Wife's name is Ranmedyx and the couple has a daughter, Mhia...Name is pronounced so-COAL-a-vich.
Made his first Opening Day roster, appearing in 15 games out of the St. Louis bullpen before being designated for assignment on 5/27... Cleared waivers and spent the remainder of the season with Triple-A Memphis...Earned his first career save on 5/8 at MIA, tossing the final three innings in a 9-4 win...Compiled a 3.03 ERA (10 ER/29.2 IP) over his final 22 games with Memphis.
Split his season between Memphis (AAA) and St. Louis for a second-straight season...Appeared in 15 games for St. Louis over two stints; was 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA, allowing runs in three outings (4 ER/18.0 IP)...Opponents batted .086, with an .059 average vs. RHB (2-34) and .125 vs. LHB (3-24, 2 HR)...Stranded 11 of 12 inherited runners...Made six appearances of more than an inning and a trio of 2.0 inning appearances...Allowed just one hit in seven appearances (9.0 IP) at Busch Stadium in 2016, a home run to Yangervis Solarte (7/21 vs. SD) in a game the Cardinals rallied to win, 6-5...Earned his lone win on 8/29 at MIL, pitching 1.2 innings in a 6-5 comeback win, striking out a career high 4 batters...Beginning 9/8, finished season with eight scoreless outings (8.1 IP), allowing no hits and two walks, while stranding 5-of-6 inherited runners...Made 45 relief appearances at Triple-A Memphis and led the Pacific Coast League with 13 Holds...His 59 strikeouts ranked 2nd among Memphis relief pitchers (Sam Tuivailala 72)...Compiled a streak of 13.0 scoreless innings pitched (11 games) from 5/29-6/22 at Memphis, picking up two wins and one save during the stretch...Held opposing PCL righties to a .205 batting average (23-112) and only two extra-base hits (2 doubles) and 8 RBI...Stranded all 12 inherited runners while in Memphis.
Appeared on a Major League roster for the first time since 2012 (BAL & CHI)…Made 21 relief appearances at Memphis (AAA) and 28 in St. Louis. Of his 28 appearances, 21 were scoreless…Earned the win in each of his first two appearances of the season with STL (5/3 vs. PIT & 5/4 vs. CHI). Won 4 games, ranking T2nd among Cardinals relief pitchers and T18th in the National League…Did not walk a batter in his last 11 MLB appearances (35 total batters faced)…Surrendered only 1 HR (T. Flowers, CWS, 11th inn., 6/30)…Posted a 1.82 ERA in 29.2 innings, the lowest of his career… Had six outings of more than 1.0 inning with three 2.0 inning appearances.Appeared in a career high 11 games in July, posting a 0.77 ERA (11.2 IP)…Held left-handed batters to a .156 BA (7-45) with no extra base hits allowed…Was 2-2 with a 2.48 ERA at Memphis. Was not scored upon in his first 9 app. of the season (15.2 IP)…Had 9 app. of 2.0 IP or more at Triple-A and all were scoreless…Despite appearing in only 21 games in Triple-A, ranked T20th in Holds with 7.
Appeared in 51 games for Las Vegas (AAA), matching his career-high from 2010...ranked T4th among all minor league pitchers and tied for the Pacific Coast League lead with 16 Holds ...led Las Vegas in relief appearances (51) and most strikeouts (68) among relief pitchers...earned saves in back-to-back appearances on 8/15 at Iowa (1.2 IP) and 8/19 at Omaha (2.0 IP), both five outs or more...held opposing batters to a .228 BA (31-136) with runners on base...hurled a season-high 3.0 scoreless innings of one-hit ball 4/21 at El Paso...had 16 appearances of four outs or more, 12 of them scoreless...struck out a season-high four batters three times...ran off a scoreless streak of eight appearances from 7/5-22 (7.1 IP); of his 51 appearances, 35 were scoreless...made two relief appearances in the Pacific Coast League playoffs going 1-0 with a 7.71 ERA... earned a win vs. Reno (9/3) in Game 1 of the PCL Semifinals... pitched for Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League and ranked 4th among relief pitchers with an 0.67 WHIP...was 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA in 17 appearances, striking out 21 batters in 18.0 innings with six Holds.
Pitched in 11 games with Hiroshima in the Japanese Central League…Went 0-2 with a 0.79 ERA (one earned run/11.1 innings).
Made his major league debut on July 14 for Baltimore vs. Detroit…Tossed 1.2 innings of relief...Had his contract purchased by the Orioles on July 14…Made six relief appearances…Designated for Assignment on August 14…Claimed off waivers by the Cubs on August 23 and optioned to Iowa (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Recalled by the Cubs on September 2…Held opponents scoreless in five of six outings with the Cubs...Named to the International League mid-season All-Star team.
Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Charlotte in the White Sox system...Went 3-2 with a save and a 3.94 ERA (48.0IP, 21ER) in 29 games (2GS) for the Knights...Struck out 63 in 48.0 innings...Posted a 2.82 ERA (22.1IP, 7ER) in 14 road games...Held righties to a .196/.293/.284 line in 102 at-bats...Struck out relief season-high five in 2.0 innings, May 10 vs. Columbus...Made five appearances for Double-A Binghamton, posting one save in 7.0 scoreless innings...Did not allow a hit in his time with the Barons, walking two and striking out seven...Went 0-2 with a save and a 4.71 ERA (21.0IP, 11ER) in 33 games for Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Went 7-6 with a 3.33 ERA (29 ER/78.1 IP), two saves and 77 strikeouts in 51 combined relief appearances with Class AA Birmingham and Class AAA Charlotte ... limited opponents to a .191 (56-293) average ... began the season with the Barons and went 4-5 with a 3.44 ERA (20 ER/52.1 IP) and two saves ... was named
to the Southern League midseason All-Star Team ... was promoted to the Knights on 7/14 and went 3-1 with a
3.12 ERA (9 ER/26.0 IP) in 18 games ... posted a 0.55 ERA (1 ER/16.1 IP) in his final 11 outings ... was 1-0 with a
2.57 ERA (6 ER/21.0 IP) and 21 strikeouts in 20 relief outings with Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League.
Appeared in 34 games (five starts) between Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham, going
4-4 with a 4.45 ERA (29 ER/58.2 IP) and seven saves ... ranked ninth in saves among Sox farmhands ... was 4-1 with a 2.87 ERA (5 ER/15.2 IP) in 12 games with Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League.
Went 6-6 with a 4.68 ERA (47 ER/90.1P) in 21 games (18 starts) with Class A Kannapolis.
Combined to go 7-6 with a 4.30 ERA (43 ER/90.0 IP) in 25 games (13 starts) between Class A Greenville and Rookie Lowell in the Boston system.
Was 4-0 with a 3.20 ERA (25.1IP, 9ER) and two saves in 14 games (two starts) with Rookie Gulf Coast League Red Sox.
Missed the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
Made his pro debut with the Red Sox Venezuelan Summer League Team.