Originally signed by Cleveland as non-drafted free agent, April 19, 2001...Signed by scout Winston Llenas.2010Had one stint with the Orioles, August 5-26...Allowed a HR in three of his five appearances...Allowed two ER in his O's debut, a 14-8 win @CLE on August 10...Did not allow a run in his next two appearances, August 14 (1.0IP) and 15 (1.1IP) @TB...Allowed three ER in 0.1 IP, August 17 vs. SEA...Allowed two ER in 1.0 IP, August 26 vs. CWS, his final appearance before being optioned to Triple-A Norfolk...Went 7-0 with a 2.37 ERA (83.2IP, 22ER) and 75 strikeouts in 30 games (eight starts) with the Tides2009Began the season at Triple-A Rochester...Earned the win in his first appearance, tossing 3.0 shutout innings, April 10 at Syracuse...Went 1-0 with a 0.63 ERA (14.1IP, ER) in 10 games in April...Earned first save of the season (3.0IP), June 17 at Columbus...Made 31 relief appearances for the Red Wings, posting a record of 3-3 with a 3.10 ERA (62.0IP, 21ER) and one save...Started five games for the Red Wings, going 2-0, 2.16 (25.0IP, 6ER)...Recalled by Minnesota, August 24...Made his major league debut and first career start, August 25 vs. BAL, Pitching 2.2 innings and allowing 4 runs on 5 hits...Optioned to Triple-A Rochester, August 28...Recalled on September 62008Spent the entire year at Double-A New Britain pitching out of the bullpen...did not allow a run in 11 straight appearances from April 13-May 7 (17.1 innings)...during the stretch he struck out 13 batters while walking just one, including striking out four in 3.1 innings April 21, his first win of the season...posted a 1.29 ERA (14.0 ip, 2 er) in April...tossed 14.2 consecutive scoreless innings, May 26-June 25...struck out a season-high, four batters four times, including a 3.1-inning outing while earning his fifth win of the season, July 22 vs. Reading...finished the season with 7.0 scoreless innings over his last four appearances, August 23-September 1...held left-handed batters to a .219 (40-for-183) average and posted a .170 batting-average-against with runners in scoring position...pitched out of the bullpen for Aguilas Cibaenas of the Dominican Winter League.2007Began season at Single-A Beloit...Allowed just one earned run with 11 strikeouts and three walks in his first seven
appearances (12.2 innings)...Promoted to Single-A Ft. Myers, and made his first appearance May 21...Did not allow a run in
his first nine appearances (10.1 innings)...Tossed 3.0 scoreless innings with four strikeouts, June 28...Posted a 1.84 ERA over
11 appearances in June...Promoted to Double-A New Britain, August 10...Made his first appearance August 14 and tossed 1.2
scoreless innings with two strikeouts...Did not allow a run in his 10 appearances with the Rock Cats...Posted a combined 1.80
ERA (75.0IP, 15ER) in his three minor league stops in 2007...Pitched in the Dominican Winter League for Aguilas.2006Began season at Rookie Level Elizabethton...Did not allow a run in his last four appearances (6.1 innings), July 3-10...
Promoted to Single-A Beloit, July 13...Earned his first professional save, August 5 after tossing 3.0 innings...Tossed a seasonhigh
4.0 shutout innings, August 27.2005Made his debut in the Twins organization with Rookie Level Elizabethton on June 22 and pitched 2.0 innings of relief...
Earned his first win June 25 with 2.0 scoreless innings of relief...Appeared in 17 games and made three starts.2004Pitched in five games for Burlington of the Rookie Appalachian League...Selected by Minnesota in the Minor League Phase
of the Rule 5 Draft, December 13 from the Cleveland organization.2003Converted from third baseman to pitcher...Made eight starts for the Dominican Summer League Indians.