Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 23rd round of the 2000 amateur draft, but did not sign.
Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 19th round of the 2001 amateur draft, but did not sign.
Selected by Devil Rays in 10th round of 2002 draft; signed June 6, 2002
Traded to Colorado for Aneury Rodriguez; Apr. 5, 2009
Traded to Baltimore with Matt Lindstrom for Jermey Guthrie; Feb. 6, 2012
Signed with Chicago Cubs to a one-year deal worth $6 million; Feb. 13, 2014