Freddy Sanchez

Freddy Sanchez #12

  • 2B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0" /200

Freddy Sanchez MLB Career Stats

3402 .297 48 371 13 .748

Freddy Sanchez Bio

  • Full Name: Frederick Phillip Sanchez
  • Born: 12/21/1977 in Hollywood, CA
  • Draft: 2000, Boston Red Sox, 11th rd. (332nd overall)
  • College: Oklahoma City
  • Debut: 9/10/2002
  • Last Game: 6/10/2011
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MLB Career Stats 3402 434 1012 48 371 13 .297 .335 .748


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Freddy Sanchez Stats

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Freddy Sanchez Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
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Freddy Sanchez Statcast Events


Freddy Sanchez Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2010 San Francisco NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Pittsburgh NL
2007 Pittsburgh NL
2009 Pittsburgh NL

Tony Conigliaro Award

Year Team League
2006 Pittsburgh NL

EAS Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2002 Trenton EAS

Freddy Sanchez Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2006 .344 1st in NL
2007 .304 14th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2006 .378 18th in NL


Season H Rank
2006 200 3rd in NL
2007 183 13th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2006 53 1st in NL
2007 42 12th in NL


Season 3B Rank
2005 4 19th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2006 157 14th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2006 582 20th in NL
2007 602 19th in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2006 275 25th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2007 8 25th in NL

Freddy Sanchez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 3, 2012 2B Freddy Sanchez elected free agency.
October 29, 2012 San Francisco Giants activated 2B Freddy Sanchez from the 60-day disabled list.
September 1, 2012 San Francisco Giants transferred 2B Freddy Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
April 23, 2012 sent 2B Freddy Sanchez on a rehab assignment to San Jose Giants.
March 30, 2012 San Francisco Giants placed 2B Freddy Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Recovering from August 2011 right shoulder surgery.
October 31, 2011 San Francisco Giants activated 2B Freddy Sanchez from the 60-day disabled list.
July 19, 2011 San Francisco Giants transferred 2B Freddy Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
June 11, 2011 San Francisco Giants placed 2B Freddy Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list.
May 19, 2010 San Francisco Giants activated 2B Freddy Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list.
May 14, 2010 San Jose Giants sent 2B Freddy Sanchez on a rehab assignment to Fresno Grizzlies.
May 11, 2010 sent 2B Freddy Sanchez on a rehab assignment to San Jose Giants.
April 4, 2010 San Francisco Giants placed 2B Freddy Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2010. Recovering from December 2009 left shoulder surgery.
September 7, 2009 San Francisco Giants activated 2B Freddy Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list.
September 3, 2009 sent 2B Freddy Sanchez on a rehab assignment to Fresno Grizzlies.
August 25, 2009 San Francisco Giants placed 2B Freddy Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 18, 2009. Strained left shoulder.
August 18, 2009 Freddy Sanchez roster status changed by San Francisco Giants.
July 30, 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates traded 2B Freddy Sanchez to San Francisco Giants.

Frederick Phillip Sanchez Bio Info

Name is pronounced FREH-dee SAN-chehz...Married (Alissa)...two sons, Evan (April 19, 2005) and Ryan (January 26, 2008)...Is 1996 graduate of Burbank (CA) High School, where he was 3-year varsity player...hit .419 and drove in 18 runs while being named Foothill League MVP during his senior season...was rated as No. 3 prospect from area high schools...Attended Glendale (CA) Community College...batted .407 in Western State Conference with 10 HRs and 33 RBI as freshman to lead team to co-championship and its 1st playoff appearance since 1981...was named Western State Conference co-MVP and Western State Conference Southern Division Player-of-the-Year as sophomore...Transferred to Dallas Baptist University as junior, where he played in NAIA World Series and was named shortstop on All-Tournament team...Transferred to Oklahoma City University in 2000 and hit .434 with 13 HRs and 59 RBI while committing just 9 errors in 222 total chances at shortstop...was also named NAIA All-American as senior...was inducted into university's Athletic Hall of Fame in Nov. of 2006...Played on same summer league team as Jack Wilson in high school (Freddy played shortstop and Jack played 2nd base)...Was recipient of 2006 Roberto Clemente Award, an award given annually since 1973 by Pittsburgh chapter of BBWAA to team's Most Valuable Player...Received "Shining Star Award" from Oklahoma City University on Nov. 4, 2006, an award reserved for alumni who bring positive publicity to school...Was 2006 recipient of Tony Conigliaro Award, presented by Boston BBWAA to Major League player who has overcome adversity through attributes of spirit, determination and courage that were trademarks of Tony C...Was inducted into NAIA Hall of Fame in January, 2012. 2011 Spent his 3rd season in Giants uniform, but saw limited action for 3rd-consecutive year due to injuries ... Appeared in just 60 games, batting .289 (69-for-239) with 3 HRs and 24 RBI ... Was Giants' Opening Day 2nd baseman and played well for 1st 2 1/2 months before suffering season-ending injury on June 10 in which he dislocated his right shoulder (throwing shoulder) after making diving stop on ground ball in 5th inning during Giants-Reds game at AT&T Park... MRI exam showed that he damaged his labrum and stretched out his shoulder capsule...rested his arm in sling for several weeks ... Was placed on 15-day DL June 11 and was transferred to 60-day DL on July 19 ... Tried to rehab his shoulder and didn't have any issues hitting...however, when he tried to stretch out throws to 60 feet and beyond, felt pain and had no velocity on ball...decided to have surgery on Aug. 2 to repair labrum and rotator cuff in his right shoulder...Dr. Gary Waslewski performed surgery in Arizona. 2010 9-year Major League veteran batted .292 (126-for-431) with 22 2Bs, 7 HRs and 47 RBI in his 1st full season with San Francisco ... Began year on 15-day disabled list after recovering from left shoulder surgery he had during offseason...missed all of Spring Training and 1st 38 regular season contests ... Posted .343 avg. (37-for-108) against left-handed pitchers, which ranked as 5th-highest clip among NL players with at least 100 at-bats against southpaws...trailed Geovany Soto (.367), Marlon Byrd (.357), Jeff Baker (.350) and Matt Holliday (.344) ... Hit .333 (62-for-186) at AT&T Park, but just .261 (64-for-245) on road, his lowest avg. on road for any season in his career ... His .364 clip (40-for-110) vs. NL Central teams was his highest compared to any other division ... Recorded just 30 extra-base hits in 111 games...96 of his 126 hits were singles (76.2%) ... Did not commit an error through his 1st 81 games until he committed 4 within 4-game span (Aug. 27-30)...was flawless in his 24 games afterwards...his .991 fielding pct. (4err, 458tc) was 3rd-best among NL second basemen, behind San Diego's David Eckstein (1.000) and Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips (.996) ... Started season on strong note, hitting safely in 22 of his 1st 27 games at .340 clip (35-for-103)...included in that stretch was season-high 11-game hitting streak from May 27-June 7 ... Facing his former Pirates team since being traded July 2009, went 7-for-13 with 2 2Bs and 2 RBI in 3 games at PNC Park from June 4-6 ... Ended year as one of hottest Giants hitters, batting .371 (46-for-124) over his final 31 contests to finish with .292 clip...his .371 avg. beginning Aug.12, ranked as 2nd-best clip in NL, behind Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez (.400) ... Posted his 1st 4-hit game in Giants uniform Aug. 23 vs. Cincinnati, recording singles in each of his 4 plate appearances...marked his 13th career 4+ hit contest ... Tied his career high with 4 runs scored (2nd time) on Aug. 24 vs. Cincinnati...finished game triple shy of hitting for cycle as he homered, walked, doubled and singled twice in 5 plate appearances...had 4 hits previous night vs. Cincy, marking his 1st career back-to-back 4 hit contests ... Missed 3 of SF's final 6 games with mild strain in his right shoulder, an injury that occurred while throwing across his body when turning double-play on Sept. 25 at Colorado ... Had arthroscopic surgery on his non-throwing left shoulder on Dec. 7.

POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: In his 1st career postseason batted .254 (16-for-63) with 4 2Bs and 3 RBI in 15 games ... Hit .360 (9-for-25) in 6 games of LCS against Philadelphia after batting just .125 (2-for-16) in 4 games of LDS vs. Atlanta ... Recorded 4 hits, including 3 2Bs in his 1st 3 at-bats in Game 1 of World Series vs. Texas on Oct. 27...his 4 hits tied Giants franchise record for most hits in World Series game, done 8 times previously...last Giants player to collect 4 hits in WS game was Monte Irvin in Game 1 of 1951 WS vs. NYY ... Became 10th player in WS history to record at least 3 2Bs in WS game and also became 1st player in Major League history with 3 2Bs in his 1st 3 career World Series at-bats.
2009 Acquired by Giants two days before trade deadline on July 29, Sanchez combined to hit .293 (134-for-457) with 7 HRs and 41 RBI in 111 games with Pittsburgh and San Francisco...was selected to NL All-Star team for 2nd-straight season and for 3rd time in last 4 campaigns...became 1st Pittsburgh player since Jason Kendall (1996, 1998, 2000) to be named to 3 All-Star squads (did not see any action in game)...was Opening Day starter at 2nd base for 2nd-straight year... went 2-for-5 with 2B on Opening Day...connected off Kyle Lohse for 1st Bucco home run in '09 in 2nd game on April 7 at St. Louis...tied career high with 4 hits April 8 at St. Louis...went 8-for-14 in 1st 3 games and became just 3rd Bucco in last 30 years to produce multi-hit games in his 1st 3 games (also Barry Bonds with 4-straight in 1988 and Jack Wilson with 3-straight in 2007)...tripled in backto- back games on April 18-19...had 3 2B's in club's home Opener April 23 vs. Houston...went 3-for-4 and hit 2nd home run April 21 vs. Florida...swiped 2nd base April 22 vs. Florida - his 6th career stolen base and 1st since Sept. 20, 2006...had 3 hits and scored 3 runs on April 25 at San Diego... started each of 1st 17 games at 2nd base before sitting out game April 26 at San Diego...finished month of April with 10 2B's, 14 extra-base hits and 49 total bases to rank 1st, tied for 1st and tied for 7th respectively among National League leaders...committed 1st error May 2, snapping streak of 103 consecutive games without an error at 2nd base...hit 3rd home run May 5 vs. Milwaukee...missed his 2nd game May 7 at St. Louis...swiped 2 bases May 9 at New York-NL; entered game with 6 career stolen bases in 649 career games...went hitless in 13 at-bats from May 14-17...went 6-for-38 (.158) in 9-game stretch from May 15-23, dropping average from .331 to season-low .294...went 2-for-5 May 24 and 6-for-6 on May 25, raising average back to .320...his 6-for-6 game was 1st 6-hit game by Pittsburgh player since Wally Backman on April 27, 1990 and marked just 9th time Pittsburgh player had ever collected 6 or more hits in game...went 6-for-33 (.182) in his 1st 7 games during month of June...sat out action on June 9 at Atlanta...hit safely in 8-straight games from June 12-21 (13-for-34, .382)...connected off Detroit's Nate Robertson for 2nd career grand slam June 13 at PNC Park...batted .315 (94-for-298) at end of June for NL's 12th-highest clip over season's 1st 3 months...missed 6 games from July 3-8 due to back spasms...came back and went 4-for-12 leading up to All-Star break...was selected to his 3rd career NL All-Star team, however did not appear in Mid-Summer Classic at St. Louis' Busch Stadium on July 14...was 1 of only 2 NL position players to not appear in game (also Houston's Hunter Pence)...was acquired by Giants July 29 in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Tim Alderson, who was ranked by Baseball America as Giants' 4th-best prospect entering 2009 season...nearly 30 minutes after Giants defeated Pirates 1-0 on Randy Winn's walk-off RBI single in 10th inning, Giants and Pirates completed deal for Sanchez, who walked over to SF's clubhouse to meet few of his new teammates and members of front office...did not play in SF-PIT series and missed 6 games from July 27-Aug. 1 with sore left knee...made Giants debut Aug. 2 vs. Philadelphia and went 2-for-4 with 2B and 2 RBI...became 1st player with 2 hits and 2 RBI in 1st game for SF after being acquired in an in-season trade since Andres Galarraga, July 25, 2001 (3-for-5, 2 RBI at COL)...hit safely in 11 of his 1st 13 games for Giants at .304 (17-for-56) with 5 multi-hit games, 8 runs, HR and 5 RBI, before landing on 15-day disabled list Aug. 25 with left shoulder strain...had missed 7 games from Aug. 18-24 with injury, however was officially put on DL...suffered injury Aug. 17 in New York-NL, as he reached for 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval's high throw in 1st inning...missed total of 19 games with injury...went on rehab assignment at triple-A Fresno and went 3-for-9 with run, 2B and BB in 3 games...returned from his rehab assignment and was reinstated from DL Sept. 7...batted .261 (12-for-46) in 12 games before suffering yet another injury Sept. 21 at Arizona...was forced to leave that game in 1st inning with what is called "non-contact injury in football...he twisted his left knee as his spike caught when catching throw from Aaron Rowand, who caught Justin Upton's flyball...after Mark Reynolds followed with 2-run HR that gave Arizona 2-1 lead, Sanchez could barely move and was helped off field by Giants trainers Dave Groeschner and Mark Gruesbeck...missed remainder of season after MRI exam revealed tear in his left meniscus...had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Sept. 30 to repair torn was performed by team orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki... 2008 Made 131 starts at second base during fourth full season with Pittsburgh...Ranked second behind Cincinnati's Gold Glove Award winner Brandon Phillips (.990) with a .989 fielding percentage; each player making a league-low seven errors...Ranked fifth among N.L. second basemen in total chances (653) and led the league in double plays turned (104)...Finished season with an 82-game errorless streak, making last error on 5/29 at Cincinnati (the streak was the longest by a Major League second baseman in 2008)...Produced a .346 batting average (73-for-211) in 58 games after the All-Star break, the fourth-best mark in the National League among players with at least 200 plate appearances...Did not play in the field during spring training until 3/19 vs. New York (AL) due to shoulder problems...Went to see Dr. James Andrews on 3/24 in Birmingham, AL (Andrews' diagnosis agreed with the Pirates and found no structural damage in the right shoulder)...Was the Opening Day starter at second base and went 3-for-5 with a double...Was a late scratch from game at Florida on 4/4 due to lingering pain in shoulder...Snapped an 0-for-16 streak while going 1-for-4 on 4/10...Connected off Odalis Perez for first home run on 5/1 at Washington...Moved into the leadoff spot on 5/6 and hit safely in four straight games and eight of 10...Had a walkoff single in 9th inning vs. Atlanta on 5/9...Knocked in six runs in a three-game stretch from 5/9-12 (game one)...Made 23 straight appearances from the leadoff spot from 5/6 thru 5/30 and hit .257 (26-for-101) with 13 runs and 11 RBI; batted .339 (19-for-56) in first 13 games and .156 (7-for-45) in last 12...Was removed from leadoff spot after 5/29 game...Hit .204 and walked just three times in 25 games in June...Had three hits and four RBI on 7/22 at Houston; also hit first career inside-the-park homer in the contest - the first by a Bucco since Chris Duffy on 6/8/07 at Yankee Stadium...Also homered in his next at bat, and had three total hits, the following night in Houston...Went 8-for-16 in three-game series in Houston and produced six straight mulit-hit games in his six starts from 7/19 thru 7/25, raising average from .225 to .245...Led off game on 7/27 vs. San Diego, but left game after first at bat due to back spasms and missed next three games...Made first start since 7/27 on 8/4 at Arizona and went 3-for-5 as the leadoff hitter...Homered off Randy Johnson on 8/6 at Arizona...Missed back-to-back starts on 8/11-12 due to discomfort in right shoulder...Had RBI-double as pinch hitter at New York (NL) on 8/11...Went 4-for-22 in six games after homering off Randy Johnson on 8/6...Went 3-for-4 as leadoff hitter on 8/14 vs. Cincinnati...Tripled as a pinch hitter on 8/24 at Milwaukee - his first three-bagger since 9/22/07...Walked twice on 8/26 - his first free passes since 6/15...Had second triple on 8/27 vs. Chicago (NL)...Had MRI on his right shoulder in Pittsburgh on 9/2...Went 8- for-14 with two RBI and five runs scored in three-game series at San Francisco 9/5-8, raising average from .257 to .265...Had 10th career four-hit game on 9/6 at San Francisco...Left game in Houston on 9/9 due to blurred vision in right eye and missed next three games...Returned to action on 9/13 vs. St. Louis and went 2-for-6...Hit safely in final eight games (12-for-32, .375) and hit last home run on 9/26 at San Diego. 2007 Established career highs in at bats, home runs and walks in third full season with Pittsburgh...Led club in batting, hits and multi-hit games (51)...Shared team lead in doubles with Adam LaRoche...Was named to second straight All-Star Game, the first Pirates infielder to make the team in back-to-back seasons since Phil Garner in 1980-81...Made 146 starts at second base, the third-highest total in the N.L. and the most by a Bucco since Tony Womack made 149 starts in 1998...Began season on 15- day disabled list (retroactive to 3/23) after suffering a right knee sprain while turning a double play against the Phillies on 3/6 at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, FL...Went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks in one rehab game with Indianapolis on 4/5...Was reinstated from the D.L. on 4/7...Went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI while batting leadoff in first game back from injury on 4/8 in Cincinnati...Had first of 11 three-hit contests in his third game on 4/10 vs. St. Louis...Was scratched from the starting lineup on 4/25 due to right eye irritation...Snapped an 0-for-13 stretch with a single in the 7th inning on 4/28...Hit safely in seven straight games from 5/1-8 and in 12 of his 13 contests from 5/1-14 (21-for-60, .350)...Tied career high with four hits on 5/14 vs. Florida...Hit .338 (53-for-157) over a 38-game stretch from 5/17 to 6/30, raising average from .267 to .305...Went deep for the first time on 6/7 at Washington...His .343 average in June ranked fifth among N.L. players with at least 100 PA's...Hit second home run on 7/6 vs. Chicago (NL)...Went hitless in one at bat while playing third base in the Midsummer Classic on 7/10 at San Francisco...Homered three times over a six-game stretch from 7/15-20...Batted .304 (17-for-56) while hitting safely in 13 of 14 games from 7/3-21...Led the club with five home runs during the month of July...Had second four-hit game on 8/1 vs. St. Louis...Reached base safely in 26 of his 30 games in August, batting .374 with a .447 on-base percentage and a team-high 29 RBI...Led N.L. with 46 hits during the month, tied for fourth among all major league players in RBI and tied for third with 27 runs scored...Produced four-hit games on 8/11 at San Francisco and 8/22 at Colorado...Connected off Elizardo Ramirez for first career grand slam and tied career high with five RBI on 8/28 vs. Cincinnati (game one)...Had at least one RBI in six straight games from 8/17-22 (12 total)...Had batting average as high as .318 following action on 9/3...Went 5-for-32 (.156) in his last nine games...Played final game on 9/25...Underwent successful minor arthroscopic surgery on his right acromioclavicular (AC) joint (shoulder) on 9/28. 2006 Spent second straight full season in the majors with Pittsburgh...Became 11th player in club history to capture a batting crown (the first since Bill Madlock in 1983) after finishing five points ahead of Florida's Miguel Cabrera (.339)...Was named to first All-Star team while receiving a total of 856,685 write-in votes...Went 0-for-2 at the plate while playing one inning at shortstop and four at second base in All-Star Game played at PNC Park on 7/11...Also robbed Mark Loretta of a base hit in the Midsummer Classic after making a leaping catch in the top of the 5th inning while playing shortstop...Led N.L. in doubles while establishing a club record for most in a season by a right-handed batter (previous record of 47 was set by Adam Comorosky in 1947)...Led all major league hitters with a .388 home batting avearge...Also led league in batting average vs. lefthanders (.442) and finished second in batting average with runners in scoring position (.386)...Ranked third in hits...Struck out once every 12.2 plate appearances, the 10th-best mark in the league...Became the second player since divisional play began in 1969 to collect 85 or more RBI while hitting no more than six home runs (also Cleveland's Julio Franco in 1985)...Tied for second in the league in sacrifice flies...Went hitless in first three games before hitting safely in seven straight (10-for-19) from 4/6-13...Went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI in first start on 4/8 at Cincinnati...Connected off Los Angeles' Brett Tomko for first home run on 4/12 at PNC Park...Collected one hit in 14 at bats in eight game stretch from 4/14-22...Came off the bench and went 2-for-2 with a double and solo home run on 4/23 at Houston...Moved into starting lineup for remainder of season on 5/2 (Joe Randa went on D.L. with foot injury)...Went hitless in season-high 12 straight at bats from 5/4-7 (also from 8/19-22)...Batted .447 (21-for-47) during 12-game hitting streak from 5/7-21...Had first of five four-hit games on 5/30 vs. Milwaukee...Was ejected by home plate umpire Rick Reed for arguing a called third strike on 6/10 at San Francisco...Hit safely in a season-high 13 straight games from 6/16-29, going 23-for-53 (.434)...Ended 6/29 contest against White Sox with a walkoff home run in the 9th inning off Cliff Politte - the win also snapped Pittsburgh's 13-game losing streak...Had first career four-RBI game on 7/2 vs. Detroit...Had a .361 batting average at the All-Star break (the second-highest by a Bucco player at the break in divisional play since Orlando Merced hit .362 in 1993)...Hit safely in 11 straight games from 8/8-19...Had a two-run walkoff single while recording second four-RBI game on 8/30 vs. Chicago (NL)...Tallied 50th double on 9/20 at Los Angeles, becoming just the second player in club history to produce 50 two-baggers in a season (also Paul Waner in 1928, 1932 and 1936)...Snapped 0-for-10 streak with a four-hit game on 9/26 vs. Houston...Reached 200-hit plateau with two-hit performance in final game on 10/1 vs. Cincinnati...Was named the Roberto Clemente Award winner by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America; an award presented annually to the team MVP since 1973...Went 136-for-403 (.337) from the third spot of the lineup and 34-for-76 (.447) from the sixth spot of the batting order...Had 11 infield hits, including two bunt base hits...Made 92 starts at third base, 27 at shortstop and 18 at second base. 2005 Spent first full season in the majors with Pittsburgh...Made 65 appearances (55 starts) at third base, 58 appearances (39 starts) at second base and 11 appearances (six starts) at shortstop...Made four errors (two throwing/two fielding) while playing third base and two throwing errors while playing second base...Hit .359 (55-for-153) in 35 games as the leadoff hitter and .297 (123-for-414) with 25 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 30 RBI in his 100 starts...Went 6-for-18 (.333) with three RBI as a pinch hitter...Finished season with a career-best and team-high 17-game hitting streak, going 29-for-76 (.382) with nine multi-hit contests in that time...Made first career appearance on an Opening Day roster...Hit safely in eight of his first 10 starts. ...Delivered a game-winning triple as a pinch hitter on 4/23 @Chicago, the first three-bagger of his career...Went the entire month of May without a base on balls and did not draw a walk in a total of 67 plate appearances from 4/30 to 6/11...Walked twice on 6/11 vs. Tampa Bay...Made just one start (5/13) in 19-game span from 5/3-24...Produced two-run double as a pinch hitter on 5/24 @St. Louis...Made 10 consecutive starts from 5/27 thru 6/5 and went 13-for-42 (.310)...Hit safely in six straight games from 5/24-31, going 9-for-23 (.391) with four doubles and five RBI...Took nine stitches to his left hand after being hit by Felipe Lopez' broken bat in the final play of the game on 5/27 @Cincinnati (his throw home from shortstop just missed getting Javier Valentin out at the plate)...Batted leadoff for first time in career on 5/28 @Cincinnati and went 2-for-5 with a double and run scored...His start at third base on 5/28 was just his fifth career start at the hot corner and his first since 7/11/03 as a member of the Red Sox...Produced a 10th inning walkoff single on 5/31 vs. Florida...Missed five consecutive games with a left hamstring injury from 6/19-23...Took Doug Davis deep for first career home run on 7/3 @Milwaukee...Snapped an 0-for-13 streak with a three-hit performance on 8/6 vs. Los Angeles...Hit safely in six straight games from 8/6-12, going 10-for-24 (.417) and raising average from .268 to .281...Swiped first major league base on 8/27 vs. Cincinnati...Picked up his second steal the following day against the Reds...Produced seven-game hitting streak from 8/25 to 9/2, going 13-for-33 (.394) with five multi-hit games...His start at shortstop on 9/12 was his first there since 5/27...Connected off Aaron Harang for first career leadoff home run on 9/17 vs. Cincinnati...Homered four times in a seven-game span from 9/17-23...Hit safely in 31 of his last 35 games (beginning on 8/25), going 51-for-150 (.340) with 12 doubles, four homers, 12 RBI, 20 runs scored and 16 multi-hit contests...His 51 hits from 8/25 thru the end of the season ranked fourth among all N.L. players behind Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins (60), San Francisco's Randy Winn (59) and St. Louis' David Eckstein (55)...Received just one walk in his final 25 games (116 plate appearances)...Hit .326 against left-handed pitchers, but smacked four of his five home runs off righthanders...Had 15 infield hits. 2004 Began season on Pittsburgh's 15-day disabled list recovering from removal of bone spur in right ankle...Spent close to three months at club's Extended Spring Training program in Bradenton, FL...Began rehab assignment with Nashville (AAA) on 6/20 and went 1-for-10 in first five games...Hit safely in five straight games from 7/1-5 (5-for-14, .357)...Batted .206 (7-for-34) during rehab assignment thru 7/8...Was recalled from rehab assignment, reinstated from D.L. and optioned to Nashville on 7/9...Remained sidelined at Triple-A until 7/30 due to a right quadriceps strain...Hit just .204 (10-for-49) in first 23 games with Nashville, including rehab assignment...Batted .303 (23-for-76) in final 21 games, beginning with three-hit performance @Las Vegas on 8/11...Hit lone home run on 8/15 vs. Memphis...Tallied three RBI on 8/17 @Iowa...Went 7-for-13 in three-game stretch from 8/25-28...Batted .313 (21-for-67) in 24 games during the month of August...Had season-high four RBI on 9/3 @Memphis...Made 25 appearances @second base and nine @shortstop with Nashville...Hit .316 (12-for-38) as a shortstop and .228 (18-for-79) as a second baseman...Also went 3-for-7 with two walks as a pinch hitter...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 9/7...Made debut with Pirates on 9/9 vs. Houston (game two); played final two innings @shortstop and made error on first ball hit to him...Made first start (second base) on 9/19 vs. New York (game two) and went 1-for-3 with an RBI...Also picked up an RBI on 9/24 vs. Cincinnati...Made a total of four appearances (one start) @shortstop, three appearances (two starts) @second base and one appearance @third base (9/24 vs. Cincinnati)...Produced two hits in 10 at bats in his three starts...Went hitless in his last eight at bats with Pittsburgh...Participated in the Arizona Fall League and hit .364 (39-for-107) with 10 doubles, three home runs and 21 RBI in 28 games with the Peoria Saguaros...Led club in batting and doubles...Ranked fifth in the league in hitting and fifth with a .444 on-base percentage...Also ranked third in runs scored. 2003 Began season with Pawtucket (Red Sox' AAA)...Made 35 appearances @shortstop, 21 @second base, two @third base and one as the designated hitter (5/4 vs. Norfolk)...Reached base safely in his first 17 games and hit .402 (33-for-82) in 22 games during the month of April...Homered in back-to-back games on 4/22-23 @Syracuse...Hit safely in 11 straight games from 5/4-14, going 19-for-40 (.475)...Went 2-for-2 on 5/24 vs. Columbus to raise batting average to a season-high .417...Was recalled by Boston on 5/30 to replace Shea Hillenbrand...Was leading the International League with a .476 on-base percentage and was tied for the league lead in batting average (.384) and runs scored (38) at the time of his recall...Saw first action with Boston as a defensive replacement @shortstop on 6/4 @Pittsburgh...Singled as a pinch hitter off Scott Sauerbeck for first hit of season on 6/5 @PNC Park. ...Made first career start @third base on 6/7 @Milwaukee...His pinch-double off St. Louis' Dustin Hermanson @Fenway Park was his first big-league extra-base hit...Started @third base on 6/14 @Houston and recorded 10 assists, one shy of the 9-inning major league record...Appeared in seven games (four starts) @third base, six games (one start) @shortstop and three games (two starts) @second base while playing with Boston...Was optioned back to Triple-A on 7/17 and hit just .212 (11-for-52) in his final 13 games with Pawtucket...Batted .368 (21-for-57) as the leadoff hitter and .327 (51-for-156) from the second spot in the order with Pawtucket. ...Was acquired by Pittsburgh on 7/31 and was assigned to Nashville...Made only appearance with the Sounds on 8/3 vs. Colorado Springs and went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored...Missed remainder of the season due to tendinitis in his right ankle...Had surgery in California (Dr. Saul Bernstein) to remove a small spur from the right ankle on 11/4. 2002 Led all Boston minor leaguers with a .318 batting average (157-for-494) and 24 stolen bases...Began season with Trenton (Red Sox' AA)...Set a club record and posted the Eastern League's longest hitting streak by hitting safely in 27 straight games from 5/15 thru 6/24...Went 42-for-112 (.375) during the stretch with 10 multi-hit efforts...Reached base safely in each of his final 43 games with Trenton...Participated in the Double-A All-Star Game and homered in his first at bat...Made 69 appearances @shortstop and 11 @second base while playing with Trenton...Was promoted to Pawtucket on 7/16, where he made 37 appearances @shortstop and 11 @second base...Hit safely in 11 of his 12 games from 8/17-27, going 22-for-49 (.449)...Garned International League Player-of-the-Week honors for the week of 8/19-25, after hitting .484 (15-for-31) with six runs scored, three doubles, two home runs and six RBI in seven games...Homered in back-to-back games on 8/10-11...Hit .301 in 45 Triple-A games before being recalled by Boston on 9/9...Made major league debut on 9/10 @Tampa Bay and had a two-run, pinch-single off Steve Kent for first big-league hit...Went hitless in next six at bats before going 2-for-3 @Chicago (AL) on 9/26...Made five appearances (three starts) @second base and five appearances (one start) @shortstop for the Red Sox...Was honored by the Red Sox as the organization's Triple-A Player-of-the-Year in a pre-game ceremony on 9/28...Was ranked as the Eastern League's 10th-best prospect by Baseball America in October...Played winter ball for Navajoa Mayos in Mexico. 2001 Attended spring training with Boston as a non-roster invitee...Split season between Sarasota (Red Sox' A) and Trenton and made all 113 defensive appearances @shortstop (26 errors)...Led all minor league shortstops with a .334 batting average (153-for-458)...Began year with Sarasota and hit safely in 15 of his first 18 games (24-for-75, .320)...Batted .389 (37-for-95) in 24 games during the month of June...Hit lone home run with Sarasota on 7/2 @Vero Beach...Had 13-game hitting streak from 7/2-15 (18-for-56, .321)...Was promoted to Trenton on 7/20...Went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in his second game on 7/22 @Binghamton after going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in his debut on 7/21...Went 19-for-38 (.500) with eight multi-hit efforts during nine-game hitting streak from 7/22-31...Homered on 8/9 vs. Nashville and 8/17 vs. Nashville...Hit .448 (13-for-29) while leading off for Trenton...Participated in Arizona Fall League, where he hit .348 (40-for-115)...Ranked fifth in hitting...Also finished among the league leaders in on-base percentage (.425) and slugging percentage (.343) while playing for the Grand Canyon Rafters. 2000 Split season between Lowell (Red Sox' A) and Augusta (Red Sox' A) after being selected by Boston in the 11th round of the June draft...Hit .295 with 29 RBI in 64 games with the two clubs...Hit lone home run on 7/21 while playing with Lowell...Made pro debut on 6/20 vs. Pittsfield...Batted just .158 (6-for-38) in his first 11 games thru 7/3, but .340 (32-for-94) in his final 25 games with the Spinners...Hit safely in 12 straight games from 7/20 thru 8/1 (17-for-50, .340)...Was promoted to Augusta on 8/2. ...Hit safely in 15 of his 16 games from 8/5-22, going 23-for-61 (.377)...Reached base safely in 27 of his 30 games with Augusta. ...Made all 64 defensive appearances during the season @shortstop (34 with Lowell and 30 with Augusta) and had seven errors.