Left-handed beginning pitcher who broke in to the MLB using the Houston Astros in 2005. He was raised playing football in Santiago Rodriguez, Dominican Republic. He pitched in the 2005 Globe Series, showing up in two video games and publishing a 2.45 ERA. His uncle Faustino Rodriguez helped him obtain signed and re-locate of his impoverished community and be successful. From 2005 to 2007 he performed alongside seven-time All-Star Craig Biggio in the Astros.