José Manuel Guillén...has 3 children, José Jr., José Manuel and Derek...resides in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic...Participated in 2008 Royals FanFest.
Struggled with injuries in his second season with the Royals, only playing in 81 games and hitting 9 home runs, tied for his fewest since 2002...Brought a .281 career average with a .482 slugging mark against left-handers into 2009, but hit just .181 with
a .309 slugging pct...Missed 37 games with a right knee ligament tear suffered on July 22...placed on the D.L. on July 23...was reinstated
on September 1, pinch hit that evening in Oakland and had 2 at bats the next night before being removed with various
right leg injuries...was placed on the 60-day D.L. on September 18, missing the remainder of the season.
His fi rst season with the Royals after signing a 3-year deal on December 6, 2007...appeared in a career-high
tying 153 games while setting new career highs with 598 at bats and 42 doubles...Ranked tied for seventh in the A.L. with 10 outfi eld assists...has 100 outfi eld assists in his career, 1 of 12 active
players to reach triple digits...Finished the season tied for fi fth in baseball and tied for second in the A.L. with 30 go-ahead RBI...also collected
42 two-out RBI, which was tied for fi fth in the A.L...Started slow, hitting .165 (20-for-121) with 3 home runs and 15 RBI through May 5, covering 31 games...hit .380
(68-for-179) with 20 doubles, 10 home runs and 45 RBI in 44 games from May 7 to June 23...led the Majors in
hitting and doubles over that span and was second in RBI...He equaled a then-career high with 5 RBI in a April 29 win over the Rangers (seventh time, last: August 19, 2007
vs. White Sox)...Was named the Royals Player of the Month in both May and June...hit .308 (33-for-107) with 11 doubles, 3
homers and 21 RBI in May and .345 (39-for-113) with 9 doubles, 7 homers and 25 RBI in June...Was named the American League Player of the Week from May 12-18, hitting .458 (11-for-24) with 5 doubles, 2
homers and 13 RBI...included was an 8-RBI visit to Florida during a 3-game set vs. the Marlins...Collected his eighth career game of 4 hits or more (one 5-hit game) on May 22 at Boston...Had a day to remember on June 7, going 3-for-4 at the plate with a 2-run homer in the fi rst, an RBI single in the
third and a grand slam in the seventh, driving in a career-best 7...the grand slam was the fourth of his career and
the multi-homer game was his 10th...the grand slam was his 100th career road home run...on top of the feats at
the plate, also recorded 2 outfi eld assists for the fi fth time in his career...Hit .500 (23-for-46) during a then career-high-tying 11-game hitting streak from June 6-17...Was one of 5 candidates in the Monster 2008 All-Star Game Final Vote, but lost out to the Rays' Evan Longoria...Set a career high with a 14-game hitting streak from September 4-17, hitting .414 (24-for-58) with 14 RBI...Recorded his 11th career multi-homer game when he went deep twice off A.L. Cy Young winner Cliff Lee on
September 12 at Cleveland.
Set a Mariners' club record and ranked fourth in the A.L. in 2007 with 19 hit by pitches...Hit .362 (50-for-138) vs. left-handed pitchers, second in the A.L...Tied for fourth in the A.L. with 34 go-ahead RBI.
Led the Nationals in home runs and RBIs. ... Collected career hit No. 1,000 against the Braves on Sept. 9. ... Had 12 game-winning RBIs, which led the Nationals. Was one home run shy of matching the franchise record in home runs on the road. Andre Dawson holds the record with 22 home runs on the road.
Played in career-best 148 games...posted two extra-base hits in a game eight times on the season...Angels went 20-6
in games Jose homered...104 RBI set new career-high (86 in 2003) and were third most in club history by player in first
season with the club...batted .327 (49-for-150) with RISP to lead Angels and rank 8th in AL...set career-high with 5 hits,
July 31 vs. SEA, and connected for walk-off homer in 11th inning...matched career high with 5 RBI (5th time in career
and 2nd in 2004), July 24 at SEA...posted 4th multiple home run game of career, July 7 at CWS (AL)...27 RBI in May was
career best for any month and one shy of tying ANA club record for May (28 by Mo Vaughn in '99)...May 3-9, was named
AL Player of the Week (.583, 4 homers and 11 RBI)...reached base safely in 9 consecutive plate appearances (7 hits, 2
BB), May 3-5....suspended remainder of '04 regular season and any post-season possibilities without pay due to inappropriate
conduct following his removal for a pinch-runner in September 25 game vs. Oakland...parties resolved the
grievance filed over discipline and reached financial settlement, terms of which were not be disclosed...by agreement,
did not rejoin club for balance of season or playoffs...thus, was limited to three RBI in September (posted 20 in August).
Was batting .337 with 23 home runs and 63 RBI in 91 games with Cincinnati when he was traded to Oakland on July 30 in exchange for minor league pitchers Aaron Harang, Joe Valentine and Jeff Bruksch...went on to bat .265 with eight home runs and 23 RBI in 45 games with the A's...combined with both clubs to establish career highs in batting (.311), runs scored (77), home runs (31), RBI (86), walks (24), total bases (276), extra base hits (61), on-base percentage (.359) and slugging percentage (.569)...his combined .569 slugging percentage ranked 13th among all major league hitters...his .311 batting average broke down to .310 (110 for 355) against right handers and .315 (41 for 130) against left handers...batted .314 (33 for 105) with runners in scoring position...six of his eight home runs with the A's were solo shots...four of them came in the seventh inning or later and 12 of his 31 home runs for the season came in the seventh inning or later which tied for ninth in the major leagues...batted .300 or better in each of his four months with Cincinnati (.314 in April, .357 in May, .354 in June and .322 in July) but then hit .261 in August and .275 in September with the A's...hit .337 (87 for 258) before the All-Star Break and .282 (64 for 227) after the break...had 47 multiple hit games, including 11 three-hit games...hit .285 (76 for 267) against a pitcher the first time he sees him in a game and .344 (75 for 218) after that...batted .349 (29 for 83) when leading off an inning...saw most of his action with the A's and Reds batting second...made 71 starts there and hit .314 (90 for 287)...hit in every spot in the order except the leadoff spot...combined with both the A's and the Reds for 96 games (92 starts) in right field, 32 games (21 starts) in left field and five games (three starts) in center field...was also 5 for 19 (.263) as a pinch hitter, but just 0 for 2 with the A's...had nine outfield assists, all of which came with Cincinnati, including two in one game on May 9 against Milwaukee...that equaled the second best total of his career to his 16 in 1998 with Pittsburgh...was ranked third in the National League in batting (.337) and fourth in slugging (.629) when he was traded to the A's on July 30...was leading the Reds in batting and doubles (21) and was second in home runs (23) and RBI (63) at the time.
His second start with the A's came on August 2 in center field, his seventh career start in center field (made one more start in center on August 10)... also started 33 games in right field and eight in left field with Oakland...batted .306 (19 for 62) with four home runs and eight RBI in his first 15 games with the A's through August 16...that included his third two-homer game of the season and his career on August 16 against Toronto...also homered twice in a game with Cincinnati on May 22 against Atlanta and July 4 against New York...then hit .241 (26 for 108) with four home runs and 15 RBI over his final 30 games with the A's...served a two-game suspension on September 4 and 5, for comments and contact with an umpire on June 25 against St. Louis while playing for Cincinnati...fractured the hook of the hamate bone in his left hand on September 14 in Texas but missed just five games...returned on September 21 against Seattle, grounding into a double play as a pinch hitter, and went 4 for 14 (.286) in five games, four starts, with the injury over the final week of the season...began the season in the minors and hit .333 (5 for 15) with three RBI in four games before he was selected by Cincinnati on April 8 when Ken Griffey, Jr. went on the disabled list...pinch hit in 11 of his first 14 games and batted .207 (6 for 29) over his first 15 games...then put together a career high 11-game hitting streak from April 25 to May 6...hit .422 (19 for 45) during the streak with four home runs and 16 RBI...that was part of a 26-game stretch from April 25 to May 26 where he batted .384 (38 for 99) with eight home runs and 25 RBI...had five straight multiple hit games from June 29 to July 4 (11 for 21, .524) to boost his average to a season high .358 on July 4...had a 10-game hitting streak from July 19 to 28 (17 for 44, .386) with five home runs and 12 RBI and then went 0 for 4 on July 29 in his final game with the Reds.
Made 85 appearances for Reds and Diamondbacks, combining to hit .238 with eight home runs, 31 RBI and four stolen
bases...Began season with Arizona and appeared in 54 games before designated for assignment on July 15...Signed by Rockies
on July 26...Appeared in five games at triple-A Colorado Springs before he asked for and was given his release on July 31 after Colorado acquired (in separate trades) outfielders Jay Payton and Gabe Kapler...Signed by Reds as minor league free agent and appeared in eight games for triple-A Louisville...Promoted between games of doubleheader vs. St. Louis on August 27, when Austin Kearns went on DL...Appeared in 31 games for Reds, including 25 starts (22 in right field, 3 in left field)...In September, had four homers and led club with 16 RBI...September 9 vs. Pittsburgh, hit his third career grand slam (off Al Reyes)...Five RBI in that game tied career-high...Played for Escogido in Dominican Winter League and hit .342 with three HR and eight RBI in 11 games.
Suffered a sprained left knee in May, an injury that led to three stints on DL...Appeared in a career-low 41 games with Devil Rays...At time of injury, led all Major League outfielders with seven assists and had hit .319 in his previous 13 games...While on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham, on June 12 vs. Louisville, was ejected for using an illegal bat...Was suspended for 10 games...Overall appeared in 33 games for Durham...Rejoined Devil Rays in September and hit .344 in 13 games.
Began season on Devil Rays' DL with tendinitis in right shoulder...Reinstated on April 12 and was optioned to triple-A Durham...Appeared in 19 games for the Bulls before he was recalled to Tampa Bay...When promoted, was leading International League in hitting (.423), homers (9), RBI (31) and slugging percentage (.923)...Twice was named International League Player of the Week (April 17-23 and May 8-14) and led off both weeks by homering in three consecutive games...April 22 vs Norfolk, became only second player in organization history to hit for the cycle...Joined Tampa Bay on May 12 and remained with D-Rays for rest of season...May 28 vs. Seattle, recorded a pair of two-run doubles in 11-run eighth inning to become first Devil Rays player with two extra-base hits in an inning...June 7 at Philadelphia, tied club records with two triples and three extra-base hits...Hit second career grand slam on June 25 at Texas off Kenny Rogers...Established a club record and ranked fourth in National League with 13 hit by pitches.
Was Pittsburgh's Opening Day starting right fielder for third consecutive season...Appeared in 40 games for Pirates and 35 games for triple-A Nashville before he was traded to Devil Rays on July 23 (with pitcher Jeff Sparks in exchange for catchers Joe Oliver and Humberto Cota...Appeared in nine games for triple-A Durham before joining Tampa Bay on August 8 for final 52 games of season...Started 47 of those games in right field.
Was Pittsburgh's Opening Day starting right fielder...Ranked fourth among National League outfielders with 16 assists...Hit his first career grand slam on June 21, 1998 at Milwaukee off Jeff Juden.
Was named a TOPPS Rookie All-Star as selected by Major League managers...At 20 years old, he jumped from single-A
to become Pirates' Opening Day right fielder...Was Pittsburgh's youngest Opening Day starter since 20-year-old Bill Mazeroski
in 1957...Led club with nine outfield assists...Among National League rookies, ranked tied for second in RBI (70) and third in HR (14)...Led all NL rookies with 39 multi-hit games...April 3, he singled off San Francisco's Rich Delucia for his first career hit...April 19, homered off Cincinnati's Pete Schourek for his first career home run.
Enjoyed finest season as professional with Lynchburg as he was Carolina League's Most Valuable Player and TOPPS
single-A All-Star...Carolina League Player of the Month for July 1996...Selected to play in 1996 Carolina League All-Star Game...
Led Carolina League in hits (170), tied for the lead in homers (21), ranked second in RBI (94) and ranked third in extra-base hits
(51)...Among all Pirates minor leaguers ranked first in RBI and third in hitting.
Was a New York-Penn League All-Star with Erie...Led New York-Penn League in homers (12), slugging percentage
(.527) and extra-base hits (30)...Also appeared in 10 games with single-A Augusta (.235, 2 HR, 6 RBI).
Hit .264 with four home runs and 11 RBI in 30 games with Pirates' affiliate in Gulf Coast Rookie League.
Opened professional career at age of 17 with the Pirates' Dominican Summer League club and was Player of the Month
for July...Led squad in homers (11) and RBI (31).