Originally Signed by Houston as an undrafted free agent on September 6, 2002...Signed by Julio Linares and Adriano Rodriguez.
Spent the season at the Yankees Alternate Training Site at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre... Released by the Nationals on 7/17 and signed by the New York Yankees as a minor league free agent on 8/25...A non-roster Spring Training Invitee by the Washington Nationals; appeared in four games (4.1 IP, H, 2 K).
Had his contract selected by San Francisco on Aug. 15 and made 21 appearances out of the bullpen for the Giants, posting a 4.15 ERA (6 ER/13.0 IP)...Opposing batters hit .196 (6-for-46) with two homers off of him...Struck out 49 batters against just four walks in 38 Triple-A games.
Spent the entire season with BOS...Of his 48 relief appearances, 34 were scoreless (70.8%)...Held LHH to a .227/.288/.348 slash line (15-66) with 4 XBH (2 2B & 2 HR)... From 4/28-8/26 (26 G), held LHH to a .098 AVG (4-41)...Held opponents to a .186 AVG (8-43) with RISP...Posted a 1.33 ERA (3 ER, 20.1 IP) in 22 road games compared to a 5.01 ERA (13 ER, 23.1 IP) in 26 home games...Averaged 2.89 BB/9.0 IP (14 BB, 43.2 IP), his lowest mark since 2014 (2.35)...Posted a 2.93 ERA (9 ER, 27.2 IP) in 27 games before the All-Star break and a 3.94 ERA (7 ER, 16.0 IP) in 21 games after... Retired 35 of 48 first batters faced (72.9%)...Logged a season-best 8-game scoreless streak (8.0 IP) from 5/1-20, surrendering 2 hits in that span (.083 AVG)... Earned his second career save on 7/2 at TOR (3.0 IP, BB, 3 SO).
Allowed 0 runs in 42 of his 57 appearances (74%). Held lefties to a .195 OBP, the lowest mark in the AL and 3rd-lowest in the majors (min. 75 LHH faced)...Lefties hit .153 (11-for-72) against him, the 10th-lowest mark among ML pitchers (min. 75 LHH faced) and 3rd-lowest in the AL behind teammates Koji Uehara (.139) and Craig Kimbrel (.145). Appeared in 55+ games for the 3rd straight season. Opened the year with MIN and went 1-4 with 1 save and a 2.65 ERA (10 ER/34.0 IP) in 39 appearances for the Twins. Each of his first 9 appearances of the season was scoreless (9.1 IP)... Did not allow an earned run over his first 13 appearances (12.0 IP); 1st ER allowed came in his 14th appearance on 5/6 at CWS. Overall, allowed only 2 runs (1 ER) over his first 23 games of the season through 5/29 (0.47 ERA, 19.1 IP)...Held opponents to a .197 AVG (13-for-66) in that span. Posted a 2.83 ERA (9 ER/28.2 IP) in 34 games prior to the All-Star break. Traded to the Red Sox in exchange for RHP Pat Light on 8/1...Was 0-2, 6.39 ERA (9 ER/12.2 IP) in 18 games for BOS. Made his Red Sox debut on 8/2 at SEA...Took the loss and was charged with a blown save that night. From 8/3 through the remainder of the season, allowed only 2 hits in 22 at-bats (.091 AVG) with 12 SO against left-handed hitters (both singles)...Held lefties to a .130 AVG (3-for-23) with BOS. Earned his 1st of 2 holds with BOS on 8/15 at CLE, stranding the tying run in the 8th in a 3-2 win. Made 3 regular season appearances for Este in the Dominican Winter League (3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER)...Also pitched in the postseason for Aguilas, allowing 0 ER in 9 of his 10 outings (7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 10 SO).
Posted a 7.36 ERA (9 ER/11.0 IP) in his first 20 games through 5/19, a 0.83 ERA (2 ER/21.2 IP) in his next 23 games through 8/9, and a 6.60 ERA (11 ER/15.0 IP) in his final 19 games. Held opponents to a .167 AVG (5-for-30) with RISP and 2 outs. Inherited 46 runners (13 scored), tied for 5th-most in the AL.
Spent the entire season with Oakland; first time in his career on a major league roster for a full season...Set a career-high with 69 appearances and posted a 1.57 ERA (10 ER/57.1 IP) in these outings...Ranked third among American League relievers in percentage of inherited runners scored (13.2%), fifth in ERA (1.57), and seventh in opponents' slugging percentage (.253)... Dealt the loss on 5/27 vs. DET, extending his losing streak to 15 games dating back to 4/9/11...The losing streak was the second-longest by a Major League pitcher over the last 32 years (27, Anthony Young, May 6, 1992-July 24, 1993)...Snapped the losing streak after earning the win on 6/6 vs. BAL.
Began the season in the Washington Nationals organization at Triple-A Syracuse, after signing with the club during the offseason...Went 1-0, with a 1.06 ERA (2 ER/17.0 IP) in 17 relief appearances for Syracuse...Promoted to the majors on 5/21... Began his Nationals career with a 10-game scoreless streak (8.2 IP) from 5/25 to 6/11...Posted a 1.83 ERA (4 ER/19.2 IP) in 20 appearances pre-All-Star Break...Allowed 6-of-15 (40.0%) inherited runners to score...Pitched for Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League following the season and went 0-1, 4.70 ERA in eight relief appearances.
Member of the Astros' Opening Day roster for a 2nd consecutive season...enjoyed 3 stints with HOU and endured nearly 3-week stint on the Disabled List with an right intercostal strain...did not suffer a blown save in 37 appearances...struck out 28 in 27.2 Triple-A innings with Oklahoma City of the Pacific Coast League...pitched in 5 games for Este in the Dominican Winter League.
Made 29 appearances for Houston, all coming in the 1st half of the season...held lefties to a .273 (12x44) average this season...began the year as the only lefty in the Astros bullpen...optioned to Triple A Oklahoma City on May 17 and recalled on June 16...placed on the 15-day DL on July 5 (left shoulder tendinitis)...recalled on July 30 and optioned to OKC...completed his season with the RedHawks...earned his first Major League win on April 6 at Cincinnati, hurling 1.2 scoreless innings...was the Astros first win of the 2011 season...went 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA (16ER/32IP) in 31 appearances with OKC (29g) and the GCL Astros (2g)...finished his minor league campaign by going 1-1 with a 3.14 ERA (5ER/14.1IP) over his final 15 appearances with OKC... following the season, pitched in the Dominican Winter League for the Toros del Este and posted a 1-1 record with a 2.25 ERA (4ER/16IP) in four starts.
Posted a 2.84 ERA (6ER/19IP) in 22 games during two stints with Houston, July 24-Aug. 1 and Aug.18-Oct. 3...did not allow a run in 18 of his 22 outings...held left-handed batters to a .179 (5x28) batting average and all hitters to a .200 (14x70) mark...appeared in eight of Houston's last 13 games of 2010 and did not allow a run in six of those eight outings... made his Major League debut on July 28 vs. Chicago (NL) and tossed 1.0 scoreless inning...was his only outing during his first stint with the Astros...was optioned to Triple A on Aug. 1 and appeared in five games for Round Rock, allowing one run in 6.1 innings (1.42 ERA)...was originally recalled from Double A Corpus Christi on July 25, marking his first career appearance on a Major League roster... the left-hander went 4-3 with a 2.50 ERA (11ER/39.2IP) in 14 games, including four starts, for Corpus Christi to start the 2010 season... posted a 1.93 ERA (4ER/18.2IP) in his 10 relief outings... spent time at big league camp during Spring Training and posted a 2.25 ERA (1ER/4IP) in three appearances.
Began the year at Lancaster (A), where he made 41 appearances, all in relief, posting a 4-6 record with six saves and a 4.14 ERA (38ER/82.2IP)...finished second on the team in appearances and ERA (min. 50 IP) and led the club in saves...earned Lancaster's Pitcher of the Month in June after going 1-0 with one save and a 1.06 ERA (2ER/17IP) in seven games...earned a promotion to Corpus Christi (AA) in late August and made three starts for the Hooks, posting an 0-1 record and a 3.21 ERA (5ER/14IP)...marked his first starts since August of 2007...combined between the two levels to finish 4-7 with a 4.00 ERA (43ER/96.2IP)...added to the Astros 40-man roster on Nov. 5... played for the Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League and went 3-1 with a 3.42 ERA (18ER/47.1IP) in 10 starts.
Spent the entire season at Lexington (A), posting a 2-7 record and a 3.30 ERA (28ER/76.1IP)...led the club in appearances and in relief innings...earned Lexington's Pitcher of the Month in May after posting a 3.00 ERA (4ER/12IP) with one save over eight games...made three scoreless appearances (2.1IP) for the Azucareros del Este in the Dominican Winter League
Began his first year playing in the United States with Rookie-level Greeneville...made two starts to begin the season (10ER/9.2IP) before being moved to the bullpen...posted a 6-4 record with one save and a 4.14 ERA (23ER/50IP)...as a reliever, was 5-1 with a 2.12 ERA (8ER/34IP)…earned a promotion to Tri-City (A) in Sept. and pitched in two games for the ValleyCats
In his fourth and final season playing in the Dominican, posted a 5-2 record and a 1.32 ERA (9ER/61.1IP) in 11 starts
Made one appearance for the DSL Astros.
Posted a sub-2.00 ERA for the second consecutive season with the DSL Astros...went 4-1 with a 1.29 ERA (6ER/42IP) in eight starts
Made his professional debut with the DSL Astros and was named an All-Star...posted a 6-2 record and a 1.61 ERA (14ER/78.1IP) in 14 starts.