Was signed by Jorge De Posada, father of Yankees' catcher Jorge Posada.2005Appeared in three games with the Yankees, going 0-0 with an 8.10 ERA over 6 2/3 innings. ... In 21 starts with Triple-A Columbus, was 4-2 with 4.58 ERA. ... Began the season with Class A Tampa, as he returned from Tommy John elbow surgery. Was 0-2 with a 4.58 ERA in four starts before being transferred to Columbus on 5/12.2004Earned a spot on his first Major-League Opening-Day Roster, beginning the season as the
Yankees fifth starter and long reliever...appeared in three games (one start) for the Yankees, posting an 0-1
record with a 5.00 ERA (9.0IP, 9H, 5ER, 4BB, 2K)...suffered the loss in his only start of the season on 4/10 vs.
Chicago, allowing 8H and 5ER in 6.1IP (1BB, 1K, 2HR)...was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/18
(retroactive to 4/17) with a torn right ulnar collateral ligament...had "Tommy John" surgery on 4/22, performed
by Dr. James Andrews...was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 5/1.2003Spent his first season at Triple-A Columbus, going 10-11 with a 4.35 ERA in 27 starts...led the
Clippers and was tied for the International League lead with three complete games and two shutouts...was also
second in the I.L. with 167.2IP...was named International League Pitcher-of-the-Week from 7/28-8/3, starting
two games for the Clippers and winning both contests, allowing just one run over 17.0IP...was recalled from
Triple-A Columbus on 9/1 and made his Major-League debut in 9/5 loss vs. Boston, pitching 2.0 scoreless
innings...made his first Major-League start in second game of doubleheader on 9/26 vs. Baltimore and recorded
a no-decision, allowing just one hit in 6.1IP (1BB, 5K)...in four games (one start) with the Yankees was 0-0
with a 0.79 ERA...was ranked the #8 prospect in the Yankee organization by Baseball America.2002Spent the entire season with Double-A Norwich, going 14-6 with a 3.45 ERA in 27 games (26 starts)...led the Eastern League with 152 strikeouts, six complete games (both Navigators' franchise
records),and 175.0IP...also finished second in the Eastern League with 14 wins and sixth with his 3.45 ERA...in a complete-game win on 7/4 at Portland, matched a minor-league career high with 13K (now done four times)...allowed two earned runs or less in his last five starts of the regular season, going 4-0 with a 1.38 ERA
and 3CG (39.0IP, 23H, 6ER, 10BB, 31K)...also won nine of his
last 10 decisions, including allowing 3ER or less in each of his
final 13 starts...helped win the Eastern League Championship,
winning both his postseason starts while pitching three scoreless
innings of relief to record the save in his only relief appearance...
was ranked the #8 prospect in the Yankee organization
by Baseball America.2001Began the season with Colorado's Class-A affiliate Asheville, going 1-1 with a 3.78 ERA in three starts before being traded to the Yankees as the player to be named later for RHP Craig Dingman on 4/20...made his debut with the Yankees at Class-A Greensboro, going 6-1 with a 2.75 ERA
in 8GS (55.2IP, 35H, 17ER, 21BB, 67K) before being promoted to Class-A Tampa...finished the season with Tampa, winning four of his last five decisions and seven of his last nine...combined to go 16-7 with a 3.30ERA in 27 games/24 GS (155.1IP, 119H, 57ER, 170K).2000Was 8-13 with a 4.70 ERA in 28 games/27GS at Class-A Ashevilleb&ranked second in the South Atlantic League in strikeouts (187),games started (27) and third in K/9.0IP (10.93)...threw a no-hitter on 6/26 vs. Cape
Fear (9.0IP, 1BB, 12K), facing only 28 batters...was his first complete-game of his minor-league professional career...concluded the season by recording 10K or more in each of his last four starts.1999Pitched for short-season Portland in the Northwest League, going 6-6 with a 6.01 ERA in a league-high 16 games started...ranked fourth in the league with 77K and 85.1IP.