Graduated from Acadamia Santa Monica High School in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2008 ... was selected by Houston in the ninth round of the June 2008 draft ... signed by Astros scout Joey Sola. Added to the Astros 40-man roster on Nov. 21, 2013...signed to a one-year contract that runs through the 2014 season.
Combined to go 10-6 with one complete game, two saves and a 4.56 ERA (66ER/130.1IP) in 31 games (20 starts) for Class A Advanced Lancaster (27g/18gs) and Double A Corpus Christi (4g/2gs)...struck out 150 batters in his 130.1 innings pitched and allowed just a .235 opponent's batting average...led all Astros minor leaguers in strikeouts...made one appearance as a minor league call-up in Astros Major League Spring Training and tossed 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out two...began his season at Lancaster as a piggyback starter and made 17 turns alternating starts and relief appearances ... inserted into the rotation for his final 10 starts with the club...earned Lancaster's Pitcher of the Month in April and June...went 1-1 with a save and a 3.47 ERA (9ER/23.1IP) with 30 strikeouts in 23.1 innings pitched in his six games (3 starts) in April...in June, he went 3-1 with a 1.99 ERA (7ER/31.2IP) with 40 strikeouts in 31.2 innings pitched in seven games (five starts)...allowed just a .193 average in the month ... promoted to Corpus Christi on Aug. 15 and made four appearances (two starts) with the Hooks...was dominant at Corpus Christi, allowing just one run in 17.0 innings (0.53 ERA) while striking out 21...earned Texas League Player of the Week Honors for the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 3 after tossing a two-hit, 14-strikeout complete game shutout on Aug. 26 at San Antonio ... following the season, returned to pitch for Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League and made six starts, posting a 3.52 ERA (9ER/23IP) and 17 strikeouts.
Called up on July 2 and from that point forward, led the Dodgers in batting average (.297), hits (84), doubles (20)
and games (78), while ranking third on the club with 40 RBI. Hit .325 with runners in scoring position (25-for-77) and batted .315 with runners on base (39-for-124)...hit .351 in
close and late situations (20-for-57) and had five game-winning RBI. Batted .331 (48-for-145) over the season's final 48 games, which was the sixth-highest mark among National
Leaguers (min. 150 plate appearances) after Aug. 12. Hit his first Major League homer on July 20 at New York with a two-run shot off the Mets' Johan Santana...
homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career on Aug. 18-19 at Atlanta. Drove in runs in his first four games as a Dodger, becoming the first Dodger to have an RBI in his first four games
with the club since Jimmy Wynn did so in six in a row from April 5-10, 1974. Hit safely in 12 consecutive games from July 17-29, batting .300 (15-for-50) with four doubles, two homers and 12
RBI during the run...the career-long hitting streak was the second longest run by a Dodger this season. Established single-game career highs with four hits (Sept. 3 vs. San Diego) and four RBI (Sept. 14 vs. St. Louis). Appeared in 51 games (48 starts) at third base, 24 games (23 starts) at shortstop and two games (both starts)
at second base, committing just four errors and posting a combined .983 fielding percentage...his .984 fielding
percentage as a third baseman ranked second among National Leaguers at the hot corner (min. 50 games). Named a Pacific Coast League All-Star after batting .318 with 31 doubles, three triples, eight homers and 46 RBI in
74 games with Triple-A Albuquerque prior to his July 2 promotion...batted .390 (30-for-77) with runners in
scoring position. Selected as the May Dodger Pride Award winner for Albuquerque, batting .317 with four homers and 20 RBI in 26
games in the month...tied for fourth in the PCL with 18 extra-base hits and tied for the league lead with
Batted .273 with nine home runs and 34 RBI in 67 games with Triple-A Round Rock...Played games at shortstop (34), second base (19), third base (seven) and left field (nine)...Batted .406 and hit seven home runs with 18 RBI in 16 games with the Mexican League's Diablos Rojos del Mexico.
Spent most of the season at Triple-A Nashville, where he was named team MVP and was a Pacific Coast League All-Star (129g, .281, 10hr, 68rbi)...Was recalled by Milwaukee on 9/7...Appeared in 7 games with the Brewers, including 3 starts at shortstop...Following the season played for Culiacan in the Mexican Pacific League
Batted .214 with 2 RBI in 27 games during two stints with Pittsburgh...made 18 starts (14 G at SS, 4 G at 2B)...Made his first Opening Day roster.....was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on 4/17 and returned to Pittsburgh for the rest of the season on 7/10...Batted .253 with 3 HR and 23 RBI in 66 games at Indianapolis...Played for Culiacan in the Mexican Pacific League...Was claimed off waivers by Milwaukee on 12/7.
Batted .279 (138-for-495) with 34 doubles, nine homers and 61 RBI in 147 combined games between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis; hit .346 (46-for-133) against LHP and .254 (92-for-362) against RHP...Began season with Altoona and hit .211 in his first 16 games...Hit safely in seven straight games from 4/22-4/29, going 10-for-28 (.357) and raising season average from .211 to .259...Hit first of six home runs with Altoona on 5/1 vs. Harrisburg...Went 4-for-5 the following day vs. Erie...Hit safely in nine consecutive games from 5/28 thru 6/5 (12-for-32, .375) and in 15 of his 16 games from 5/28 thru 6/13 (22-for-59, .373)...Went 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in the Curve's 3-1 win vs. Binghamton on 7/2...Homered and knocked in three runs, including the eventual game-winning RBI-single in Altoona's 4-3 win vs. Harrisburg on 7/17...Hit .320 against lefthanders and .244 against righthanders while playing with Altoona...Made 102 appearances at shortstop, four at second base and two at third base with the Curve; also went 1-for-4 with an RBI in one game as the designated hitter...Was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis on 7/29 and went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in first game on 7/30 at Toledo...Hit safely in each of his first four Triple-A games (5-for-16, .313) and in six of his first seven (8-for-27, .296)...Made start in right field on 8/11 at Rochester and went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI...Started next game on 8/12 vs. Columbus in left field and went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI...Produced nine-game hitting streak from 8/21-30, going 15-for-38 (.395) with four doubles, three home
runs, nine RBI and 10 runs scored...Hit first home run with Indianapolis on 8/23 at Durham...Went deep in back-to-back games on 8/28 and 8/29 vs. Louisville...Hit .424 against lefthanders and .287 against righthanders while playing with Indianapolis...Made 16 appearances at shortstop and 14 at second base while playing with Indy; also one start in RF and one in LF and went 1-for-5 in one game as the designated hitter...Was selected by Pittsburgh on 9/2 and made Major League debut as a starter at shortstop at Cincinnati that night...Singled off Aaron Harang in first big league at bat and went 1-for-4 in the game...Went hitless in next 11 at bats before snapping streak with a single off Brian Moehler at Houston on 9/10; went 2-for-3 while making start at second base on 9/10...Started at shortstop the following night and went 1-for-3...Had career-high three hits in start at second base on 9/12 vs. St. Louis...Produced five-game hitting streak from 9/10-14 (9-for-20, .450) to raise average from .083 to .313...Made seven straight starts from 9/10-16 and hit .360 (9-for-25)...Picked up first Major League RBI on 9/18 vs. Los Angeles (NL)...Went 5-for-35 (.143) in his final 13 games after average peaked at .313 on 9/14...Snapped a 1-for-18 streak with two hits in his last two at bats at San Diego on 9/27...Made a total of 18 starts at shortstop and two at second base for the Pirates in September and had one throwing error (at shortstop on 9/13)...Hit .277 (52-for-188) with three homers and 18 RBI in 49 games with Obregon during the Mexican Winter League.
Hit .219 (86-for-393) with 20 doubles, nine home runs and 36 RBI in 114 combined
games between Portland (Padres Triple-A) and San Antonio (Padres Double-A)...Began season with Portland, where he made 39 appearances at shortstop, four at second base and two at third base...Hit first home run on 4/6 at Fresno...Doubled three times while knocking in two runs on 4/20 vs. Sacramento...Collected three RBIs after going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a home run on 5/21 vs. Tucson...Was optioned to San Antonio on 5/25 for the remainder of the season...Hit safely in four of his first five Double-A games...Was placed on the disabled list on
6/22 with a left hand contusion...Batted .250 (43-for-172) after being reinstated from the D.L. on 7/2...Hit .404 (21-for-52) against lefties and .210 (39-for-186) against right-handers while playing with San Antonio...Batted .248 (58-for-234) with 15 doubles, six homers and 33 RBI in 64 games with Mayos de Navojoa during Mexican Winter League.
Participated in the inaugural World Baseball Classic prior to the season and appeared in five games for Mexico...Made just one plate appearance during the WBC, going 0-for-1...Established Minor League career high in home runs while spending entire season with Mobile (Padres Double-A)...Was named the BayBears' Player-of-the-Year after leading the club in hits, runs, doubles and RBIs...Ranked third among Southern League batters in extra-base hits (50) and doubles...Made 86 appearances at third base, 36 at shortstop and 11 at second base...Was a Southern League mid-season All-Star and also participated in the MLB Futures Game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on 7/9...Played winter ball in the Mexican Pacific League with Navojoa and batted .268 with three homers and 25 RBI in 53 games.
Rated by Baseball America as the "Best Defensive Infielder" in the San Diego farm system prior to the season...Began season with Mobile, but was loaned to the Mexico City Red Devils of the Mexican League from 5/11 to 7/27...Played winter ball in the Mexican Pacific League with the Navojoa club which reached the Caribbean World Series...Hit .375 (6-for-16) in four games during the CWS, which included a two-homer, five-RBI performance in the opener vs. Puerto Rico.
Spent entire season with Lake Elsinore (Padres Class A Advanced)...Set Minor League career high in RBIs...Was named to the California League's mid-season All-Star team...Struck out only 56 times in 551 plate appearances, the second-best ratio among all California League batters (once every 9.8 PA's)...Hit .413 (19-for-46) during a 10-game hitting streak from 5/18-26...Had first career two-homer game on 6/9 vs. Rancho Cucamonga...Matched season high with second 10-game hitting streak from 7/15-25 (16-for-43, .372).
Spent first season in San Diego organization following off-season trade with Boston...Spent entire season with Class-A Fort Wayne in the Midwest League...Did not strike out more than twice in a game the entire season and fanned just once or less in 119 of his 129 games...Smacked a grand slam on 6/24 at Beloit.
Combined to hit .215 with three home runs and 24 RBI in 79 games between Augusta (Red Sox Class A) and the Gulf Coast League Red Sox...Was traded to San Diego in exchange for infielder Cesar Crespo on 12/16.
Made professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox...Produced third-best strikeout/per plate appearance ratio in the league; averaged one strikeout per 12.18 plate appearances...Began season with an eight-game hitting streak, batting .344 (11-for-32) from 6/20-30.