Bobby begins his second stint with the Cubs following a 2011 season that he began with Triple-A Iowa, but signed with the
Nippon-Ham Fighters of Japan's Pacfic League in late June...in his 14th professional season, he saw major league action with
Chicago in both 2009 and 2010...Appeared in 61 games for Chicago during the 2009-10 seasons...hit
.248 (34-for-137) with three homers and 17 RBI while appearing in left
field (17 games), at third base (15), second base (11) and right field
(four)...In 1,270 career minor league contests, owns a .284 batting average
(1,174-for-4,136) with 272 doubles, 46 triples, 86 home runs and
550 RBI...Originally selected by San Diego in the 14th round of the 1999 draft...has played in the minors with San Diego (1999-2005), Philadelphia
(2006), Boston (2007) and Chicago (2008-11)...Graduated from Milton High School (Ga.) in 1995...attended the University
Bobby began the year with Triple-A Iowa in Chicago's system...he was released by the organization, June 27, and signed with
the Nippon-Ham Fighters of Japan's Pacific League the same day...Batted .304 (70-for-230) with 22 doubles, two triples, nine homers and
43 RBI in 68 games with Iowa ... recorded a .424 on-base percentage
thanks in part to 47 walks...Hit .320 (56-for-175) against right-handed pitching at Triple-A...had a
.255 mark (14-for-55) against lefties...Posted a .310 average (18-for-58) with runners in scoring position...Appeared in 80 games with the Ham Fighters, batting .261 (75-for-287) with 11 doubles, nine homers and 30 RBI.
Bobby spent most of the year with Triple-A Iowa and was selected to the Cubs roster, September 7 ... appeared in 10 games
for Chicago, hitting .308 (4-for-13) with four runs, seven walks and two RBI...Played in seven games at third base (three starts), committing three
errors in 16 chances...Selected, September 7, from Iowa ... made his first appearance of the
season as a defensive replacement at third base in the eighth inning,
September 8 vs. Houston...Drew a career-high three walks and scored twice, September 26 vs. St.
Louis, going 1-for-2 ... started at third base, and stole his first career
base, swiping second in the third inning...Coaxed three walks, October 1 in Houston, going 1-for-1 and
scoring twice...With Iowa, batted .268 (100-for-373) with 33 doubles, three triples, 10
home runs and 53 RBI in 119 games ... set career highs in
doubles and walks (72)...Drew 72 walks to contribute to a .397 on-base percentage, 129 points
higher than his batting average ... he tied for eighth in the Pacific Coast
League in on-base percentage...Led the team with a .345 batting average, nine doubles and 13 walks in
April (19 games)...Reached base safely in 30-consecutive games, June 16-July 17, recording
a hit in 19 of those 30 contests...Rode a season-high 13-game hitting streak, August 20-September 4,
batting .378 (17-for-45) with 11 runs, four doubles, two homerss and 10
RBI during the run...Outrighted to Iowa and elected free agency, October 14 ... signed a minor
league deal with Chicago, November 29.
Bobby made his major league debut with the Cubs after 11 seasons and more than 1,000 contests in the minor leagues ... had
three stints with Chicago: May 4-27, May 28-June 13 and September 4 through the end of the season...He appeared in 51 games for Chicago, including 14 starts in left field,
18 at second base, seven at third base and one in right field...Hit .500 (7-for-14) with two homers and five RBI as a pinch-hitter...Hit .429 (3-for-7) with four RBI with runners in scoring position and two
outs...Batted .278 (85-for-306) with 15 doubles, one triple, five home runs
and 39 RBI in 91 games with Triple-A Iowa...Began the season at Iowa, and was hitting .303 (23-for-76) when he was
selected by Chicago, May 4...Made his major league debut May 5 vs. San Francisco, collecting his first
career hit (a single) off Tim Lincecum in the fifth inning.
w Got the start at second and went 1-for-4 with a run ... appeared
in 1,013 minor league games prior to his big league debut...Belted first career home run May 12 vs. San Diego - a pinch-solo shot
off Edwin Moreno in the seventh inning...Collected a career-high four RBI May 14 vs. San Diego, going 2-for-4 with
a pair of two-run doubles...Hit safely in his first six career games (May 5-14), becoming the first Cub
to accomplish the feat since Jerome Walton hit in seven-straight games
(April 4-11) in 1989...Was optioned to Iowa May 27, but recalled the next day when Ryan Freel
landed on the disabled list...Belted his second career homer, again in a pinch-hitting role, May 28 off
the Dodgers' Randy Wolf ... is just the third Cub to belt pinch-hit home
runs for his first two major league blasts, joining Chick Tolson (1926-27)
and Gary Matthews, Jr. (2000)...Optioned back to Iowa, June 13 ... recalled from Triple-A Iowa September
4 and singled as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning that night at the Mets...Drove in a run in four-straight games, September 9-13...Was outrighted to Iowa, October 22.
Bobby set career marks with Triple-A Iowa, hitting .320 with 94 runs, 59 walks and a .415 on-base percentage in 121 games...Finished tied for eighth in the Pacific Coast League batting race, tied for
second in runs and fifth in on-base percentage...Recorded 32 multi-hit affairs, including 10 three-hit contests...Had a .308 batting average (24-for-78) with seven homers as a leadoff
hitter...Hit .323 (90-for-279) off right-handed hurlers compared to a .315 average
(34-for-108) off southpaws...Batted .368 (39-for-106) with runners in scoring position...Hit .345 or better in each of the final three months of the season: .368
in June, .345 in July and a monthly-best .375 in August...Garnered a .354 batting average (40-for-113) after the All-Star break...Ended the season riding a season-high 12-game hitting streak, August
13-26 ... went 20-for-45 (.444) with six doubles, three home runs and
nine RBI...Batted .207 (6-for-29) with a double, five runs and a RBI in eight games
for Naranjeros de Hermosillo of the Mexican Winter League.
Spent the season with Triple-A Pawtucket after signing a minor league contract with Boston, December 20, 2006...Hit .294 (127-for-432) with 64 runs scored, 28 doubles, eight triples, 57
RBI, 50 walks, 14 stolen bases and a .472 slugging percentage in 122
games with Pawtucket...Had his best month in June, hitting .364 (36-for-99) with 19 runs scored,
nine doubles, three triples, 12 RBI and a .414 on-base percentage...Hit two home runs in three at-bats July 19 vs. Ottawa...Had 34 multi-hit games, including four three-hit contests and two fourhit
affairs...Appeared in 41 games as an outfielder, 33 at second base, 31 at first,
four at third and three at shortstop...Had a .313 average (41-for-131) against left-handed hurlers compared
to a .286 average (86-for-301) off right-handed pitching.
Was a non-roster invitee to major league spring training in his first season in the
Phillies organization and spent the year with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre of the International
League...tied for 4th in the league with 7 triples, tied for 11th with a .291 batting average and
tied for 14th with a .369 on-base percentage...played in 105 games for the Red Barons, collecting
22 doubles, 7 homers, 44 RBI and 46 runs scored...appeared in 54 games in left field, 17 at
third base, 9 at second base and 4 at first base, committing just 5 total errors...spent time on the
disabled list from April 25-May 18 with a right oblique muscle strain...had spent his first 7 professional
seasons in the San Diego Padres system after being drafted in the 14th round in 1999.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: The switch-hitter batted .301 (34-for-113) against lefties and .287 (70-
for-244) against righties...had his best month in June, batting .327 (33-for-101) with 14 RBI and 15
runs in 29 games...hit .355 (27-for-76) when leading off an inning.
Played for Triple-A Portland in his final season in the Padres system, setting career highs in
home runs (14), RBI (68) and walks (53)...played 46 games in left field, 28 at third base and 2 at
second base...batted .314 (32-for-102) as a DH...homered in 3 straight games from May 22-23.
Split his 2nd straight season between Triple-A Portland and Double-A Mobile...batted .344
(11-for-32) in April and hit .294 (15-for-51) with runners in scoring position.
Combined to hit .294 in 111 games for Triple-A Portland and Double-A Mobile...set professional
bests in average and doubles (29)...went 6-for-20 (.300) as a pinch hitter for Mobile...was
promoted on August 20 to Portland, where he reached base safely in all 11 of his games.
Spent the season with Mobile...put together a 13-game hitting streak from July 14-29, batting
.426 (23-for-54)...batted .361 out of the leadoff spot...hit his first career pinch-hit homer on
August 9 at Chattanooga.
Played for Single-A Lake Elsinore...had a 15-game hitting streak from April 22-May 17...hit
.341 against lefties...went 4-for-11 (.364) in the California League playoffs.
Spent the season with Single-A Fort Wayne...went 11-for-30 (.367) with runners in scoring
position and 2 outs...had two 10-game hitting streaks...went 4-for-11 (.364) in 3 playoff games.
Made his pro debut with rookie-level Idaho Falls, batting .290 in 44 games.