Reginald Laverne (Reggie) Sanders and his wife, Wyndee, have 4 daughters, Cody (12/22/92), Carrigon (10/14/97), Carson (4/19/01) and Cooper (3/7/04)...they make their off-season home in Scottsdale, Ariz...Joined fellow big leaguers Eric Chavez and Sean Casey in Los Angeles following 2004 season to film a national public service announcement on behalf of the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America that promoted community involvement...Is a 1986 graduate of Wilson (Florence, SC) High School...played collegiate baseball at Spartanburg (SC) Methodist College.2007Struggled with injuries all season, hitting .315 (23-for-73) with 7 doubles, 2
home runs and 11 RBI in just 24 games...Reached base safely in 18 of his 20 starts...Made his fi rst start and appearance of 2007 on April 7 vs. Detroit, going 3-for-4
with a home run and 2 RBI, falling a triple shy of the cycle...Honored Jackie Robinson by wearing #42 and going 2-for-4 with a solo home
run on April 20 vs. Minnesota...Suffered a left hamstring tear on May 2 against the Angels and was placed
on the 15-day D.L. the following day...transferred to the 60-day D.L. on July
13...Was reinstated from the 60-day D.L. on July 16 after missing 63 games and
recorded a pinch hit single that night in Boston...Placed on the 15-day D.L. on July 30 after reaggravating his left hamstring
tear...transferred to the 60-day D.L. on Sept. 4 and missed the remainder of
the season.2006Hit .246 in 88 games for the Royals, going 80-for-325 with 23 doubles, 1 triple, 11 homers and 49 RBI...was his 1st year in the American League after 15 seasons in the National League...his 80 hits matched his 2005 season total...Saw his season cut short after being placed on the 15-day Disabled List on Aug. 25...underwent surgery on Aug. 31 to remove a synovial cyst under the bottom portion of his left knee cap...was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on Sept. 1...Hit .268 (26-97) vs. left-handed pitchers, compared to a .237 (54-228) mark against righties...8 of his 11 homers came off
right-handed pitchers...Posted a .270 average (44-163) at Kauffman Stadium compared to a .222 (36-162) mark on
the road...hit just .186 (13-70) with nobody on
and no outs, while raising his average to .277
(26-for-94) with runners in scoring position...Thrived against his former N.L. opponents,
hitting .280 (14-for-50) during Interleague play...
had more hits (13) against Chicago than any
other team...hit .333 (13-39) against the 2005
World Champions...Batted .296 (16-54) when playing as the
designated hitter, compared to .236 (64-271)
in all other plate appearances...Had a pair of 6-game hitting streaks...hit in 6
straight from May 23-30 (.385, 10-for-26) and
Aug. 15-20 (.417, 10-for-24)...Homered in 3 straight games April 9-12...hit .385
(5-for-13) with 5 RBI in those 3 games...Became just the 8th active player with 300 or
more career steals when he stole 2nd base at
Detroit on May 1...Left the May 4 game with Minnesota due to
tightness in his left hamstring and missed the next 6 games...Scored his 1,000th career run in the 7th inning at New York on May 28 in a 6-5 loss...went 1-for-4 in the game with a double and RBI...Equalled his career high (12th time) by recording 4 hits on May 30 at Oakland...Turned in his best month in May, hitting .282 (20-71) with 3 HRs and 11 RBI in 18 games...Drove in a season-high 3 runs at Seattle on June 4...Hit his 300th career home run on June 10 vs. Tampa Bay to become just the 5th player in M.L. history with 300 HR and 300 steals (Barry Bonds, Willie Mays, Andre Dawson, Bobby Bonds)...Steve Finley became the 6th member later in 2006...became the 23rd active player with 300 home runs...Matched a career high with 4 runs scored in KC's 15-7 win over Pittsburgh on June 22...also recorded 4 runs on 8/25/95 at PIT and 8/16/98 vs. MTL...Was placed on the 15-day D.L. with a right thigh strain on July 21...was reinstated on July 31.2005Made his 5th postseason appearance in 6 years...Hit .333 (4-12) with a grand slam and set a new NLDS record with 10 RBI in the Cardinals
sweep over San Diego...went .167 (3-18) with
1 HR and 2 RBI in 5 games vs. Houston in the
NLCS...Played back-to-back seasons with the same team for the 1st time in 7 seasons...Picked up RBIs in a team season-high 6-straight games to end the year...homered 3 times in the fi nal 4 games, including a game-tying solo shot in the season finale Oct. 2 vs. Cincinnati...Hit 2 home runs on Sept. 28 vs. Houston, giving him his 5th-straight 20-HR season...his 21 homers were 3rd on team...His 14 steals ranked 2nd on team, while his 6 outfield assists matched his season total from
2004...Was slowed in spring due to appendicitis that required surgery on March 17...Hit a 3-run HR vs. Cincinnati on April 13 for his 2nd straight game with a homer...Recorded his 1,500th career hit at Cincinnati on May 3...was also his 300th career double...Reached base 4 times on May 8 vs. San Diego with 2 walks, a single and HR...Picked up his 300th career double on May 3, 2005 at Cincinnati...the double was also the 1500th hit
of his career...Batted .333 (28-84) in June...went 2-3 with a walk, double, homer and 3 runs scored vs. Colorado on June 30...Hit his 5th career grand slam (with 4th different team) and matched a career-high with 4 hits, while collecting team season-high 3 doubles and 5 RBI at Houston on June 4...Hit his 13th home run on June 14 at Toronto, combining with Larry Walker for back-to-back homers...His 2-run homer (No. 16) on June 28 vs. Cincinnati in the 1st proved to be the game-winning shot and provided the only runs in 2-1 win...Batted .305 (43-141) with 10 home runs and 29 RBI in his last 40 starts...Returned to lineup on Sept. 12 after missing 54 games with a fractured right fibula, suffered during
an outfield collision with Jim Edmonds on July 15.2004Hit .260 (116-446) with 27 doubles, 22 home runs and 67 RBI in his 1st season with the Cardinals...Became the 1st player in Major League history to collect 20 or more home runs with 6 different teams...posted his 20th HR, a 3-run shot, on Aug. 28 at Pittsburgh (off Nelson Figueroa)...Batted .182 in 14 postseason games with a home run, RBI and 4 runs...had a pair of 3-hit games in Game 2 of the NLDS vs. Los Angeles (N.L.) and Game 6 of the NLCS vs. Houston...was 4-for-14 (.286) with a home run and RBI in the NLDS vs. Los Angeles (N.L.), but was hitless in 9 at-bats in the World Series against Boston...took part in postseason action for the 4th time in 5 seasons...Recorded 22 home runs and 21 stolen bases for his 4th career 20-20 season and 1st since 1999...stole 20 or more bases in a season for the 8th time in his career...Teamed with Tony Womack to give the Cards their 1st 20-steal duo since 1999 (Edgar Renteria, Fernando Tatis)...His 1st 77 starts came in right field, before being moved to left field after the trade for Larry Walker...made his last 36 starts in left...Led the Cards to a 15-5 record in games he homered...batted .313 (25-for-80) with 6 HR and 18 RBI vs. N.L. West opponents...went 7-for-17 (.412) with 7 RBI in pinch-hit appearances...Went 15-for-43 (.349) with 3 HRs and 12 RBI in 10 Interleague games...homered in his 1st at bat on
April 20 at Houston and followed that with a sacrifice bunt (1st since 2001) and a single...Belted a 3-run pinch-hit triple (off Roberto Hernandez) in the 8th inning vs. Philadelphia on April 29...Had a streak of reaching base safely in 7 straight plate appearances (1B, 3-2B, 3B, HR, BB) from Sept.
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 vs. San Diego and Los Angeles (N.L.)...Singled home the winning run in the 11th inning on Sept. 5 vs. Los Angeles (N.L.) in a pinch-hit appearance...lifted Cards to a 3-game sweep.2003Spent the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, his 6th different organization in 6 years...hit .285 with 27 doubles, 31 home runs, 87 RBI and a .567 slugging percentage...Was his highest batting average since hitting .306 in 1995 (also hit .285 in 1999) and 2nd-highest home run output (33 in 2001) of his career...Led the Pirates in home runs, RBI and slugging percentage...became 1 of only 6 players to hit 20 or more HRs with 5 different clubs (Bobby Bonds, Jose Canseco, Jack Clark, Fred McGriff, Dave Winfield)...His 30th home run on Sept. 5 at Atlanta placed him in the Pirates record book, becoming only the
6th right-hander in franchise history to hit 30 or more homers (also Ralph Kiner, Frank Thomas, Dick
Stuart, Jeff King and Aramis Ramirez)...Hit his 2nd career Opening Day home run on March 31 at Cincinnati (also 1994), which also accounted
for the 1st-ever home run at newly opened Great American Ball Park (off Jimmy Haynes)...Hit his 3rd career grand slam on April 4 at Philadelphia (off Joe Roa)...named N.L.'s Player of the Week
for the 1st week of the season after batting .444 (8-for-18) with 4 homers and 11 RBI...Hit .327 (17-for-52) with 4 home runs and 16 RBI in his 1st 12 road games...homered in consecutive
games for the 2nd time in 2003 on May 18 at Arizona and May 22 vs. Chicago...Hit his 2nd career pinch-hit home run on May 18 at Bank One Ballpark (also 9/6/92)...Hit .348 (24-for-69) with 21 RBI in 18 games from July 25 to Aug. 12...homered in 3 straight games from July 28-30...blasted 8 homers over a 10-game span from Aug. 9-20...Hit 2 home runs, including a grand slam, in Pittsburgh's 10-run 5th inning on Aug. 20 at St. Louis (1st Pirate to homer twice in an inning since Jeff King on 4/30/96)...became 1 of only 10 players in baseball to hit a grand slam and an additional homer in the same frame...Left Sept. 17 game vs. Cincinnati with a strained left oblique...did not play in the team's final 11 games...Made 91 appearances in right field (76 starts) and 39 in left field (36 starts)...was nominated by the Pirates for the national Roberto Clemente Award.2002Spent entire season with San Francisco after signing as a free agent on 1/5 ... Established career highs in games and at bats ... Tied for fifth in the National League in sacrifice flies ... Led the club in triples and stolen bases despite being hampered by a right hamstring injury after the All-Star break ... Ranked third on club in home runs behind Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent ... Made all 137 defensive appearances in right field ... Appeared in six different spots in Dusty Baker's batting order: leadoff (10 times), 3rd (four), 4th (eight), 5th (48), 6th (43) and 7th (20) ... Knocked in seven runs over a four-game span from 4/19-23 ... Batted just .202 (17-for-84) in 25 games during the month of April ... Hit 200th career home run on 5/19 vs. Florida ... Reached base safely in 18 of his 20 starts from 5/1-27 ... Recorded first of four two-homer games on 6/15 vs. Oakland ... Also hit second career grand slam (off Aaron Harang) and knocked in season-high five runs ... Appeared in 10 games as the lead-off batter over a 15-game span from 6/2-24 and hit .282 (11-for-39) with seven runs and nine RBI ... Homered twice in an 18-5 victory at Colorado on 7/2 ... Swiped five bases in four games from 7/6-12, but did not register another steal until 9/14 ... Batted .313 (31-for-99) with 20 RBI in 24 games from 6/14 thru 7/12 ... Homered in back-to-back contests on 7/16-17 ... Belted two solo homers on 7/21 at Los Angeles ... Left the game on 7/22 vs. St. Louis after suffering a strained right hamstring while running out a ground ball and missed the next five games ... Went 6-for-19 (.316) with three home runs and eight RBI in six games upon his return ... Batted just .122 (5-for-41) over 11 games from 8/7-23 ... Hit safely in 10 straight games from 8/24 thru 9/3 ... Went 2-for-4 with two home runs on 9/25, the 19th multi-homer effort of his career. ... Ranked third among N.L. outfielders and fourth in the majors with 12 assists ... Hit 15 of his 23 home runs off righthanders and hit 14 solo blasts ... Hit a combined .182 (10-for-55) with three home runs and nine RBI in 16 post-season appearances ... Snapped 0-for-14 slump in the L.C.S with a 5th-inning single in Game Four vs. St. Louis ... Went 2-for-3 and hit a solo home run off Jarrod Washburn in Game One of the World Series at Anaheim ... Along with Bonds, became the 36th pair of teammates to go deep in the same inning of a World Series game (2nd inning) ... Homered off Kevin Appier and drove in three runs in an 11-10 loss in Game Two at Anaheim.
Notes: (thru 2002)
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Cincinnati in 1987 June free agent draft (7th round)... Acquired by San Diego from Cincinnati, 2/2/99, along with infielder Damian Jackson and pitcher Josh Harris in deal for outfielders Greg Vaughn and Mark Sweeney... Acquired by Atlanta from San Diego, 12/22/99, along with infielders Quilvio Veras and Wally Joyner, in deal for outfielder Ryan Klesko, infielder Bret Boone and pitcher Jason Shiell... Granted free agency on 10/31/00 ... Signed by Arizona as a free agent on 1/5/01... Granted free agency on 11/6/01 ... Signed by San Francisco as a free agent on 1/8/02... Granted free agency on 10/31/02 ... Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent on 1/24/03.
1990 Midwest League MVP and All-Star (post-season).
1989 South Atlantic League All-Star (mid-season & post-season).
MOST HR/GAME: 3 HR, 8/15/95 vs. Colorado ... 2 HR (18 times), last on 9/25/02 vs. San Diego.
MOST HITS/GAME: 4 hits (8 times), last on 7/3/99 at Colorado.
MOST RBI/GAME: 6 RBI, (3 times), 9/23/00 at Montreal, 4/4/97 at Florida & 8/25/95 at Pittsburgh ... 5 RBI ( 4 times), last on 6/15/02 vs. Oakland ... 4 RBI (14 times), last 9/18/01 at Colorado.
GRAND SLAMS: (2), 6/15/02 vs. Oakland off Aaron Harang & 4/21/01 vs. Colorado off Ron Villone.
LONGEST HITTING STREAK: 2002: 9 games, Career: 14 games (1999).
His seven-year minor league totals include a .294 average (351-for-1195), 59 doubles, 35 home runs, 140 RBI and 87 stolen bases in 325 games
Has notched three 20/20 seasons in the major leagues (1993, 1995 and 1999)
Has appeared in the post-season in each of the last three years
Has made 42 career post-season appearances and has gone 28-for-147 (.190) with four home runs and 12 RBI
Has made 910 career appearances in right field, 219 in left field and 210 in center field
Made last big-league appearance in left field on 9/29/00 and his last appearance in center field on 8/27/00
2001Spent entire season with World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks ... Established career high in home runs ... Ranked second on the club in home runs, RBI, stolen bases and runs scored ... Made all 119 defensive appearances in right field ... Began season on 15-day disabled list after straining left hamstring during an exhibition game on 3/19 ... Went 2-for-6 with an RBI in a two-game rehabilitation stint with Tucson (Diamondbacks' AAA) before joining Arizona ... Recorded 1,000th career hit on 4/14 at Colorado (double) ... Batted .405 (15-for-37) with seven home runs and 14 RBI in his first 10 games from 4/8-21 ... Tied club record by homering in four straight games (six total) from 4/17-21 ... Produced back-to-back two-homer games on 4/20-21 vs. Colorado ... Hit first career grand slam on 4/21 off Ron Villone (the grand slam snapped the longest active streak of homers by a player without a slam at 167) ... Earned N.L. Player-of-the-Week honors for the week of 4/16-22 ... Went deep in three straight games and knocked in eight runs from 5/12-15 ... Hit just .115 (6-for-52) during the month of July ... Saw batting average dip to .238 on 8/14, but hit .308 (41-for-133) in his final 35 games ... Hit four home runs in a four-game series from 8/24-27 at Philadelphia, including fifth multi-homer game of season on 8/24 ... Hit .322 (28-for-87) with 10 home runs, 17 RBI and seven stolen bases in August ... Appeared in 16 of Arizona's 17 post-season games, batting .259 (14-for-54) with a home run and three RBI ... Also posted team highs in runs scored (10) and stolen bases (three) ... Hit solo home run off St. Louis' Matt Morris in Game Five of the Division Series at Bank One Ballpark ... Led all players with six runs scored in the World Series ... Went 4-for-5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored in Game Six of the Fall Classic vs. New York.2000Spent entire season with Atlanta and posted career lows in average, home runs, runs scored and on-base percentage ... Was plagued by injuries throughout the season ... Made 69 appearances in left field, 27 in right field and one in center field (started on 8/27 vs. St. Louis) ... Was held hitless in 11 games from 4/11-28 (33 at bats) ... Batted just .139 (14-for-79) and tallied one RBI in April ... Suffered sprained left ankle on 4/29 at San Diego and was placed on the 15-day disabled list ... Hit first home run on 6/4 vs. New York (AL) ... Was on the D.L. for the second time from 7/28 thru 8/15 with a strained left hamstring ... Hit .310 (35-for-113) after returning from hamstring injury ... Was hitting below .200 for most of the season until average reached .202 after a 3-for-3 effort on 9/9 vs. Montreal ... Recorded 10th career multi-homer game on 9/18 at Arizona ... Matched his career-best (third time) with six RBI on 9/23 at Montreal ... Batted .345 (30-for-87) with 11 doubles, five home runs, 18 RBI and eight stolen bases from 9/1 thru the rest of the season ... Went hitless in nine at bats (five K's) vs. St. Louis in the National League Division Series.1999Established a career high in runs scored in his only season with San Diego ... Led the Padres in home runs, extra-base hits (57), stolen bases and at bats ... Made 97 appearances in left field, 41 in right field and 15 in center field ... Hit two solo home runs on 4/24 vs. Arizona ... Swiped a career-high four bases on 4/25 vs. Arizona ... Batted .381 (43-for-113) with eight home runs, 24 RBI, 12 stolen bases and 29 runs scored in 31 games from 5/23 thru 7/9 ... Named N.L. Player-of-the-Week for the week of 6/28 thru 7/4 after hitting .447 with three doubles, two triples and four home runs ... Hit career home run #150 off Cincinnati's Denny Neagle on 9/20 at Qualcomm Park ... Was hitting .301 on 8/31, but hit just .222 (22-for-99) thru the remainder of the season ... Batted .313 prior to the All-Star break and .257 after.1998Spent his 11th and final season in the Cincinnati organization (seventh with the Reds) ... Made 97 appearances in left field, 41 in right field and 15 in center field ... Twice missed time due to collisions with outfield walls; hyperextended lower back and missed five games from 4/28 thru 5/3 after hitting wall at Riverfront Stadium; also missed three games in mid-September after crashing into bricks at Wrigley Field on 9/20 ... Hit just .208 (11-for-53) with one multi-hit game in April ... Failed to go deep in 25 games from 4/4 thru 5/14 ... Recorded first career leadoff home run on 6/1 at San Francisco (also on 6/13 vs. Houston and 7/10 at Arizona) ... Was held hitless in six straight games from 6/15-21 (19 at bats) ... Batted .362 (21-for-58) with 12 RBI over a 13-game span from 6/24 thru 7/12 ... Hit .337 with 14 RBI and 29 runs scored in 26 games during the month of August ... Had just three hits in 29 at bats (.103) over a seven-game span from 8/31 to 9/7 ... Hit .207 and knocked in just two runs in September ... Was successful in 12 of his final 13 stolen base attempts ... Struck out two or more times on 41 occasions, including 11 K's in the final five games.1997Finished second on the Reds in home runs, RBI and slugging percentage despite missing 66 games due to two stints on the disabled list ... Made all 85 defensive appearances in right field ... Tied career high with six RBI on 4/4 at Florida ... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/19 with a bulging disk in his back ... Returned to action on 5/6 after a three-game rehab stint with Chattanooga (Reds' AA) ... Was on the D.L. again from 5/24 thru 7/21 with a severe medial sprain of his right ankle and a bruised right tibia after injuring himself sliding into second base on 5/23 vs. Chicago (NL) ... Was activated from the D.L. on 7/22 after a brief rehab stint with Indianapolis (Reds' AAA) and proceeded to hit two home runs vs. Florida that night, including career round-tripper #100 ... Homered in three straight games from 8/1-3 vs. San Francisco ... Committed four of his five errors in a five-game span from 8/11-16 ... Went deep in four of five games from 8/24-27 ... Hit 10 home runs and had 23 RBI in 28 games during the month August ... Failed to homer in his final 24 contests.1996Had season limited to a just 81 games due to three stints on the disabled list ... Hit safely in eight of his first 10 games. ... Suffered an injured lower back on 4/12 vs. Houston while diving for a line drive off the bat of Derek Bell and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/20 ... Returned to the lineup on 5/23 after a four-game rehab stint with Indianapolis ... Played in just five games before returning to the D.L. on 5/31 with a strained rib cage muscle ... Was reinstated on 6/15 and went 4-for-4 on 6/20 at New York (NL) ... Stole home on 6/22 at New York (NL), the first "straight" steal of home by a Reds player since Jacob Brumfield in 1994 ... Hit two home runs on 6/28 vs. Chicago (NL) ... Batted .327 (18-for-55) with five homers and 10 RBI in June ... Collected second multi-homer game on 7/14 vs. Pittsburgh ... Went 7-for-59 (.119) over 20-game span from 7/28 thru 8/19 ... Injured right thumb while diving into second base on 8/25 at Florida (suffered a second-degree ligament sprain that ended his season) ... Was placed on the 60-day disabled list on 9/17 ... Made all 80 defensive appearances in right field and shared club lead in outfield assists (seven).1995Finished sixth in the National League Most Valuable Player voting and was named to his first All-Star squad ... Established career highs in average, hits, RBI and total bases (280) ... Tied for third in the N.L. in extra-base hits (70) and ranked fourth in doubles ... Tied for fourth in stolen bases ... Led club in RBI ... Registered an inside-the-park home run on 4/29 at San Diego, the first by a Reds player since Eric Davis accomplished the feat in 1987 ... Reached base safely in 26 straight games from 5/7 thru 6/5 and batted .412 (35-for-85) with 27 RBI in 24 games from 5/11 thru 6/5 ... Produced a season-best 13-game hitting streak from 5/23 thru 6/6. ... Was named N.L. Player-of-the-Week for the week of 5/29-6/4, going 10-for-23 (.435) with 11 RBI ... Knocked in 28 runs in 28 games during the month of June ... Hit .311 (78-for-251) with 15 home runs and 56 RBI prior to the All-Star break ... Played in 78 straight games before taking day off on 7/24 ... Recorded first career three-homer game on 8/15 vs. Colorado ... Homered twice and posted his first six-RBI effort on 8/25 at Pittsburgh ... Hit .354 (35-for-99) with eight home runs and 27 RBI in August, but just .241 (20-for-83) in September ... Made 125 appearances in right field and 16 in center field ... Appeared in all seven playoff games, hitting .138 (4-for-29) with a homer and two RBI ... Belted two-run homer in Cincinnati's 5-4 victory in Game Two of the Division Series at Los Angeles.1994Spent third straight full season with Cincinnati ... Established a career high in triples ... Made all 104 defensive appearances in right field and led club with 12 outfield assists, the second-highest total in the league ... Homered in his first two games of the season on 4/3 and 4/4 vs. St. Louis and went 10-for-27 (.370) in his first seven games ... Walked just five times (twice on 4/22 vs. Florida) and posted 26 K's in 23 games in April ... Was ejected after charging Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez on 4/13 at Riverfront Stadium (served a five-game suspension from 6/3-9) ... Blasted two homers on 5/31 vs. Montreal ... Went 4-for-5 with two RBI on 7/2 at Pittsburgh. ... Knocked in 54 runs in 81 games prior to the All-Star break ... Became just the sixth Cincinnati player to hit a home run into the upper level (red seats) at Riverfront Stadium when he did so on 7/15 vs. Chicago (NL) ... Went 18-for-90 (.200) after the Mid-Summer Classic.1993Posted his first 20 homer/20 stolen base season in only his second full year with the Reds ... Became the first Cincinnati player to reach the 20/20 mark since Barry Larkin in 1991 ... Led club in batting average, RBI, stolen bases and runs scored ... Posted a 10-game hitting streak from 5/9-18, going 13-for-36 (.361) ... Made 135 appearances in right field and four in center field.1992Spent first full season at the major league level ... Led all major league rookies in slugging percentage and on-base percentage ... His 12 home runs were the most by a Cincinnati rookie since Gary Redus hit 17 in 1983 ... Was named to the Topps' All-Rookie squad ... Was the opening day starter in center field ... Batted .315 (23-for-73) in April and .316 (12-for-38) in May ... Posted first career four-hit game on 5/4 at Pittsburgh ... Was hitting .330 prior to going on 15-day disabled list on 5/13 with a sore left hamstring ... Was reinstated on 5/30, but returned to the D.L. on 7/17 after suffering a bruised right rib cage in a collision with St. Louis catcher Tom Pagnozzi the day before ... Homered twice off San Diego's Criag Lefferts on 8/15, his first career multi-homer game ... Made 77 appearances in center field and 53 in left field.1991Began season with Chattanooga ... Was tabbed as the second-best prospect in the Southern League by Baseball America following the season ... Was also selected to the Double-A All-Star squad by the same publication ... Named to the S.L.'s post-season All-Star team ... Selected as the Southern League's Player-of-the-Week (4/22-28) and Player-of-the-Month for June ... Shared league lead in triples at the time of promotion to the Reds on 8/22 ... Made major league debut that night and went 0-for-4 vs. Atlanta ... Singled off New York's Frank Viola on 8/23 for first big-league hit, but suffered a right shoulder separation later that game ... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 8/24 and was activated on 9/20 ... Connected off Armando Reynoso for first major league home run on 9/26 at Atlanta ... Reaggravated his shoulder injury on 9/28 and failed to play again the rest of the year.
Earned Midwest League Most Valuable Player honors while playing with Cedar Rapids (Reds' A) ... Named to the league's post-season All-Star Team and to the Baseball America and Topps' Class-A All-Star squads ... Tied for second in the league in home runs, tied for fourth in the league in total bases (213) and ranked 10th in runs scored ... Named Midwest League Player-of-the-Month for June and Player-of-the-Week for week of 7/1-7 ... Spent his first season as an outfielder after being converted from a shortstop.
Led Greensboro (Reds' A) in hits, doubles, triples, runs, steals and slugging percentage before suffering a fractured and dislocated right ankle in mid-July (the injury ended his season) ... Was named the MVP of the South Atlantic League's All-Star Game after collecting four hits (two triples, double and single) ... Committed 42 errors in 77 games as a shortstop ... Despite playing only half a season, was named to the S.A.L.'s post-season All-Star team.
Spent first professional season as a shortstop with Billings (Reds' Rookie) after being selected by Cincinnati in the 7th round of the June draft ... Was limited to just 17 games due to a shoulder injury.1990Earned Midwest League Most Valuable Player honors while playing with Cedar Rapids (Reds' A) ... Named to the league's post-season All-Star Team and to the Baseball America and Topps' Class-A All-Star squads ... Tied for second in the league in home runs, tied for fourth in the league in total bases (213) and ranked 10th in runs scored ... Named Midwest League Player-of-the-Month for June and Player-of-the-Week for week of 7/1-7 ... Spent his first season as an outfielder after being converted from a shortstop.1989Led Greensboro (Reds' A) in hits, doubles, triples, runs, steals and slugging percentage before suffering a fractured and dislocated right ankle in mid-July (the injury ended his season) ... Was named the MVP of the South Atlantic League's All-Star Game after collecting four hits (two triples, double and single) ... Committed 42 errors in 77 games as a shortstop ... Despite playing only half a season, was named to the S.A.L.'s post-season All-Star team.1988Spent first professional season as a shortstop with Billings (Reds' Rookie) after being selected by Cincinnati in the 7th round of the June draft ... Was limited to just 17 games due to a shoulder injury.