Attended Liceo Hipolito Cisneros in Venezuela.
Made DET's Opening Day roster...Made 7 relief appearances before being optioned to Toledo on 4/23...No runs allowed in 20 of his 28 appearances for Toledo, and did not allow a HR in his 34.1 innings...Compiled 14 SO in 9.0 IP over his 1st 6 appearances...Acquired by the Red Sox from DET on 7/30...In addition, BOS acquired RHP Jake Peavy from CWS, and sent SS Jose Iglesias to DET...OF Avisail Garcia was also acquired by BOS from DET and sent to CWS...Additionally,the Sox sent 3 minor leaguers to CWS...Was on the disabled list with a right thumb sprain at the time of the trade, and was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket and remained on the DL...Made 2 rehab appearances for Short-A Lowell from 8/6-9, before joining Pawtucket on 8/14...Appeared in 5 regular season games for Pawtucket and did not allow runs in 4 of them...Recalled by BOS on 8/19 and made Red Sox debut on 8/20 at SF...Was optioned back to Pawtucket on 8/24...Tallied 4 scoreless appearances (2.2 IP) for the PawSox in the International League Playoffs.
Spent the majority of the 2012 season with the Tigers -- fifth on the club with 50 appearances.
... Opened the season with Triple A Toledo -- appeared in one game with the Mud Hens before being recalled by the Tigers
on April 8.
... Did not allow a run in three outings with Detroit before being optioned back to Toledo on April 13.
... Recalled from Toledo by the Tigers on April 26 -- suffered the loss in his only outing with Detroit before being optioned
back to Toledo on May 6.
... Fanned nine batters in five innings over his three outings with Toledo before being recalled by the Tigers for the
remainder of the season on May 17.
... Established a career high with a three-game winning streak May 27-June 10.
... Established a career high with five strikeouts on May 29 at Boston.
... Finished 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA (16.0IP/4ER) and 22 strikeouts in 12 appearances during June.
... Took the loss in four straight decisions July 3-September 28.
... Posted a 1.44 ERA (31.1IP/5ER) in 28 appearances at home...compiled a 4.24 ERA (23.1IP/11ER) in 22 outings on
... Compiled a 3-2 record and 1.55 ERA (29.0IP/5ER) in 25 outings prior to the all-star break...finished 0-3 with a 3.86
ERA (25.2IP/11ER) in 25 appearances following the all-star break.
... Limited lefthanded hitters to a .190 batting average (12x63)...righties batted .206 (26x126) with him on the mound.
... Saw action in three games with Anzoategui in the Venezuelan Winter League following the season, tossing three
Saw his first major league action during the 2011 season after making the Tigers Opening Day roster out of Spring
Training -- appeared in 16 games with Detroit during his two stints with the club...Made his major league debut on April 2 at New York's Yankee Stadium -- allowed one run in one inning of work...Earned his first major league win on April 15 at Oakland...Fanned a career-high four batters on April 26 versus Seattle...Optioned to Triple A Toledo by the Tigers on May 22...Suffered the loss in each of his first five decisions with Toledo June 2-25...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo on June 30 -- saw action in two games with Detroit before he was optioned back to
Toledo for the remainder of the season on July 2...Sidelined July 27-August 13 with a right rotator cuff strain...Did not allow a run over a four-outing stretch August 13-26, tossing 7.1 scoreless innings...Limited righthanded hitters to a .231 batting average (34x147) with Toledo...lefties hit .304 (31x102) against him...Named the 15th-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America...Appeared in 26 games with Anzoategui in the Venezuelan Winter League following the season, posting a 4-2 record,
and 4.61 ERA (27.1IP/14ER).
Second among all Tigers minor leaguers as he combined for 136 strikeouts between Single A Lakeland and Double A
Erie during the 2010 season.
...Assigned to Lakeland to begin the season -- selected to the Florida State League's mid-season all-star squad.
...Went the distance on April 27 at Daytona -- tied for second in the Florida State League with one complete game.
...Finished 2-2 with a 2.70 ERA (23.1IP/7ER) and 32 strikeouts in four starts during April -- tied for the lead in the Florida
State League with 32 strikeouts during the month.
...Compiled a five-game winning streak May 7-June 8.
...Tied for second in the Florida State League with four wins during May.
...Sidelined June 15-26 with a right rib cage muscle strain.
...Had his contract transferred from Lakeland to Erie on July 21.
...Posted a 1.83 ERA (19.2IP/4ER) in his first three starts with the SeaWolves July 22-August 1.
...Named the 18th-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.
...Saw action in 25 games with Anzoategui in the Venezuelan Winter League following the season, posting a 5-0 record,
2.32 ERA (31.0IP/8ER) and 24 strikeouts.
Spent the entire 2009 season with Single A West Michigan, splitting time between the starting rotation and bullpen.
...Finished 4-5 with a 3.55 ERA (78.2IP/31ER) in 16 starts...posted a 1-0 record and 0.73 ERA (24.2IP/2ER) in 10 relief
...Sidelined May 14-June 10 with a left oblique muscle strain.
...Compiled a 3-1 record, 2.12 ERA (34.0IP/8ER) and 36 strikeouts in six starts during July -- second in the Midwest
League with 36 strikeouts during the month, while he finished 12th with a 2.12 ERA.
...Named the 18th-best prospect and rated as possessing the best slider in the Tigers organization following the season
by Baseball America.
...Posted a 0-1 record and 4.50 ERA (4.0IP/2ER) in three outings with Anzoategui in the Venezuelan Winter League
following the season.
Assigned to the Gulf Coast League Tigers in 2008 before he saw action late in the season with West Michigan.
...Tied for third in the Gulf Coast League with five losses...topped all league pitchers with 16 assists.
...Went the distance on August 1 versus the Gulf Coast League Indians to tie for the league lead with one complete game.
...Third in the Gulf Coast League with 26 strikeouts during August, while he finished fourth with a 0.81 ERA (22.1IP/2ER)
in four outings (three starts).
...Had his contract transferred from the Gulf Coast League Tigers to West Michigan on August 28 -- started one game
with West Michigan before his contract was transferred back to the Gulf Coast League Tigers on September 3.
Started one game with the Gulf Coast League Tigers during the 2007 season.
...Landed on the disabled list for the remainder of the season on August 15 following right shoulder surgery.
Made his professional debut with the Venezuelan Summer League Tigers in 2006.
...Compiled a 0.75 ERA (12.0IP/1ER) over a six-outing stretch May 25-June 20.
Signed by the Tigers as a non-drafted free agent on October 25, 2005.