Marco Scutaro

Marco Scutaro

  • 2B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 10"/185
  • Age: 39

Marco Scutaro MLB Career Stats

.277 77 509 55 .729

Marco Scutaro Bio

  • Full Name: Marcos Scutaro
  • Pronunciation: skoo-tuh-row
  • Born: 10/30/1975 in San Felipe, Venezuela
  • High School: Frederico Quiroz, VEN
  • Debut: July 21, 2002
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MLB Career Stats 4887 683 1355 77 509 55 .277 .341 .729
  • Status: Disabled 60-Day


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January 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM ET

Giants reportedly DFA veteran infielder Scutaro

The Giants reportedly have designated second baseman Marco Scutaro for assignment, according to The Associated Press.

December 23, 2014 at 9:52 AM ET

Scutaro has back surgery, out 4-6 months

Marco Scutaro's future with the Giants appeared questionable, at least, after general manager Brian Sabean announced Monday that the second baseman recently underwent back surgery in Miami.


Marco Scutaro Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2012 San Francisco NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2013 San Francisco NL


Year Team League
2012 San Francisco NL

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2002 Norfolk INT

EAS Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
1998 Akron EAS

Marco Scutaro Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2012 .306 7th in NL
2013 .297 13th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2009 .379 17th in AL
2013 .357 18th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2009 100 11th in AL
2010 92 14th in AL
2012 87 19th in NL


Season BB Rank
2009 90 7th in AL


Season H Rank
2010 174 14th in AL
2012 190 3rd in NL


Season 2B Rank
2009 35 22nd in AL
2010 38 13th in AL


Season 3B Rank
2006 6 10th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2012 156 11th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2010 632 5th in AL
2012 620 5th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2009 680 14th in AL
2010 695 10th in AL
2012 683 9th in NL

Marco Scutaro Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 17, 2015 San Francisco Giants signed free agent 2B Marco Scutaro.
June 17, 2015 San Francisco Giants placed 2B Marco Scutaro on the 60-day disabled list.
January 28, 2015 San Francisco Giants released 2B Marco Scutaro.
January 21, 2015 San Francisco Giants designated 2B Marco Scutaro for assignment.
November 3, 2014 San Francisco Giants activated 2B Marco Scutaro from the 60-day disabled list.
September 2, 2014 San Francisco Giants transferred 2B Marco Scutaro from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Lower Back Strain
July 25, 2014 San Francisco Giants placed 2B Marco Scutaro on the 15-day disabled list. Lower Back Strain
July 11, 2014 San Francisco Giants activated 2B Marco Scutaro from the 60-day disabled list.
July 7, 2014 San Francisco Giants sent 2B Marco Scutaro on a rehab assignment to Fresno Grizzlies.
July 7, 2014 AZL Giants sent 2B Marco Scutaro on a rehab assignment to Fresno Grizzlies.
June 24, 2014 San Francisco Giants sent 2B Marco Scutaro on a rehab assignment to AZL Giants.
May 10, 2014 San Francisco Giants transferred 2B Marco Scutaro from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Lower back strain
March 29, 2014 San Francisco Giants placed 2B Marco Scutaro on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21, 2014. Lower back strain
December 4, 2012 San Francisco Giants signed free agent 2B Marco Scutaro.
November 3, 2012 2B Marco Scutaro elected free agency.
July 28, 2012 Colorado Rockies traded 2B Marco Scutaro to San Francisco Giants for 2B Charlie Culberson.
January 21, 2012 Boston Red Sox traded 2B Marco Scutaro to Colorado Rockies for RHP Clayton Mortensen.
June 7, 2011 Marco Scutaro roster status changed by Boston Red Sox.
June 4, 2011 sent SS Marco Scutaro on a rehab assignment to Pawtucket Red Sox.
May 8, 2011 Boston Red Sox placed SS Marco Scutaro on the 15-day disabled list. Strained left oblique.
December 4, 2009 Boston Red Sox signed free agent SS Marco Scutaro.
November 6, 2009 SS Marco Scutaro elected free agency.

Marcos Scutaro Bio Info

Married (Marines)…daughters, Maria Veronica (May 26, 2002) and Maria Valeria (Jan. 1, 2006)…son, Marco Jr. Graduated from Frederico Quiroz High School in Venezuela.


Named to the NL All-Star team for the first time in his career, Scutaro batted .297 (145-for-488) with 23 doubles, two HRs and 31 RBI in 127 games in his first full season with the Giants. Played for Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic and batted .286 (2-for-7) with one RBI in two games. Was the second hardest batter to strikeout in the Majors, averaging 16.09 PA/K. Hit safely in a 19-straight games from April 29-May 21, which was tied for the fourth-longest streak in the NL. Recorded a multi-hit game in seven-consecutive contests from May 7-14, establishing a new career-high...the last Giant with seven-plus consecutive multi-hit games was Bengie Molina, who had a seven-game multi-hit streak between May 20-28, 2008 (Stats, Inc.). Became only the third player since World War II ended in 1945 to hit .420 or better in a calendar month in which he had at least 100 at-bats and fewer than three strikeouts (hit .420 in May)...the other two are Hall-of-Famers Lou Boudreau (August 1948 for Indians) and Tony Gwynn (August 1993 and May 1997 for Padres). Was forced to leave the game on June 11 at Pittsburgh after LHP Tony W tson hit him in the left hand with a 94-mph fastball...X-rays on his left pinkie finger showed no fracture or dislocation, but after seeing a hand specialist the next day he was diagnosed with a mallet finger - a damaged tendon...had two options besides playing: long immobilization with a splint or a pin to keep his finger straight. Chose to play through his injured finger and hit just .266 (68-for-256) in his final 69 games. Was selected by manager Bruce Bochy to his first-ever All-Star team, being selected as an injury replacement to the Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann…however, he did not play. Struggled following the All Star Break batting just .262 (44-for-168) with seven extra base hits and nine RBI in 46 games. Drew a bases-loaded walk from Boston's Brayan Villareal to force home the winning run of the Giants' 3-2 win over the Red Sox on Aug. 20...according to Elias, it was San Francisco's first walk-off walk since Marquis Grissom was walked by the Diamondbacks Matt Mantei on Sept. 6, 2003. Was shut down for the final 12 games of the season as he had a pin inserted in his damaged left pinky finger in a bid to keep it from being permanently damaged.

2012 Was one of the best acquisitions in GM Brian Sabean's tenure as he batted .362 (88-for-243) with 40 runs scored, 16 doubles and 44 RBI in 61 games while in a Giants uniform...Was acquired by SF from Colorado on July 27 in exchange for minor league IF Charlie Culberson...Overall, between Colorado and San Francisco, hit .306 (190-for-620) with 87 runs, 32 2Bs, seven HRs and 74 RBI in 156 games...His 190 hits were tied for the third-most in the NL and established a personal best...His 74 RBI were also a career-high (previous was 60, twice)...Tied Ryan Braun for the second-most multi-hit games in the NL with 56 (the most of his career)...His 190 hits were the most by a player 36 years-orolder who spent the entire season in the NL since Andres Galarraga had 191 hits for Colorado in 1997 at the age of 36 (Tony Gwynn is next)...Was the hardest batter to fan in the NL, with a 13.9 PA/K... swung and missed a total of just 15 times while in a SF uniform...Since being traded to SF, his 88 hits were the most on the team and tied with Derek Jeter for the most in the Majors, beginning July 28...his 44 RBI were also the second-most on the club (Pence, 45)...Hit safely in 52 of 61 games in a Giants uniform...Batted .339 (100-for-295) since All-Star break, the thirdhighest clip among ML players...Established a career-high with seven RBI on Aug. 8 at St. Louis, going 3-for-6 with a double and grand slam (third of his career) in the Giants' 15-0 rout of the Cardinals..became the first Giants players with seven-plus RBI in a game since Jeff Kent had seven on May 1, 2001 at Pittsburgh...At 36 years and 283 days old, became the oldest player in Giants history with seven-plus RBI in a game...the previous oldest was Phil Weintraub, who had 11 RBI vs. the Dodgers on April 30, 1944 at a younger 36 years old...Ended the season with a career-best 20-game hit streak that began on Sept. 10...tied teammates Angel Pagan and Pablo Sandoval for the second-longest hitting streak in the NL (Jose Reyes, 26)...Overall, started 149 games (109 at 2nd base, 25 at shortstop and 15 at 3rd base). POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS In his second postseason of his career he hit .328 (21-for-64) with eight RBI, helping lead the Giants to their second World Series title in SF-era history...Earned the NLCS MVP after batting .500 (14-for-28) with four RBI...became the fifth player in Giants history to take home NLCS MVP honors...Became one of just four players to record 14 hits in a postseason series, joining Hideki Matsui (2004 ALCS), Albert Pujols (2004 NLCS) and Kevin Youkilis (2007 ALCS)...Became the first player in ML history to record six multihit games in a LCS and just the third ever to do so in a postseason series (Sam Rice for the 1925 Senators and Bill "Moose" Skowron for the 1960 Yankees)...Became just the sixth player to win a postseason series MVP Award after playing for another team earlier that season...became the second Giants player to do so joining Cody Ross (2010 NLCS)...Hit safely in 11-consecutive postseason games, tied for the longest streak in Giants franchise history. 2011 Hit a career-best .2987 (118-for-395), percentage points behind Detroit's Jhonny Peralta (.2990) for the tops among AL shortstops with at least 400 plate appearances...also set a career high with a .423 SLG and had his second-best season according to OBP (.358) and OPS (.781) after 2009 with Toronto (.379 OBP, .789 OPS)...His .301 clip (116-for-386) as a shortstop was the best by a Red Sox since Nomar Garciaparra in 2003 (.301)...Appeared in 113 games, his fewest since 2007 (107)...played 109 games at shortstop (102 GS) and 2 at second base...Missed 26 games on the 15-day DL with a left oblique strain from 5/8 until his activation on 6/7...hit .455 (5-for-11, 4 R, 2B, BB) in three rehab tilts with Pawtucket, playing one game each at shortstop, second base and designated hitter...hit .312 (102-for-327) in 90 games after coming off the DL on 6/7, the 11th-best mark in the AL over that span...Six of his seven homers came off right-handed pitchers...batted .303 (33-for-109) with a home run against left-handers and .297 (85-for-286) with 6 homers against righties... Led AL shortstops with a .329 AVG (74-for-225) after the All-Star break...ranked second among AL shortstops in slugging (.467) and extra-base hits (24) in that time and finished third among that group with 39 RBI in the second half...Hit .511 (23-for-45) in 12 games against the Blue Jays, tops in the Majors (min. 25 PA) and the second-best single-season clip ever by a player with at least 40 plate appearances against the club after NYY's Don Mattingly in 1986 (.519)...his .574 OBP against the Jays was the best ever in a season (min. 40 PA)...His .630 clip (17-for-27) at Rogers Centre was the best ever single-season mark at the ballpark (min. 20 PA)...Hit .330 (68-for-206) against the AL East, the fourth-best mark against the division among players with at least 150 plate appearances...Ranked sixth among AL batters with a .345 average (39-for-113) during the day (min. 100 PA)...Made his second straight Opening Day start at shortstop for BOS on 4/1 at TEX...was his fifth career Opening Day start and sixth Opening Day appearance overall...Knocked first homer of 2011 on 5/3 vs. LAA in the 8th inning...was his first home run since 9/11/10 at OAK, snapping a stretch of 33 games (123 AB) without a home run...Posted a season-high, nine-game hit streak from 5/3-6/12 (.457, 16-for-35)...reached base in a season-high 17 straight games from 5/3-6/24, his longest since a 22-gamer 6/30-7/28/09 with TOR...Hit leadoff on 7/1 at HOU (Ellsbury scratched) for first time since 9/30/10...homered in first at-bat for his fifth career leadoff home run and first since 4/30/09 at KC with the Blue Jays...Collected knocks in 32 of his last 41 games with a PA beginning 8/6, batting .359 (56-for-156) with 32 RBI, the fourth highest average in the Majors during that time...Notched a hit in his final four at-bats on 8/7 vs NYY and in first three at-bats on 8/8 at MIN for seven straight knocks, the most hits over two games in his career...Ranked third in the AL with a .387 average (36-for-93) in September, with hits in 19 of 26 contests in the month...Reached base in five of six plate appearances on 9/6 at TOR, matching career highs in hits (4, 10th time), RBI (4, 9th time), doubles (3, 3rd time) and times on base (5, 4th time)...Collected his 1,000th career hit with a 7th-inning double on 9/13 vs. TOR 2010 Set career highs in games (150), at-bats (632), hits (174), doubles (38), total bases (245), extra-base hits (49) and multi-hit games (47) in 1st season with Boston. Hit 11 homers, 1 shy of 2009 career high...Knocked 10 as a shortstop, the most by any Red Sox while playing the position since Nomar Garciaparra in 2003 (28). Became just the 3rd Red Sox that primarily played shortstop to tally at least 10 homers and 150 hits while accumulating 600 or more at-bats in a single season, joining Nomar Garciaparra (1997-98, 2002-03) and Vern Stephens (1948-50). Ranked 5th among AL leaders with 632 at-bats...Tied for 7th in the AL with 14 games with at least 3 hits... Was the 8th-hardest AL batter to fan with 9.79 plate appearances per strikeout...Only 6.2 percent of his swings missed a pitch, the 2nd lowest mark in the Majors behind Chicago's (AL) Juan Pierre (5.8). Led the AL with 12 games with 3 or more hits as a shortstop and ranked 3rd in circuit with 43 multi-hit games at the position, behind New York's Derek Jeter (52) and Chicago's Alexei Ramirez (44). Went 7-for-13 (.538) with 17 RBI and 2 sac flies in 15 plate appearances with the bases loaded, the 5th-best clip among AL batters with at least 10 PA in the situation...Put the Sox ahead 7-3 with his 2nd career grand slam on 7/28 at Angel Stadium, tying career highs with 4 RBI and finishing 3-for-5 with 2 walks. Reached safely in 126 of 150 games overall, including at least 1 hit in 112 tilts...Batted .310 (13-for-42) during a season-high, 9-game hitting streak from 6/23-7/3, his longest single-season run since 5/26-6/4/08. Started 62 of Boston's 1st 65 games of the year, including all 34 from 4/12-5/18, a stretch during which he tied for the ML lead with an AL-high 145 at-bats. Batted .282 (164-for-581) with 86 runs while hitting leadoff...Hit 7 times from the 9-hole, his next most games in another position in the order. Scored the game-winning run in a walk-off win over TEX on 4/21 (12th inning)...Bunt single in the 9th vs. DET on 8/1 led to the walk-off run scoring on an error. Recorded career-high 4 runs scored at TOR on 4/26...Season-high 3 doubles on 6/7 at CLE matched singlegame mark for the 2nd time (also 6/5/09 vs. KC). Matched career-long streak with homers in back-to-back contests on 3 occasions: 6/3-4 and 7/28-30, 9/8-11. Ranked among AL June leaders in at-bats (2nd, 118), hits (T-5th, 37) and runs (T-8th, 19) and tied for 2nd in the AL with 107 at-bats in July. Reached safely in 34 of his last 38 games beginning 8/13, including a season-long, 16-game, on-base streak to close out the season...Hit safely in each of his last 7 games of the season at .333 (11-for-33) and tallied 4 homers, 11 RBI and 18 runs in 22 September games overall. Each of his last 15 games and 16 of his last 17 contests came as Boston's starting 2nd baseman...Did not appear in the Sox last 3 contests of the season...9/7 against the Rays was his 1st appearance at 2nd base since 4/25/09 with Toronto and his 1st start at the position since 9/26/08, also with the Jays. Started at shortstop in both ends of Boston's 9/4 doubleheader against the White Sox and drove in the only Red Sox run in each tilt...Was the 1st time he had at least 1 RBI in each game of a twin bill. Tallied a career-high, 11 total bases, matching career marks with 4 hits and 2 homers, on 9/8 vs. TB...Became just the 4th player in club history with at least 4 hits and 2 homers in a game from the lead-off spot...Was the 1st multi-homer game by a Red Sox shortstop since Pokey Reese on 5/8/04 vs. KC and the 1st 4-hit, 2-homer effort by a Sox shortstop since Nomar Garciaparra, 8/4/02 (4 H, 2 HR at TEX). 2009 In 2nd season in a Blue Jays uniform, posted career highs in at-bats (574), runs (100), hits (162), doubles (35), home runs (12), walks (90), stolen bases (14), batting average (.282), on-base percentage (.379) and slugging (.409) in 144 games...Matched career mark with 60 RBI, set in 2008...Ranked 7th in the AL in walks and tied for 11th in runs...90 walks also placed 2nd among ML leadoff hitters...Led the Majors with 38 walks leading off an inning...Finished tied for 11th in the AL, reaching base 256 times...Scored 99 runs as a shortstop, 2nd in AL at the position...Set TOR single-season, club records in runs scored and walks (90) as a shortstop, passing Tony Fernandez in both categories (91 runs in 1986; 71 walks in 1990)...Led the Blue Jays with a .322 average (93-for-289) and .405 on-base percentage on the road, finishing 8th and 4th respectively among AL leaders...Posted a .984 fielding percentage in 143 starts at shortstop (10 errors/621 total chances), 3rd-best mark among American League shortstops...Also placed 2nd among AL shortstops with 421 assists and 99 double plays...Knocked 2 leadoff homers, 4/17 vs. OAK and 4/30 at KC...Hit 5 home runs in April, career high for a single month...Reached base safely in 1st 13 tilts (.306, 15-for-49, 12 walks), including 6-game hit streak to start the season, 4/6-11 (.435, 10-for-23, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 9 R)...Reached base in 22 consecutive games from 6/30-7/28 (.337, 30-for-89, 11 BB, HBP)...Played final game on 9/20 at TB, after injuring his heel (plantar fasciitis)...In March, batted .385 (5-for-13) in 5 games for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. 2008 In his first season with Toronto played in a career high 145 games... Batted .267 with seven home runs & a career high 60 RBI...Also established career highs in at bats (517), runs scored (76), hits (138), total bases (184), walks (57) and stolen bases (7)...Made 53 starts at shortstop, 39 at second base, 35 at third baseman, four in left field, two at first base & one as the DH... On opening night in New York, stole two bases... Was the most in a single game by a Jay since Vernon Wells stole twice vs. KC back on Aug. 27, 2006... From May 7-June 4, batted .320 (32-100) in 27 games... Hit his first home run of the season on May 3 vs. CWS... Had four hits on June 24 vs. CIN, matching his career high (3rd time, last on Aug. 19, 2007 vs. KC)... In fact, he recorded two hits in the 1st inning becoming the 1st Jay to record two hits in the same inning since Gregg Zaun on July 25, 2007 vs. MIN (6th inn)... Reached base safely in 19 straight games from Aug. 10-Sept. 2... On Aug. 21 vs. NYY matched his career high with four RBI (5th time, 2nd of the season)... Hit in a season high nine straight contests from May 26-June 4, batting .324 (12-37) with seven runs scored over that span... Batted .297 (44-148) with three home runs & 18 RBI over his final 37 games of the season... On Sept. 9 at CWS, hit a leadoff home run for the 1st time since June 5, 2005 vs. TOR (2nd career)... Batted .296 (37-125) with runners in scoring position (3rd best on the Club)... His best offensive month came in May where he batted .319 (30-94) over 27 contests...Made just eight errors in 557 total chances, split between five different positions (.986 combined fielding %). 2007 In 104 games with the A's, batted .260 with seven home runs and 41 RBI...IN THE FIELD: Started 38 games at SS, 33 at 3B, 12 at 2B, two at RF and one at LF...Committed nine errors in 36 games at third base for a .906 fielding percentage...Did not commit an error in 13 games at second base...His four games and two starts in right field were the first of his career...Tied the AL record for errors by a third baseman in one game when he made four on July 6 vs. SEA...Played in the 500th game of his career on July 25 at LAA...WALK IT OFF: Started the season 1-for-20 before hitting a three-run walk-off home run on a 0-2 pitch off Mariano Rivera on Apr. 15...It was his second career walk-off home run (also Aug. 25, 2004 vs. BAL)...Hit his first career grand slam and matched his career high with four RBI on Aug. 6 at TEX...The slam came in the 1st inning off John Rheinecker in the A's 9-7 13 inning victory...Had another four RBI game less than a week later on Aug. 12 at DET and had 10 RBI in 10 games vs. the Tigers...A HOT AUGUST: Was a perfect 4-for-4 on Aug. 19 vs. KC and then singled in his first two at bats the next day vs. the Blue Jays to give him six consecutive hits...The four hits vs. the Royals matched his career high...Had 20 of his 41 RBI and three of his seven home runs in 25 games in August...The RBI were his most ever in a single month. 2006 Batted .266 with five home runs and 41 RBI in 117 games total in 2006...Led the A's and tied for 10th in the American League in triples...Swung and missed at just 9.5% of his pitches which was the sixth lowest percentage in the AL...Joined the A's late during the spring as he played for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic...Went 0 for 4 with a walk and a run scored in four WBC games...Committed an error on June 25 at San Francisco, snapping a 41-game errorless streak as a second baseman dating back to his last error on July 5, 2005 at Toronto...Hit his first home run of the season on July 5, snapping a 60-game, 176-at bat homerless streak dating back to his last home run on September 27, 2005 against Los Angeles... Homered in back-to-back games on July 22 and 23 at Detroit, the first time he has homered in back-to-back games in his career...Had a game-ending RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning on September 22 in the A's 5-4 win over Los Angeles...It was his eighth game-ending plate appearance in three seasons with the A's (one home run, six singles and a sacrifice bunt/error).

2006 POST-SEASON: Started all seven postseason games for the A's at shortstop...Hit .333 (4 for 12) with four doubles and six RBI in three games against Minnesota in the ALDS...The four doubles tied the LDS record...Had four RBI in Game 3 in Oakland on October 6 to tie an Athletics record for RBI in a post season game...then went 1 for 15 (.067) in the ALCS against Detroit and batted .185 (5 for 27) with six RBI overall in the postseason. 2005 Hit .247 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 118 games...Swung and missed at just 7.8% of his pitches which was the lowest percentage in the American League and the second lowest by an Athletic since the stat was tracked starting in 1987...His lone error at second base came on July 5 at Toronto in the 9th inning and it allowed the tying run to score in a game the A's would win 10-7 in 11 innings... It snapped a 60-game errorless streak at second base dating back to July 30, 2004 at Texas...That equaled the third longest errorless streak by a second baseman in Oakland history...Hit his first career leadoff home run on June 5 against Toronto...Made his first career start in the outfield on July 30 against Detroit in left field, the second outfield appearance of his career. 2004 Set what was then an Athletics record for fielding percentage by a second baseman as he committed just three errors in 546 total chances for an American League leading .995 fielding percentage...Did not commit an error in his first 48 games at second base, made three in his next 32 games and then finished the season with a 43-game errorless streak...Including .278 in 123 games as a second baseman which was the third best batting average by an AL second baseman...Also hit .313 when batting in the nine spot in the batting order which was the best mark in the AL...Since 1974, that is the 4th best batting average by a player hitting in the nine spot (minimum 300 plate appearances)... Committed his first error of the season as a second baseman on June 17 at St. Louis, snapping a 63-game errorless streak at second base dating back to August 28, 2003 against Atlanta...Hit his first career "walk-off" home run on August 25 against Baltimore, a three-run shot in the A's 3-0 victory...Hit .335 with a .414 on-base percentage and .506 slugging percentage in 41 games with Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League...Ranked 4th in the league in on-base percentage and 7th in batting. 2003 Began the year at Triple-A Norfolk but had two stints with the New York Mets...Was with the Mets during the spring but was optioned to Norfolk on March 17 before being sent outright to Norfolk on April 3...Was selected on May 15 and went 2 for 17 (.118) in 10 games before he was optioned back to Norfolk on June 6...Was designated for assignment on June 26 and sent outright to Norfolk on June 30...Selected again by the Mets on July 31 and spent the remainder of the year with New York... Played for Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League and batted a league leading .359 in 46 games...Also led the league in on-base percentage (.435), tied for the league lead in doubles (17) and was fourth in stolen bases (9). 2002 Was with Milwaukee in spring training but was optioned to Indianapolis on March 18 and designated for assignment on April 3...Claimed by the New York Mets on April 5 and began the year at Triple-A Norfolk...However, made his Major League debut with three separate stints with the Mets...Recalled for the first time on July 19 and made his ML debut on July 21 at Cincinnati at second base in the sixth inning...Collected his first ML hit on July 22, a game-winning two-run triple in the bottom of the 7th inning off the Expos Tomo Okha to give the Mets a 5-2 win...Optioned to Norfolk on August 1 but returned to New York on August 10...Made his first Major League start on Aug. 18 against Los Angeles at shortstop...Optioned back to Norfolk on August 21 and recalled a final time on September 2...Hit his first career home run on Sept. 27 in the second game of a doubleheader against Atlanta off Kevin Gryboski.... Won the Doubleday Award at Norfolk as the top player on his team...Finished 5th in the International League with a .319 batting average...Represented Norfolk at the Triple- A All-Star Game and was named to the IL Post Season All-Star team...Was selected to the Topps Triple-A Post Season All-Star team...Earned IL Player of the Week honors for the week of May 13 to 19. 2001 Spent the entire season at Triple-A Indianapolis and was named his team's Most Valuable Player...Ranked 2nd in the International League in runs (87), tied for 4th in on-base percentage (.382), 5th in hits (146) and 9th in batting (.295)...His batting average was 5th best in the Milwaukee farm system...Was named IL Player of the Week for the week of May 28 to June 3...Scored a run in 14 consecutive games from May 30 to June 12...Appeared in 122 games at second base, five at third base and four at shortstop. 2000 Spent the entire year at the Triple-A Level, batting .275 in 124 games at Buffalo and .538 in four games at Indianapolis... Was sent to the Milwaukee Brewers organization on August 30 as the player to be named later in the July 28 trade in which Cleveland traded outfielder Richie Sexson, pitchers Paul Rigdon and Kane Davis and a PTBNL to Milwaukee for pitchers Bob Wickman, Jason Bere and Steve Woodard...Hit .283 in 128 games with both clubs and added 62 walks. 1999 Spent the entire season at Triple-A Buffalo and hit .273 with eight home runs and 51 RBI in 129 games...Led Buffalo in games, at bats (462), runs (76) and hit by pitches (6) and finished 2nd in hits (126), doubles (24), walks (61) and stolen bases (21)...had five hits on May 17 at Toledo and finished May with a .346 batting average...hit the game winning grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning on Aug. 2 vs. Syracuse. 1998 Named to the Eastern League Postseason All-Star Team as the second baseman...Spent most of the year at Akron (AA) where he hit .316 with 11 home runs and 62 RBI in 124 games...Finished 3rd in the league in batting, 4th in on-base percentage (.387), 5th in stolen bases (33) and tied for 5th in triples (6)...Also had an eight-game stint at Triple- A Buffalo and combined at both stops for a .311 batting average, which was 4th best in the Indians farm system... His 33 stolen bases were the best...Batted .416 in July, the 5th best average in the minors...Had five hits and five RBI on July 14 against Reading and was named Eastern League Player of the Week for the week of July 13-19...Hit .222 with two RBI in four playoff games for Akron. 1997 Started the year at Kinston (A) of the Carolina League but had three separate stints at Triple-A Buffalo...Combined for a .271 average with 11 home runs and 65 RBI in 118 games...Tied for 4th in the Indians farm system with 23 steals...Finished tied for 5th in the Carolina League with six triples while playing for Kinston...Had five hits on May 11 against Frederick and was named Carolina League Player of the Week for the week of May 8-14...Hit .214 (3 for 14) with an RBI and a stolen base in four playoff games for Kinston. 1996 Hit .251 with 10 home runs and 45 RBI in 85 games for Columbus (A) of the South Atlantic League...Most of his playing time came at second base where he appeared in 78 games. 1995 Finished second in the Dominican Summer League with a .393 batting average for the Indians affiliate...also led the league with 103 hits and was the third baseman on the DSL Post Season All-Star Team.