Married (Melissa)...daughter (Beyonce, Oct. 4, 2003)...infielder embarks on 1st year in Giants organization as non-roster invitee to Spring
Training...26-year-old played in 76 big league games with San Diego during 2001 and 2003 seasons...
10th year professional was originally signed by Houston as non-drafted free agent in 1995,
then was selected by Padres in 2000 ML Rule V Draft...logged 2004 campaign in Pittsburgh chain
before signing with San Francisco over winter.2004Signed minor league deal with Pittsburgh Jan. 22, and was non-roster invitee
to Spring Training... did not see 1st action until 11-game stint with Pirates' rookie-level Gulf Coast
League club in July...spent final month of campaign with double-A Altoona, playing in 23 contests.