Originally an extremely regarded catching prospect, he broke into MLB using the Washington Nationals in 2007, signing a league cope with the LA Dodgers in 2013. He ripped 21 house operates for the Single-A St. Lucie Mets in 2006. He authorized a minor little league contract using the Kansas Town Royals in 2014. He was created in Sucre, Venezuela. High reliever Jon Rauch was his teammate within the Nationals.