In 2002, graduated from Bellaire (TX) High School in Houston...Attended San Jacinto North College in Houston and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.2009Saw 1st Major League action with Reds...Traded to Mariners organization at end of July...Made ML debut with CIN 7/9 at PHI, tossing 1.1 frames of scoreless relief with 2 strikeouts on his 26th birthday...Tossed 4.1 innings of scoreless relief overall in 3 Big League games, 7/9-16...Traded to SEA 7/29 in exchange for outfielder Wladimir Balentien...Finished season with Triple-A Tacoma...Combined .207 opponent average between Louisville and Tacoma ranked 8th best among all Triple-A relievers.2008At Class AA Chattanooga was a Southern League All-Star and received an MiLB.com This
Year In Baseball Award as the best reliever in the minor leagues...for the Lookouts posted a 1.40era in 47 relief
apps (77ip, 47h, 15bb, 92k)...began the season at Class A Sarasota but made just 4 apps there...spent most of
the season at Chattanooga (4/16-8/1, 8/7-remainder of the season)...was on Class AAA Louisville's staff from
8/2-8/6 and made 1 appearance, on 8/4 vs Toledo in his Class AAA debut...pitched for Peoria in the prestigious
Arizona Fall League (11g, 1-0, 1.98, 13.2ip, 16h, 1bb, 13k)...on 11/20 was added to the 40-man roster.