Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 15th round of the 2002 amateur draft, but did not sign.
Drafted by the New York Mets in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Signed January 10, 2006.
Signed with Minnesota to a one-year deal worth $4 million; Dec. 20, 2012
Re-signed with Minnesota to a two-year deal worth $11 million; Dec. 23, 2013