Is married.....wife's name is Erika.....the couple has two daughters, Veronica and Danna... Became the first player acquired under Brewers GM David Stearns when he was claimed off waivers by Milwaukee from Chicago-AL on 10/7/15
Went 1-4 with a 5.12 ERA in 21 games (14 starts)... The Brewers went 4-10 in his starts... Produced 4 quality starts... Held opponents to a .230 batting average... Was 1-4 with a 5.20 ERA as a starter (64ip, 37er) and 0-0 with a 4.26 ERA in relief (6.1ip, 3er)... Made his first career Opening Day roster... Was the Brewers' Opening Day starter and received no decision in the team's 7-5 defeat on 4/3 vs. Colorado (3ip, 1h, 2r, 2er, 0bb, 4k, 1hr, 1hbp).....left the game with a right calf strain suffered while running to first base on a sacrifice bunt.....was placed on the DL the next day... Had two stints on the disabled list: 4/4-5/25 (right calf strain) and 7/9-7/17 (right shin contusion)...Was optioned on 7/30 to Triple-A Colorado Springs (5gs, 2-1, 1.52era).....was recalled on 9/1... Pitched for La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League (9g, 8gs, 3-2, 2.98era)
Named Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher as voted on by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America...Began the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he went 0-2 with a 4.63 ERA in 4 starts...Was recalled by Milwaukee on 5/3...Went 9-3 with a 2.81 ERA in 20 starts during his first full Major League season...The Brewers went 14-6 in his starts...Produced 12 quality starts, going 7-1 with a 1.66 ERA in those starts (81.1ip, 15er)...Was named Brewers Pitcher of the Month for July (5gs, 2-1, 1.59era, 34ip, 25k)...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 8/8-9/1, retroactive to 8/4, with right elbow inflammation...Went 7-3 with a 2.93 ERA in 17 starts prior to his disabled list stint (107.1ip, 35er) and 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA after being reinstated (14.1ip, 3er).
Began the season at Double-A Birmingham, where he went 2-3 with a 2.29 ERA in 5 games (3 starts).....held Southern League opponents to a .221 batting average with 26 strikeouts in just 19.2 innings…Was promoted to Triple-A Charlotte on 5/5 and went 2-4 with a 3.39 ERA in 26 games (8 starts).....held International League opponents to a .193 batting average with 79 strikeouts in just 63.2 innings…Contract was selected by Chicago-AL on 6/7.....was optioned back to Charlotte on 6/30…Made 3 relief appearances for the White Sox, posting a 6.75 ERA (4ip, 7h, 3r, 3er, 1bb, 3k, 1hr)…His Major League debut came on 6/12 at Tampa Bay (2ip, 4h, 1r, 1er, 1ibb, 2k, 1wp).....his first career strikeout was Rene Rivera…Was claimed off waivers by Milwaukee on 10/7…Following the season pitched for La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League for the eighth consecutive year (2008-15).