Graduated from Bryan (OH) High School...Attended Kent State University.
In 2008, named Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Year and earned a spot on the All-MAC 1st Team.2012Appeared in 8 games for the Red Sox as a September call-up in 1st season with the
organization...Was on the DL until late July.
Underwent surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow on 3/29 and began the season on the 60-day DL.
Posted a 2.77 ERA (4 ER/13.0 IP) with 1 save, 16 K's and 7 hits allowed over 12 rehab outings between
Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, Single-A Greenville, Double-A Portland, and Triple-A Pawtucket from 7/2-29.
Activated from DL on 7/31 and optioned to Pawtucket...In 16 games overall with PawSox, was 1-0 with 4 saves,
a 1.15 ERA (2 ER/15.2 IP) and 17 K's...Held Triple-A batters to a .137 clip (7-for-51), allowing a run in just 2 outings.
Tossed 1.0 inning or less in each of his 16 tilts with the PawSox and recorded at least 1 strikeout in all but 5.
Held opponents scoreless in 6 of 8 outings following 9/3 recall to Boston...Tossed 3.1 scoreless innings over
1st 4 outings of the season through 9/14.
Had a 1.59 ERA (1 ER/5.2 IP) in his 1st 7 games before yielding a career-high 5 runs in Boston's final game
of the year, 10/3 at NYY.2011Spent a majority of the year at Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. ... Also made Major League debut with Chicago, posting a 2.79 ERA (3 ER/9.2 IP) in 10 relief games. Held opponent scoreless in 8 of his 10 Big League games, including 6 of his first seven outings. ... Did not allow a run in five road appearances (5.1 IP). ... Limited left-handed batters to a .143 AVG (2-for-14). Selected from Tennessee on 6/14 and made his Major League debut that night vs. MIL (0.2 IP, H, SO). Optioned to Iowa following 7/3 game vs. CWS, but recalled two days later in Washington to replace the injured
Marcos Mateo. ... Remained with the Cubs until being optioned on 7/16. In 32 combined minor league relief appearances, was 3-4 with two saves, a 5.91 ERA (28 ER/42.2 IP) and 34 K's. ... Tossed a season-high 2.0 frames 9 times while with Iowa and twice with Tennessee. Earned his 1st professional save with a scoreless seventh inning to finish Iowa's 3-1 victory vs. Albuquerque in
Game 1 of a 4/20 doubleheader. Was sidelined on the disabled list with a strained oblique from 8/5-8/31. Went 1-1 with a 3.29 ERA (5 ER/13.2 IP) and 18 strikeouts with Mesa in the Arizona Fall League and was named to the AFL Rising Stars Team for the second straight season.2010Chris spent a majority of the season with Double-A Tennessee, going 8-6 with a 3.16 ERA (42 ER/119.2 IP) in 23 starts ... saw
his first action at the Triple-A level following a late August promotion...Began the year on the disabled list, April 8-19, with a right shoulder
impingement, however, still tossed a career-high 134.2 innings between
the Smokies and I-Cubs...Held Double-A left-handed hitters to a .239 average (49-for-205), while
right-handed batters posted a .282 mark (69-for-245) off the righty...Opponents hit just .233 (28-for-120) when batting with runners in scoring
position while with the Smokies...Posted nine quality starts, including three in his final four starts with
Tennessee...Won four of five decisions between May 17-June 8 with the Smokies,
going 4-1 with a 2.73 ERA (8 ER/26.1 IP) during that span...Posted a monthly-best 2.16 ERA (8 ER/33.1 IP) in six June starts for the
Smokies...Earned a promotion to Triple-A Iowa August 22 ... posted a 5.40 ERA (9
ER/15.0 IP) with no record in three starts for the I-Cubs...Pitched for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League ... was 0-1 with
a 5.52 ERA (9 ER/14.2 IP) and 14 strikeouts in 10 relief appearances
... named an AFL Rising Star.2009Compiled a 2.82 ERA (41 ER/130.2 IP) with a 6-7 record and 88 strikeouts in 27 starts between Single-A Peoria, Single-A
Daytona and Double-A Tennessee...Opened the season with the Chiefs, going 4-3 with a 2.44 ERA (20
ER/73.2 IP), 60 strikeouts and a .210 average against in 15 starts...While with the Chiefs, left-handed batters hit just .183 (22-for-120) and
right-handed batters hit .232 (33-for-142) off the righty...Opponents hit .038 (1-for-26) with RISP and two outs off him...Threw a 7.0-inning complete-game shutout June 15 vs. Quad Cities...Was undefeated in June, going 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA (3 ER/28.1 IP) and
15 strikeouts in five starts that month...Named to the Midwest League mid-season All-Star team...Made five starts for Daytona, going 2-1 with a 1.44 ERA (4 ER/25.0 IP)...Surrendered one or no earned runs in four of those outings, while fanning
eight or more in three starts...Held opponent to a .163 batting average (15-for-92) while with Daytona...Joined Tennessee, July 29, and remained with the club for the rest of the
season ... he was 0-3 with a 4.78 ERA (17 ER/32.0 IP) in seven starts.2008Combined to go 4-2 with a 4.64 ERA (17 ER/33.0 IP) in 11 games (seven starts) with Rookie-League Mesa and Single-A Boise...Surrendered two runs on two hits, while walking one and fanning one in 1.0 inning of work with Rookie-League Mesa...Made 10 appearances (six starts) with the Hawks, going 4-2 with a 4.22 ERA (15 ER/32.0 IP).