Donnie joined the organization in early April of 2013, and went on to play 46 games for the Cubs after starting the year with Triple-A Iowa ... owns a career .215 batting average (156-for-726) with 91 runs, 43 doubles, four triples, 29 home runs and 105 RBI in all or part of eight major league seasons with Kansas City (2004-05), Oakland (2007-08), Miami (2010-12) and the Cubs (2013)... Hit a career-best 11 home runs in 46 games with the Cubs in 2013, equaling the 11 homers he hit between the 2008, 2010-12 seasons (163 games, 355 at-bats)... Has made 185 career major league starts at three different positions, including 80 starts at third base, 57 at shortstop and 48 at second base... Owns a .972 career fielding percentage (19 E/679 TC)... In 2010, led the Marlins in pinch hits (7), pinch-hit RBI (8) and pinch-hit batting average (.368)... Has appeared in 748 career minor league games over 12 seasons, batting .278 (778-for-2,803) with 419 runs, 184 doubles, 27 triples, 92 home runs and 441 RBI... Has clubbed double-digit home runs in seven of 12 minor league campaigns... Was a Carolina League All-Star in 2004 … played for the Phoenix Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League the following season... Was named the 2003 Burlington Bees Player of the Year after setting a franchise record with 98 RBI... Originally selected by the Kansas City Royals in the fifth round of the 2002 draft... Attended Orange Coast Community College … graduated from Riverside Poly (Calif.) High School... Named the 25th-best prospect in California by Baseball America in 2001... Was a 2001 All-Star selection in the High School National Classic Tour.
Donnie signed a minor league deal with Chicago, April 3, and was promoted, August 3 ... went on to hit a career-best 11 home runs in 46 games with the Cubs, equaling the 11 he hit between the 2008, 2010-12 seasons (163 games, 355 at-bats)... Batted .255 (38-for-149) with eight doubles, 11 home runs and 23 RBI, producing an .849 OPS... Played 40 games (34 starts) at third base ... played three games (two starts) at shortstop... Hit .305 (25-for-82) with seven home runs at Wrigley Field ... batted .194 (13-for-67) with four homers on the road... Was 9-for-27 (.333) with four home runs in "close and late" situations... Posted a .314 average (16-for-51) with six home runs in the seventh inning or later... Hit four homers in his first 27 at-bats as a Cub... Had two multi-homer efforts: August 7 in Philadelphia and August 19 vs. Washington ... has three career multi-homer games... His second home run, August 7 at the Phillies, came with two out and two on in the ninth inning and broke a 2-2 tie... August 22 vs. Washington, belted a game-tying two-run home run off Stephen Strasburg with two outs in the ninth inning ... was his eighth homer in 16 games with Chicago... Became first Cub since at least 1921 to hit eight home runs in his first 16 games with the club... Spent a majority of the season with Triple-A Iowa, signing a minor league deal with Chicago, April 3... was released by Milwaukee, March 27... Hit .265 (80-for-302) with 18 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 41 RBI in 89 games with Iowa... Saw action at shortstop (73 games), second base (seven games) and third base (five games) while with Iowa... Was on the seven-day D.L., April 24-May 7, with a left knee strain... Posted a 13-game hitting streak at Iowa, July 10-26 … batted .304 (17-for-56) during the run.
Donnie opened the season on Miami's big league club before a stop at the Triple-A level … batted .216 (25-for-116) with six doubles, two triples, three home runs and 12 RBI in 52 games with the Marlins covering three stints... Hit .275 (19-for-69) against right-handed pitchers compared to a .128 mark (6-for-47) against southpaws... Placed on Miami's 15-day disabled list, August 4-19, with a left hamstring strain... Appeared in four games with Single-A Jupiter as a part of a rehab assignment, batting .353 (6-for-17) with a home run and six RBI... Was designated for assignment, June 10 … reported to Triple-A New Orleans, June 13... Batted .302 (32-for-106) with six doubles, 13 home runs and 25 RBI in 33 games with New Orleans... Recorded multi-homer games July 16 at Iowa and July 24 vs. Omaha... Clubbed seven home runs while recording 16 RBI in 18 July games with New Orleans.
Placed on 15-day disabled list on May 2 (retro to April 30) with right wrist infl ammation
and transferred to 60-day DL on May 21. Was not reinstated until September 5...Appeared in 14 rehab games between single-A Jupiter (eight games) and triple-A
New Orleans (six games) before being recalled and reinstated on September 5...On September 17 at Washington, hit first home run since August 7, 2010 vs. St. Louis,
knocking in his third, and final, game-winning RBI of season with a two-run homer
in 13th inning...Had one of Club's six walk-off hits on year: drove in Omar Infante with a basesloaded
single in bottom of 10th vs. Washington on April 5 (3-2 win).
Began his ninth professional season with triple-A New Orleans, where he posted a .277 average
with 31 runs scored, 12 doubles, one triple, 12 home runs and 35 RBI in 57 games ... Hit safely in his first seven games to start the season, marking his longest hit streak of his campaign.
Over the streak, batted .357 (10x28) with three doubles, a triple, one home run and three
RBI ... Tallied a season-high four hits on June 18 at Memphis, which included a double and home run ... His best month came in May, where he hit .361 (26x72) with four doubles, seven home runs and
18 RBI in 21 games ... Drove in a season-best three runs on May 8 at Omaha. Equaled the mark three times; May 15
vs. Sacramento, June 6 at Iowa and June 18 at Memphis ... Ranked second on the Club in home runs and RBI prior to having his contract selected by Florida
on July 3. With the Marlins, hit a career-high .318 with six doubles, one triple, three home runs
and 16 RBI in 29 games ... On July 4 at Atlanta, made his first appearance at the Major League level since September 28,
2008 at Seattle as a member of the Oakland Athletics ... Doubled in his first official at-bat of the season on July 8 at Arizona ... Hit first career pinch hit and walkoff home run on July 19 vs. Colorado, a ninth-inning shot off
Huston Street ... Four days later, beat the Atlanta Braves with a pinch hit walkoff single against Billy Wagner in the
bottom of the ninth inning ... In his next game, July 28 at San Francisco, entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh
inning. Following two base hits to start the frame, connected for his second career pinch-hit
home run (off Jonathon Sanchez). Drove in a season-best three RBI ... Connected for his last home run of the year on August 7 vs. St. Louis. At the time of his homer,
the game was tied 2-2 as Florida eventually won the game 5-4 on a walkoff double by Hanley
Ramirez ... Had two two-hit games to mark a season high: August 11 at Washington and September 1 vs.
Washington ... Hit in a season-best four consecutive games from August 25-29, which included three pinch hits ... Led the Club in pinch hits (7), RBI as a pinch hitter (8) and pinch hit average (.368) ... On September 1, suffered a dislocated right wrist, causing him to miss the remainder of the season.
Placed on the 60-day Disabled List on September 4 (retro to September 2).
Appeared in three games with the Norfolk Tides, the triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.
Placed on the Disabled List on April 13 with a left knee sprain and missed the remainder of the
Began the 2008 season with the Oakland A's and appeared in 46 games, batting .184 (19x103)
with three home runs and 13 RBI...placed on the 15-day Disabled List with right elbow inflammation
on May 19, retro to May 18...returned from DL on June 20...appeared in four games for the
A's in September, going 0-for-2.
Had four stints with the A's in 2007 but did not see regular playing time
until his final tour with the club began in late July after Bobby Crosby went
on the disabled list...made 30 starts at shortstop and 21 of those came over
a 24-game span from July 25 to August 18 before his own stint on the DL
caused him to miss 14 games...hit .220 with six home runs and 21 RBI in
42 games overall with Oakland...batted .279 (12 for 43) against left-handed
pitching and .187 (14 for 75) against right-handers...hit four of his six home
runs off lefties and had a .628 slugging percentage off southpaws compared
to .333 off righties...has hit five of his seven career home runs off
left-handers...his average improved to .270 with runners in scoring
position...hit .189 against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game and
.273 after that...had his best success against Los Angeles as he was 7 for 17
(.412) with two home runs, six RBI and six runs scored in six games...started
games in each of the bottom three spots in the order and saw his most action
with 17 starts in the eight spot...hit .345 with three home runs and nine RBI
in 10 games when batting ninth...committed five errors in 31 games at shortstop
for a .962 fielding percentage...also appeared in two games at second
base and one at third base...was 0 for 5 with three strikeouts as a pinch
hitter and is now 1 for 10 (.100) with one walk in his career in the
pinch...began the season at Triple-A Sacramento and was brought to Oakland
for the first time on May 23...appeared in just one game, going 0 for 1
at second base on May 26 at Baltimore before he was optioned back to
Sacramento on June 1...returned again on June 8 and had a pinch running
appearance and three at bats as a pinch hitter (0 for 3) before he was sent
down on June 15...recalled for a third time on June 29 and went 0 for 2 in
three games before he was placed on the bereavement list on July 12...was
reinstated on July 17 and optioned to Sacramento...went 0 for 6 in eight
games over his first three stints...was recalled for a final time on July 25 after Crosby broke his hand and hit .232 over his final 36 games...hit .276
(16 for 58) over his first 15 games during his fourth stint, including a career
best five-game hitting streak from August 6 to 11 (8 for 23, .348).
for his first home run of the season on August 2 against Los Angeles,
snapping a 46-game homerless drought dating back to his last round tripper
on July 20, 2005...all eight of his doubles came over a 19-game span from
July 25 to August 15...collected a career high three RBI on July 28 at Seattle,
a figure he matched on August 10 at Detroit and September 26 at
Boston...had four home runs and nine RBI over an 11-game stretch from
August 2 to 14...went 3 for 22 (.136) over a seven-game span from August
12 to 18 and was placed on the disabled list on August 22 retroactive to
August 19 with a strained right rib cage muscle...was reinstated from the
DL on September 3 and went 7 for 32 (.219) over his final 12 games...had
his first career three hit game on September 5 at Los Angeles...drove in a
run in the fifth inning on September 14 against Texas on a squeeze play, the
A's first successful suicide squeeze since July 31, 2000 against Toronto (Ryan
Christenson)...snapped a career long 0 for 19 streak with his seventh inning
single on September 17 against Seattle...spent the balance of the season
at Triple-A Sacramento where he batted .326 with three home runs and
22 RBI in 45 games...added 17 walks for a .388 on-base percentage...had
a .509 slugging percentage...hit .511 (24 for 47) off left-handed pitching
and .258 (33 for 128) against right-handers...his average improved to .375
with runners in scoring position...batted .370 at home and .287 on the
road...hit .352 at night and .255 during day games...hit in every spot in the
order except first and fourth and saw his most playing time with 14 games
batting eighth...appeared in 39 games at shortstop, four at second base, one
at third base and one in left field...had a season best nine-game hitting streak
from April 9 to 22 (13 for 35, .371)...scored a run in nine consecutive games
from April 24 to May 3...had his first of two four-hit games on May 1 at
Las Vegas when he was a perfect 4 for 4 with a walk and two doubles...was
batting .348 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 23 games through May 5
before going on the Sacramento disabled list on May 6 with a strained left
shoulder...was reinstated from the DL on May 21 and went 2 for 4 that
night against Salt Lake to boost his average to .354 before his first promotion
to Oakland...went 23 for 79 (.291) over his final 20 games with the
River Cats...had his second four-hit game on June 7 at Tucson...had back-to-back three-hit games on June 19 and 20 against Tacoma.
Spent the entire 2006 season at double-A Wichita (Kansas City) where he batted .249 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI...appeared in
just 94 games due to two stints on the disabled list, but set a career-high in home runs...ranked second among Texas League second
basemen in fielding to the A's Kevin Melillo (.990 at Midland)...was placed on the 15-day DL on May 1-14 with a sprained left
thumb...was on the DL for a second time, August 8-24 with right wrist tendonitis...Hit .333 with one home run and three RBI in eight
postseason games for Wichita as the Wranglers lost the Texas League Championship Series, 3 games to 1, to Corpus Christi.
Played 32 games for KC and hit .156 (12-77) with 5 doubles and 8 RBI...Had contract purchased from Wichita (AA) on July 20...was hitting .313 with 10
HR, 13 doubles and 32 RBI in 50 games for the Wranglers at his promotion...Made his season debut July 20 against Cleveland, going 2-for-4, including his 1st Major League home run off C.C. Sabathia in the 3rd inning...Reached base safely in his 1st 11 games with Kansas City from July 20-31...Fractured his left ring finger in the 3rd inning Aug. 24 vs. Boston...was placed
on the 15-Day Disabled List Aug. 25...reinstated from the D.L. on Sept. 9...Tabbed by Baseball America
as the 10th-best prospect in the Royals organization entering the 2006 season.
Spent a majority of the season with Wilmington (A), batting .256 with 67 runs, 10 HRs and 75 RBI...fi nished 3rd in the Carolina League in doubles (32)...Had his contract purchased from Wilmington on Sept. 17...batted .185 (5-27)
with 1 run and 3 RBI in 7 games for KC...Made his Major League debut on Sept. 18 at Cleveland and notched his 1st Major League hit in the 7th inning off Jeremy Guthrie...Turned 5 double plays at Chicago on Sept. 24 to break the club record for
double plays by a 2nd baseman...Selected to play in the Carolina League's mid-season All-Star Game.
Named Burlington's Player of the Year in 2003 after hitting .313 with 29 doubles, six triples and five home runs...set a franchise record
and ranked second in the Midwest League with 98 RBI...also ranked second in the league with 158 hits, third with a .397 on base
percentage and fourth with a .313 batting average...was named the Royals 6th-best prospect by Baseball America following the
2003 season...was also tabbed with the best infield arm in the organization.
Made his professional debut with single-A Spokane of the Northwest League in 2002 and hit .303 with 15 RBI in 28 games...also batted
.225 in 33 games at single-A Burlington for a combined .262 average with no home runs and 30 RBI in 61 games.