Notes: Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 10th round of the 1993 amateur draft, but did not sign.
Selected by Rangers in first round (18th overall) of 1996 draft; signed Sept. 12, 1996
Signed with Milwaukee; Jan. 10, 2007
Signed with Minnesota; Nov. 29, 2007
Traded to Seattle for Jair Fernandez; Mar. 29, 2008
Signed with Minnesota; Dec. 26, 2008
Signed with NY Mets; Jan. 5, 2010
Re-signed with NY Mets to a two-year deal worth $7.8 million; Jan. 31, 2011
Traded to Toronto in a seven-player deal; Signed with Toronto to a two-year contact extension worth $25 million; Dec. 17, 2012
Awards: 2012: NL All-Star Team; NL Cy Young Award
2013: Gold Glove
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