Married to roxanna ... has two children: Kervin and Montserrat.2008spent the majority of the season with class aaa Memphis in
the st. louis organization, going 1-6 with a 2.92 era (17 er/52.1 ip) and
12 saves in 46 games ... began the season with the redbirds and was
recalled by st. louis on 4/5 ... went 0-0 with a 5.63 era (15 er/24.0 ip)
in 15 games with the cardinals ... 11 of his 15 runs allowed came in three
outings ... made three appearances with the cardinals (1 er/3.0 ip) before
being optioned on 4/13 ... was recalled for the second time on 5/28 and
was placed on the disabled list with a bruised right thumb on 6/1 ... made
one rehab appearance with Memphis before being reinstated from the dl and optioned to the redbirds on 6/18
... was recalled for the fi nal time on 9/2 ... was claimed by Toronto off waivers from St. Louis on 11/3 and then
claimed by the white sox on 11/17 (acquisition recommended by gary pellant and Bill scherrer) ... posted a
5.59 era (6 er/9.2 ip) in nine games with estrellas of the dominican winter league.2007Was one of final players re-assigned to minor-league camp (3/28) during spring training as he produced a 0.96 spring ERA
(0-0, 2 saves) in nine games.
Opened the year with Triple-A Memphis. Was 2-3 with one save and 2.72 ERA in 30 games (39.2 IP) for the Redbirds.
Was purchased from Memphis on 4/27 and made his Major League debut that night vs. CHI, pitching 1.0 scoreless inning.
Allowed 2-run HR in the 7th on 6/2 at HOU (C. Lee) - his 1st HR allowed on the season.
Was optioned to Memphis on 6/16 after allowing runs in 7 of his first 9 ML outings.
Was recalled from Triple-A Memphis prior to 7/22 game at Atlanta. Worked two scoreless innings 7/25 vs. CHI allowing a
double each frame for his only blemish.
Last option to Memphis came prior to Game 1 of a DH on 7/28 vs. MIL (Falkenborg recalled).
Was 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 13 Aug. outings at Memphis, fanning 13 in 16.0 IP.
Recalled from Memphis on 9/1 and pitched a career-high 4.1 IP on 9/3, blanking PIT for final innings of an 11-0 loss.
Fanned J. Bay with bases-loaded in 2nd inn. on 9/6 vs. PIT & was credited with his 2nd win.
Worked out of a pair of jams, stranding 4, in his 2.0 scoreless IP 9/16 vs. CHI.
Pitched just 0.1 of an inning on 9/23 vs. HOU, but picked up his 3rd win when St. Louis came back with three runs in the
bottom of the 9th for a 4-3 win. Earned his first Hold on 9/30 at PIT with a scoreless IP.2006Played at Triple-A Oklahoma in the Texas organization...Made 26 appearances, all in relief, in an injury-plagued year...Allowed just one earned run in his first five appearances over 9.1 innings...Went 1-1, 4.76 ERA in his first 10 games (17.0 IP)
before being placed on the disabled list on May 12 (right hand contusion)...Won two games in June and picked up his lone save of the season on 6/21 with a perfect inning of relief...Returned to the DL on 7/1-14 (right elbow strain)...After his return from the DL made four additional appearances and went 1-0 allowing just one earned run before his final trip to
the DL on 7/31 where he remained through the end of the season (right elbow strain)...Played in the Dominican Winter League for team Estrellas...Went 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in five games (7.0 IP/3 ER).2005Split the season between Frisco (AA) and Oklahoma
(AAA), combining to go 4-6, 3.61 (37 ER/92.1 IP) with five saves
and 76 strikeouts in 43 games/five starts...started the season at
Frisco, posting no record with a 3.46 ERA with two saves and 12
strikeouts in six relief appearances...recorded a strikeout in all six
Frisco appearances, including Double-A high three K's in last
Frisco outing on 4/26 at Corpus Christi...promoted to Oklahoma
on 4/28...started in the RedHawks bullpen, going 2-6, 4.08 (24
ER/53.0 IP) in 32 relief appearances...joined Oklahoma rotation
on 8/17 and went 2-0, 2.73 (8 ER/26.1 IP) in five starts to finish
the season...earned first Triple-A win on 5/14 at Fresno, tossing
4.0 scoreless innings...tossed season-high 19.2 consecutive
scoreless innings over 10 outings from 5/14-6/19...tallied two
wins and two saves during scoreless inning streak...recorded
season-high seven strikeouts in 4.0 innings on 9/5 vs.
Omaha...held left-handers to a .226 (26-115) average...posted
a 2.19 ERA (3 ER/12.1 IP) over seven relief appearances in
July...made lone postseason appearance in start on 9/10 at
Nashville, allowing three earned runs in 4.1 innings.2004Spent the entire season at Frisco (AA)...led staff in
strikeouts (101), innings pitched (129.0), starts (21) and walks
(67)...was 3-5, 4.53 (65 ER/129.0) in 26 games/21 starts...led
Texas League with 12 wild pitches and ranked third in the circuit
with 67 walks...won three of last four decisions after starting the
season 0-4...recorded season high eight strikeouts on 5/6 vs. El
Paso...notched 15 outings of 5.0 innings or more, including
season-high 7.0 innings twice...did not allow an earned run in 7.0
innings to earn the win on 6/12 at San Antonio...was 2-1, 2.41 (9
ER/33.2 IP) in six starts in June...recorded five or more strikeouts
11 times, including five straight starts from 5/6-27...made only
postseason appearance for the RoughRiders in Game 2 of the
Texas League Championship Series, on 9/14 vs. Round Rock,
earning a win with 7.0 shutout innings and 12 strikeouts.2003Played the entire year at Stockton (A) where he was 6-
5, 4.73 ERA with two saves in 34 appearances/18 starts...named
Rangers Minor League Pitcher of the Month in April, going 2-0,
2.42 with 24 strikeouts in 26.0 innings over six appearances...led
the staff in innings pitched, tied for club lead in starts, ranked
2nd in strikeouts (101) and 4th in appearances...was 6-3, 3.25
as a starter and 0-2, 7.06 as a reliever...won first four decisions
of the season...struck out a season-high seven on 4/10 at
Bakersfield...went 0-2, 2.25 in two postseason starts.2002Spent the entire year with Savannah (Class-A)...tied for
a team lead with 16 starts...led the Sand Gnats in innings (121.0)
and strikeouts (116)...won his last two decisions, striking out a
season-high seven batters in each game.2001Opened year with Pulaski (Appalachian League) and lost
three of his four starts before joining Gulf Coast...won each of first
two decisions with Gulf Coast, including 7.0-inning CG SHO on 7/24
at Reds.2000Made his professional debut in the Dominican Summer
League...went 3-6 with a 4.62 ERA (33 ER/64.1 IP).
season-high 7.0 innings twice...did not allow an earned run in 7.0.