Enters his second season as Brewers bullpen catcher...was named to his position on 3/1/17.
Played for six organizations during his professional playing career, primarily spent in the minors with Toronto (2002-08), Pittsburgh (2008-09), Detroit (2010), Texas (2011-12), LA of Anaheim (2012) and Milwaukee (2013-15)... Appeared in 44 games in the Major Leagues with Toronto (2008) and Pittsburgh (2008-09), batting .281 with 1 HR and 20 RBI... Was the player to be named to complete the 8/21/08 trade that sent future All-Star outfielder José Bautista from Pittsburgh to Toronto... Was an Eastern League All-Star in 2007 and that same season started at catcher for the World Team in the All-Star Futures Game... Played his final professional season in the Mexican League in 2016 with Tabasco (34g, .278, 2hr, 16rbi).
Is married...wife's name is Fior.....the couple has two sons, Elias and José... Reads the Bible in his free time.