Originally signed by the Orioles as a non-drafted free agent on January 19, 2004.2010Did not pitch in 2010 due to an injury to his pitching elbow ... Had ligament reconstruction surgery, performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama, on May 112009Began the season with Class-A Frederick and was named to the 2009 Carolina League All-Star Team...Led the Keys in saves (11 - tied for 8th in the CL) and struck out 52 batters in 33.0 innings pitched...Won the Orioles Organizational Pitcher of the Month Award for August (14.0IP, 0R, 20K, 4SV)...Pitched to a 1.86 ERA (19.1IP, 4ER) with 28 strikeouts in 16 home games...Struck out five batters in 2.0 innings on June 5 vs. Salem...Allowed an opponents average of .168 (20-119) for Frederick before being promoted to Double-A Bowie...Went 1-0 with 9 saves in 10 chances, a 1.98 ERA (27.1IP, 6ER) and 39 strikeouts in 24 games with Double-A Bowie...Held hitters to a .093 average (8-86) and struck out at least one batter in 22 of his 24 appearances for the Baysox...Struck out four batters in 1.1 innings on August 8 at Portland...Went 3-0 and pitched to a 1.38 ERA (13.0IP, 2ER) in 13 games, striking out 13 for Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League2008Tied for Gulf Coast team lead with two saves.2007Went 1-2 with 5 saves, a 4.99 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 48 games in stops with Delmarva (46) and Bowie (2).2006After making 2 appearances for Class-A Delmarva, joined Class-A Aberdeen and led the New York-Penn League with 20
saves and 32 appearances...Averaged 13.5 strikeouts per 9.0 innings and held opponents to a .163 ERA...Led the IronBirds with
a 1.17 ERA and did not allow a run in 26 of his 32 games.2005Split the season as starter and reliever at rookie league Bluefield, making 7 appearances at each...Earned both of his
wins out of the bullpen despite a 9.28 ERA...Went 0-4 with a 12.56 ERA as a starter...Earned his first win on June 28 vs. Bristol,
striking out a season-high 8 batters in 3.0 innings.2004Made 13 relief appearances for the San Pedro Orioles of the Dominican Summer League and went 0-2 with one save and
a 6.23 ERA (13.0IP, 9ER)...Struck out 20 batters in 13.0 innings.