Miguel Cairo #41

  • 2B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1"/225

Miguel Cairo MLB Career Stats

.264 41 394 139 .675

Miguel Cairo Bio

  • Full Name: Miguel Jesus Cairo
  • Born: 5/4/1974 in Anaco, Venezuela
  • High School: Escuela Anaco, VEN
  • Debut: April 17, 1996
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/3/2012
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MLB Career Stats 3956 504 1044 41 394 139 .264 .314 .675


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Miguel Cairo Awards

MLBPAA Reds Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2011 Cincinnati NL

Miguel Cairo Leaderboards

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
1998 19 25th in AL
1999 22 18th in AL
2000 28 7th in AL
2006 13 24th in AL


Season 3B Rank
1998 5 16th in AL
1999 5 23rd in AL
2004 5 16th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
1998 8 19th in AL
1999 7 24th in AL
2000 7 16th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2004 14 4th in AL
2011 7 22nd in NL

Miguel Cairo Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 3, 2012 3B Miguel Cairo elected free agency.
May 7, 2012 Cincinnati Reds activated 3B Miguel Cairo from the 15-day disabled list.
May 3, 2012 sent 3B Miguel Cairo on a rehab assignment to Dayton Dragons.
April 17, 2012 Cincinnati Reds placed 3B Miguel Cairo on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 15, 2012. Strained left hamstring.
December 8, 2010 Cincinnati Reds signed free agent 3B Miguel Cairo.
November 7, 2010 3B Miguel Cairo elected free agency.
April 5, 2010 Cincinnati Reds selected the contract of 3B Miguel Cairo from Louisville Bats.
April 5, 2010 Miguel Cairo assigned to Cincinnati Reds.
April 4, 2010 Miguel Cairo assigned to Louisville Bats.
January 27, 2010 Cincinnati Reds signed free agent SS Miguel Cairo to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 9, 2009 Miguel Cairo roster status changed by Philadelphia Phillies.
November 6, 2009 SS Miguel Cairo elected free agency.
October 27, 2009 Philadelphia Phillies reassigned SS Miguel Cairo to the minor leagues.
August 23, 2009 Philadelphia Phillies selected the contract of SS Miguel Cairo from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
May 19, 2009 Philadelphia Phillies sent Miguel Cairo outright to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
May 16, 2009 Philadelphia Phillies designated 2B Miguel Cairo for assignment.

Miguel Jesus Cairo Bio Info

Attended Escuela Anaco High School in Anaco, Venezuela. 2011 As one of the Reds' most versatile players appeared at 1B (5g), 2B (13g, 8gs) and 3B (58g, 48gs)...did not play a game in the outfield...produced a career-high 8 home runs...tied Chris Heisey for the club lead in pinch hits (11-29, .379, 1hr, 7rbi)...on 9/23 had season-ending surgery to clean up his right shoulder (Dr. Timothy Kremchek)...on 6/7 vs Chi hit his second career grand slam (off John Grabow)...on 7/28 vs NYM hit his second career pinch-hit HR (3-run off Manny Acosta)...on 8/12 vs SD tripled off Mat Latos to become the 1,212th Major League player to produce 1,000 career hits...the next night vs SD homered twice in a game for the first time in his career (1,397th game)...in the eighth inning of the 5-3 win on 4/23 at StL produced a 2-run single off Ryan Franklin that snapped the 3-3 tie...on 5/16 vs StL pinch hit and batted twice in the 7-run sixth inning (struck out, walked)...on 5/10 at Hou reached base safely 5 times in a game for the first time in his career (3 hits, walk, hbp)...on 5/26 at Phi and 8/23 at Fla batted cleanup for the only times all season, the second and third times in his career (also, 4/5/03 for StL vs Hou)...in the sixth inning of the 2-1 win on 6/19 vs Tor drove in the Reds' only runs with a homer off Carlos Villanueva...in the ninth inning of the 4-3 walkoff win on 8/26 vs Wsh produced the game-ending single off Collin Balester...was the Reds' recipient of the MLB Players Alumni Association's Heart and Hustle Award for his passion for the game. 2010 Was 1 of 2 non-roster invitees to make the Opening Day roster (OF Laynce Nix)...one of the club's most versatile players, made 38 starts at 4 defensive positions (26gs at 3B, 9gs at 1B, 2gs at 2B, 1gs at RF)...also started twice at DH...on 9/11 vs Pit made his only start of the season in the OF, played RF that night while Jim Edmonds, Jay Bruce, Laynce Nix and Chris Heisey all recovered from injuries...was his 14th career appearance in RF (first since 9/20/08 for Sea vs WSox) and his third career start in RF (first since 9/15/05 for NYM vs Wsh)...from 5/26-5/31 started 6 straight games at 1B while Joey Votto sat out with a stiff neck and hit safely in each game, including two 2-hit games and two 3-hit games (12-28, .429, 2 2b, 2hr, 3rbi, 8r)...the Reds went 4-2 in those 6g...as a pinch hitter produced 6rbi, second-most by a Reds batter off the bench...on 5/14 vs StL was ejected by HP umpire Paul Schreiber for arguing balls and strikes...on 5/26 singled off Ross Ohlendorf for his 900th career hit, then later hit his first homer of the season (also off Ohlendorf)...on 7/4 at Chi started at 3B, but after Votto was ejected in the top of the first inning played 1B...in the 2-0 win on 8/15 vs Fla hit a 2-run HR off Anibal Sanchez...pinch hit in all 3 of his apps during the National League Division Series vs the Phillies...became a free agent following the season but on 12/8 was re-signed to a 2-year contract through 2012. 2009 Spent most of the season at Class AAA Lehigh Valley but also made 27 apps for the Phillies...was a non-roster invitee to Major League spring training camp but earned a spot on Phi's Opening Day roster...in 15 apps went 2-for-17 before he was designated for assignment on 5/16...was outrighted to the minor leagues on 5/18...remained on Lehigh Valley's roster until he was promoted on 8/23, when Gregg Dobbs went to the disabled list...spent the rest of the year with the Phils...hit .400 in his last 9g of the season...made 5 starts for the Phillies (3gs at 2B, 1gs at SS, 1gs at 3B)... finished the season with a season-high 4-game hitting streak (5-13, .385)...on 10/4 vs Fla homered in the season finale, snapping his personal homerless streak at 823ab since he hit one on 7/28/05... had been the longest homerless streak among active players. 2008 Made 108 apps for the Mariners...played 1B (70g), 3B (19g) and 2B (5g)...hit .271 in 55 apps after the All- Star Break...on 9/28 vs Oak, in the final game of the season, appeared in his 1,200th Major League game. 2007 Batted .252 (27-for-107) with seven doubles and 10RBI in 54 games (27 starts) with the Yankees in 2007. ...Made 17 starts at 1B, three at 2B, three at SS, three at 3B and one in LF...At the time of his release on 8/17, had gone 493AB (since 7/28/05) since his last home run, the second longest homerless stretch of his career (went 522 AB between home runs from 1999-2000)...only Luis Castillo had a longer homerless stretch at the time Cairo was designated for assignment...was defensive replacement in LF on 4/7 vs. Baltimore, his first appearance in LF since starting there on 5/20/06 at NY Mets...Made the start at 1B in 6/5 win at Chicago (AL), going 2-for-4 with 1RBI...was his first start since 5/16 at Chicago (AL) and first start at 1B since 6/25/06 vs. Florida...also became the first Yankees first baseman to start two double plays in the field since Dale Sveum on 5/24/98 at Boston (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...Started consecutive games at first base and shortstop on 6/5-6 at Chicago (AL)...over the last 40 years, only three players have started in consecutive games at those positions for the Yankees: Ruben Amaro (1967), Roy Smalley (1983 and 1984) and Luis Sojo (1998-2000)...the only Major Leaguers to accomplish the feat in 2007 were the Giants' Rich Aurilia and the Nationals' Ronnie Belliard (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...Played in 13 straight games (11GS) from 6/5-19...hit .289 (13-for-45) with 4R, 3 doubles, 5RBI and 5SB...the Yankees went 11-2 over the stretch...Started at 1B and was 2-for-5 with 2SB in 7/7 loss vs. the Angels, committing three errors for the first time in his career...was designated for assignment on 8/7 and released by the Yankees on 8/17...was signed by St. Louis on 8/19. 2006 Hit .239 (53-for-222) with 30 RBI and 13SB in 81 games with the Yankees in 2006 (36 starts at second base, 10 starts at shortstop, six starts at first base, four starts at third base and one start in left field)...went 222AB without a home run in 2006, the most at-bats for any player in the Majors who didn't hit a home run...Has gone 382AB (since 7/28/05) since his last home run...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, only three position players have a longer current homerless streak: Jason Tyner (1,049 AB), Luis Ordaz (440) and Jason Kendall (408)...struck out four times in a game for the first time in his career in 5/11 loss vs. Boston (was 0-for-4)...was 2-for-5 with 3RBI in 5/16 win vs. Texas and snapped 0-for-13 stretch with second-inning single...on 5/20 at NY Mets, made his first start in LF since 9/11/03 (with St. Louis) vs. Colorado...went 0-for-4 with 1R, 1BB and tied a career high with 2SB...Tied a career high with four hits in 5/27 win vs. Kansas City, going 4-for-5 with 2R, 1 double and 3RBI...has collected four hits in a game three times in his career (last on 6/9/04 with the Yankees vs. Colorado)...started in 11 consecutive games from 5/31-6/11 (eight starts at shortstop, three at third base)...Hit safely in 10 of 11 games from 7/1-18, hitting .325 (13-for-40) over the stretch including a season-high six straight games from 7/8-18...was placed on the 15-day disabled list from 8/8-9/11 with a strained left hamstring (missed 34 team games)...Played in the 1,000th game of his Major League career in 9/20 loss at Toronto (started at SS and was 1-for-3)...was on the Yankees' Division Series roster vs. Detroit, but did not appear in a game. 2005 In his only season with the Mets, hit .251 (82-for-327) with 2HR and 19RBI in 100 games...played in 82 games at second base (74 starts), eight contests at first (six starts), three games at third and three games in the outfield (one start)...had 12 sacrifice hits, tied for seventh in the N.L...Recorded 19 multi-hit contests: 16 two-hit games and three three-hit contests...stole 13 bases, the most since stealing 28 in 2000 with Tampa Bay...had a nine-game hitting streak from 5/21-31...hit .378 (14-for-37) during the stretch...picked up a season-high three hits while recording his ninth career multi-steal game by stealing two bases on 5/28 at Florida...also collected three hits on 8/2 vs. Milwaukee and 9/28 at Philadelphia...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list from 6/15-7/2 with a strained left hamstring...played one rehabilitation game for St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...was the designated hitter and went 1-for-4 in the Mets' 4-3 loss...also appeared in three rehab games for the Gulf Coast Mets (R) of the Gulf Coast League and was 4-for-13 (.308)...had a season-high 10-game hitting streak from 8/5-18...hit .317 (13-for-41) with 8R, three doubles and 2RBI during that span...Stole the 100th base of his career on 8/17 vs. Pittsburgh...made his first Major League start in right field on 9/15 vs. Washington...singled home Jose Reyes in the bottom of the ninth to give the Mets a 5-4 win over Florida on 9/21...hit safely in five of his last six contests of the season, batting .400 (10-for-25) with 3RBI in those six games. 2004 Hit .292 (105-for-360) with a career-high 6HR and 42RBI in 122 games with the Yankees (96 starts at second base, two starts at shortstop, and five starts at third base)...was tied with teammate Derek Jeter for fourth in the American League with 14HBP and was tied for sixth with 12 sacrifice bunts...hit three-run HR (#1)-his first home run as a Yankee-and was 1-for-4 in 4/29 win vs. Oakland... was 1-for-4 in 6/5 loss vs. Texas, starting at shortstop and batting in the lead-off position...was his first start at SS since 9/5/03 (w/ St. Louis) vs. Cincinnati and first game batting leadoff since 9/27/03 (w/ St. Louis) at Arizona...Tied a single-game career-high with four hits on 6/9 vs. Colorado, going 4- for-4 with 2R and 1 double...also had four hits on 6/20/99 with Tampa Bay at Minnesota...recorded double and triple in 7/1 win vs. Boston after entering game in the 10th inning at 2b (was 2-for-2 with 1R)...became the first Yankee to record two extra-base hits in a game which he did not start since Enrique Wilson did so on 7/7/03 vs. Boston and only the third Yankee to accomplish the feat since 1995 (also Don Mattingly)...Made five straight starts at 3b from 8/13-18...hit sixth home run of the season in 9/2 win vs. Cleveland, establishing a single-season career high...homered in back-to-back games for the first time in his career on 9/1 and 9/2...reached base safely in nine straight plate appearances (four hits, three hit by pitch, two walks) before grounding into RBI fielder's choice in seventh inning of 9/10 loss at Baltimore...Had season-high 10-game hitting streak from 8/28-9/10, batting .389 (14-for-36) with 9R, 3HR and 5RBI during the stretch...for the month of September, hit .349 (29-for-83) with 2HR and 10RBI in 28 games...appeared in each of the Yankees' 11 postseason games, batting .256 (10-for-39) with 7R and 1RBI. 2003 Hit .245 (64-for-261) with 5 HR and 32 RBI in 92 games with St. Louis...appeared in three games at first base, 40 games at second base, 12 games at third base, seven games at shortstop, 22 games in left field and six games in right field...collected his 500th career hit on 5/27 vs. Houston...was 3-for-5 with 2R, 1HR, 1 double and a season-high 4 RBI on 6/17 win at Milwaukee...drove in three runs on 6/18 at Milwaukee but left the game after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning...was placed on the disabled list from 6/19-7/28 with a fractured pinky finger on his left hand...made three rehab appearances with Triple-A Memphis, going 3- for-13...matched his season-high with three hits (fifth time) on 8/31 at Cincinnati. 2002 In his second season with St. Louis, batted .250 (46-for-184) with 2 HR and 23 RBI in 108 games...ranked 2nd in the National League in pinch hits (19), 9th in pinch batting average (.322) and was tied for 3rd in pinch RBI (10)...made starts at first base, second base, shortstop, third base, left field and designated hitter...batted in the leadoff position nine times..had two hits off the bench 5/23 vs. Houston...his three-run homer (#1) proved to be the game-winning RBI in an 11-3 win at Kansas City on 6/8...batted leadoff on 7/1 vs. SD and combined with pitcher Woody Williams on back-to-back home runs..had a season-high three hits on 8/28 at Cincinnati with a double, two runs scored and an RBI...hit .529 (9-for-17) in five postseason games...entered Game 2 of the Division Series vs. Arizona after third baseman Scott Rolen was injured...Miguel drove in the winning run in the ninth inning and then went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI in Game Three...batted .385 (5-for-13) in the League Championship Series vs. San Francisco...enjoyed a 3-for-4 game with a home run off Kirk Rueter in Game One. 2001 Combined to bat .295 (46-for-156) with 3 HR and 16 RBI in 93 games with the Cubs and Cardinals...played in 27 games for St. Louis and batted .333 (11-for-33) with one home run and seven RBIs after being picked up on waivers from the Cubs in August...made three starts for the Cardinals, including two in left field and one at second base...signed with Oakland in January and was traded to Chicago on 3/28 as part of a three-player deal in which the Cubs were allowed to keep Rule 5 draft selection Scott Chiasson, while Eric Hinske was traded to the A's...appeared in 66 games for the Cubs, including 40 games at third base (22 starts), 11 games at second base (five starts) and one game at shortstop (a start)...in his 28 starts for the Cubs, he batted .319 (30-for-94)...hit .395 vs. lefthanded pitchers...his contract was purchased by the Cubs from Iowa (AAA) on 5/15 after Bill Mueller went on the disabled list...made his first 2001 start for the Cubs on 5/19 vs. Arizona and went 3-for-4 with two runs scored...hit his second career lead-off homer 5/22 off Cincinnati's Brian Reith...made his first big league start at shortstop 6/14 at Arizona and was 3-for-4 off Randy Johnson...was claimed by the Cardinals on waivers from the Chicago Cubs on 8/10...had a pinch-double on 8/17 vs. Philadelphia for his first hit as a Cardinal...his three-run pinch-homer lifted the Cardinals to a 6-3 win 8/18 vs. Philadelphia...it was his first career pinch-homer...stroked a pair of pinch-singles 9/20 and 9/21 at Pittsburgh...went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a Cardinals season-high three doubles off the bench 9/28 vs. Pittsburgh...appeared in three of the Cardinals' Division Series games vs. Arizona and went 1-for-5. 2000 Spent his final season with Tampa Bay, appearing in 119 games and batting .261 (123-for-375) with 1 homer, 34 RBI and a club-record 28 steals...started 52 of the Devil Rays' first 60 games...after Bobby Smith's promotion from Triple-A, Miguel started just 44 of Tampa Bay's final 101 contests...had a career-high 5 RBI 4/6 at Minnesota, including a game-winning hit in the ninth inning...had five multiple-steal games, including his first career two-steal inning 6/20 at Seattle...his lone homer of the season came off Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martinez 8/14 at Boston...it was his first roundtripper since 7/20/99 - a span of 522 at-bats...had a .983 fielding percentage, the third-highest average among American League second basemen. 1999 Batted .295 (137-for-465) with 22 steals despite being limited to just 120 games due to injuries...was on the disabled list twice with a strained right hamstring (4/24-5/17) and a strained left hamstring (7/26- 8/11)...had three extra-base hits 5/29 at Seattle (two doubles, one homer)...recorded his first career four-hit game 6/20 at Minnesota...led off the Devil Rays' 7/20 contest against Philadelphia with a homer off Paul Byrd...had a career-high 12-game hitting streak 8/20-9/2, batting .373 (19-for-51)...ranked third among A.L. second basemen with a .986 fielding average...also was the league's eighth-hardest batter to strike out (once every 11.0 plate appearances). 1998 Was a unanimous selection to the Topps Major League All-Rookie team after batting .268 (138-for-515) with five homers and 46 RBI in 150 games for Tampa Bay...was the expansion Devil Rays' Opening-Day starter at second base...started 139 games - the second-highest total among A.L. rookies - and ranked among the league's rookie leaders in 12 offensive categories...was the third-hardest batter to fan in the league, striking out once every 12.7 plate appearances...led the majors with a .412 average on full-count pitches (14-for-34)...was seventh in the A.L. on 0-2 counts with a .303 average (10-for-33)...hit his first Major-League home run 4/27 off Oakland's Mike Oquist. 1997 Had two stints on the Cubs' roster (6/20-6/23 and 9/12 through the end of the season), going 7-for-29 (.241) in 16 games...appeared in nine games at second base and two games at shortstop...was named the team's co-Most Valuable Player at Iowa (AAA) after batting .279 with five homers and 46 RBI in a team-high 135 games...was an American Association postseason all-star selection...stole a league-high 40 bases...also led the league in at-bats (569)...ranked second in the league in hits (159) and runs scored (82) and tied for 3rd in doubles (35). 1996 Saw his first big league action, appearing in nine games for Toronto and batting .222 (6-for-27)...spent most of the season with the Triple-A Syracuse...received his first trip to the majors 4/12-24, making his M.L. debut 4/17 at California...doubled off Chuck Finley on the first M.L. pitch he saw...returned to Toronto in September and played in seven games, including six starts at second base...at Syracuse, he batted .277 in 120 games with three homers, 48 RBI and 27 stolen bases...appeared in 84 games at second base, 32 games at third base and five games at shortstop, committing 23 errors in 511 total chances for a .955 fielding percentage... led International League second basemen in double plays (64)...was on the disabled list 5/27-6/5 with a slight fracture of his right thumb. 1995 Spent his final season in Los Angeles' farm system at San Antonio (AA)...appeared in 107 games and batted .278 with 33 steals - the third-highest total in the Texas League...fanned just 32 times in 474 trips to the plate...his ratio of 1 strikeout every 14.8 plate appearances was second in the league...was selected by Baseball America as the league's best defensive second baseman. 1994 Was named the team MVP at Class-A Bakersfield after leading the club in games played (133), hits (155), doubles (23), total bases (192), sacrifice bunts (15) and stolen bases (44)...was the California League's toughest batter to strike out, fanning just 37 times in 533 at-bats (1 strikeout every 16.0 PAs). 1993 Ranked 6th in the Florida State League with a .315 batting average at Vero Beach (A) ... his ratio of 1 strikeout every 17.8 plate appearances was 2nd in the league. 1992 Started the year at Gulf Coast (Rookie) and hit .303 in 21 games...was promoted to Vero Beach (A) on July 25, playing in 36 contests. 1991 Began his professional career with the Dodgers' Santo Domingo (Rookie) club in the Dominican Summer League.