|How he became a Phillie: Signed a minor league deal with the Phillies on August 14, 2011. Re-signed by the Phillies on a minor league deal on December 8, 2011.
2012 Season: Was suspended by MLB for four games on April 5th for his part in a dugout clearing incident in spring training... Granted his release by the Phillies on June 7 to sign with Korean Baseball League team.
2011 Season: Started the season with Texas and went 0-1, 5.79 in 17 games - three starts - before being released by Texas on July 6... Signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs. Went 1-2, 6.14 in five starts with AAA Iowa before being released.
Career Highlights: Drafted by Toronto in the second round of the 2002 Draft... Played in the majors with Toronto, Milwaukee and Texas prior to signing with the Phillies.