Single...attended Riverside City (Calif.) College and Santa Barbara City College...set Santa Barbara singleseason
records in 2002 for hits (71), home runs (15), RBI (52), runs scored (54) and slugging percentage (.779)...is a 2000 graduate of Littlerock (Calif.) High School...made a cameo appearance in the 2003 film Stuck on
You starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear.2011Spent the entire season with Class AAA Lehigh Valley in the
Philadelphia organization, hitting .244 (108-442) with 30 doubles, 11 home
runs, 51 RBI and 51 runs scored in 126 games...hit .350 (36-103) with 11
doubles and 17 RBI over 28 games in July...Sox acquisition recommended
by John Tumminia and Gary Pellant.2010Finished 3rd in MLB with 16 pinch hits and was 1st in
at-bats (69); hit .232 (16-69), 2 HR, 7 RBI, 3 BB as a
pinch-hitter...His 16 pinch hits were 3 shy of PIT's club record of 19
set by Jose Pagan in 1969...Made 16 starts in RF, 8 at 3rd base and 3 at 2nd base;
made his 1st career start at 3rd base, 4/11 at ARI...Belted his 1st career leadoff HR, 5/17 at PHI (Kyle
Kendrick)...Hit a game-tying, 2-run, pinch HR in the bottom of the
9th inning off Brian Wilson, 6/6 vs SF (PIT lost, 6-5 in
10 inn.)...Connected for a go-ahead, 2-run HR off Stephen
Strasburg, 6/8 at WSH; the 1st career HR allowed by
Strasburg...Collected a career-high 5 RBI, 7/21 vs MIL...Batted .355 (11-31) in 17 games in July...Hit his 2nd pinch HR on 9/7 vs ATL (Eric O'Flaherty)2009Made 53 appearances (52 starts) at second
base, 26 starts in right field and four appearances (three starts) in left
field while spending majority of season with Pittsburgh...Also went 12-
for-38 (.316) with three walks and four RBI as a pinch hitter...Tied for
ninth in the National League in pinch hits...Began season on 15-day
disabled list with Los Angeles (NL) - underwent ulnar nerve transposition
surgery on right elbow on 10/8/08...Went 1-for-9 in three games with
Albuquerque while on a rehab assignment from 4/10-12...Was acquired
from the Dodgers on 4/15...Made debut with Pirates on 4/17 vs. Atlanta
and popped out to the catcher as a pinch hitter...Played final two innings
of game on 4/19 in left field and went hitless in one at bat...Doubled
and scored a run as a pinch hitter on 4/22 vs. Florida...Made first start
with Pirates in right field on 5/6 at St. Louis and went 1-for-2 with a
pair of walks...Started the following game (5/7 at St. Louis) at second
base - his second career start there and first since 5/11/08...Led off
three straight games (5/16-18) and went 6-for-15 (.400) with five RBI
and three runs scored (his only three games batting first)...Went 2-for-18
in seven-game stretch from 5/21-31, dropping average from .368 to .286...Had RBI-single as a pinch hitter vs. New York on 6/1...Made start in right
field on 6/11 at Atlanta and connected off Javier Vazquez for first home run with the Pirates...Tallied three hits while making start in right field on
6/14 vs. Atlanta...Swiped second and final base on 6/17 at Minnesota...Went 1-for-12 in seven-game stretch from 6/17-25, dropping average from
.365 to .330...Hit three-run homer off Bruce Chen and collected career-high four RBI on 6/27 vs. Kansas City...Went hitless in next five games (nine
at bats) thru 7/2, dropping average from .337 to .309...Was ejected by home plate umpire Chad Fairchild after being called out on strikes on
7/2...Picked up lone outfield assist while playing left field on 7/6 at Houston...Hit three-run homer while making start in right field on 7/20 vs.
Milwaukee...Went 3-for-4 on 7/22 vs. Milwaukee and again on 7/24 at Arizona to raise average to .323...Went 6-for-34 (.176) in his next 11 games
thru 8/5, dropping average to .293...Hit safely in next six games (10-for-27, .370) and in 15 of his next 17 thru 8/26 (23-for-65, .354)...Tallied an
RBI in five straight games from 8/6-11...Recorded first triple on 8/11 at Colorado..Tallied second triple on 8/25 vs. Philadelphia...Went 2-for-25 in
final six games in August...Snapped 0-for-16 streak with two-hit game on 9/1 at Cincinnati...Went 12-for-95 (.126) from 8/21 thru 9/25, dropping
average from .312 to .259...Went hitless in 27 at bats from 9/2-21...Missed five games from 9/14-19 due to a tightness in lower back...Returned to
action on 9/20 and grounded out as a pinch hitter...Snapped 0-for-27 streak with two-hit performance in start on 9/21 vs. San Diego...Hit safely in
five of his last seven games (8-for-22, .364) and hit last home run on 10/3 at Cincinnati...Had a .301 average following the action on 8/29; went
13-for-85 (.153) in his final 27 games...Hit .381 (24-for-63) with three home runs in 17 games while batting fifth in the lineup.2008Ranked fourth in the Majors with 14 pinch hits despite missing 36 games from July 24-Aug. 31 while on the 15-day disabled list
with a strained right oblique...batted .292 (14-for-48) with two doubles, four RBI, and eight walks as a pinch-hitter overall...Started 19 games, including nine in left field, eight in right field, one at second base, and one as the designated hitter...became
the last Dodgers' position player from the Opening Day roster to start a game, getting the nod at second base on May 11 vs.
Houston...Hit .242 with eight doubles, a homer, and seven RBI in 82 games overall...Went on the DL on July 25 (retroactive to July 24), when Juan Pierre was reinstated from the 15-day DL...was reinstated on Sept.
1, and appeared in 14 games down the stretch...went 2-for-9 (.222) with three walks in 12 pinch-hitting appearances in that
time...Had entered the season as the No. 9 prospect in the organization according to Baseball America...Was not on either of the post-season rosters...Gave the Dodgers a 3-2 walk-off win on April 1 vs. San Francisco, legging out an infield single off Keiichi Yabu that scored Rafael
Furcal in the ninth...hit his third career homer on June 24 vs. the Chicago White Sox, a solo blast in the fifth that cut the White
Sox lead to 2-1...Dodgers would lose 6-1.2007Batted .382 (13-for-34) with two homers, a double, and a triple in 19 games for the Dodgers...his .382 average was the sixth-highest in franchise history among players with 30 or more at-bats...batted .421 (8-for-19) against right-handers in the big leagues and went 4-for-12 as a pinch-hitter...at Triple-A Las Vegas, led the Pacific Coast League in batting average (.343), runs (89), doubles (44), and total bases (241) at the time of his first call-up on July 31...finished the year at Triple-A Las Vegas leading the PCL in runs (106) and doubles (54)...had 17 homers, 97 RBI, a .337 average and a .571 slugging percentage for the 51s...was named the team's Most Valuable Player by the coaching staff...registered 54 doubles to tie the modern Pacific Coast League record set by Tulsa's Walt Williams in 1966 despite spending two weeks in the Majors prior to September...shattered the Dodger franchise minor league record set by Tommy Hutton (46) for Spokane in 1971...also broke the Las Vegas franchise record...was named the Dodgers' Minor League Player of the Month for June after hitting .400 with seven homers and a .730 slugging percentage during the month...appeared in six games in left field and two at second base and did not make any errors...collected first Major League hit on Aug. 4 with a pinch-hit single vs. Arizona...collected his first career multi-hit and four-hit game, going 4-for-4 Aug. 9 at Cincinnati...had five straight hits from Aug. 7-9...went 6-for-8 on a road trip from Aug. 7-12...owned a three-game hitting streak when he was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Aug. 13...recalled a second time on Sept. 4 and hit .300 (6-for-20) over 11 games, including three starts...cracked his first big league homer with a pinch-hit blast off Manny Corpas in the ninth inning on Sept. 25 vs. Colorado.2006Batted .273 (145-for-532) and tied the franchise record with 140 games played (Joe
Lansford, 1983) for Triple-A Las Vegas...led all Dodger minor leaguers in games played
and at-bats (532)...
Recipient of the Mayor's Trophy, which is the MVP as voted by the fans...
Pacific Coast League leader with 42 doubles, which was the fourth-highest single-season
total in team history (46, Kevin McReynolds, 1983; 45, Dave Hajek, 1988; 44, Guillermo
Velasquez, 1992; 42, Greg LaRocca, 2000)...
Led team with 18 home runs and 98 RBI...his RBI total was the most by a Dodger minor
leaguer since Phil Hiatt had 99 in 2001...
Compiled 44 multiple-hit games (30 two-hit games; 12 three-hit games; 2 four-hit games)...
Hit safely in 85 of 140 games, including two six-game hitting streaks (June 29 - July 4,
and Aug. 10-15)...
Batted .529 (9-for-17), with four doubles and seven RBI at Colorado Springs from May 5-8.2005Put together another strong season and moved up to Triple-A Las Vegas after 95 games at Jacksonville...hit for power at Jacksonville with 42 extra-base hits, but hit for a higher average (.325) and had a better on-base percentage (.361) at Las Vegas ... Named to the 2005 Southern League All-Star team as a starting second baseman ... Led all Dodger minor leaguers in doubles (37), hits (162), and extra-base hits (58) in 2005 ... Ranked by FoxSports.com as the 88th best prospect in all of baseball heading into the 2006 season ... Named the BC Powder Southern League hitter of the week for May 23-29 ... Was Jacksonville's co-leader in home runs (16) ... Went to Spring Training and appeared in six games for the Dodgers, picking up one hit and one RBI.2004Playing for Single-A Vero Beach, was one of the premier offensive players in
the Florida State League...batted .281 and led the FSL in extra-base hits (61),
ranked second in homers (22), third in RBI (85) and doubles (36) and fifth in runs
scored (76)...named to season-end FSL All-Star Team...the 36 doubles set a new
single-season Vero Beach record, eclipsing the mark of 33 set by Henry Rodriguez
in 1989...also topped club in games (129), hits (132), homers, RBI, runs scored and
at-bats (470)...tabbed by Baseball America as the 18th-best prospect in the FSL...for
the second year in a row,was named Dodger Minor League Player of the Month for
July, when he hit .364 (39-for-107), collecting eight home runs, nine doubles, 22 RBI
and 18 runs scored, while compiling a .425 on-base percentage...had at least one hit
in 25 of 27 July games played...posted a 14-game hitting streak from June 29-July
13 in which he batted .353 (18-for-51)...had an 11-game hitting streak from July 15-
27, batting .417 (20-for-48) and collecting five homers, four doubles and 15 RBI.2003Led the South Atlantic League in extra-base hits (60) and slugging percentage (.542), tied for the lead in doubles (38) and was third in batting average (.323)...the 38 doubles were first among all Dodger minor leaguers ... Added 15 homers, seven triples and 73 RBI, all team-high marks ... Selected to play in SAL All-Star Game and was also named to the season-end SAL All-Star Team ... Honored as the Dodger organization's Minor League Player of the Month for July after batting .350 (41-for-117) with seven homers, two triples, nine doubles, 23 RBI and 23 runs scored in 31 games.2002Made his professional debut with Rookie-level Great Falls and helped the Dodgers capture the Pioneer League championship ... In 59 games, hit .300 with 10 homers, 18 doubles, 41 RBI and 42 runs scored ... Tied for second in the circuit in home runs and was fifth in slugging percentage (.542) ... Topped Dodger short-season minor leaguers in homers (10), at-bats (240) and total bases (122) ... During the playoffs, batted .444 (8-for-18) with a pair of homers, three doubles and four RBI ... Had an 11-game hitting streak from July 10-22, during which he batted .423 (22-for-52), collecting four homers, one triple, three doubles, 14 RBI and 13 runs scored.