Cate has Major League experience with the St. Louis Cardinals, striking out 12 batters in 16 innings during the 2007 season.
He also has experience with the Seattle Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, and Toronto Blue Jays organizations, reaching the Triple-A level for three seasons.
In 2010, Cate finished 5-3 with a 3.39 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 74.1 innings pitched for Quebec of the Can-Am League.
He pitched for the Long Island Ducks in 2009, finishing with a 13-5 record, a 3.28 ERA, and 84 strikeouts in 129 innings pitched.
Cate is 54-40 with a 3.71 ERA and 691 strikeouts in 795.1 innings for his career.