Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 50th round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign.
Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 35th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign.
Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 5th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Signed June 9, 2006.
Traded to Baltimore with Tommy Hunter for Koji Uehara; July 30, 2011
2013: AL All-Star Team; Silver Sluggers