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Trot Nixon MLB Career Stats

3627 .274 137 555 30 .828

Trot Nixon Bio

  • Full Name: Christopher Trotman Nixon
  • Born: 4/11/1974 in Durham, NC
  • Draft: 1993, Boston Red Sox, 1st rd. (7th overall)
  • High School: New Hanover, Wilmington, NC
  • Debut: 9/21/1996
  • Last Game: 6/28/2008
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MLB Career Stats 3627 579 995 137 555 30 .274 .364 .828


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Trot Nixon Stats

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Trot Nixon Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2004 Boston AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/07/2002 Boston AL

Thomas A. Yawkey Red Sox MVP

Year Team League
2001 Boston AL

Red Sox Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
1999 Boston AL

Bosox Club Man of the Year Award

Year Team League
1999 Boston AL

Trot Nixon Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2003 .306 13th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2001 27 20th in AL
2003 28 19th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2002 94 22nd in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2001 .881 17th in AL
2003 .975 4th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2001 .376 17th in AL
2003 .396 7th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2001 .505 21st in AL
2003 .578 5th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2001 100 15th in AL


Season BB Rank
2001 79 13th in AL
2003 65 22nd in AL


Season 2B Rank
2002 36 18th in AL


Season 3B Rank
1999 5 23rd in AL
2000 8 5th in AL
2003 6 13th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2002 152 25th in AL


Season SO Rank
2001 113 20th in AL
2002 109 24th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2006 7 25th in AL

Christopher Trotman Nixon Bio Info

Full name: Christopher Trotman Nixon...Trot and his wife Kathryn have 2 sons, Chase (9/11/01) and Luke (10/1/04)...Served as spokesman for Red Sox Kid Nation presented by Hood and was a spokesman for the annual Red Cross Blood Drive held annually at Fenway Park...Graduated from New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC, also the alma mater of legendary journalist David Brinkley and NFL quarterback greats Sonny Jurgensen and Roman Gabriel...Led the Wildcats to a 26-1 record and the 4-A State Championship as a senior, batting .519 (41-79) with 12 homers and 56 RBI while going 12-0 with a 0.40 ERA as a pitcher...Was named 1993 High School Player of the Year by Baseball America...Signed a letter of intent to play quarterback at North Carolina State, but instead signed with the Sox...Trot's father, Dr. William Nixon, caught Hall of Famer Jim "Catfish" Hunter in high school. 2007 Spent his first season outside of Boston, playing regularly in the first half before taking more of a reserve role to Franklin Gutierrez over the last 2 months of the season ... Started 82 games in right field (87 appearance in RF) and made 5 starts at DH... Reached safely via hit or walk in 67 of 98 games...Was 4 for 10 as a pinch hitter. .. Played in his 1,000th career Major League game on May 2 vs. Toronto... Had a career day on May 6 at Baltimore, going 5 for 5 w/a 2B & season-high 4RBI ... The 5 hits were a single-game career high and the most in a game by an Indians hitter in 2007 Was 0 for 20 from June 9-16 and went on to hit .169 (10-59) in June (4RBI, 22G) Hit .288 (23-80) in the 2nd half with 5RBI in 30 games... From JUly is" on he hit .289 (22-76) w/4RBI in 39 games... From July zo" on he had 1 RBI in 26 games... Had 29 at bats in August and 14 at bats in September... Hit .281 (41-146) with runners on base. 2006 Completed his 13th season in the Red Sox organization by batting .268 with 8 homers and 52 RBI, limited to only 114 games due to a month-long stay on the disabled list with a right bicep strain and staph infection in his right elbow... Trot ended his Red Sox career with 133 home runs and a .478 slugging %, which rank 17th and 12th, respectively, in the 106-year history of the Boston Red Sox organization. Only Dwight Evans (2,026G) has appeared in more games for the Red Sox in right field than Nixon's 869 since 1950. Nixon appeared in 38 post-season games over 5 seasons with the Sox and hit .357 (5-14) with 3 2B & 3RBI in the 2004 World Series Boston win over St. Louis... Was the longest-tenured member of the Red Sox organization before signing with the Indians...Completed the season with more walks (60) than strikeouts (56) en route to a .373 on-base percentage, 105 points above his batting average...Was batting .294 when he strained his bicep on a swing July 30 vs. the Angels...Was placed on the disabled list the next day and did not return to the Red Sox lineup until September 4...batted only .155 (11-for-71) in 22 games the rest of the way...Boasted a .311 batting average (82-for-264) with 6 homers, 43 RBI and a .415 on-base percentage in 78 games before the All-Star Break...Saw action in 110 games, including 100 starts, in right his Red Sox career, his 943 games in the outfield rank 12th in club history (with 869 games in right field)...Batted .288 (83-288) with 6 homers vs. right-handed pitching and .204 (19- 93) with 2 homers vs. lefthanders...Batted .237 (27-114) with runners in scoring position, .250 (14-56) with RISP and 2 outs and .278 (5-18) with the bases loaded...Had his best offensive month in June, batting .386 (32-for-83) with 11 doubles, his most in a calendar month since July of 2002, when he had 13 doubles...Had a season-high 9-game hitting streak from April 28-May 9...Fell a triple shy of the cycle when he went 4-for-4 with a double, homer and 3 RBI June 9 vs. Texas...Was his 9th-career 4-hit game, matching his career high...Recorded career run scored No. 500 on April 21 at Toronto, career RBI No. 500 on June 3 at Detroit and career double No. 200 on June 27 vs. the New York Mets. 2005 Appeared in 124 games, batting .275 with 29 doubles, 13 homers and 67 RBI...missed 22 games while on the D.L. with a left oblique strain July 27-August 23...sustained the injury on a 3rd-inning swing July 26 at Tampa Bay...a .293 hitter with 11 homers and 50 RBI in 89 games before the injury, Trot batted only .229 (27-for-118) with 2 homers and 17 RBI in 35 games the rest of the way upon his return.

ROAD, SWEET ROAD: A lifetime .290 hitter at Fenway and a .270 hitter on the road in all or part of 8 big league seasons into 2005, Nixon batted .321 (69-for-215) with 8 long balls and 37 driven in on the road, while managing to hit just .223 (43-for-193) with 5 homers and 30 RBI at Fenway Park.

YANKEE KILLER: 4 of his 13 homers and 23 of his 67 RBI came in his 19 games against the Yankees...had no more than 2 homers and 7 RBI against any other opponent.

WHY SO DEFENSIVE?: Was charged with one error 249 total chances in 124 games in right field...had 8 outfield assists, 2nd to Manny Ramirez (a league-high 17) on the club.

HEROICS: Trot's 8th career grand slam capped a 5-run 7th and gave the Red Sox a 6-3 win May 14 at Seattle...the game-winning blow came off J.J. Putz...delivered a walk-off RBI single off Danys Baez with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th, lifting the Red Sox to a 7-6 win over Tampa Bay on August 30.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: The left-handed swinger hit .299 (93-for-323) with 12 homers off righthanders and .224 (19-for-85) with one homer off lefties...batted .307 (31-for-101) with runners in scoring position and .367 (18-for-48) with men in scoring position and 2 outs...batted .313 (15-for-48) in close-and-late situations...batted .215 (20-for-93) from September 1 through the end of the season.

MORE 2005 HIGHLIGHTS: Went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI April 9 at Toronto...May 1 at Texas, hit a 2-run double to cap a 4-run 5th in a 6-5 win...was 2-for-4 with a 2-run double and a 2-run homer in a 13-5 win May 9 vs. Oakland, part of a 6-game stretch in which he went 11-for-21 (.524) with 3 doubles, 3 homers, 10 RBI and 4 runs scored May 9-16...May 28 at Yankee Stadium, went 3-for-6 with a homer and 5 RBI in a 17-1 Red Sox win...batting leadoff for the only time in 2005, went 2-for-4 with a walk and 2 runs scored in an 8-0 win June 19 vs. Pittsburgh...homered in 3 straight games and knocked in 9 runs June 10-15...hit his first career inside-the-park home run July 15 vs. New York (AL)...the liner to center was hit just beyond the reach of Melky Cabrera, scoring 3 runs in a 17-1 Sox a 15-2 win September 20 at Tampa Bay, finished a double shy of the cycle, going 4-for-6 with a triple, a home run, 3 RBI and 4 runs scored...down 3-2 in the 5th, delivered a go-ahead 2-run double off Daniel Cabrera to key a 6-3 victory September 23 at Baltimore.

IN THE POSTSEASON: Went 3-for-11 (.273) with a run scored and an RBI in 3 games vs. Chicago in the American League Division Series. 2004 Was limited to just 48 games because of a slight disk herniation in his back, then a strained left quadriceps...still, batted .315 with 9 doubles, 6 home runs and 23 RBI...opened the season on the disabled list with the aggravated back as well as the strained quadriceps suffered during rehab, missing 63 games before being reinstated June 16...completed a rehab assignment with Single-A Sarasota (one game) and Triple-A Pawtucket (5 games) before returning to the Sox June 16 and homering in his 2nd at-bat in Colorado, belting a 4th-inning 1-1 offering from Jason Jennings into the right field seats...went on to hit .273 with 3 homers and 13 RBI in 29 games before the quad forced him back to the D.L...missed 39 games before returning to appear solely as a pinch hitter for 4 games, going his 15 games (12 starts), Trot hit .435 (20-for-46) with 8 multi-hit efforts, 5 doubles, 3 homers and 10 RBI to close out the regular season...batted .400 (20-for-50) overall after his 2nd stint on the D.L.

IRON MAN: Prior to his injury-plagued 2004 campaign, had appeared in at least 123 games in each of the previous 5 seasons from 1999-2003...averaged 136.2 games a season in that span, spending time on the D.L. just once when he strained his right hamstring and had to miss nearly a month of action in 2000.

PINCH ME, I'M DREAMING: Smacked his first-career pinch-hit homer September 14, a 2-run shot off Tampa Bay's Travis Harper...finished the year with 3 pinch hits in 11 at-bats, one more than his previous career total of 2...drove in 5 runs as a pinch hitter

IN A ROW: Hit safely in a season-high 9 straight games July 16-24, batting .364 (12-for-33) right up to his 2nd stay on the D.L....grounded out in a pinch-hitting appearance September 7 vs. Oakland in his first game back to snap the streak.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Batted .336 (45-for-134) against righthanders while going 2-for-15 (.133) against lefties...compiled a .343 average (24-for-70) at Fenway Park...was 2-for-3 with 4 RBI with the bases loaded...when leading off an inning, hit .378 (14-for-37) with 4 doubles and 3 home runs.

IN THE POSTSEASON: Batted .255 (13-for-51) with 4 doubles, 8 RBI and 5 runs scored in 13 post-season games...went 2-for-8 with 2 RBI in 2 games in the ALDS vs. Anaheim...was 1-for-5 with an RBI single in a 4-run 9th to help ice an 8-3 victory in Game 2 at Angel Stadium and 1-for-3 with an RBI single to start the scoring in the 3rd in an eventual 8-6, 10-inning series-clinching win in Game 3 at Fenway...appeared in all 7 games of the ALCS against the Yankees, batting .207 (6-for-29) with a double, a homer, 3 RBI and 4 runs scored...was 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, 2 RBI, and a run scored in Game 3 at Fenway, taking Kevin Brown deep with a man on in the 2nd inning...hit .357 (5-for-14) with 3 doubles, 3 RBI and a run scored in the 4-game World Series sweep of the Cardinals...after going 1-for-7 in Games 1 and 2 at Fenway, was 1-for-3 with an RBI in Game 3...singled home Bill Mueller to give the Sox a 2-0 lead in the 4th...went 3-for-4 with 3 doubles and 2 RBI in the championship-clinching Game 4...with the Sox up 1-0, ripped a bases-loaded 2-run double on a 3-0 pitch from Jason Marquis to give the Red Sox a 3-0 lead and close out the scoring. 2003 In his 5th full season, topped his previous career bests with a .306 average and 28 homers, while knocking in 87, the 3rd season in a row he's hit at least 24 homers and knocked in at least 84...had 3 homers and 25 RBI in 46 games through May but slammed 25 long balls and knocked in 62 in 88 games the rest of the way, including 17 homers and 41 RBI in 48 games in June and July...was one of 3 Red Sox (with Manny Ramirez and Bill Mueller) but only 5 players in the A.L. (with Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Delgado) to rank among the top 10 in the A.L. in both on-base percentage (.396) and slugging (.578)...his .974 OPS (on-base + slugging) ranked 4th in the A.L. behind only Delgado, Ramirez and Rodriguez...appeared in only 5 of the last 18 regular season games due to a strained left calf.

A CHECK OF THE LEADERBOARD: Ranked among A.L. leaders in on-base percentage (tied for 7th at .396) and slugging (5th at .578)...his 2 grand slams tied for the A.L. high, while his average of one homer every 15.8 at-bats ranked 8th, and his average of an RBI every 5.1 at-bats tied for 6th...was the 2nd-hardest player to double up in the A.L. behind Ichiro Suzuki, bouncing into 3 double plays in 441 at-bats, one every 147.0 AB's.

STREAKS: Collected 2 hits in 5 consecutive starts April 27-May 3, going 10-for-22 to lift his average to .344 from .309...turned the trick again in 4 straight games June 1- 5...drove in at least one run in 8 straight games (12 RBI total) May 30-June 7...homered in 3 straight games June 4 (DH) and June 5, in 4 of 5 games June 4-7 and in 5 of 8 games June 4-11...also went deep 3 games in a row July 2-5 and July 29-31...between July 23 and August 3, hit 7 homers in 11 games.

HAPPY HUNDREDTH: Hit his 100th career home run in game one of an August 8 doubleheader vs. Baltimore...the 6th-inning 2-run shot off Rick Helling made him the 24th player to hit 100 home runs in a Red Sox uniform.

HEROICS: Snapped a 4-4 tie with a 2-out 2-run homer in the 8th, propelling the Sox to victory April 10 at Toronto in the final game of their season-opening road trip...Trot finished the night 3-for-3 with 4 RBI, a walk, 2 stolen bases (a career first) and a run scored...June 7 at Milwaukee, after the Red Sox had trailed 9-3 and 10-4, hit a one-out solo homer off Mike DeJean in the top of the 9th to tie the game 10-10...Jason Varitek followed with a solo homer of his own to give Boston an 11-10 win...on the pitch after Roger Clemens hit Kevin Millar, Nixon cranked a 2nd-inning 2-run homer to open the scoring and trigger a 10-2 win July 5 at Yankee Stadium...singled home Gabe Kapler with no outs in the bottom of the 10th to give the Sox a 5-4 walk-off win July 19 vs. Toronto...July 20 vs. Toronto, hit a 2-run triple to cap a 5-run 3rd, propelling the Red Sox to a 9-4 win over Toronto...hit a solo homer in the 3rd and a grand slam off Al Levine to cap a 7-run 7th in a 10-4 win July 23 vs. Tampa Bay...finished 3-for-4 with 2 homers and 5 RBI...hit a game-tying solo homer to lead off the top of the 9th off Francisco Cordero July 31 at Texas although the Rangers went on to win 7-3 on an Alex Rodriguez grand slam in the 11th...August 5 vs. Anaheim, snapped a 9-9 tie with an RBI single in the bottom of the 7th, lifting the Sox to a 10-9 win...the hit, off Brendan Donnelly who came into the game with a 0.67 ERA, capped a comeback from a 5-0 deficit...delivered one of the key hits of the season September 1 at Philadelphia, a 9th-inning grand slam off Turk Wendell to cap a 6-run uprising and give the Red Sox a 13-9 win...drove in a career-best 6 in the game.

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Made 130 outfield appearances (119 starts), all but one in right field...played 2 innings in center after pinch hitting April 30 vs. Kansas City...posted a .983 fielding percentage (4 errors in 239 chances)...had 4 assists, all from right field.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Ranked 3rd in the A.L. with a .330 (114-for-345) average vs. right-handed pitchers...hit .219 (21-for-96) vs. lefties...25 of his 28 home runs came off righthanders...registered a .318 average (70-for-220) with 10 home runs and 47 RBI at Fenway Park and hit .294 (65-for-221) with 18 homers and 40 RBI on the road...hit .362 (38-for-105) with none on and none out and .302 (42-for-139) with runners in scoring position...hit .303 (20-for-66) with 6 homers in close-and-late situations...batted .477 (31-for-65) with 6 home runs when hitting the first pitch...hit .217 (46-for-212) after falling behind in the count 0-1 and .354 (58-for-164) after jumping ahead 1-0...hit .326 (97-for-298) with 20 homers in innings 1-6 and .266 (38-for-143) with 8 homers from the 7th inning on...17 of his 87 RBI (20 percent) came in 19 games against the Blue Jays...hit 5 of his 28 home runs in 13 games against the Devil Rays.

IN THE POST-SEASON: Hit .294 (10-for-34) with a double, 4 home runs and 7 RBI in 11 post-season games against the Athletics and Yankees...was just 2-for-10 in 4 A.L. Division Series games against Oakland, but provided one of the most dramatic moments of the season when--with the Red Sox trailing the best-of-5 series 2 games to none--he crushed a pinch-hit walk-off 2-run homer off Rich Harden in the bottom of the 11th, giving Boston a 3-1 win...the blast was the 2nd walk-off long ball in Red Sox post-season history, following Carlton Fisk's legendary blast off Pat Darcy, which gave the Sox a 7-6 win over Cincinnati in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series...the last post-season pinch-hit, walk-off home run was hit by Kirk Gibson of the Dodgers in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series against Oakland...batted .333 (8-for-24) with 3 homers and 5 RBI in 7 ALCS games...went 2-for-4 in the Game 1 win at Yankee Stadium...went 3-for-3 with a double and a 5th-inning solo homer off Mike Mussina in Game 4 at Fenway...launched a 2-run blast off Gabe White in the 9th inning of the Red Sox' Game 6 win, providing valuable insurance by turning a 7-6 lead into a 9-6 Game 7, launched a 2nd-inning 2-run homer off Roger Clemens to stake the Sox to a 2-0 advantage. 2002 Established personal bests with 36 doubles, 94 RBI and 152 games played...slammed 24 homers, 14 in 71 games after the All-Star break...knocked in 57 runs after the break...delivered in the clutch, batting .333 (22-for-66) with 3 homers and 33 RBI with 2 outs and runners in scoring position...knocked in 45 2-out runs, 2nd to only Nomar Garciaparra (47) on the club...had 20 game-tying or go-ahead RBI (15 after July 4)...posted a .330 (36-for-109) average with 12 doubles, a triple, 7 homers and 29 RBI in 29 July contests...homered on Opening Day for the 2nd year in a row, taking Toronto's Cris Carpenter deep April 1 at Fenway...hit his 4th career grand slam July 16 at Detroit off Jose Paniagua...that night, began a career-best 16-game hitting streak that ran through July 31...batted .371 (23-for-62) with 9 doubles, a triple, 4 long balls and 18 RBI during the run...homered twice and matched his then-career high with 5 RBI August 2 at Texas...12 days later, went deep twice again in a 12-5 win vs. Seattle...tied Johnny Damon for the team lead with 7 outfield assists, one shy of his 2000 career high. 2001 Won the Thomas A. Yawkey Award, presented to the team MVP by the Boston Baseball Writers...hit .280 with a career-high 100 runs and then career-best totals of 27 homers and 88 RBI...hit .393 vs. righthanders, 10th in the A.L...started 70 games in right field and 67 in center, leading Sox outfielders with 295 total chances, 4 double plays and 7 assists...homered off Pat Hentgen Opening Day, April 2 at Baltimore...went 3-for-5 with a career-best 3 doubles and 2 runs May 4 at Oakland...was 4-for-5 with a double and a homer May 12 vs. Oakland...slugged his 2nd career grand slam June 26 vs. Tampa Bay off Travis Phelps...had 9 RBI in 7 games July 3-6...posted 3 straight 3-hit games July 16-18, going 9-for-15 (.600)...hit .312 (29-for-93) with 7 doubles, 4 homers, 14 RBI and a .516 slugging percentage in July...went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers in game one of an August 4 twinbill vs. Texas...August 24 at Texas, went 2-for-4 with an 8th-inning game-winning grand slam off Danny Kolb, snapping a 3-3 tie in a 7-4 win...slugged his first career first-inning leadoff home run September 1 vs. New York off Orlando Hernandez, one of 37 times he hit leadoff in 2001...went 4-for-4 with a triple, a homer, 4 RBI and 4 runs September 5 vs. Cleveland...launched a game-winning 2-run homer off Willis Roberts in the 10th in game 2 of a day-night doubleheader October 5 at Baltimore. 2000 Batted .276 with 12 homers and 60 RBI in 123 games...stole a career-high 8 bases in 9 tries...tied for 5th in the A.L. with 8 triples...opened the season with an 8-game hitting streak, going 11-for-33 (.333)...had a season-high 4 hits and matched his then-career high with 5 RBI in a 10-0 win April 19 at Detroit...hit a grand slam off Jim Poole...slugged a 2-run homer with 2 outs in the top of the 9th to give Pedro Martinez an epic 2-0 win over Roger Clemens and the Yankees May 28...also tripled in the 7th, collecting 2 of Boston's 5 hits...was on the D.L. June 27-July 25 with a right hamstring strain...led off 46 times...posted a .991 fielding percentage...his 8 outfield assists were a career best. 1999 Enjoyed his first full season in the majors, batting .270 with 15 long balls and 53 RBI in 124 games...shared Red Sox Rookie of the Year honors presented by Boston Baseball Writers with Brian Daubach...was named BoSox Club Man of the Year for his contributions to the success of the team and cooperation in community affairs...the Sox went 70-46 in his 116 starts in right field...after hitting .245 (47-for-192) with 3 homers and 19 RBI in the first half, lifted his final average to .270 by batting .298 (53-for-178) with 12 home runs and 32 RBI after the break...slugged his first big league homer April 8 at Kansas City off Don Wengert...the 2-run blast iced a 4-1 win...hit in 8 straight May 8-16, going 8-for-19 (.421)...cracked his first Fenway Park homer June 1, a game-tying solo shot off Detroit's Jeff Weaver in the 7th in a game the Sox would go on to win 5-4...batted .393 (22-for-56) with 7 doubles, 4 homers and 10 RBI in July...enjoyed one of the finest days of his career July 24 at Detroit, going 3-for-4 with 3 homers and 5 RBI in an 11-4 win...became the first Boston rookie to hit 3 homers since Fred Lynn (June 18, 1975 at Detroit) and the first big league rookie to hit 3 homers since the Phillies' Bobby Estalella (September 4, 1997 at Montreal)...joined Lynn, Jim Tabor (July 4, 1939), Norm Zauchin (May 27, 1955) and Joe Lahoud (June 11, 1969) as the only Red Sox rookies to hit 3 homers in a game...September 15 at Cleveland, lifted a game-tying sac fly off Mike Jackson in the top of the 9th, then hit a solo homer in the 13th off Jim Brower to secure a 6-4 win...the homer came one out after Jason Varitek had opened the inning with a go-ahead homer...batted .250 (7-for-28) with 2 doubles and 6 RBI in the postseason...hit .214 (3-for-14) with 3 doubles and 6 RBI in 5 games in the ALDS vs. Cleveland and .286 (4-for-14) with 2 doubles in 4 games in the ALCS vs. New York. 1998 Was named Red Sox Minor League Player of the Year by the Boston BBWAA...hit .310 with 23 homers, 74 RBI and a career-high 26 stolen bases for Triple-A Pawtucket before a September 6 call-up...ranked 4th in the International League with 158 hits, 135 games and 76 walks...was 5th in the league with 97 runs and 10th with a .310 average...was honored as Red Sox Minor League Player of the Month for July after hitting .361 (44-for-122) with 7 doubles, 5 homers, 17 RBI and 9 steals...batted .259 in 13 games for the Red Sox, including his first career 3-hit game September 25 vs. Baltimore...appeared in 2 games in the ALDS vs. Cleveland, starting in right in Game 4, going 1-for-3 with a walk. 1997 Played 130 games for Triple-A Pawtucket, finishing at .244 with 20 homers and 61 RBI...was named PawSox Player of the Year...ranked 2nd on the club with 116 hits, 80 runs and 63 walks...was 3rd in homers...hit .188 in 66 games through June 22 and .288 the rest of the way...played 29 games for Navojoa of the Mexican Pacific League, and hit .242 with 4 homers and 12 RBI. 1996 Made his major league debut as a September call-up after hitting .251 with 11 long balls and 63 RBI in 123 games for Double-A Trenton...hit .308 (4-for-13) in the Eastern League playoffs...recalled September 9, he was the 55th and final player to appear for the '96 Red Sox...debuted as a pinch runner September 21 at New York...stole a base and remained in the game in right field...made his first M.L. start on the season's final day September 29 vs. the Yankees...went 2-for-4 with a double and 2 runs...singled to right-center off Ricky Bones in the 2nd inning in his first M.L. plate appearance...doubled down the right field line off Billy Brewer in the 6th...after the season, hit .286 with 4 homers and 13 RBI in 35 games for Navojoa of the Mexican Pacific League. 1995 Began the year on the D.L., recovering from 1994 back problems...activated April 28, sent to Single-A Sarasota...reached via hit or walk in his first 37 games April 29-June 21, batting .302 (38-for-126)...promoted to Double-A Trenton August 8...was an Arizona Fall League All-Star, batting .259 with 2 homers and 26 RBI in 44 games for Phoenix. 1994 Made his pro debut, appearing in 71 games for Single-A Lynchburg...hit .246 with 12 homers and 43 RBI despite a chipped bone in his back...was hitting as high as .280 in mid-June before the injury...was placed on the D.L. June 12 for the rest of the year. 1993 After signing as the Red Sox first-round pick (7th overall), played in 24 games in the Florida Instructional League, hitting .366 (30-for-82) with 13 RBI.