Born on 6/1/84 in Comendador, D.R...resides in Elias Pina, D.R...Aquired via the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft from the Cleveland Indians, December 13, 2004...Signed by Rene Gayo (Indians).2010Was fully healthy for the first time since 2007 and went 14-5 with a 3.52 ERA (148.1-IP, 58-ER)
in 28 games (23 starts) for Triple-A Durham...his 14 wins led the International League...his ERA ranked
2nd for Bulls starters behind Jeremy Hellickson (2.45)...made 4 apps as a reliever before moving into
the rotation...recorded a 3.36 ERA (131.1-IP, 49-ER) as a starter...won 8 consecutive decisions from
July 20 to Aug 24 while posting a 1.42 ERA (44.1-IP, 7-ER).2009Returned on July 18 after missing more than a year while recovering from a shoulder injury...
was assigned to Class-A Charlotte where he became the Stone Crabs closer...converted 10 of 11 save
opportunities and compiled a 0.79 ERA over 13 relief appearances...held opposing hitters to a .145
avg. (11-for-76), including a .128 (5-for-39) mark against right-handed hitters...allowed only 15 base
runners in 22.2 innings...following the season, pitched in 3 games for Estrellas in the Dominican Winter
League.2008Missed the final two months due to a right shoulder injury that required surgery...Dr.
Koco Eaton performed arthroscopic surgery on Aug 15...his last appearance came on July 4 at West
Tenn (Cubs).2004Joined the Rays organization in the 2004 Rule 5 Draft, after spending the first four
years of his career (2001-04) in the Indians system...held opponents to a .186 average and recorded a
10.18 SO/9 IP ratio.2002Missed the entire season due to Tommy John surgery, performed on May
1 by Dr. Mark Schickendantz, head team physician for the Indians.2000Signed as a free agent with
Cleveland on Dec 27.