Hit .212 (7/33) coming off DL in July - batted .338 (26/77) from Aug -Sept....Tied club record (done several times) with three doubles, Sept. 11 vs. Oakland...Was four-for-11 with three RBI as pinch-hitter...Tied career-high with four hits (4/4), Aug. 5 at Detroit...Was on back end of consecutive HRs with Garret Anderson in first inning off Mark Mulder, Sept. 12 vs. Oakland...Made first appearance of season (DH), July 11 at Kansas City, finishing 2-for-3 with a solo home run (leadoff off Darrell May; 6th inn.)...Recalled from rehabilitation and activated from 60-day disabled list, July 11...Missed entire first-half of season due to two injuries which placed him on 60-day disabled list since March 21...Sustained torn ulna collateral ligament in right thumb, Mar. 13 vs. San Diego... Had pin inserted in thumb, March 19, by Dr. Norman Zemel...Had pin removed, April 12...Suffered strained interior oblique muscle in right side, May 31...Had two rehabilitation stints at triple-A Salt Lake and single-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Ended '02 post-season with .474 avg. (9/19), third among playoff hitters (min. of 15 at-bats; Jeter, NYY - .500, Cairo, STL - .529)...Batted .667 (6/9) in Division Series vs. New York...Started two games of DS (2 & 4) as designated hitter...Posted three singles in Game 2 and two singles, a solo home run (off David Wells, 5th inn.) and two RBI in clinching effort of Game 4.