Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 19th round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign.
Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2007.
Traded to Detroit in a three-team deal; July 31, 2014
Re-signed with Detroit to a one-year deal worth $19.75 million
2010: AL All-Star Team
2011: AL All-Star Team
2012: AL All-Star Team; AL Cy Young Award