Relief pitcher who joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011 after originally being drafted by the organization in 2007. He was previously a standout pitcher at the University of Nebraska.
He played high school baseball at Dallas Center Grimes High School in Grimes, Iowa.
He made his first NL All-Star team in 2014.
He married a woman named Cassie.
He has been teammates with fellow pitcher AJ Burnett in Pittsburgh.