Jose Morban...resides in Santiago, DR...attended Pablo Barin High School in the Dominican Republic...played baseball, basketball and gymnastics...named the 1993 Player of the Year in basketball.2005Split the season between Akron and Buffalo...appeared in a combined 108 games, hitting .255 (99x388) with 52 RBI and playing at shortstop, second base, third base, left field, center field and right field...had a season-high 13-game hitting streak with Akron,
May 5-18...on the 7-day DL with a right hamstring strain June 23-July 1...transferred
from Akron to Buffalo on July 1...transferred back to Akron on August 13 and returned to
Buffalo on August 15.2004Split the 2004 season between Bowie and
Frederick...hit .210 (51x243) over the season's first 67 games with Bowie before he was
sent to down to Frederick...appeared in 55 games with Frederick, all at shortstop...was
taken off the Orioles' 40-man roster on July 23 when he was designated for assignment
and outrighted to Frederick...hit safely in 13 of his last 16 games from August 20 thru the
end of the season...signed by Cleveland as minor league free agent, November 17.2003Claimed off waivers by
Baltimore, March 28, 2003 and remained on the roster throughout the season as a Rule
5 pick...appeared in 61 games, including 22 as a pinch-runner and 11 as a pinch-hitter...
made his Major League debut on April 6 vs. Boston, entering at shortstop in the 8th
inning... pinch-hit home run in the 9th inning on April 19 off Tampa Bay's Al Levine was his
first Major League hit and homer...made his first start on May 24 at Texas at shortstop...
made 12 starts overall (seven at shortstop, five at second base)...first career 2-RBI game
on August 2 vs. Boston...went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI on August 16 the
Yankees...was his second home run and first career multi-hit game...played in 15 games
for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League.2002Spent the 2002 season with Charlotte and
finished tied for second in the Florida State League with 12 triples...named FSL Player
of the Week, April 29-March 5, batting .355 (11x31) with six extra-base hits and 12 RBI
in seven games...had a season-high five RBI on May 4 vs. Ft. Myers...season-high 18-
game hitting streak, May 1-20, batting .351 (27x77)...played all 123 games at shortstop...
selected by Minnesota in the Rule 5 draft in December, 2002.2001Spent the 2001 season with Savannah and was third in the South
Atlantic League with 11 triples...hit .390 (23x59) with seven extra-base hits in a season-high 13-game hitting streak, May 11-24.2000Began the 2000 season at Savannah...transferred to
Pulaski on July 20, where he spent the remainder of the season...hit safely in 18 of 30 games at Pulaski.1999Played for Rangers entry in the Gulf Coast League in 1999 and led the league in runs (45)...had a season-high 11-game hitting streak,
July 19-30, batting .341 (15x44).1998Played for the Rangers' affiliate in the Dominican Summer League from 1997-8.1997Played for the Rangers' affiliate in the Dominican Summer League from 1997-8.