Resides in La Romana, DR, with his father, Miguel Sr., a former heavyweight boxer and butcher, his mother, Yesnia Baez…Began playing baseball with a local Little League at the age of four, playing center field…At the age of 14, he began to play baseball full-time at a private training academy in the Dominican Republic.
Acquired from Colorado on 4/7 in exchange for RHP Jon Keller...Spent most of the season with the Major League club around three stints with Double-A Bowie...Appeared in a career-high 39 games, including one start, and posted a record of 3-3 with a 3.53 ERA (26 ER/66.1 IP)... Recorded a career-high 38 strikeouts at the Major League level... Began the season with Bowie and made one appearance for the Baysox before being recalled by the Orioles on 5/17…Made his Orioles debut that same day and tossed 1.0 scoreless inning in relief (1 K)...Went 3-0 with a 4.44 ERA (12 ER/24.1IP) in six appearances for Bowie...Earned his first career win on 6/20 vs. CLE after tossing 0.2 hitless innings in relief (1 K)...Worked a career-high 6.0 innings on 8/3 vs. DET…Entered the game in the third inning and worked 6.0 shutout frames, allowing just one hit with one walk and two strikeouts...Made his first Major League start in his final appearance of the season on 9/30 at TB…Took the loss after allowing three runs on six hits in 3.1 innings (1 HR, 1 BB, 3 K)... Posted a 2.37 ERA (10 ER/38.0 IP) and a .198 average against (26-for-131) in 19 appearances at Oriole Park...In the month of August, went 1-0 with 1.50 ERA (4 ER/24.0 IP) in 10 games, the lowest ERA of any month of his Major League career (min. 10.0 IP)...Posted a 16.1 scoreless inning streak from 8/18-9/4, the longest streak among all O's pitchers in 2017...Held right-handed hitters to a .193 (28-for-145) while with the Orioles.
Made his second Opening Day roster, first with the Rockies, and recorded a 6.14 ERA (14.2 IP, 10 ER) over three stints on the Major League roster...Made 19 appearances over three stints on the active roster … went scoreless in 13 of 19 appearances with no hits allowed in nine games...Pitched a career-high two innings and struck out a career-high four batters April 9 vs. San Diego...Made six appearances in the month of April, allowing one run over six innings pitched before being placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 22 (retroactive to April 18) with right shoulder inflammation … was on a rehab assignment from May 13 until being reinstated May 18 and subsequently optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque...Recalled again May 20 and optioned June 6 … was recalled June 14 and optioned for the final time on June 25 … placed on 7-day disabled Aug. 15, missing remainder of Triple-A season, again, due to shoulder inflammation...Was 2-3 with a 10.34 ERA (15.2 IP, 18 ER) in 16 appearances with Albuquerque.