Signed by the Dodgers as an 18-year-old nondrafted free agent out of Bani, DR on Jan. 22, 2007...signed by Dodgers scout Elvio Jimenez...Is the second-youngest of six children...growing up in the Dominican Republic, his mother, Idalia, worked in a factory that processed agricultural products for the popular Dominican brand "La Famosa"...his father, Pedro Sr., worked as a baker...Was originally signed by the Dodgers as a position player...spent his first six seasons in the minor leagues as an infielder before converting to pitching in 2013...was known for his strong arm, and was tabbed by Baseball America as having the best infield arm in the Dodgers system...was an All-Star Futures Game selection as an infielder twice (2009-10)…made his MLB debut as a pitcher in 2014, one year after converting to the mound...After seven Major League seasons with the Dodgers (2014-20), reached free agency last offseason...signed a two-year contract with Houston on Jan. 15, 2021, that runs through the 2022 season.
Had an injury-marred first season in Houston after signing with the club on a two-year free agent contract in January...ended up making just four Major League appearances, pitching to a 2.08 ERA (1ER/4.1IP)...Made his Astros debut on Aug. 10 vs. COL (0ER/1IP)and pitched his fourth and final MLB game of the 2021 season on Aug. 21 vs. SEA (0ER/1IP)...combined to strike out five in 4.1 innings, while allowing a .143 opponent batting average and a 0.69 WHIP...allowed his only run of the season on a solo homer to Ty France...Began the season on the IL after a bout with COVID-19...while rehabbing, was hampered with right shoulder soreness and was transferred to the 60-day IL with that injury on April 26...began a rehab assignment on July 15 and was eventually activated on Aug. 10...again placed on the IL with right shoulder soreness on Aug. 24...went out for another rehab assignment on Sept. 23, but did not return to the Major League roster...Overall, ended up making 11 minor league rehab appearances, posting a 4.63 ERA (6ER/11.2IP)...the first two came with Class A Fayetteville (0ER/2IP) with the final nine at Triple A Sugar Land (6ER/9.2IP).
Gave up just three hits (all singles) to left-handed hitters all year...lefties batted .097 (3x31) with a .273 OPS (.176 OBP/.097 SLG) against him...Ranked fourth among all MLB pitchers (min. 30 batters faced) in opponent OPS against left-handed hitters...only Jesse Hahn (.176), Adam Kolarek (.203) and Drew Smyly (.265) posted better marks...POSTSEASON: Made eight apps. for the Champion Dodgers, posting a 3.52 ERA (3ER/7.2IP) and 10 strikeouts with a .192 opponent batting average...Appeared in one game in the NLDS, four games in the NLCS and three games in the World Series...Was scoreless in six-of-eight postseason games... Held right-handed hitters 2x17 (.118) over his eight postseason appearances.
Recorded a career-high seven wins against two losses, while putting up a 3.10 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP ... Ranked among National League relievers in wins (T-6th), WHIP (8th), holds (T-3rd, 25), hits allowed per 9.0 innings (4th, 5.56), and ERA (17th) ... His .174 opponent's batting average ranked sixth best among Major League relief pitchers… ranked 5th in the ML (min. 65.0 IP) in opponent's batting average against right handed batters (.172) and 11th against left handed hitters (.176) Allowed only 10 of 30 inherited runners to score (33.3%), tied for 18th among NL relievers...went 3-1 with a 1.96 ERA (8 ER/36.2 IP) in 36 games at Dodger Stadium and 4-1 with a 4.36 ERA (16 ER/33.0 IP) in 35 road games...led Dodger relievers in innings pitched (69.2), ERA, games played (71) and opponent's batting average...earned his first career save on September 1 at Arizona after tossing a clean inning with a strikeout ... made his only postseason relief appearance during Game 4 of the NLDS at Washington, allowing an earned run on two hits in 0.1 innings.
Finished his fifth Major League season with a 4-3 record and a 2.88 ERA (18 ER /56.1 IP) in 55 relief appearances…struck out 62 batters against 23 walks ... Held the opposition to a .220 average, limiting lefties to a .164 mark (11-for-67)…among NL relievers, his opponents' batting average against left-handed hitters ranked sixth best (min. 200 BFP) ... Had success at home, going 2-2 with a 1.52 ERA (5 ER /29.2 IP) and limiting the opposition to a .194 average at Dodger Stadium… struck out 35 against just 10 walks, while posting a 1.04 WHIP ... Finished the season strong as he allowed just one run over his last 19 outings (19.1 IP) after Aug. 13, posting a 0.47 ERA and holding hitters to a .108 average (7-for-65)…struck out 19 against five walks, while posting a 0.62 WHIP during that time ... Tossed a career-high tying 2.2 innings on May 2 at ARI (last: July 8, 2016 vs. SD) and threw a career-high 42 pitches ... Was a key piece out of the bullpen during the Postseason for the Dodgers, going 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA (2 ER /11.1 IP) in 10 Postseason relief appearances…struck out 14 batters against five walks, while holding batters to a .108 average ... Missed 36 games with biceps tendonitis (June 15-July 25).
Went 3-6 with a 2.95 ERA (21 ER/64.0 IP) in a team-leading 66 relief appearances in his fourth Major League season...Held batters to a .225 average, including a .206 mark against left-handed hitters...ranked 14th among NL relievers (min. 100 BFP) in opponents' batting average against lefties...Allowed two of 20 inherited runners to score (10.0%), tied for the seventh-lowest percentage among NL relievers (min. 50.0 IP)...limited batters with runners in scoring position to a .099 average (7-for-66), the third lowest among big league relievers (min. 50 BFP)...Tossed a career-high 18.2 scoreless innings streak from Sept. 6, 2016 to April 25, holding hitters to a .127 average and striking out 23 batters against seven walks during that span...Went 3-1 with a 1.99 ERA and held hitters to a .195 average at home, compared to a 0-5 record with a 3.90 ERA on the road...Missed the first 10 games of the season with a right wrist contusion suffered at the beginning of Spring Training.
Ranked second among Dodger relievers with career-high marks in games (73) and innings (74.0) in his second full year in the big leagues...went 3-2 with a 3.04 ERA and tied for ninth in the NL with 23 holds... Limited opponents to a .195 batting average, which ranked 12th in the National League, and was effective against both right-handed (.214, 37-for-173) and left-handed hitters (.160, 15-for-94)...Ranked 12th in the NL with a 1.00 WHIP...Reeled off 15 consecutive scoreless appearances (17.1 IP) from July 1-Aug. 7...had two dominating months: July (14.2 scoreless innings with a .064 opponents' average (3-for-47) and September/October (11.2 scoreless IP/15 SO)...Was sent to Double-A Tulsa Aug. 30-Sept. 6, but did not pitch for the Drillers...Tossed scoreless relief in five of seven postseason appearances, allowing six runs (two earned) in 7.0 innings.
Went 4-2 with a 3.35 ERA in 52 relief appearances in his second big league season and his first full season with the Dodgers. ... Made his first Opening Day roster and spent the entire season with the big league club. ... Limited opposing hitters to a .247 batting average with a 1.14 WHIP. ... Struck out 60 (with only 11 walks) in 51.0 innings, averaging 10.59 strikeouts per 9.0 innings. ... Allowed only 15 of 40 inherited runners to score (37.5 %). ... Went 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA (3 ER/28.2 IP) and a .167 opponents' batting average in 27 home games, but struggled on the road with a 6.45 ERA (16 ER/22.1 IP) and a .341 batting average against in 25 games. ... Picked up his first big league victory on May 10 at Colorado with 1.1 scoreless innings in the Dodgers' 9-5 victory. ... Placed on the DL from May 14-June 26 with a right pectoral strain…tossed 3.0 scoreless innings in three rehab appearances with Triple-A Oklahoma City. ... Allowed three runs in 0.1 inning of relief in two postseason appearances against the Mets in the NLDS
Posted a 2.63 ERA and limited opponents to a .188 batting average in 20 relief appearances in four stints with the Dodgers in his first MLB action...First recalled on May 5 and made his MLB debut that night against Washington, allowing two runs on two hits in 1.0 inning…also recalled for big league stints from July 8-13, Aug. 5-10 and Aug. 15-conclusion of the season...Posted a 0.88 WHIP and struck out 18, while walking only five (one intentional) in 24.0 big league innings...Tossed scoreless relief in 15 of 20 appearances with Los Angeles…allowed only one of six inherited runners to score...Selected to the Dodgers' 2014 NLDS roster and made two postseason appearances against the Cardinals…allowed two runs on a Matt Holliday home run in 0.2 innings in Game 1 at Dodger Stadium before striking out two in 1.2 scoreless innings in Game 4...Went a combined 2-1 with 12 saves and a 3.86 ERA in 40 appearances for Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Albuquerque…combined to limit right-handed hitters to a .234 batting average (26-for-111)...Opened the year at Chattanooga where he went 2-1 with six saves in as many opportunities and a 2.79 ERA (6 ER/19.1 IP) in 17 games before his May 25 promotion to Albuquerque…tossed scoreless relief in 14 of 17 outings...Went a perfect 6-for-6 in save opportunities and posted a 4.76 ERA (12 ER/22.2 IP) in 23 games with the Isotopes
In his first year pitching, went 3-3 with two saves and a 3.88 ERA in 48 combined relief appearances with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga. Averaged nearly a strikeout per inning with 55 Ks in 58.0 innings. Opened the season at Rancho Cucamonga, making 32 appearances, before his July 10 promotion to Chattanooga. Combined to limit right-handed hitters to a .250 batting average (39-for-156). Following the season, pitched for the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League, tossing 4.1 scoreless innings in four appearances…limited opponents to a .188 batting average with six strikeouts.
Combined to hit .221 with 11 home runs and 59 RBI in 128 games with Rancho Cucamonga and Chattanooga. Opened the season with the Lookouts before he was transferred to Rancho on July 11. Selected as a midseason Southern League All-Star, starting the game at third base for the North Division All-Stars and going 1-for-4 with a run scored. Rated by Baseball America as the Dodgers' best minor league defensive infielder and as having the system's best infield arm.
Appeared in 32 games with Double-A Chattanooga, batting .210 with 12 doubles, two homers and 15 RBI. Batted .292 with runners in scoring position (7-for-24) and hit .370 against left-handed pitchers (10-for-27). Entered the 2011 season ranked as the Dodgers' 22nd-best prospect by Baseball America.
Hit a combined .263 with six homers and 45 RBI in 84 games with the Rookie-level AZL Dodgers, Single-A Inland Empire and Chattanooga. Spent the majority of the campaign with Inland Empire, while going 0-for-7 during a rehab stint with the AZL. Dodgers and batting .385 (10-for-26) in the season's final seven games with the Lookouts. Excelled against left-handed pitching with Inland Empire, hitting .348 (32-for-92) with a .368 on-base percentage. Selected to his second consecutive XM All-Star Futures Game.
Had his best season as a pro, hitting .286 with 17 doubles, 10 homers and 61 RBI in 79 games with Single-A Inland Empire. Selected to the World Team at the 2009 XM All-Star Futures Game in St. Louis…batted .293 (65-for-222) with nine homers and 44 RBI in 57 games before the All-Star break. Batted .300 (67-for-223) against right-handed pitching. Entered the season as the Dodgers No. 13 prospect according to Baseball America...also entered the season rated as having the organization's Best Infield Arm according to Baseball America.
Combined to hit .229 with 30 doubles, 13 home runs and 66 RBI in 120 games with Rookie-advanced Ogden and Single-A Great Lakes. Led Ogden with 12 home runs (tied for sixth in the Pioneer League) and 50 RBI (sixth in the league). Following the season, was named by Baseball America as the 11th-best prospect in the Pioneer League.
Appeared in 53 games with the Rookie-level GCL Dodgers in his first professional season. Ranked second in the Gulf Coast League with 39 RBI. Rated as the club's 10th-best prospect and as having the Best Infield Arm in the Dodger organization…also tabbed as the sixth-best prospect in the Gulf Coast League by Baseball America.