Married to Jennifer...Has a daughter, Alexa.2012In 1st season in BOS organization, made his big league debut and appeared in 37 games
over 4 stints with the Sox...Also played in 100 games with Triple-A Pawtucket and earned International League MVP honors, the 7th PawSox to receive the honor.
With the Sox, played 16 games at 1st base (13 GS), 9 games at 3rd base (6 GS), and 7 at DH (4 GS).
Went 2-for-3 (.667) with 3 RBI with the bases loaded...Hit .423 with RISP (11-for-26), the 2nd-best mark in the
majors among batters with at least 25 PA in those situations (ARI's Willie Bloomquist, .435)...Tallied a .405 clip
(17-for-42) with runners on, tops in the ML among players with at least 40 PA with runners on.
Tallied a .315 clip (17-for-54) off ML right-handers, with both homers and 12 of 17 RBI coming off righties.
Was 18-for-60 (.300) with both homers and 10 RBI in 20 games at Fenway Park...Hit .333 (24-for-72) with
15 RBI in 26 night games.
Hit safely in 14 of 23 starts with the big league club (25-for-87, .287), including 7 multi-hit efforts.
Selected to the major league roster on 5/13 and appeared in 2 games over his 1st ML stint before being
optioned on 5/20...Made big league debut as defensive replacement at 1st base in the 8th on 5/13 vs. CLE.
Recalled again on 7/3 and optioned on 7/14...Went 8-for-17 (.471) with 3 doubles and 3 RBI in a 4-game hit
streak from 7/4-7 (GM 2), including 1st ML hit on 7/4 at OAK (double off A.J. Griffin in the top of the 2nd)...
Collected 1st ML RBI and multi-hit tilt, going 2-for-5 on 7/6 vs. NYY.
Recalled for 3rd time on 7/18 and optioned after that night's game...Returned 8/18 for remainder of the year.
On 8/25 vs. KC, set career highs with 4 hits and 3 RBI...Knocked his 1st ML homer in that game, a solo shot
in the 2nd inning off Jeremy Guthrie...Became the 1st Red Sox to have a game with at least 4 hits and 3 or
more RBI within the 1st 12 games of an ML career since Jody Reed's 6th game on 9/27/87 at MIL (4 H, 3 RBI).
On 9/7 vs. TOR, his 28th birthday, went 2-for-2 with his 2nd career homer and a career-high-tying 3 RBI after
pinch-hitting in the 7th...Was the 1st Red Sox with a pinch-hit on his birthday since Juan Beniquez on 5/13/75 at
OAK and the 1st Sox with a pinch-hit RBI on his birthday since Mickey Vernon on 4/22/57 vs. BAL.
Played 100 games for Pawtucket and led the International League in SLG (.589) and HR/AB ratio (16.13)...
Also placed among IL leaders in AVG (2nd, .310), XBH (2nd, 59), homers (T-3rd, 24), doubles (T-3rd, 34), RBI
(5th, 74), and total bases (5th, 228)...Appeared in 52 tilts at 1st base, 9 at 3rd, and 39 at DH for the PawSox.
Joined Jim Rice (1974), Ted Cox (1977), Gary Allenson (1978), Dave Stapleton (1979), Pat Dodson (1986), and
Jeff Bailey (2008) as the only players in PawSox franchise-history to earn IL MVP honors.
Tabbed the starting DH on IL All-Star team but did not play in Triple-A All-Star Game on 7/11 due to call-up.
After the season, played in 50 games for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League and hit .242
(44-for-182) with a league-best 38 RBI, 30 walks, and 33 runs...Ranked 3rd among league leaders with 8 home
runs...Helped the team win the league's championship with a circuit-best 6 homers and 17 RBI in 22 playoff
games.2011Named a mid-season International League All-Star with Atlanta's Gwinnett affiliate and led the circuit with 264 total bases in his 1st Triple-A campaign...Also placed among circuit leaders in AVG (10th, .304), hits (2nd, 154), doubles (5th, 34), home runs (T-3rd, 24), RBI (4th, 90), SLG (4th, .522), extra-base hits (2nd, 60), runs (4th, 76) and intentional walks (T-1st, 6)...Finished 3rd among Braves minor leaguers in homers and RBI and 6th in AVG...Appeared in a career-high 135 games...Hit .309 against left-handers (46-for-149) and .303 (108-for-357) against righties...Ranked 2nd in the league with a .413 AVG (33-for-80) in April...Batted .321 (71-for-221) over his last 61 games beginning 7/1, 5th best in the IL in that time...Drove in 27 runs over 27 July games, tied for the league's most RBI in July...Went deep in 3 straight games, 5/5-7 at Rochester and again from 7/19-21 vs. Louisville...On 7/25 at Norfolk, went 4-for-5 with a triple, 2 homers and a career-high 8 RBI, including an 8th-inning grand slam, in a game resumed on 8/31 after being suspended on 7/25...Set Gwinnett's single-game RBI record...Named IL Player of the Week for 8/22-28...Led the IL with a .520 AVG (13-for-25) and tied for the league lead in hits and total bases (22) in that time while tallying 3 doubles, 2 homers and 5 RBI...Following the season, combined to play 40 games with Toros del Este and Leones Escogido of the Dominican Winter League, placing 3rd in the league with 23 walks...Also hit .317 (32-for-101) with 6 homers and 23 RBI in 27 playoff games for Escogido...Tied for the DWL playoff lead in hits and finished 2nd in homers, RBI, SLG (.545) and extra-base hits (10).2010Named a mid-season Southern League All-Star in his 1st Double-A season...Spent his 1st season in the Braves organization with Mississippi...Led
the SL and topped Braves farmhands with a career-high 42 doubles...Tied for the league lead with 60 extra-base hits (tied) and ranked 4th in the circuit with 233 total bases...Also ranked among organizational leaders in hits (4th, 139), home runs (T-2nd, 16), RBI (2nd), runs (T-4th, 67) and OPS (4th, .820)...Topped Southern League first basemen in games (125), chances (1,120), putouts (1,038) and assists (75)...Hit a grand slam on 5/14 vs. Chattanooga and was named Southern League Player of the Week for 5/10-16...Also earned the honor for 6/28-7/5...Selected as the club's Player of the Month for both June (.286
AVG, 9 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 18 RBI) and August (.312, 7 2B, 6 HR, 19 RBI)...After the season, hit .279 (34-for-122) with 4 doubles, a triple, 4 homers and 21 RBI in 37 games with Toros del Este of the DWL.2009Returned to High-A Bakersfield and hit a career-high 28 home runs...His 28 roundtrippers and 66 extra-base hits tied for 13th among all minor leaguers...Ranked 15th among that group with 268 total bases...Named to the California League All-Star Team at DH...Also played first base and third base on the year...Finished 4th in the CL in homers and 5th in AB/HR ratio (17.89)...Notched a pair of 6-RBI games, 4/22 at Visalia and 9/5 vs. Rancho Cucamonga...Earned CL's final Batter of the Week honor for 8/31-9/7, hitting .414 (12-for-29) with 2 doubles, a triple, 4 homers and 14 RBI in his last 7 games...Posted 10-game hitting streaks from 4/29-5/8 (.375, 15-for-40) and 5/15-25 (.333, 18-for-45)...Hit .321 (9-for-28) with a homer and 7 RBI in 8 playoff games for the Blaze...Appeared in 26 games for Toros del Este of the DWL.2008Spent the season at High-A Bakersfield...Appeared in 80 games, including just 21 tilts after 6/20...Had multiple hits in 4 of 5 games from 5/7-11, going 8-for-23 (.348) in that time...Played 67 games at first base, 2 at third base and 11 as DH.2007Played an entire season with Single-A Clinton, finishing among Midwest League leaders in homers (3rd, 21), total bases (5th, 221) and times hit by a pitch (1st, 18)...Named Rangers Player of the Month for July after batting .359 (37-for-103) with a league-leading 12 homers and 31 RBI...His 12 July homers tied for the most among all minor leaguers...Had 3 multi-homer efforts in a 13-game stretch from 7/18-31...Topped the LumberKings in homers, runs (72), ranked 2nd in RBI (74) and 3rd in doubles (28)...Named ML's Batter of the Week for 7/16-22, hitting 5 homers with 9 RBI and a 12-for-30 (.400) in that stretch.2006Combined to bat .284 (73-for-257) with 17
doubles, 7 homers and 39 RBI over 70 games between Bakersfield and the Rookie-level Arizona League...Started the season at Bakersfield and batted .280 (14-for-50) with 3 doubles and 9 RBI over 13 games before landing on the DL on 5/10...
Played an 11-game rehab stint with the AZL Rangers from 6/22-7/4, with hits in 10 of those contests, and was reinstated on 7/6...Finished the year in 46 games for the Blaze.2005Limited to 4 games in the AZL due to injury...Did not appear in a game after 6/26 after an injury...3 of his 5 hits went for extra bases (2 doubles, homer).2004Spent the entire season with the AZL Rangers...Appeared exclusively at third base...Began season with a .303 clip (23-for-76), 7 doubles, 2 triples, a HR and 10 RBI in 20 games over June and July.2003Made his pro debut for the Rangers Dominican Summer League squad.