Christopher Desmond Stynes...Single...Is a 1991 graduate of Boca Raton (FL) High School...His grandfather, Joe Stynes, was a professional football (soccer) player in Ireland...Originally signed by Blue Jays scout Chris Buckley.2003Spent entire season with Colorado...Established career highs in games played, at bats, doubles, triples RBI and walks...Tied career high in runs scored (also with Cincinnati in 2000)...Hit 10 of his 11 home runs while playing @Coors Field...Hit lone home run on the road on 9/3 @San Francisco...Batted .291 (66-for-227) @Coors Field, dropping his career average at the park from .493 to .338 (100-for-296)...Went 8-for-13 (.615) with a grand slam and 23 RBI while batting with the bases loaded (the 23 bases-loaded RBI tied Bill Mueller for sixth-most among all major league players)...Made third consecutive Opening Day start @third base, doing so for his third different team (Cubs in 2002 and Red Sox in 2001)...His .972 fielding percentage (9 errors in 343 chances) ranked second behind Florida's Mike Lowell (.973) among National League third basemen...Led the league as late as 9/14, but made two errors in his final 11 games...Ranked fourth among major league third basemen in fielding percentage behind Kansas City's Joe Randa (.980), Minnesota's Corey Koskie (.973) and Lowell...Made career-high 119 appearances (111 starts) @third base and five appearances (four starts) @second base...Hit .281 before the All-Star Game, but only .217 following the Mid-Summer Classic...Connected off Brian Lawrence for first career grand slam on 6/19 vs. San Diego (the four RBI matched his career high - also on 7/15/01 @Montreal)...Went 6-for-14 (.429) with a homer and 10 RBI as a pinch hitter...His 10 RBI off the bench tied for third among all pinch hitters, trailing only teammate Greg Norton (17) and Tampa Bay's Al Martin (11)...Connected off Arizona's Jose Valverde for third career pinch-hit home run on 6/30...Picked up 500th career hit on 4/8 vs. St. Louis...Had seven at bats during that extra-inning contest on 4/8, matching a team record.2002Made 40 appearances (36 starts) @third base and 20 appearances (10 starts) @second base while spending entire season with the Cubs...Batted .320 (16-fo-50) with runners in scoring position and led the club with 12 pinch hits (12-for-39, .308)...Hit just .218 (24-for-110) prior to the All-Star Break, but rebounded to bat .271 (23-for-85) in the second half...Hit final home run of the season on 7/26 @St. Louis...Was hitting .229 thru the end of July, but posted a .304 mark (14-for-46) in August to raise his average 20 points to .249...Played in only 14 games during the month of September and batted .182 (4-for-22)...Recorded lone triple on 9/11 vs. Montreal.2001Made 46 appearances (44 starts) @third base, 43 appearances (40 starts) @second base and three starts in left field for the Red Sox...Hit .292 (35-for-120) from the No.1 spot of the batting order...Played just two games before spending time on the 15-day disabled list from 4/6-24 with a strained right hamstring...Made 12 more appearances before being hit in the face by Seattle's Aaron Sele on 5/9...Was on the D.L. from 5/10 thru 6/6 with a fractured left cheekbone...Made four appearances with Pawtucket (Red Sox AAA) while on a rehab assignment from 6/3-6...Went 9-for-19 (.474) in his first five games back with the Red Sox...Went 4-for-5 and recorded first multi-homer game on 7/15 @Montreal (also established career high with four RBI in the game)...Batted .321 (27-for-84) in 22 games during the month of July...Hit .410 (16-for-39) during a season-high 10-game hitting streak from 7/28 thru 8/8...Made his three starts in left field on 10/3, 10/4 and 10/5.2000Established career highs in batting average, runs, hits and home runs while playing entire season with Cincinnati...His .334 average would have tied for fifth in the National League had he qualified...Made 77 appearances (72 starts) @third base, 15 appearances (seven starts) @second base, six appearances (four starts) in left field and two appearances in right field...Was used primarily as a pinch hitter for the first three months of the season...Hit second career pinch homer on 6/16 @San Diego (off Matt Whiteside)...Had a .427 average (32-for-75) thru the action on 7/3...Became the Reds starting third baseman on 7/5, replacing the injured Aaron Boone...From that point on, he hit .315 with nine home runs and 28 RBI in 72 games...Began the stretch with a career-high 11-game hitting streak, batting .563 (27-for-48) with nine multi-hit affairs from 7/5-18...Homered in four straight games from 7/5-8...Established career highs on 7/8 vs. Cleveland, going 5-for-6 with four runs scored...Also scored four runs on 7/13 @Colorado. ...Led off the 7/25 game vs. Houston with a home run off Jose Lima, marking his third career game-opening home run...Erased a 3-1 deficit by hitting a game-ending "walkoff" homer off Houston's Octavio Dotel to give the Reds a 4-3 win on 9/24.1999Made 43 appearances (20 starts) @second base, eight appearances (four starts) @third base and four appearances in left field for Cincinnati...Went 24 at bats without a hit from 4/10 to 6/13...Snapped the hitless spell with a 7th-inning single vs. Cleveland on 6/13...Hit .333 (23-for-69) after the All-Star Break...Recorded first career pinch homer on 8/17, a 12th-inning three-run shot off Pittsburgh's Mike Williams for a 7-4 victory @Cinergy Field.1998Appeared at six different positions during his first full season in the majors...Made 64 appearances (48 starts) in left field, 22 appearances (11 starts) @third base, 20 appearances (12 starts) in right field, 11 appearances (six starts) @second base and two appearances each in center field and @shortstop...Committed just two errors in 204 combined chances (both errors coming while playing third base)...Went 5-for-16 (.313) with three RBI as a pinch hitter...Swiped a career-high 15 bases in 16 attempts. ...Went 11-for-20 (.550) with nine runs scored and a pair of game-opening home runs during a four-game series @Colorado from 4/10-13...Homered off Darryl Kile to lead off the 4/10 game and off Pedro Astacio to lead off the 4/12 contest...Produced four hits on 4/10 scored four runs in the 4/12 affair...Appeared at all three outfield positions on 5/1 @Milwaukee (his first career appearance in both center field and right field)...Made second and final appearance in center field on 5/22 vs. Colorado...Hit an inside-the-park home run on 6/6 vs. Cleveland (off Jaret Wright), his final home run of the season.1997Began the year with Omaha (Royals' AAA)...Was acquired by Cincinnati on 7/15 and was assigned to Indianapolis (Reds' AAA)...Combined to bat .285 in 103 Triple-A games...Was recalled by Cincinnati on 8/8 and hit safely in each of his first 10 games (20-for-41, .488)...Went 4-for-4 and connected off Mark Guthrie for first major league home run in second game on 8/10 vs. Los Angeles...Also homered again the following game (8/11 @San Francisco)...Batted .409 (36-for-88) in 21 games during the month of August, hitting safely in 17 of the contests...Made 38 starts in left field, eight starts @second base and three starts @third base.1996Began season with Omaha...Was named American Association Player-of-the-Week for the week of 4/28-5/4...Was recalled by Kansas City for the first time on 5/6 when Joe Randa went on the D.L....Hit safely in his first five big-league games (10-for-20, .500)...Made first career start in left field on 5/7 @California...Swiped three bases in the 1st inning of the 5/12 game @Seattle, tying a major league record for most steals in an inning - last accomplished by California's Devon White on 9/9/89...Also stole second base in the 8th inning, giving him a career-high four steals in the game...Went 1-for-16 from 5/13 thru 6/5 and was optioned back to Triple-A on 6/8...Was recalled two days later when Bip Roberts went on the D.L....Made 10 appearances with the Royals and was optioned to Omaha on 6/28...Was selected to play in the Triple-A All-Star Game...Garnered American Association Player-of-the-Week honors again for the week of 7/28-8/3...Was recalled by Kansas City a third and final time on 9/10...Batted .353 (12-for-34) in 12 games during the month of September, including a six-game hitting streak from 9/10-17 (9-for-20, .450).1995Was acquired by Kansas City from Toronto on 4/6...Spent majority of season with Omaha and had three different stints with the Royals...Was named American Association Player-of-the-Week for week of 4/30-5/6...Made his major league debut as a pinch hitter on 5/19 @Oakland...Recorded his first big-league hit on 6/4, a single off Milwaukee's Sid Roberson @Kauffman Stadium. ...Tallied both RBI on 7/6 @Detroit...Made all 17 defensive appearances (nine starts) @second base.