Augie begins his third stint with the Cubs, as he was a member of the organization from 2000-03 and 2006 ... all told, he has
seen major league action in all or parts of nine seasons with Chicago (2000-03), Minnesota (2004) and Arizona (2007-10)...A versatile infielder, he has played 169 games at second base, 163 at
shortstop, 120 at third base and one game at pitcher...Enters 2011 having not committed an error at second base in his last
130 games (83 starts) at the position dating to September 15, 2004...That is the longest streak in the majors among second basemen
who have played in at least 75 games in that span...Owns a .234 major league batting average (249-for-1,062) with 44
doubles, nine triples, seven homers and 81 RBI in 502 games...Has drawn 119 walks compared to striking out 115 times...Originally drafted by Baltimore in the 13th round of the 1996 draft ... was
traded to Chicago, December 14, 1999, for pitcher Richard Negrette...Played for Team USA in 1995 and 1996, and was a member of the
bronze medal squad at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta...Graduated from Pius X High School in Downey, Calif., in 1993 ... was a
three-time all-league baseball selection and also lettered in football...Spent two years at Cypress (Calif.) College, earning All-America honors
after the 1995 season...In 1995, was one of five non-NCAA Division I Players invited to USA
Baseball's spring camp ... won the Individual Sportsmanship Award at
the National Baseball Congress World Series...Attended the University of Tennessee in 1996, where he was a first-team
All-Southeastern Conference selection.
In his fourth and final season with Arizona, Augie was used primarily as a defensive replacement ... appeared in 15 games (four
starts) at second base, 12 games (one start) at third base and nine games (six starts) at shortstop...Batted .350 (7-for-20) with two doubles, two RBI and four walks in 28
games as a pinch-hitter...Collected 10 of his 15 hits following the All-Star break...Had a season-high four-game hitting streak, July 16-25 ... was 4-for-12
(.333) during the run...Batted .385 (5-for-13) with two runs, a double and a RBI in 12 August
contests...September 3 vs. Houston, plated the game-winning run with an eighth inning,
pinch-hit sac fly ... according to Elias, the RBI was his first to
come in the eighth inning or later for a lead - he had never plated a goahead
RBI in an inning later then the fifth during his career.
Established career highs with 264 at-bats, 38 runs scored, 65 hits, 17 doubles, 3 triples and 32 walks in a utility capacity, seeing action at second base, shortstop and third base over the course of 103 games...Did not commit an error in 35 games (27 starts) at second base, extending his errorless streak at second base to 115 games (79 starts) dating back to Sept. 15, 2004...the longest streak in the Majors among second baseman who have played in at least 75 games...Appeared in 35 games (27 starts) at second base, 28 games (14 starts) at third base and 34 games (27 starts) at shortstop...Hit a season-best .325 (13-for-40) over 17 games in April...Reached base safely in 13 of 14 home games from April 20-May 27, batting .298 (14-for-47) with 2 hit-by-pitches and 6 walks...Had a career high-tying 3 hits on May 5 @ Dodgers, Aug. 6 @ Pirates, Aug. 31 @ Dodgers and Sept. 27 vs. Padres...His homer on May 13 vs. Reds snapped a 410-at-bat homerless drought...Had a season-high 3 RBI on Aug. 31 @ Dodgers and Sept. 27 vs. Padres...His fifth-inning, RBI triple on Sept. 16 @ Padres was his first career hit at PETCO Park, snapping an 0-for-34 slide...Reached base safely in his final 8 games from Sept. 16-Oct. 4, batting .360 (9-for-25) with a .448 on-base percentage and .520 slugging percentage.
Played in a career-high 105 games and spent the entire season in the big leagues for only
the second time during his 7-year Major League career...also spent the entire 2001 season
with the Chicago Cubs...Established career highs in nearly every offensive category, including at-bats (231), runs
(27), hits (56), doubles (9), RBI (17) and walks (26)...Committed only 3 errors in 259 total chances for a .998 fielding percentage while seeing
action at second base (44 games, 30 starts), shortstop (22 games, 13 starts) and third base
(28 games, 9 starts)...Made 22 starts at second base during the team's final 45 games after Orlando Hudson's
season-ending injury on Aug. 9...Tied a career-high with 3 hits twice; April 9 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers and May 3 vs.
New York Mets...also established a career-high with 6 RBI on May 3 against the Mets,
marking the seventh time in D-backs' history a player has recorded 6 RBI and first since
Micah Owings on Aug. 18, 2007 at Atlanta...his 6 RBI also tied for the second-most for
a second baseman in D-backs' history, matching Orlando Hudson on July 31, 2006 at
Cubs...Carlos Baerga (April 7, 2003 vs. Colorado) and Damion Easley (June 3, 2006 at
Atlanta) each had 7 RBI in a game as a second baseman...Had back-to-back multi-hit outings on May 3-4 vs. New York Mets, going 3-for-5 and
2-for-5...it marked the third time of his career that he has had back-to-back multi-hit
games, last doing it on Sept. 26 and 27, 2007 at Pittsburgh.
Non-roster invitee for spring training and broke camp with Tucson (AAA) for his first season in Arizona's organization...Set career-high with 2 triples and matched his career-high with 12 RBI for the D-backs...Hit safely in 9 of 12 games from May 29-June 11, with 8 of those games being multi-hit performances...Made his D-backs debut June 15 at Baltimore, going 2-for-4 with a home run and 2 RBI...Stroked a 2-run pinch-hit triple on July 5 at St. Louis...Hit in 4 straight from July 5-8, including 3 straight games with a pinch-hit...Made his first career appearance as a pitcher on Aug. 14 at Florida, tossing a perfect inning of relief...Led the team, batting .327 (16-for-49) in September, collecting a double, a triple, 5 RBI and 10 walks...reached base safely in 14 of 15 games during September...Strung together 2 career-high 6-game hit streaks from Sept. 7-18 and Sept. 21-27 to hit safely in 12 of 13 games...batted. 364 (16-for-44) with a double, a triple and 3 RBI during the 13-game stretch...Did not commit an error in 42 games, split between second base, third base and shortstop for the D-backs.
2007 postseason highlights: Started 3 NLDS games against the Cubs, batting .444 (4-for-9) with a run scored, double, RBI and walk...started 3 NLCS games vs. Colorado, batting .167 (2-for-12).
Batted .341 (14-for-41) in 19 games in April for Iowa (AAA)...Made his first career appearance as a pitcher, working a scoreless ninth inning and allowing a hit and a walk on April 23 vs. Round Rock...Had a season-high 3 RBI on a 1-for-4 outing with a home run on Aug. 1 vs. Las Vegas.
Augie spent the season at Rochester (AAA), batting .224 with 16 doubles and 33 RBI for the Red Wings ... batted .296 in 22 games during the month of May - doubled six times, homered once and drove in 13 runs ... hit .288 with runners in scoring position, going 23-for-80 with 29 RBI ... did not appear in any games June 18-June 24 due to a strained left calf ... recorded 18 multi-hit games, including two 3-hit affairs ... committed just 8 errors in 402 total chances.
Augie appeared in 30 late-season games for Minnesota ... batted .339 with 2 home runs and 7 RBI ... was on the big league roster August 7 until the end of the season ... hit a solo shot off Anaheim's Matt Hensley in the
ninth inning on August 28 ... also singled twice in the contest, tying a career high for most hits (3) ... the roundtripper was his first since May 17, 2001 - a span of 110 games ... also homered September 13 at Detroit ... had a career-high five-game hitting streak September 16-September 25 - went 8-for-18 (.444) over the stretch ... spent most of the season at Rochester (AAA) - where he hit .245 with 19 doubles and 21 RBI ... reached base safely in 15 straight games May 5-
May 21, batting .333 (17-51) with 7 RBI in those games.
Appeared in 12 games during two late-season
stints with the Cubs, combining to go 3-for-25 ... appeared in seven games at shortstop (two starts),
five games at second base (four starts) and one
game at third base during his two stints with the
club (August 3-August 19 and September 1-end of
season) ... spent most of the season at Iowa (AAA), where he
hit .251 with 2 homers and 23 RBI in 106 games ... saw action in 57 games at shortstop, 26 at
second base and 17 at third base - and
committed just nine errors ... started the season by batting .379 (11-29) in his
first 10 games ... batted .293 (17-58) with runners in scoring position,
driving in 21 runs.
Appeared in 30 games during his two stints
with the Cubs (Opening Day-May 25 and June 10-
June 20) ... spent the rest of the year at Iowa (AAA) ... with the Cubs, he saw action in 16 games at shortstop
(13 starts), 10 games at second base (seven
starts) and five games at third base ... batted .186
with 4 RBI ... hit .230 in 73 Triple-A contests with 54 runs
scored, 20 doubles and 27 RBI ... played in 68
games at shortstop and five at third base, committing
just 5 errors in 308 total chances.
Spent the entire season with the Cubs, batting
.201 with 1 homer and 12 RBI ... was on a Major
League Opening Day roster for the first time in his
career ... appeared in 35 games at third base (eight starts), 31 games at shortstop (21 starts) and 10 games at second
base (three starts) ... hit his only homer of the season May 17 off
Houston's Scott Elarton ... had his first big league 3-hit game September 3 at
Florida, going 3-for-5 with a 2-run triple and a runscoring
double ... the 3 RBI tied his career high.
Saw his first big league action during two
stints with the Cubs ... in 28 games, he hit .221 with
2 homers and 8 RBI ... made just 1 error in 96 total chances, playing in 25
games at shortstop (20 starts) and 4 games at
second base (two starts) ... in his M.L. debut June 4 vs. Detroit, doubling off
Danny Patterson for his first hit ... hit his first M.L. home run June 14 at Wrigley Field,
a solo shot off Met Pat Mahomes ... added a 2-run
single later in the game ... spent most of the season at Iowa (AAA), where he
was voted the Iowa Cubs' Newcomer of the Year
after batting .280 with a career-high 23 doubles, 8
homers and 43 RBI ... had a Pacific Coast League-best .976
fielding percentage at shortstop.
Spent his final year in Baltimore's farm system,
seeing action with Rochester (AAA) and Bowie
(AA) ... began the year at Rochester and scored a run in his
only game ... was transferred to Bowie April 14 ... hit .267 with 18 doubles, 4 triples, 10 homers and
60 RBI at Bowie, establishing career marks in
triples, home runs and RBI ... led the Eastern League with 25 sacrifice bunts at
Bowie ... also led league shortstops with a .969
Played in only 77 games at Bowie (AA) and
Gulf Coast (Rookie) due to a fractured hamate bone
in his right hand ... was placed on the disabled list April 10 for the
hand injury, which necessitated surgery ...
returned to the active list June 25.
Played for Rochester (AAA), Bowie (AA) and
Frederick (A) during his first professional campaign ...
combined to bat .303 in 107 games.