Also known by the moniker La Tortuga, he is a Venezuelan professional baseball player best known for his utility skills with the Minnesota Twins. He both bats right and throws right and has appeared in every position in a major league game.
He started playing baseball in Venezuela and gained attention in December of 2008 when he signed his first professional contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. He went on to play on the amateur teams for the Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks before signing professionally with the Minnesota Twins during the 2018 season.
He is known for having been a MiLB.com Organization All-Star during both the 2014 and 2015 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies.
He was born and raised in Barcelona, Venezuela. His father was also a professional baseball player in Venezuela.