Received two runs or fewer of support in 10 of his 14 starts following the All-Star break...overall, his 4.20 runs of support per game was the sixthlowest among National League starters.

Induced opponents into 19 double plays, tied for the eighth-most among NL pitchers.

matched his career highs in starts (33), losses (13) and complete games (2)...

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Posted an 8.16 ERA with 48 hits and five HRs allowed in the 1st inning..Majors in 1st inning runs (31), ERs and hits...

Made his third straight Opening Day start (also Cubs in 2013-14) in his White Sox debut on April 6 at Kansas City....

Joined RHP Jaime Navarro (Cubs in 1996; White Sox in 1997-98) as the only pitchers to make an Opening Day start for both the Sox and Cubs....

Was ejected following the 7th inning on April 23 vs.

Was named First-Team All-America by the Football Writers Association of America in 2006...caught a touchdown pass in each of Notre Dame's first eight games, a school record.

Finished his Notre Dame career with 179 receptions (school record), 27 TDs and 2,593 receiving yards.Ranked among the major-league leaders in IP (T9th), opponents on-base percentage (10th), starts (T11th), strikeouts (13th, 202), strikeout-to-walk ratio (14th) and opponents average (16th, .234)...Was traded on 7/5 by the Cubs with RHP Jason Hammel to the Athletics in exchange for RHP Dan Straily, OF Billy Mc Kinney, INF Addison Russell and a PTBNL or cash considerations...KC after the White Sox and Royals were involved in an on-field altercation..ejection was the first of his career...received a five-game suspension from MLB for his actions (appealed suspension)....Allowed six runs in the 1st inning in a loss on April 29 at Baltimore..game was closed to the public due to safety concerns in the area surrounding Oriole Park....Was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Magazine in 2004 after finishing second in the Big East in ERA (2.95) and opponents average (.209).