP) at home againsta 2.77 ERA(4 ER/13.0 IP) in 14 outings on the road.
Spent the entire season with Double-A San Antonio, making 66 relief appearances for the Texas League champs...Named to the TL mid-season All-Star team...Averaged over a strikeout per inning with 89 in 79.1 IP...posted a 4.45 strikeout/walk ratio...Recorded a sub-1.000 WHIP (0.933) for the first time in his minor league career.
Posted a career-best 1.87 ERA in 48 games (one start) for Single-A Lake Elsinore.
Spent the entire season with Single-A Lake Elsinore, making 59 relief appearances...Marked his first full season as a reliever, recording 24 games finished.
Spent the majority of the season at Short-A Eugene, also making one start for Triple-A Portland...Split his time between the starting rotation and the bullpen, making nine total starts in 17 outings.