Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 43rd round of the 2003 amateur draft, but did not sign.
Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 2006 amateur draft. Signed May 31, 2007.
Traded to Detroit in a three-team deal; Dec. 8, 2009
2013: AL All-Star Team; AL Cy Young Award