Resides in Santo Domingo, DR...Attended Liceo Nocturno in the Dominican Republic...
Signed by Ramon Pena (Tigers).2011Owned a string of 10.2 scoreless innings pitched (covering eight appearances) from 9/8-25...Earned his first win of the season on 8/15 vs. SF with a perfect ninth inning...Tossed 6.0 innings of shutout relief in 7/26's 19-inning victory over PIT. He allowed just two hits while
striking out six. He did not walk a batter, throwing 88 pitches, 62 for strikes...Was recalled on 7/22 from Gwinnett (AAA) after being optioned on 7/2...Worked 4.0 perfect innings on 5/13 vs. PHI and retired all 12 batters faced.2010Began the season with Triple-A Gwinnett before joining Atlanta for three separate stints...Recalled by the Braves from Gwinnett (AAA) on 5/22, optioned back on 6/30. Recalled again on 8/5,
optioned back on 8/30. Recalled for the final time on 9/7 for the remainder of the season...Went 5-1 with a 3.08 ERA (18 ER/52.2 IP) in 23 games (two starts) for Triple-A Gwinnett...Collected three wins and posted a 1.64 ERA (4 ER/22.0 IP) in the month of July...Did not allow an earned run in 6.2 innings of work in his lone win as a starter on 7/22 at SWB...Appeared in five games (all in relief) for Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Winter League and posted a 1.80
ERA (2 ER/10.0 IP).2009Started the season at double-A Jacksonville and had four seperate stints with the Marlins this
year. Was first recalled on May 23 and optioned on June 1. Recalled again June 5 and optioned
June 19. Recalled for the third time on August 14 and optioned on August 20. Recalled for the
final time on August 23, finishing the season in the bullpen. In 15 games with Florida, was 1-1 with
a 5.13 ERA...With Jacksonville, went 9-3 with a 2.94 ERA in 17 appearances (16 starts) in earning the Marlins
Organizational Pitcher of the Year. Had he qualified, his 2.94 ERA would have ranked eighth
among all double-A pitchers. His 2.64 ERA as a starter was the second-best among Jacksonville
starters (min. 10 starts), behind Brad Stone (2.35). In his only relief appearance, July 30 vs.
Birmingham, allowed five runs over 5.0 innings...He tossed 6.0 or more innings in 14 of his 16 starts, going a season-best 7.0 innings four times...On the road, went 6-1 with a 2.31 ERA (50.2 IP/13 ER) in eight starts, compared to a 3-2 record
and 3.54 ERA (53.1 IP/21 ER) in nine home games (eight starts)...Over his first nine starts with the Suns, posted a 6-2 record and 1.96 ERA (55.0 IP/12 ER). Over his
last eight games (seven starts), went 3-1 with a 4.04 ERA (49.0 IP/22 ER)...Of his 15 appearances out of the Marlins bullpen, seven were 2.0 or more innings, with a seasonhigh
of 3.1 on August 27 vs. the New York Mets. Also went 3.0 innings on September 27 the Mets...Earned his first career win in his second career appearance, June 1 vs. Milwaukee, tossing 1.2
scoreless innings...Took the loss in his Major League debut, May 21 vs. Arizona.2008Split sixth professional season between Single-A Greensboro and Single-A Jupiter, going 6-8 with a
4.04 ERA (153.2 IP/69 ER) in 28 combined games, including 27 starts.2007Ranked second among Greensboro (A) pitchers in wins (9), while ranking third in strikeouts (74) and
fourth in innings pitched (97.0).2006Pitched at three different stops, including Lakeland (A), Gulf Coast League (A) and Oneonta (A) and
went a combined 5- with a 2.56 ERA in 19 games (18 starts).2005Made three appearances (two starts) with Lakeland (A) before landing on the disabled list with a right
elbow strain.2004Earned Midwest League Pitcher of the Week honors for the week ending 8/29.