Was signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on January 6, 2011.
Was 0-1 with a 4.87 ERA (20.1IP, 11ER) in 16 relief appearances over four stints in his ﬁrst Major League action with the Yankees (5/11-21, 5/31-6/16, 8/12-13 and 8/31-10/1)…allowed 5-of-10 inherited runners to score…retired 10-of-16 ﬁrst batters faced (62.5%)... Made his Major League debut in 5/12 loss vs. Houston, retiring his only batter faced (Carlos Correa) in the ninth to strand two runners (0.1IP)... Recorded the ﬁrst loss of his Major League career on 6/15 at Oakland, allowing 3H and 2ER in the 10th inning (1IBB, 1K)... Tossed a career-high 3.0 innings in 5/14 Game 2 loss vs. Houston (1H, 1R/0ER, 1BB, 3K)…collected his ﬁrst career strikeout (Brian McCann, swinging)... Struck out a career-high four batters over 2.2 scoreless innings in 8/12 loss vs. Boston (1H)... In 28 relief appearances with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, went 4-2 with seven saves, a 2.08 ERA (43.1IP, 10ER) and 69K…at the time of his ﬁnal call-up, led the IL and was tied for sixth among all minor leaguers with a 14.33 K/9.0IP ratio (min. 40.0IP)... Attended spring training with the Yankees, making ﬁve relief appearances and going 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA (6.0IP, 2ER)…made one relief appearance for México in the World Baseball Classic (2.0IP, 1ER).
Split the season between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, making a total of 42 relief appearances while going 7-2 with four saves and a 1.27 ERA (78.0IP, 48H, 13R/11ER, 17BB, 106K, 5HR)…led all minor league pitchers (min. 75.0IP) with a 12.23 K/9.0IP ratio and a 36.1% strikeout rate (106K, 294BF), ranked fifth in ERA and opponents' batting average (.175) and 12th with a 6.24 K/BB ratio…opponents batted .175 (48-for-274); LH .129 (16-for-124), RH .213 (32-for-150). Began the season with Trenton, going 2-1 with two saves and a 1.09 ERA (33.0IP, 20H, 6R/4ER, 7BB, 53K, 1HR) in 17 relief appearances. Also pitched for Scranton/WB, going 5-1 with two saves and a 1.40 ERA (45.0IP, 28H, 7ER, 10B, 53K, 4HR) in 25 relief outings. During the postseason for the RailRiders, went 2-0 with two saves and did not allow a hit over 6.2 scoreless innings (1BB, 9K) across four relief appearances…earned saves in the RailRiders' Governors' Cup-clinching game at Gwinnett and the Triple-A National Championship Game vs. El Paso. Prior to the season, made one relief appearance for México in a World Baseball Classic qualifying game (1.0IP, 1H, 2K). Was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster on 11/18/16.
Combined at Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to go 3-1 with ﬁve saves and a 1.71 ERA (63.0IP, 41H, 15R/12ER, 9BB, 64K, 2HR) in 35 relief appearances…held opponents to a .183 (41-for-224) BA; LH .157 (13-for-83), RH .199 (28-for-141)... Went 1-0 with ﬁve saves and a 0.96 ERA (28.0IP, 3ER) in his ﬁnal 18 appearances of the year (combined at all three levels)... Spent the majority of the season with Tampa, going 3-1 with ﬁve saves and a 1.35 ERA (53.1IP, 32H, 11R/8ER, 7BB, 54K) in 30 relief appearances... Also pitched for Trenton (3G, 5.40 ERA, 6.2IP, 4ER) and Scranton/WB (2G, 0.00 ERA, 3.0IP, 0ER)... Following the season, appeared in 13 games for Yaquis de Obregón of the Mexican Winter League and went 1-2 with a 10.00 ERA (9.0IP, 10ER).
Spent the entire season with Single-A Charleston, going 5-5 with one save and a 4.57 ERA (88.2IP, 108H, 56R/45ER, 19BB, 91K, 8HR) in 29 games (six starts)…his 1.52 BB/9.0IP ratio (59.1IP, 1IBB) as a reliever ranked fourth in the SAL... Following the season, went 1-1 with 1.69 ERA (16.0IP, 3ER) in 16 relief appearances for Yaquis de Obregón of the Mexican Winter League.
Made 16 starts with short-season Single-A Staten Island, going 2-8 with a 4.27 ERA (65.1IP, 71H, 32R/31ER, 14BB, 43K, 9HR)…tied for the NYPL lead in starts and ranked ﬁfth among starters with a 1.93 BB/9.0IP ratio... Following the season, made ﬁve relief appearances with Yaquis de Obregón of the Mexican Winter League, going 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA (6.1IP, 9H, 3ER, 2BB, 3K).
Made his professional debut with the GCL Yankees, going 0-1 with a 1.67 ERA (27.0IP, 20H, 7R/5ER, 2BB, 22K,1HR) in 12 appearances (four starts).