Resides in San Pedro de Macoris, DR during the offseason.2007Missed the entire season after undergoing left elbow
reconstruction surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament
on March 27, a procedure performed by Dr.
James Andrews in Birmingham, AL...Transferred to the 60-day disabled list on April 20.2006Split the season between Single A Peoria and Double A
West Tenn in the Chicago Cubs organization, leading all
Cubs minor leaguers with 25 saves...Opened the season with Peoria, earning post-season
all-star honors in the Midwest League after finishing
fourth in the league with 21 saves...Named the best reliever in the Midwest League by
Baseball America...Limited opposition to an unearned run over a 17-outing
stretch April 15-May 30, tossing 19.1 innings...Did not allow a run in 11 outings during May, recording
10 saves and fanning 20 batters in 12.0 innings...Promoted to West Tenn on June 21...Compiled a 0.50 ERA (18.0/1ER) over a 13-outing stretch with West Tenn July 12-August 12...Landed on the disabled list for the remainder of the
season on August 18 with a left elbow strain...Named the 17th-best prospect in the Tigers organization
following the season by Baseball America.