Is the cousin of pitcher Fernando Rodney.
Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 1/31...Went 3-3 with a 4.14 ERA and 1 save in 33 games (5 starts)...Made his first career Opening Day roster.....was the only non-roster invitee to make the team...Was 1-2 with a 6.48 ERA as a starter (25ip, 18er) and 2-1 with a 2.94 ERA in relief (49ip, 16er)...Made 15 relief appearances of at least 2.0 innings, posting a 1.49 ERA (36.1ip, 6er)...Notched his first Major League save on 9/28 at New York-NL in the 4-2, 10-inning victory...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 6/25-7/23 with a right oblique strain, retroactive to 6/24...Was reinstated from the DL on 7/24 and made 5 relief appearances before he was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on 8/16.....went 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in 3 starts at Nashville...Was recalled on 8/30, taking the roster spot of RHP John Axford (traded to St. Louis)...Pitched for Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
Spent two seasons with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese Pacific League and went 8-11 with a 3.31 ERA in 35 games (31 starts)...Pitched for Licey in the Dominican Winter League in 2012.
Spent most of the season at Triple-A Toledo, where he went 10-6 with a 4.14 ERA in 23 starts...Had two stints with the Tigers (5/12-5/13 and 8/20-end)...Went 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in 8 games (1 start) with Detroit...Made his only start for the Tigers in a 5-4 loss on 8/28 at Toronto (5ip, 8h, 5r, 5er, 2bb, 1k)...Was released on 12/16...Pitched for Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
Opened the 2009 season with Double A Erie before joining the Tigers for his first major league action...Tabbed the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for April 8-19 -- earned one win in two starts as he held the
opposition scoreless over 12.2 innings of work...Compiled a 2-0 record and 0.96 ERA (18.2IP/2ER) in three starts during April -- fourth in the Eastern League with a
0.96 ERA during the month...Fanned a season-high 10 batters for Erie on June 14 versus New Hampshire...Earned Eastern League Pitcher of the Week honors for a second time June 8-14 -- won both of his starts during the
week, posting a 2.51 ERA (14.1IP/4ER) and 18 strikeouts...Recalled from Erie by the Tigers on June 20 -- earned the win in his major league debut that afternoon versus
Milwaukee, fanning seven batters as he allowed two runs in five innings of work...first Tigers pitcher to earn the win in
his major league debut as a starting pitcher since Eddie Bonine did so on June 14, 2008 versus the Los Angeles
Dodgers...his seven strikeouts marked the most by a Tigers pitcher in his major league debut since Dave Borkowski
fanned eight batters in his debut on July 17, 1999 at Houston...Sidelined June 28-September 16 with a right wrist sprain -- assigned to Erie as part of an injury rehabilitation
assignment on August 24...worked in relief for the SeaWolves, posting a 1-1 record and 0.75 ERA (12.0IP/1ER) in five
outings before his injury rehabilitation assignment was recalled by the Tigers on September 8...Limited righthanded batters to a .177 batting average (28x158) in the Eastern League...lefties hit .279 (39x140) against
him with the SeaWolves...Held righthanded batters to a .239 batting average (11x46) with the Tigers...lefties batted .480 (12x25) against him...Named the 15th-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America...Started two games for Oriente in the Dominican Winter League following the season, posting a 0-2 record and 15.43
Earned both Midwest League mid- and post-season all-star honors with Single A West Michigan as he finished third in the league with a 2.05 ERA in 2008...Topped the Midwest League with an .857 winning percentage, while he tied for third with 12 wins...Third among all league starters with a .218 batting average against, while he was fifth with 9.73 baserunners per nine innings...Tabbed the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for April 28-May 4 after winning his only decision in two starts during the week and fanning 20 batters as he allowed just an unearned run in 15.0 innings pitched...Posted a 3-0 record, 0.60 ERA (30.0IP/2ER) and 29 strikeouts in five starts during April -- led the Midwest League with
a 0.60 ERA during the month, while he tied for fifth with three wins and 29 strikeouts...Fanned a season-high 11 batters as he tossed a three-hit shutout on May 4 versus Quad Cities -- fired a second three hit shutout on June 1 at Dayton...tied for the Midwest League lead with the two shutouts, while he tied for fourth with
two complete games...Compiled a six-game winning streak over an eight-start stretch June 1-July 19...Tied for fifth in the Midwest League with three wins in both June and July...Promoted to Single A Lakeland from West Michigan on July 29...Went the distance on August 11 at Clearwater to tie for fifth in the Florida State League with one complete game...Appeared in two games for Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League following the season, compiling a 6.75 ERA
Assigned to Lakeland on May 19, he appeared in five games with the club before being transferred to Single A Oneonta
for the remainder of the season on June 17, 2007...Compiled a four-game winning streak with Oneonta June 29-August 6, posting a 2.41 ERA (41.0IP/11ER) over the
eight-start stretch...Sidelined for the remainder of the season after landing on the disabled list on August 21 with a right elbow strain...Limited righthanded batters to a .231 batting average (36x156) between Lakeland and Oneonta...lefties combined to
hit .326 (46x141) against him between the two stops.
Selected to the Gulf Coast League's post-season all-star squad for his efforts with the Gulf Coast League Tigers during
the 2006 season...second among all league relievers with a .140 batting average against...Did not allow a run over his first 16.0 innings of the season June 20-July 21...Took the loss in his only outing during the Gulf Coast League playoffs after allowing two runs in 1.2 innings of relief.
Assigned to the Dominican Summer League Tigers after signing with Detroit as a minor league free agent on March 7,
2005...Tied for second in the Dominican Summer League with eight wins, while he tied for fourth with 100 strikeouts.
Made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Dodgers after signing with Los Angeles as a nondrafted
free agent on June 18, 2004...Released by the Dodgers organization on October 11.