Signed by the Los Angeles Angels as a non-drafted free agent, June 20, 2008...signed by Greg Morhardt. ..Acquired by the Tampa Bay Rays from Los Angeles in exchange for RH Dane De La Rosa, March 27, 2013.
His 70 appearances tied SEA Carson Smith for the AL rookie lead and set a Rays rookie record...the previous mark of 64 was shared by Esteban Yan (1998) and Ruddy Lugo (2006)...led the AL outright with 62 apps through the end of August, and finished the season tied for 9th…Set a club record by retiring 32 consecutive batters faced, June 6-24, breaking the mark previously held by Kyle Farnsworth (26) in 2011...passed Farnsworth on June 22 vs. TOR...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the longest streak by any rookie since COL David Cortes (33) from Aug 6-27, 2005…His .192 opp avg. (43-for-224) ranked 8th among AL relievers, and 2nd among AL rookie relievers to TOR Roberto Osuna (.191)...it was the 2nd-lowest opp avg. ever by a Rays rookie reliever, behind Alex Torres (.159 in 2013) Only 3 of his 26 inherited runners scored (11.5 pct.), the lowest mark of any AL reliever with at least 20 IR…His 20 holds set a Rays rookie record, topping Chad Orvella's 14 in 2005...tied for 3rd most among major league rookies…Was one of six major league pitchers with at least 2 starts and 2 saves in 2015, and one of two rookies along with teammate Matt Andriese…Made his first Opening Day roster...on Opening Day vs. BAL (1.1-IP, 4-SO), he became the first pitcher since records are available (1914) with more than 1 IP to strike out every batter faced in a season opener…Tossed 2 innings in each of his 2 starts, April 10 at MIA and June 17 at WAS...made a combined 256 apps between the majors and minors before making his first pro start on April 10...on June 17, retired all 6 batters faced on 19 pitches...did not bat in either start, despite both being played at NL parks…Earned his first career win on April 14 at TOR, retiring all 4 batters faced before Desmond Jennings' 8th-inning sac fly gave the Rays a 3-2 win...on April 22 vs. BOS, earned his first career save, working a scoreless 9th in the 7-5 victory…Struck out all 5 batters faced on April 29 at NYY, tying Joaquin Benoit (May 17, 2010 vs. CLE) for most BF, retiring all of them via strikeout, in Rays history… Was on the mound for 3 of the Rays club-record and major-league-leading 13 walk-off losses: May 29 vs. BAL (J.J. Hardy single; Brandon Gomes charged with the loss), July 3 at NYY (Brian McCann 3-run homer in the 12th) and Sep 27 at TOR (Josh Donaldson homer)…Earned the win Aug 2 at BOS, inducing a flyout to Xander Bogaerts, his only batter faced, in the 7th...Rays rallied for 2 runs in the 8th...became the first Rays pitcher to earn a win after facing one batter since Brandon Gomes on Sep 18, 2013 vs. TEX (12th inning)…Won a job in the Rays bullpen during spring training, when he recorded a 1.74 ERA (10.1-IP, 2-ER) in a team-leading 11 apps...yielded only 7 H and 0 BB.
Earned a September call-up with the Rays...appeared in 11 games after his selection to the major league roster Sep 1...posted a .200 opp avg. (6-for-30) and struck out 14 of 37 batters faced (37.8 pct.)...Allowed 6 of 8 inherited runners to score, including 5 in his final two outings...Made his Rays debut Sep 1 vs. BOS and allowed a game-tying single to Yoenis Cespedes in the 8th (run charged to Jeff Beliveau)...was his first app in the majors since Aug 17, 2012 with LAA...On Sep 10 at NYY, threw a career-high 2 IP and retired all 6 batters faced...Suspended 50 games in early May for a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse...returned June 26 and compiled a 1.42 ERA (25.1-IP, 4-ER) in 18 apps after that for Durham.
Spent his first season in the Rays organization with Triple-A Durham…appeared in 41 games with the Bulls, compiling a 5-3 record, 3 saves and 2.82 ERA (67-IP, 21-ER)…struck out 80 batters compared to just 24 walks…held opponents to a .156 avg. (35-for-225), lowest among International League relievers and allowed only 8.06 base runners per 9 IP, 2nd lowest among IL relievers…established a career high with 67 IP.
Began season with Double-A Arkansas and established a 3-0 record while allowing just one run in 25.1 innings pitched (0.36 ERA) across 21 appearances with the Travelers...First 14 relief outings of the season were scoreless...Promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake in June and earned three saves for the Bees in 19 relief appearances prior to promotion to the Major League roster...Made big league debut with Angels on August 16 vs. Tampa Bay, tossing a scoreless ninth inning with a walk and one strikeout...Also appeared out of the 'pen the following night and allowed one run on two hits with two walks in an inning of work...Concluded the season at Salt Lake with six relief appearances allowing eight earned runs in 7.1 innings pitched...Overall was 0-1 with a 5.08 ERA (33.2 IP - 19 ER) in 25 outings with the Bees.
Started the year with two appearances with Salt Lake, before spending the remainder of the season with Arkansas...Led all Travelers' relievers with 67 strikeouts.
Split the year between Rancho Cucamonga and Arkansas, combining for a 4-1 overall record with a 3.08 ERA (52.2 IP - 18 ER) and 87 strikeouts.
Spent entire 2009 season with Rancho Cucamonga and posted an impressive 7-1 record in 34 relief outings with a 3.76 ERA (64.2 IP - 27 ER).
Made professional debut with 16 appearances at Orem and three with the Arizona Summer League Angels.