Resides in San Cristobal, DR during the off-season.
Sidelined for the majority of the 2013 season with right shoulder posterior labral debridement...Assigned to Triple A Toledo to begin the season...Appeared in three games with Triple A Toledo posting a 9.00 ERA (2.0IP/2ER) and two strikeouts...Placed on the 7-day disabled list on April 10 with a right rotator cuff strain...had surgery on May 29...Recalled from Triple A Toledo by the Tigers on July 31 and placed on the 15-day disabled list for the remainder of the season.
Appeared in 13 games with the Tigers during three separate stints with the club during the 2012 season. ... Sidelined April 4-May 25 with a left hamstring strain. ... Assigned to Single A Lakeland on an injury rehabilitation assignment on May 17 -- fanned three batters in two
scoreless innings during his only outing. ... Had his injury rehabilitation assignment transferred from Lakeland to Triple A Toledo on May 18 -- fanned two batters
in three scoreless innings during his only outing. ... Equaled a career high with three strikeouts on May 28 at Boston and June 1 versus the New York Yankees. ... Optioned to Toledo by the Tigers on July 2. ... Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo on July 14 -- appeared in one game with Detroit before being optioned back to
Toledo on July 16. ... Compiled a three-game winning streak July 30-August 17. ... Posted a 2-0 record, 0.90 ERA (10.0IP/1ER) and 15 strikeouts over his final seven outings of the season with Toledo
August 6-30. ... Fanned a season-high six batters on August 17 at Syracuse. ... Recalled from Toledo by the Tigers for the remainder of the season on September 1 -- appeared in three games, not
allowing a run in five innings of work.
Spent the majority of the 2011 season with Double A Erie before he saw his first major league action with the Tigers
during September...Named to Baseball America's Double A all-star squad following the season...Sidelined April 7-June 3 with right shoulder impingement syndrome...Posted five straight scoreless outings June 21-July 4, fanning 11 batters in 7.1 innings...Had his contract transferred to Triple A Toledo on July 29 -- appeared in two games with the Mud Hens before he was
transferred back to Erie on August 3...Did not allow a run over his final four outings with Erie August 16-29, fanning 19 batters in 14.2 scoreless innings...Struck out a season-high 10 batters on August 29 versus Binghamton...Finished 3-0 with a 1.17 ERA (23.0IP/3ER) and 28 strikeouts in seven games (one start) during August...Had his contract purchased from Erie by the Tigers on September 1 -- made his major league debut that afternoon
versus Kansas City, posting a scoreless outing...Earned his first major league win on September 3 versus the Chicago White Sox...Named the 23rd-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America...Saw action in 14 games with Licey in the Dominican Winter League following the season, compiling a 2-0 record, 1.35
ERA (20.0IP/3ER) and 16 strikeouts.
Appeared in 38 games with Erie as he spent the majority of the 2010 season with the SeaWolves...Did not allow an earned run over a 10-outing stretch April 19-May 23, allowing two unearned runs in 12.1 innings...Fanned a season-high five batters on August 15 versus Bowie...Had his contract transferred from Erie to Toledo on August 17...Appeared in one game with Toledo before landing on the disabled list for the remainder of the season on August 19
with a hematoma.
Assigned to Erie for the entire 2009 season, spending the majority of the season in the club's starting rotation...Third in the Eastern League with 18 home runs allowed...Finished 2-2 with a 3.27 ERA (33.0IP/12ER) in five starts during June -- tied for fourth in the Eastern League with 27
strikeouts during the month...Sidelined July 26-September 3 with a right shoulder strain...Limited righthanded hitters to a .220 batting average (50x227)...lefties hit .308 (56x182) against him.
Selected to the Florida State League's mid-season all-star squad as he was assigned to Single A Lakeland to begin the
2008 season...Fanned a season-high 11 batters on April 23 versus Dunedin...Finished 2-1 with a 1.24 ERA (29.0IP/4ER) in five starts during April -- tied for third in the Florida State League with 32
strikeouts during the month, while he was fifth with a 1.24 ERA...Had his contract transferred from Lakeland to Erie on May 10 -- at the time of his promotion to Erie from Lakeland, he
was third in the Florida State League with 41 strikeouts and tied for sixth with a 1.98 ERA...Sidelined May 25-July 21 with a right elbow strain -- assigned to the Gulf Coast League Tigers as part of an injury
rehabilitation assignment on July 16, taking the loss in his start versus the Gulf Coast League Yankees that day...Tied for second in the Eastern League with four wins during August...Named the 17th-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America...Started six games for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League following the season, posting a 2-1 record, 4.15 ERA
(17.1IP/8ER) and 22 strikeouts.
Opened the 2007 season with the Gulf Coast League Tigers...Went the distance on June 22, blanking the Gulf Coast League Yankees on two hits to tie for the lead in the Gulf Coast League with both one complete game and one shutout...Had his contract transferred from the Gulf Coast League Tigers to Single A West Michigan for the remainder of the season on June 29...Posted a 0.84 ERA (10.2IP/1ER) in seven outings during August...Appeared in three games with West Michigan during the Midwest League playoffs, posting a 1-0 record, 0.90 ERA (10.0IP/1ER) and 15 strikeouts.
Tied for third in the Dominican Summer League with eight wins and 90 strikeouts as he made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Tigers in 2006, while he tied for seventh with a 1.38 ERA..Second among all Dominican Summer League starters with 12.46 strikeouts per nine innings...Struck out 10 batters on June 3 versus the Dominican Summer League Padres -- registered 12 strikeouts on June 24 at the Dominican Summer League Nationals and he finished with 11 strikeouts on August 3 versus the Dominican Summer League Nationals...Fanned a season-best 13 batters as he fired a two-hit shutout on June 18 at the Dominican Summer League Padres -- tied for the lead in the Dominican Summer League with one shutout...tossed his second complete game of the season on July 2 versus the Dominican Summer League Padres...tied for fourth in the league with two complete games.
Signed by the Tigers as a non-drafted free agent on November 16, 2005.