Acquired by Texas from San Diego on July 30 in exchange for RHP Chan Ho Park...batted .237 with 12 home runs and 55 RBI in
102 games with the Padres and Rangers in 2005.
Texas: Batted .182 (18-99) with 3 home runs and 8 RBI in 29 games with Texas...was acquired by the Rangers on July 30, joining
the team that day in Toronto...made Rangers debut on July 31 at Toronto, going 0-4 in a start as designated hitter...doubled in the
first inning on August 3 vs. Tampa Bay to record first Texas hit...went 3-4 with HR, double, RBI and career-high 4 runs scored on
August 4 vs. Tampa Bay...was first American League homer since August 17, 1998 vs. Chicago (AL), while with the Angels...hit safely
in 7 straight games from August 3-9 after going 0-8 in first 2 games with the Rangers...went 8-62 (.129) in last 20 games...made
lone start in the field at first base on September 4 at Kansas City...struck out in only at-bat on September 11 vs. Oakland and was
ejected by home plate umpire Gary Darling...started 25 games as designated hitter and one at first base...started just 7 of last 38
games...was 1-3 as a pinch hitter for Texas.
San Diego: Batted .256 (72-281) with 11 doubles, 9 home runs and 47 RBI in 73 games for San Diego...appeared in 71 games at
first base and 2 as catcher...started final 2 games with the Padres at catcher, his first starts at the position since August 9, 1999 at
Montreal...hit .167 (7-42) over first 10 games in 2005...batted .302 (52-172) with 6 HR and 36 RBI over 45 games from April 16-June
5 to raise average to .276...recorded career-high 13-game hit streak from April 16-29...tallied exactly one hit in first 12 games of the
streak, becoming first major leaguer with one hit in 12 consecutive games since Richie Sexson from July 1-12, 2003...also recorded
a 12-game hit streak from May 24-June 5...hit .194 (13-67) in final 18 games with San Diego to lower average from .276 to
.256...recorded 1,000th career hit with a triple in the 6th inning on May 31 vs. Milwaukee...on the disabled list from June 26-July 17
with a strained oblique muscle in his left side...finished Padres career ranked among all-time franchise leaders in home runs (2nd,
156), slugging percentage (2nd, .503), RBI (3rd, 573), strikeouts (3rd, 669), hits (5th, 842), doubles (T5th, 158), batting average (6th,
.288), run scored (7th, 428), at-bats (7th, 2928), on-base percentage (8th, .359), walks (8th, 325) and games played (9th, 806).
Led the Padres in home runs (26) and RBI (105) while batting .289 (158-for-547) in 147 games... his 105 RBI ranked 12th in the National League... opened the season with his seventh career grand slam, and sixth with the Padres, April 5 at Los Angeles... tied a career-high with his sixth four-hit game (4-for-5) April 10 vs. San Francisco... had a season-high 10-game hitting streak (15-for-37; .405) from June 21-July 2... placed on the 15-day disabled list due to fraying of cartilage in his right knee July 5... activated from the 15-day disabled list on July 21... homered and drove in a season-high five August 23 at New York (NL)... batted .318 (34-for-107) with four home runs and 25 RBI, his most in any month, in August... legged out his only triple September 15 at Los Angeles, his first three-base hit since May 18, 2000... hit his team-leading 26th home run September 22 vs. Los Angeles... ranked ninth among NL leaders in batting average against lefties (.324; 55-for-170)... batted .310 (89-for-287) with 14 home runs and 65 RBI in 73 road games... walked 66 times, the second highest total of his career.
RUN PRODUCER: Notched his 100th RBI after driving in one September 15 at Los Angeles... tallied his third 100-RBI season becoming the first Padre to do so... his 105 RBI were the 11th highest single-season total in franchise history... drove in three and passed Nate Colbert for sole possession of third place on the Padres all-time RBI list August 6 vs. Pittsburgh with his 482nd as a Padre... finished the season with 527 as a Padre, trailing Dave Winfield by 100 RBI for second place among the club's all-time leaders.
MATINEE IDOL: Finished third among National League leaders in day-time batting average with a .390 (49-123) mark.
MULTIPLE MAN: Had two multi-homer games, the 10th and 11th of his career, July 2 vs. Kansas City and September 12 at Los Angeles... his second home run on July 2 tied him with Tony Gwynn for third place on the Padres all-time home run list with 135... finished the season with 147 as a Padre, seven behind Dave Winfield (154) for second place and 16 behind Nate Colbert (163) for first place.
BEHIND THE DISH: On August 15 at Cincinnati, replaced an injured Miguel Ojeda behind the plate for 4.0 innings... the stint marked his first appearance at catcher since August 9, 1999 at Montreal... became just the 13th Major Leaguer, and third active (B.J. Surhoff and Todd Zeile) to play 100 or more games each at catcher, first base and third base.