Was a 10-year veteran of the Mexican League, recording at least a .300 average and 15HR in each of his final five seasons there (2004-08)...led the league in slugging percentage (.796) and ranked second in homers (33) in 2005...also led the league in slugging (.739) in 2006...was a member of the 2000 and '01 Mexican League championship teams.2011In 118 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, batted .262 (119-for-455) with 32HR and 93RBI...ranked first in the IL in home runs, second in RBI and fourth in total bases (235)...was named to both the midseason and postseason All-Star teams, becoming the first Yankee to be selected to the postseason squad as a designated
hitter since Shelley Duncan in 2007...earned IL "Batter of the Week" honors twice, from 4/11-18 and from 7/25-8/1...following the season, played in 56 games with the Tomateros de Culiacan of the Mexican Pacific League and hit .330 (70-for-212) with 18HR and 60RBI...led the league in RBI and ranked second in home runs (18), third in slugging percentage (.618) and fourth in batting average and total bases (131).2010Combined to hit .284 (95-for-334) with 25 doubles, 18HR and 68RBI in 86 games with Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...recorded a season-high 12-game hitting streak from 6/19-7/1, batting .314 (16-for-51) with 8R, 6 doubles, 2HR and 8RBI over the stretch...ranked fourth among all Yankees minor league hitters in HR...following the season, appeared in 36 games with the Tomateros de Culiacan of the Mexican Pacific League, and hit .346 (46-for-133) with 10 doubles, 10HR and 30RBI...earned series MVP honors in leading Mexico to the 2011 Caribbean World Series championship, batting .310 (9-for-29) with 2 HR and 6 RBI in 6 games.2009Made his Double-A debut, batting .329 with 13HR and 56RBI in 57 games for Trenton...hit .352 (57-for-162) with 12 of his 13HR off right-handed pitching...went 2-for-4 with 1HR and a season-high-tying 4RBI (also 5/6 at Bowie and 5/8 vs. Binghamton) in his first game on 4/23 vs. New Britain... was placed on the disabled list from
7/17 for the remainder of the season with a left wrist sprain... following the season, played for the Tomateros de Culiacan... played for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic prior to the season, batting .294 (5-for-17) with 5R, 1 double, 1HR and 5RBI in five games (4GS at DH).2008Played for the Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican League, batting .339 with 30R, 7 doubles, 18HR and 59RBI in 56 games...hit safely in 17 straight games from 5/18-6/11, batting .431 (31-for-72) with 1 double, 10HR and 25RBI during the stretch, including a career-high 3HR and 5RBI on 6/7 at Saltillo... recorded a hit in 25-of-26 games from 5/18-7/2 (Game 1), going 43-for-109 (.394) over the span... played for the Tomateros
de Culiacan of the Mexican Pacific League, following the season, leading the league in slugging percentage (.636), ranking second in
batting average (.348), homers (15) and extra-base hits (.27), placing third in on-base percentage (.416) and ranking fifth in RBI (46).