A native of Havana, Cuba, established residency in Mexico before signing with BOS.2012Combined for .316 AVG, 28 doubles, 2 triples, 16 homers, 62 RBI, and 58 runs in 110
games between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket, almost tripling total games
played in a pro season in the U.S.
Began season with Portland...Played all 3 OF positions with the Sea Dogs (24 G in CF, 17 in RF, 11 in LF), and DH (9).
Earned Eastern League Player of the Week honors for the league's opening week spanning 4/5-15...Tied for
the EL lead with a .415 AVG in 11 games in that time...Tied for 2nd in the circuit with 17 hits and ranked 3rd in
home runs (tied, 3), OBP (.489), and SLG (.707) during the span.
On Opening Day (4/5) at Reading, led off GM 2 of the doubleheader with a homer...As the leadoff batter in the
Sea Dogs' home opener vs. Binghamton on 4/12, deposited 1st pitch seen over CF wall for 2nd home run...The next
day, smashed a game-winning, 2-run homer in the bottom of the 8th inning of Portland's 4-3 win over the Mets.
Knocked a walk-off RBI double on 5/26 vs. New Britain.
Hit safely in 17 of his last 21 games with the Sea Dogs prior to being transferred to Pawtucket on 6/21...
Batted at a .378 clip (31-for-82) during the 21-tilt span, the 3rd-best AVG in the Eastern League from 5/23-6/21.
At time of promotion to Pawtucket, ranked 2nd in the EL with a .333 AVG and .403 OBP and 4th with a .538 SLG.
Joined the PawSox on 6/22...Hit a team-best .340 (32-for-94) over 25 games in July, the 10th-best mark in the
International League during the month.
Missed time on Pawtucket's DL from 8/23 (retro to 8/21) through 9/1 with a broken right thumb.
Knocked a 2-run,walk-offHRin the 12th inning ofthefinal game ofthe regularseason on 9/3 vs. Scranton/WB.
Hit at a .333 clip (8-for-24) with 2 homers and 6 RBI in 7 playoff games en route to the PawSox winning the
Governors' Cup title as the champions of the International League...Finished among IL playoff leaders AVG (T-
5th), OBP (3rd, .429), SLG (4th, .667), and home runs (T-1st).2011Limited to 17 games with the PawSox due to injury.
Reached safely in 12 of his 17 games...Slugged .500, with 9 of his 14 hits going for extra-bases (5 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR)...Tore ligaments in his ankle while sliding into 2nd base on 5/2 vs. Toledo and placed on the disabled list the next day...Underwent surgery on 5/10 and missed the remainder of the season...Following the season, appeared in 4 games for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League (2-for-18, HR, RBI).2010Made his stateside debut on rehab with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox before finishing the season with Double-A Portland...Combined to hit .246 (15-for-61) with 1 home run and 5 RBI in 17 games...Was assigned to the Sea Dogs but placed on the DL on 8/10 before appearing in a game...Began his season with a 4-game rehabilitation assignment in the GCL from 8/17-21...Was activated to Portland's roster on 8/23...Appeared in 10 games in center field and 7 in right field without committing an error...Tied for the Sea Dogs lead with a .368 clip (7-for-19) in September...Tallied multi-hit efforts in each of his 1st 3 games of the month...Following the season, appeared in 17 games for the Arizona Fall League's Peoria Javelinas...Ranked among AFL leaders in batting average (2nd, .397) and slugging percentage (4th, .662) while pocketing 7 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs and 14 RBI...Hit all 3 AFL homers during an 11-game hitting streak from 10/25-11/12, with a .398 average (19-for-46) in that stretch.