First name is pronounced leez-al-VEHR-toe...in 2012 was on the World Team roster for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City...was a mid-season All-Star in 2009 (Dominican Summer League), 2011 (South Atlantic League) and 2012 (Eastern League)...was South Atlantic League Player of the Week for 7/5-7/11, 2011.
On 8/10 was diagnosed with right elbow inflammation and spent the rest of his season on the disabled list until he was released on 9/1...made 4 starts and 6 relief apps during 4 stints with the Reds (1g from 4/18-4/22, 5g/4gs from 5/11-6/5, 2g from 6/18-6/25, 1g on 7/18, 1g from 8/6-8/9)...in the 12-8 loss on 4/22 vs Chi became the first Reds reliever to throw 5.0 innings in a game since Keyvius Sampson threw 5.0 innings on 8/4/16 at Mil...was 1 of 3 Reds relievers to throw at least 5.0 innings in relief (Jake Buchanan, Asher Wojciechowski)...made all 4 of his starts during his second stint, from 5/13-5/29 (0-3, 7.84)...in his first appearance after he was promoted the second time started the 3-1 loss on 5/13 at SF, the afternoon following the previous night's 17-inning game, and threw his only career complete game (8ip, 6h, 3er, 2bb, 5k, 2hr)...in that start recorded his only Major League hit, a single off Matt Moore...earned his only victory for the Reds on 6/5 vs StL...threw just 8 pitches in a perfect seventh to keep the deficit at 2-0, then earned the victory when the Reds scored 4 runs in the bottom of the inning...retired the first batter in 4 of his 6 relief apps...both inherited baserunners scored...did not enter a game in a save situation...Reds went 2-8 in games in which he pitched..was claimed off waivers from the Pirates on 2/13, the day pitchers and catchers reported to spring training camp in Goodyear...on 12/19 was signed by the Indians to a minor league contract.
Spent the season with Dodgers' affiliates at Class AA Tulsa and Class AAA Oklahoma City...combined to finish 5-7, 3.97 with 2 saves in 13 starts and 18 relief apps...on 2/13/17, the day Reds pitchers and catchers reported to spring training, was claimed off waivers from the Pirates.
Spent the season on the Dodgers' 60-day disabled list recovering from "Tommy John" surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow...surgery was performed on 4/15...was non-tendered in December but then was re-signed by LAD to a minor league contract for 2016.
Saw first ML action as a September call-up for Texas, going 3-0 with a 3.05 ERA (7 ER/20.2 IP) in 5 games/3 starts…recalled from Round Rock on 9/2 and made his ML debut on 9/4 vs. SEA (3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R-ER) in Rangers' 10-2 loss…after another relief outing, finished season with 3 starts, going 3-0, 2.12 (4 ER/17.0 IP) while holding opponents to a .182 (10-55) avg. as a starter…first Texas pitcher ever to post wins in his first 3 career starts, one of just 3 pitchers in MLB to pull the trick in 2014 (also BOS' Anthony Ranaudo and ARI's Chase Anderson)…beat Braves in a FOX national TV game in first start on 9/13 vs. ATL (6.0 IP, 2 R-ER), retiring final 7 batters faced for his first ML victory…took no-hitter into 5th inning in 2nd start on 9/19 at LAA (5.0 IP, 2 R-ER)…posted 6.0 SHO IP to win his season finale 9/24 vs. HOU, career-high 7 K's to finish off 3-game sweep of Astros…became just the 2nd pitcher in club history to win each of his last 3 starts in a campaign (also Kevin Millwood, last 3 in 2009).
MINORS/FALL LEAGUE: Went 4-2, 4.10 (34 ER/74.2 IP) in 39 games/6 starts for Round Rock (AAA), also posting one save…6 of his last 10 outings were starts, going 1-1, 3.60 (10 ER/25.0 IP) in those 6 starts with a .204 (19-93) opp. avg…overall, PCL opponents hit .253 (73-289), with a .222 (28-126) figure from LH batters and a .169 (14-83) mark with RISP…also pitched in 4 games/3 starts for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League, going 0-1, 5.68 (8 ER/12.2 IP).
Combined to go 7-5 with a 4.79 ERA (39 ER/73.1 IP), 6 saves, and 106 strikeouts against 33 walks over 47 games/2 starts with Round Rock and Frisco…whiffed 106 of 323 batters faced (32.8%)…ranked 6th among all minor league relievers with 106 strikeouts…held opponents to a .244 average (68-279), including a .241 mark (38-158) by right-handed hitters…stranded 10 of 15 (66.7%) inherited runners and limited opposition to a .254 average (18-71) with RISP.
Round Rock: Opened the season with Round Rock, where PCL batters hit .299 (52-174) with 8 home runs over 26 games/2 starts…permitted runs in 14 of 24 relief appearances… worked multiple innings in 13 relief appearances…posted a 8.64 ERA (8 ER/8.1 IP) over first 5 relief appearances…compiled a 4.07 ERA (11 ER/24.1 IP) over next 14 games/one start to lower season ERA to 5.40…permitted runs in 6 of last 7 outings with the Express, posting a 15.09 ERA (19 ER/11.1 IP).
Frisco: Transferred to Frisco on June 30 and averaged 14.8 SO/9 and 2.7 BB/9 with the 'Riders…permitted just a pair of extra-base hits (2 2B)…held opposition 3-for-60 (.050) with 36 strikeouts when ahead in the count…converted all 6 save opportunities…did not all a run over first 6 appearances with Frisco, a span of 11.0 innings…allowed lone run with Frisco on July 21 at San Antonio, permitting 4 of his 16 hits allowed overall in that contest as well…compiled a season-ending 18.1-inning scoreless streak over his last 14 appearances with Frisco, holding opponents to a .127 average (8-63) during that stretch.
Arizona Fall League/Winter Ball: Was a late addition to the Surprise Saguaros, joining the club Nov. 2…appeared in 3 games, tossing 5.0 scoreless innings with 8 strikeouts against 2 walks…held opponents to a .167 average (3-18)…continued season in the Dominican Winter League and compiled a 6.23 ERA (3 ER/4.1 IP) over 4 relief outings with Escogido.
Bonilla went 3-2 with a 1.55 ERA in the Minor Leagues.