Married Anais … has two children: Dayan Jr. and Dayana … wore No. 10 with Villa Clara in honor of Omar Linares, who spent 20 seasons with Pinar del Rio in the Cuban League.
Appeared in 124 games during his second full season with the White Sox … made 109 starts in left field and 13 as the designated hitter … improved his average by 10 points from 2012 (.255 to .265) … ranked third among American League outfielders with 12 assists … hit .291 (55-189) with seven home runs and 28 RBI in the second half … batted .320 (40-125) with eight doubles, five homers and 24 RBI in 34 games from 8/20 - rest of the season, the 10th-highest average in the AL during that span … ranked 14th in the AL with a .340 (16-47) average with RISP/two outs … hit his first career game-ending homer on 4/7 vs. Seattle, a solo shot in the 10th inning … went 7-14 (.500) in a four-game series on 4/15-18 at Toronto (collected four hits in first nine games from 4/1-14) … was on the disabled list from 4/19-5/10 with a strained left oblique … appeared in four games with Class AAA Charlotte on a rehabilitation assignment … hit safely in five of his first six games after returning from the DL … homered in consecutive games on 5/14-15 at Minnesota … tripled in consecutive games on 6/16-17 at Houston after hitting just one in his first 869 career at-bats … his three-run triple on 6/17 helped the Sox avoid a four-game sweep … connected on a three-run home run on 6/21 at Kansas City, ending a 118 at-bat homerless drought … recorded his first career multihomer game and drove in four runs on 7/9 at Detroit … batted .433 (13-30) during an eight-game hitting streak from 7/24-31 … recorded a nine-game hitting streak from 8/21-9/1, going 14-34 (.412) with a homer and nine RBI … hit his second career grand slam on 8/21 at Kansas City … missed three-game series at Detroit on 9/20-22 as he and his wife welcomed a daughter, Dayana.
Spent his first full season in the Major Leagues ... his 25 home runs were tied for 10th-most among American League outfielders ... the 25 homers were the most by a Cuban-born player with the White Sox and second-most by a Cuban in baseball since 2004 (Kendrys Morales hit 34 in 2009) ... made 129 starts in left field and 12 as the designated hitter ... owned a .992 (2 E/248 TC) fielding percentage, seventh-best among Major League left fielders ... his 13 outfield assists were the fifth-most in the AL ... hit .350 (43-123) with nine home runs and 23 RBIs vs. left-handed pitchers, compared to .225 (86-382) with 16 homers and 55 RBIs vs. righties ... the .350 mark vs. lefties tied for third-best in the AL ... batted .323 (20-62) with 35 RBIs with RISP/less than two outs ... went 14-68 (.206) with three homers and four RBIs in April but hit .351 (34-97) with eight homers, 24 RBIs and 18 runs scored in May ... the .145 average improvement from April to May was the largest in the AL ... ranked among the AL leaders in May in RBIs (t2nd), average (4th), slugging percentage (4th, .351) and home runs (t7th) ... ended a 116 at-bat homerless drought on 4/13 vs. Detroit ... hit four home runs with 10 RBIs over a six-game span from 5/14-19 ... homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career on 5/16-17 at Los Angeles-AL ... homered in a career-high three straight games from 5/24-26 ... batted .552 (16-29) with four homers and 13 RBIs during a seven-game stretch from 5/24-30, including six multihit and four multiRBIs efforts ... went 3-5 with a homer and a career-high five RBIs on 5/26 vs. Cleveland ... left the game on 6/8 vs. Houston due to hamstring cramps and missed the game on 6/9 vs. the Astros ... hit a game-winning, three-run homer off David Robertson in the ninth inning on 6/28 at the Yankees ... hit his first Major League triple on 7/13 at Kansas City ... his 109-game errorless streak ended on 7/25 vs. Minnesota ... hit a game-tying home run in the seventh inning on 8/12 vs Oakland ... recorded a career-high, 11-game hitting streak from 8/10-21 (.350, 14-40) ... connected on his 20th homer on 9/16 at Minnesota ... hit his first career grand slam and matched his career high with five RBIs (second time) on 10/1 at Cleveland ... hit a go-ahead two-run homer off Chris Perez in the ninth inning on 10/2 at the Indians ... the homer was his 25th of the season ... homered in his third straight game on 10/3 at Cleveland, matching his career high ... also collected a career-high tying three hits in the season finale.
Appeared in 29 games with the White Sox after being recalled from
Class AAA Charlotte on 8/27...hit .255 (26-102) with one home run and
six RBI...made 21 appearances in right field, six as the designated hitter
and four at first base...hit .455 (13-32) vs. left-handed pitchers...went 2-3
with a home run and a career-high three RBI in his season debut on 8/28
at Seattle...compiled a nine-game hitting streak from 9/3-12, going 11-34
(.324)...reached base safely in nine of his last 11 games from 9/17-28...began the season on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right thumb
suffered in a spring training contest on 3/10 at texas...was reinstated from
the disabled list on 4/6 and optioned to Charlotte...batted .297 (134-451)
with 28 doubles, 20 homers, 78 RBI and 60 runs scored in 119 games with
the Knights...played in 95 games in right field, 13 at designated hitter and
11 at first...batted .325 (111-342) with 16 home runs and 62 RBI in the
first half (.211 with four homers and 16 RBI after the break)...was named
to the International League mid and postseason All-Star Teams and was a
member of the World Team at the MLB All-Star Futures Game in Phoenix...compiled a 13-game hitting streak from 4/23-5/6, going 22-55 (.400)
with five doubles, three home runs, 15 RBI and 12 runs scored...recorded a season-high five RBI on 5/10 vs.
Columbus...was named the Topps IL Player of the Month for May after hitting .349 (38-109) with six home runs
and 27 RBI in 28 games...batted .371 (43-116) with four homers and 16 RBI over 28 games in June...hit .343
(12-35) over his final 10 games with the Knights before being recalled by the Sox.
Hit .308 (32-104) with seven doubles, five home runs and 13 RBI in 38 games in his first major-league
season ... 12 of his 32 hits went for extra bases ... made 19 starts at third base, four at designated hitter and
three at first base ... compiled a .897 (4 E/39 TC) fielding percentage at third ... batted .340 (17-50) vs. lefthanders
and .278 (15-54) vs. righties ... hit .364 (24-66) at home (.211 on the road) ... went 6-17 (.353) with
runners in scoring position ... began the season at Class AAA Charlotte ... was recalled on 6/18 and made his
major-league debut on 6/20 at Washington, going 1-4 (single off John Lannan) ... hit his first major-league home
run on 7/5 vs. Angels (off Scott Kazmir) ... hit a 435-foot home run of Anthony Lerew on 7/11 vs. Kansas City
... was 1-19 (.053) in August before being optioned back to Charlotte ... was recalled for the second time on
9/7 and went 10-22 (.455) in 11 games ... drew his first career walk after 82 plate appearances on 9/7 at Detroit
... delivered his first-career, game-ending hit on 9/28 vs. Boston (single), becoming the youngest Sox player to
record a game-ending hit since Harold Baines (21) in 1980 ... hit .274 (94-343) with 15 doubles, 20 home runs
and 47 RBI in 86 games with the Knights ... ranked 10th in the International League in home runs ... entered
the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 7 Prospect in the Sox organization.
Hit .280 (141-504) with 20 doubles, 12 home runs and 78 RBI with Class AA Birmingham in his first season in the White Sox organization...was
named to the southern league midseason all-star team and participated in the MLB all-star futures game in St. Louis, going 1-2 with a double and
a RBI...ranked among the SL leaders in hits (2nd), RBI (2nd) and runs scored (4th, 72)...finished third among Sox farmhands in hits and fourth in RBI...hit .234 (18-77) in April but rebounded to hit .288 (123-427) the remainder of the season...batted .270 or better in each of the final four months of the campaign recorded 29 RBI in his final 31 games...recorded 29 RBI in his final 31 games...appeared in 114 games at third base and two at first...drove in a run in seven straight games from 7/30-8/6 (11 total)...collected four hits on three occasions, all in a 15-game span from 5/12-25...homered in back-to-back games on 7/24-25 vs. Montgomery and 7/30-31 at Jacksonville recorded 29 RBI in his final 31 games...appeared in four games with the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League due to tendinitis in his right elbow...began the season ranked by Baseball America as the
No. 2 prospect in the Sox system.
Did not play after defecting from Cuba on 5/20...signed a four-year contact with the Sox on 12/12.
Hit .294 (52-177) with 10 home runs and 38 RBI in 57 games with Villa Clara in the Cuban League.
Played his second season with Villa Clara, batting .252 (76-301) with 14 doubles, three triples, eight
homers and 35 RBI in 90 games...was named to Cuba's provisional 60-man World Baseball Classic roster.
Established career highs in all offensive categories in his first season in the CL with Villa Clara...hit
.337 (109-323) with 16 doubles, 14 homers and 58 RBI in 86 games while being named to the league's All-Star
Team...turned 16 during the season.