Originally selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the second round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft...Signed by Phillies scout Nate Dion...Attended Ball State University (IN)...Married, wife's name is Krista...The couple has a son, Percival Garner IV.
Made a combined 13 appearances between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus, going 0-0 with a 6.89 ERA (12 ER/15.2 IP) ... Spent time on the disabled list with a right calf strain ... Did not allow a run in six appearances (9.2 IP) at home while with Double-A Akron ... Seven of his 10 outings with the RubberDucks were scoreless...Struck out a season-high five batters on 6/17 against Portland... Right-handed batters hit .080 (2-for-25).
The Dover, Ohio native earned the promotion to the Major Leagues for the first time in his 7-year professional career in late August and impressed the staff over the final month of the campaign...Split the first five months of the 2016 season between AA Akron and AAA Columbus, posting a combined mark of 7-1 with a 2.06 ERA and 7 saves in 41 relief outings (78.2IP, 52H, 16ER, 22BB, 70SO, .186 avg, 2HR), starting the season in Akron before being promoted to the Triple-A Clippers on July 4...Went 2-0 with 5 saves and a 1.63 ERA (27.2IP, 15H, 5R/ER, 23SO, .156 avg) in 18 games for Columbus, limiting right-handed hitters to a .127 (7-55) average against....28 of his 41 Minor League appearances were of at least 1.2 innings between the two stops...Minor League hitters hit a combined .186 (52-279, 2HR) and right-handed batters hit just .173 (27-156, 1HR)...Promoted to Cleveland on August 31 and made his Major League debut that night against the Minnesota Twins ((0.2IP, 2H, 1R/ER, 1BB, 1SO/Max Kepler)…Notched a career-high 2.2 scoreless innings in his second outing of Sept. 5 vs. Houston (2K)…Overall allowed runs in 5 of 8 outings as right-handed batters hit just .273 (6-22) with 9 strikeouts... Ground ball to fly ratio was 5.33 (16GB:3FB)...Batters were 8-24 (.333) off him with runners on base.
Signed by Cleveland as a free agent on 4/14 upon being released by the Phillies....Activated on 7/12 at A Lynchburg after a stint in extended spring and went on to make 18 appearances/1 start for the Hillcats...Posted a 0.79 ERA in 8 August outings (11.1IP, 6H, 1ER, 13K)...Pitched in the Arizona Fall League following the season and posted a 5.59 ERA in 9 relief outings (9.2IP, 10H, 6R/ER).
Began season with Reading (AA)… Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week, 4/28-5/4… Transferred to the bullpen on 7/2...Combined on the season walked 77 in 93.2IP.
Spent majority of season with Clearwater… Florida State League midseason All-Star… Went 5-0, 2.78 ERA (20 ER, 64.2 IP) over his first 11 starts… Promoted to Lehigh Valley (AAA), 8/19, and made a spot start before being transferred to Reading for the remainder of season.
Spent season with Clearwater… T-2nd in Florida State League in starts and ranked 6th in innings.
Spent season with Williamsport (A)… Named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week, 8/29-9/5… Placed on the DL twice with a right oblique strain: 6/22-7/2 and 7/5-8/1.
Began pro career with Williamsport… Was on DL with a right elbow strain, 9/3 through the remainder of the season… Participated in Florida Instructional League.