Resides in San Francisco de Macoris, DR in the offseason with his wife, Vildana Angeles, and their children, Jeyden and Scarlett...Participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan.
Was a key part of the Tigers bullpen in 2021, establishing career highs in appearances (67), wins (4), innings pitched (61.2) and strikeouts (62)....Finished the season with 18 holds, which ranked tied for 10th in the American League....Posted a career-high average velocity on his fastball at 96.7 MPH...topped out at 99.9 MPH on June 27 vs. Houston, the fastest pitch of his career...Made the 100th appearance of his Major League career April 7 vs. Minnesota, throwing 2.0 perfect innings with three strikeouts....Did not allow an earned run in nine consecutive outings from May 13-31, throwing 7.2 innings with three hits and 10 strikeouts....Earned his first Major League save on June 5 at Chicago (AL), retiring all three batters he faced....Picked up his first win of the season June 20 at Los Angeles (AL), working 2.0 perfect innings with three strikeouts....Named the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for June, appearing in 12 games during the month and posting a 1-2 record with a 0.68 ERA (13.1IP/1ER) and 13 strikeouts...allowed just seven hits, limiting opponents to a .159 batting average, while he also had a 0.83 WHIP...among Major League relievers with at least 13.0 innings pitched, he ranked fourth in ERA, tied for sixth in WHIP and tied for seventh in opponent batting average...Did not allow a run in 11 consecutive appearances from June 14-July 8, throwing 11.2 scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts...did not allow an earned run in 24 of 25 outings from May 13-July 8, and had a 0.37 ERA (24.1IP/1ER) with 25 punchouts in that span...among big league relievers with at least 24.0 innings pitched during that stretch, he ranked first in ERA, fourth in WHIP (0.70) and fifth in opponents batting average (.143).
Established himself as a mainstay in the back-end of the Tigers bullpen during the 2020 season, with all 29 of his appearances coming in the seventh inning-or-later... Posted a 3-3 record and 3.03 ERA (29.2IP/10ER) on 23 hits and 10 walks, while striking out 34…marked career highs in wins, holds (6), strikeouts per nine innings (10.31), and career lows in ERA, WHIP (1.11), FIP (2.63), and walks per nine innings (3.03)…held opponents scoreless in 23-of-29 outings on the season... Among all Major League relievers he ranked tied for third with 29 appearances and seventh with 29.2 innings pitched... Tied a career high with 17 inherited runners, which ranked tied for seventh in the American League this season…allowed just one of those inherited runners to score, giving him the lowest inherited runner score percentage (5.9) in all of baseball among pitchers with at least 17 IR... Did not allow a run over 11 consecutive appearances from Aug. 12 to Sept. 4…allowed only two hits and four walks over that span, while striking out 15…opponents hit .057 (2x35) during the stretch... Made his 28th career multi-inning relief appearance on Sept. 15 vs. Kansas City, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings and stranding both runners he inherited…has had great success in his career in multi inning outings, posting a combined 3-1 record and 1.75 ERA (56.2IP/11ER) on 47 hits and 15 walks, while striking out 57.
Split the 2019 season between Detroit and Triple A Toledo...appeared at the Major League level for the first time since 2014...Made eight multi-inning relief appearance for the Tigers...allowed just one run to score in those outings, compiling 14.2 innings with eight hits and three walks, while striking out 15...Did not allow a run over his final nine appearances with Triple A Toledo from June 5-July 21, throwing 10.0 scoreless innings...Allowed just one earned run over 10 appearances with Detroit between August 20 and September 12... posted a 1.13 ERA (8.0IP/1ER) over that span, allowing three hits and four walks, while striking out 11...Pitched in eight games with Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League, and had a 0-1 record with a 0.96 ERA (9.1IP/1ER) and 16 strikeouts.
Appeared in 22 games with Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League in 2018, compiling a 1-2 record with a 4.26 ERA (19.0IP/9ER) and 20 strikeouts.
Rookie reliever spent over three months in the Major Leagues from April 22-Aug. 6, the first Major League action of his career...went to Major League Spring Training for the first time in his career and made two appearances (2ER/2.2IP) before being reassigned to minor league camp on March 12...broke camp as a piggy-back starter with Triple A Oklahoma City and made three appearances, going 1-1 with a 9.35 ERA (9ER/8.2IP)...fared much better in his relief appearances, posting a 1.50 ERA (1ER/6IP) ... recalled by Houston on April 22 and would go on to post a 2-2 record and a 4.12 ERA (20ER/43.2IP) across 28 appearances for the Astros before being optioned back to OKC on Aug. 6...worked in long relief for Houston thru his first 11 appearances with 10 of those 11 being 2.0+ innings (thru June 6) ... made his MLB debut on April 22 vs. Seattle and tossed 3.2 scoreless innings ... had great success as a long reliever (1-0, 2.67 ERA, 8ER/27IP) and eventually worked his way into setup situations...from June 14 to the date of his option made 17 appearances with a 6.48 ERA (12ER/16.2IP) with only three of those 17 apps. being longer than 1.0 inning... pitched in 10 consecutive games, from May 18-June 26, without allowing an earned run (19.1IP)...after his option, made nine appearances at OKC, posting an 8.00 ERA (8ER/9IP)...pitched for the Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League and made six appearances, posting a 4.91 ERA (2ER/3.2IP).
Went 13-7 with a 3.70 ERA (61ER/148.1IP) and 148 strikeouts in 28 combined starts between Triple A Oklahoma City (8g) and Double A Corpus Christi (20g) in 2012...was added to the Astros 40-man roster for
the first time in his career on November 20...his 148 strikeouts in 2012 ranked second among Astros minor
leaguers...allowed just eight homers in his 148.1 innings last year, good for a mark of 0.54 home runs per
nine innings...spent the majority of the season at Double A Corpus Christi, where he went 9-6 with a 3.40 ERA
(41ER/108.2IP), two complete games, one shutout and 116 strikeouts...earned Texas League Midseason All-
Star honors and was named the league's Pitcher of the Week on June 4 and July 23...led the Texas League in
strikeouts per nine innings (9.61) and complete games, and ranked tied for second in the league in opponents
batting average (.227) and punchouts (116) in 2012...at the time of his promotion to Triple A OKC on July
26, was leading the league in strikeouts and ranked second in wins...was the Corpus Christi Pitcher of the
Month for June...made one start for Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League in 2012...gave up two
unearned runs in 0.1 innings...following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 15 prospect
in the Houston system...
Spent the entire season at Class A Advanced Lancaster...led all Astros minor
leaguers and ranked sixth in the California League with 152 strikeouts...led the California League with
11.09 strikeouts per nine innings (min. 120 innings)...named the Lancaster Pitcher of the Month for both
May and June...ranked as the No. 26 prospect in the Astros system by Baseball America after the year.
Made 26 starts for Class A Lexington, posting an 8-6 record with a 3.65 ERA (54ER/133IP).