Signed by D-backs as a free agent (Dec. 6, 2017)...Is known for his impersonation of Will Ferrell doing a Harry Caray voice.
Set career bests in appearances (47), ERA (2.00), WHIP (1.19), opponent average (.239), opponent on-base pct. (.296), opponent slugging pct. (.336) and opponent OPS (.631)...Ranked among NL relievers in ground balls (2nd, 153), groundball pct. (3rd, 68.3), groundball-to-flyball ratio (3rd, 4.50) and ERA (4th, 2.00)...On the 10-day disabled list with a strained left neck from July 12-23 and did not pitch after Sept. 8 due to inflammation surrounding a bone spur in his left elbow...His 59.2 innings at the All-Star break were the most by a D-backs reliever all-time ahead of Byung-Hyun Kim (58.1 IP in 2001)...Recorded his first career save on June 22 @ Pirates.
Went 4-5 with a 5.33 ERA, 29 strikeouts and 17 walks in a career-high 43 appearances in his first season with the D-backs...Led National League relievers in 2017 in ground-ball pct. (69.8) and finished second in ground ball-to-fly ball ratio (4.88)...Limited lefties to a .222 average and a .548 OPS...Was a non-roster invitee to Spring Training by Arizona.
Made 16 multi-inning relief appearances with the Orioles...Tossed a season-high 4.0 innings on 10/1 vs. TOR • Finished second among AL relievers in ground ball percentage (65.7%) and third in ground ball/fly ball ratio (4.48) • Had five stints with the Orioles: 5/8-24, 6/3-14, 6/24-25, 6/28 (G2) and 8/4-end of season • Went 2-3 with a 2.91 ERA (17 ER/52.2 IP) and a save over 16 games (nine starts) with Triple-A Norfolk...Allowed one run or fewer in six of those nine starts • Allowed one earned run over his last four appearances (all in relief) with Norfolk prior to being recalled on 8/4, posting a 1.13 ERA (8.0 IP) in that span • Retired 21 of his 30 first batters faced and stranded 14-of-15 inherited runners
Posted a 2.68 ERA (53.2IP, 16ER) in 36 relief outings...Pitched 1.0 inning or more in 30 of his 36 appearances out of the bullpen...Struck out 2.62 batters per walk, the best mark of his two-year career...Also made one start, July 1 vs. TEX earning his 1st career win as a starter (5.0IP, 2ER)...Posted a 0.57 ERA (15.2IP, 1ER) in eight games in June...Went 1-0 with a 2.01 ERA (22.1IP, 5ER) in 17 games after the All-Star break...Pitched to a 0.79 ERA (11.1IP, ER) in his final 10 outings of the season, beginning August 16.
Spent the season with the O's, making 38 appearances (one GS)... Made ML debut, April 6 vs. MIN (3.1 scoreless IP, H, season-high tying 5K)... Posted a 2.92 ERA (24.2IP, 8ER) in his first 12 appearances, April 6-May 28... Recorded 1st ML win, June 13 vs. BOS... Struck out season-high tying five in 3.2 scoreless innings, June 15 vs. BOS... Tossed career-high 4.1IP, June 23 @TOR... Made 1st career start, June 28 vs. NYY, taking a no-decision (2.2IP, 7H, 3ER, BB, 4K)... Pitched to a 2.53 ERA (10.2IP, 3ER) in six July games... Suffered 1st ML loss, August 13 @ARI (Goldschmidt walk-off HR)... In his final eight games, posted a 0.90 ERA (10.0IP, ER)... Posted a 33-to-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio against LHH... In 18 road games, pitched to a 2.67 ERA (33.2IP, 10ER) PRO
Split the season between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus and led all Cleveland farmhands with 16 winsWent 8-2 with a 2.69 ERA (60.1IP, 18ER) in 10 starts with the Aeros to start the seasonBegan the year 8-1 with a 1.79 in his first nine starts before allowing 7ER in 5.0IP in his final Aeros' start, May 25Went 5.0 or more innings in nine of his 10 Double-A starts, including 7.0 innings on four occasionsMade his first appearance with Columbus on May 31, tossing 5.2 scoreless inningsWent 4-1 with a 3.43 ERA (39.1IP, 15ER) in six starts in August.
Tied-2nd in the Eastern League in complete games (2) and tied-4th in starts (25).
Finished 3rd among all Indians farmhands in wins (11)...Tied-2nd in the Carolina League in wins (11) and 4th in ERA(3.13)...Named to Carolina League All-Star team.
Spent the season with Class-A Lake County, leading the club in wins (9), finishing 2nd in starts (23) and IP (120.2), and3rd in strikeouts (85).
Began his pro career with Gulf Coast, leading the club in IP (55.0), finishing 2nd in starts (10), and 3rd in strikeouts (38).