Originally signed by the Florida Marlins as a non-drafted free agent on 4/25/06...Signed by Marlins scout Sandy Nin... Has a daughter, Angelica...Coaches children in the Dominican Republic during the offseason.
Combined to post a 3.70 ERA (24 ER/58.1 IP) with 26 walks and 45 strikeouts across three teams ... Recorded season-high-tying four strikeouts with Milwaukee (4/8 vs. CHC) and Pittsburgh (5/28 vs. NYM, and 5/31 vs. ARI) ... Appeared in 19 games for the Toros del Este of the Dominican Winter League, going 2-2 with a 1.83 ERA (4 ER/19.2 IP).
Went 0-1 with a 3.18 ERA in 46 relief appearances between Tampa Bay and Milwaukee...Retired 29 of 46 first batters faced (63.0%)...Stranded 16 of 26 inherited runners (61.5%)...Went 0-0 with a 2.45 ERA in 3 appearances with Tampa Bay (3.2ip, 1er) and 0-1 with a 3.22 ERA in 43 appearances with Milwaukee (58.2ip, 21er)...Went 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 1 save in 6 relief appearances at Triple-A Durham...Was designated for assignment by Tampa Bay on 5/8...Was traded to Milwaukee in exchange for cash on 5/12...Pitched for Este in the Dominican Winter League (3g).
Began the season at Double-A Montgomery, where he went 0-0 with a 5.68 ERA and 2 saves in 5 relief appearances before he was promoted to Triple-A Durham on 4/25...Went 4-1 with a 1.92 ERA and 5 saves in 45 relief appearances at Durham, holding opponents to a .196 batting average with 65 strikeouts in just 61.0 innings ...Pitched for Este in the Dominican Winter League (19g, 1-0, 4.12era).
Began the season at Triple-A Toledo, where he went 1-2 with an 8.84 ERA in 12 relief appearances before he was released by Detroit on 5/17...Signed as a free agent with Los Angeles and went 7-1 with a 4.91 ERA in 21 relief appearances at Double-A Chattanooga.....opponents batted .232 with 25 strikeouts in just 22.0 innings...Pitched for Este in the Dominican Winter League (16g, 1-0, 0.79era)...Signed as a free agent with Tampa Bay on 12/17.
Limited to 20 games in 2013 with Triple A Charlotte in the Chicago White Sox organization as he was sidelined with an injury for much of the season...Fanned a season-high three batters on April 26 versus Norfolk -- equaled the high on May 27 versus Toledo....also tossed a season-best 2.2 innings that same day...Sidelined June 6-September 1 with a right elbow sprain...Assigned to Bristol on an injury rehabilitation assignment -- allowed two runs on two hits in 2.2 innings of work for the White Sox.
Spent most of the season with Class AAA Charlotte but appeared in two games with the White Sox ... was recalled from Charlotte on 7/13 and made his season debut the same night at Kansas city, throwing 1.2 scoreless IP ... was one of a Major League-record eight rookie pitchers used by Chicago in the game (source: Elias) ... was optioned back to the Knights on 7/17 and recalled on 9/14 for the remainder of the season ... ranked among International League relief leaders in opponents average (2nd, .177), strikeouts per 9.0 IP (5th, 9.29) and baserunners per 9.0 IP (5th, 10.43) ... 28 of his 40 outings were scoreless ... limited righties to a .173 (23-133) average (lefties hit .184) ... made nine straight scoreless appearances (11.0 IP) to end the season ... entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 7 Prospect in the White Sox organization.
Was 3-8 with a 3.57 ERA (23 ER/58.0 IP) and 74 strikeouts in 56 relief appearances with Class AA Jacksonville in the Florida organization ... pitched in the MLB All-Star Futures game, throwing 0.1 scoreless IP ... held opponents to a .223 (47-211) average, including a .188 (11-85) mark by left-handers ... averaged 11.48 strikeouts per 9.0 IP, second-best among Southern League relievers ... made 10 appearances with Este in the Dominican Winter League, going 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA (3 ER/8.1 IP) and 10 strikeouts ... was named by Baseball America prior to the season as the No. 4 Prospect and possessing the best fastball in the Marlins organization ... Sox acquisition recommended by Daraka Shaheed and Bill Young.
In his fifth professional season, spent time at three different levels of the organization, beginning with Single-A Jupiter, where he went 0-1 with a 1.42 ERA in 21 games ... Recorded four saves in four opportunities for the Hammerheads ... Had a streak of 16.1 consecutive scoreless innings from April 19 to May 25 ... Promoted to double-A Jacksonville on June 10, where he made 15 appearances, going 1-0 witha 2.16 ERA ... Pitched a season high 2.1 innings on June 20 at Birmingham, allowing only one hit and striking outone ... Held right handed batters to a .133 average between Jupiter and Jacksonville combined, whilelefties hit at a .180 clip ... Selected to his first Major League roster on July 16, making his Major League debut that night,throwing 0.1 inning against Washington ... Recorded his first Major League win on July 19 vs. Colorado after allowing one run in 1.1 inningsof work ... Made four appearances for the Marlins before being placed on the 15-day DL July 25 with a right elbow strain. In two rehab appearances, pitched 2.0 perfect innings, striking out four with Jupiter and Jacksonville. Returned from rehab on September 1 before being transferred to the 60-day DL on September 20.
Was 1-1 with a 3.14 ERA (15 ER/43.0 IP) and one save in 29 relief appearances with Jupiter.
Spent the season with the rookie Marlins, going 1-1 with a 6.11 ERA (12 ER/17.2 IP) in 12 games.
Appeared in eight games (five starts) between the rookie Marlins and DSL Marlins.
Made his professional debut with the DSL Marlins ... was recommended/signed by Sandy Nin.