Resides in Hialeah, FL during the offseason...has a daughter named Elise Amaya...Attended St. Petersburg (FL) Junior College.
Spent the entire 2013 season with Triple A Norfolk in the Baltimore Orioles organization...Collected a season-high three hits on April 23 at Charlotte...Had a season-high three RBI on May 5 versus Syracuse...Batted .310 (9x29) in 10 games during July...Sidelined August 5-23 with a left foot laceration.
Recalled from Norfolk for a second time on September 1 and remained on roster through end of regular season
... Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk May 4 and made his ML debut as a defensive replacement in the 12th inning that night
... First major league hit was a single off Texas' Derek Holland on May 10 (G2)
... Made first ML start May 7 vs. TEX, going 0-for-3
... Batted .268/.326/.420 with 23 RBI in 55 games with the Tides
... Claimed by the Orioles off of waivers from Boston on April 17
Spent most of the season with Pawtucket in his Triple-A debut...Also had 2 stints on
Boston's roster but did not appear in a Major League game.
Recalled on 6/8 for 1st ML stint and was on the roster for 2 games at Yankee Stadium before being optioned
back to Pawtucket on 6/9...Recalled again on 9/26 and remained in the Majors through the end of the season.
Appeared in 89 games with Pawtucket, including a team-leading 74 tilts behind the plate...Batted .242 (80-
for-330) with 17 doubles, 8 home runs, 36 RBI and 26 walks.
Ranked 2nd on the team (min. 50 AB) with a .330 clip (29-for-88) vs. LHP...Also posted a .392 OBP and .489
SLG against southpaws...Hit .282 (35-for-124) after the All-Star break, including a .300 clip (33-for-110) over
his last 30 games beginning 7/20.
Threw out 18 of 55 potential base stealers (32.7%), 3rd best among qualifying Triple-A catchers.
Blasted his 1st career grand slam on 8/25 at Syracuse...Tallied a season-high 4 RBI in that contest.
Was the PawSox starting catcher for all 3 games in the semi-finals of the International League playoffs.
Spent entire year with Double-A Portland, playing in a career-high 125 games...Also
had career marks in at-bats (473), hits (123), doubles (39), RBI (94) and walks (55), and tied
in runs (65).
Paced the Sea Dogs and finished among Eastern League leaders in RBI (3rd) and doubles (4th)...94 RBI were
also 3rd most among all Red Sox minor leaguers, behind Ryan Lavarnway (102) and Anthony Rizzo (100).
Also topped Portland batters with 37 multi-hit contests and 23 multi-RBI games.
Caught 30 of 80 attempted base stealers for a league-best 37.5 percent caught stealing rate.
Played 85 games behind the plate...Led EL backstops with 95 assists but yielded the most passed balls with
14...Also appeared as the designated hitter in 40 games.
Hit .344 (44-for-128) off left-handers compared to .229 (79-for-345) off righties.
Set a franchise record for doubles in May with 13, hitting .294 (32-for-109) with a homer and 21 RBI in the month.
Tallied 2nd career multi-homer game with 2 HR on 7/29 at Harrisburg and collected a career-high 5 RBI.
After the season, played 17 games with Aguilas Cibaenas of the Dominican Winter League (6-for-46, HR, 5 RBI).
Combined to hit .287 (109-for-380) with 9 home runs and 57 RBI between Single-A
Salem and Double-A Portland...Tallied a career-high 29 doubles and 27 walks...Combined to throw out 33 of 124 (27%) attempted base stealers...Posted .987 fielding pct. (10 E/746 TC)...Began the year with Salem, appearing in 76 games...Finished 2nd on the club with 24 doubles...Hit .313
(45-for-144) in 39 contests at Fluor Field in Salem...Hit .344 (31-for-90) in 23 games from 6/5-7/15, earning 8/4 promotion to Portland, where he hit safely in 20
of 23 contests...Ranked 6th in the Eastern League with a .354 August average (28-for-79)...Had a Sea Dogs season-long, 12-game hit streak from 8/19-9/6, batting .340 (16-for-47) in that time...Batted .314 (16-for-51) with 1 homer in 14 games for Mesa of the Arizona Fall League...Hit safely in each of
his final 7 AFL games, going 11-for-28 (.393) in those contests.
Set career highs with a .293 average (122-for-417), 21 home runs and 68 RBI between
Single-A Greenville and Single-A Lancaster...Was 1 of 4 members of the Drive selected to the South Atlantic League All-Star squad...Promoted to Lancaster on 6/25...Had a career-best, 16-game hitting streak from 7/18-8/5, batting .324 (23-
for-71) with 7 homers and 16 RBI in that span...Went deep in 4 straight games from 7/18-21...Hit .297 (11-for-37) in 9 playoff games for the JetHawks.
Played a career-low 9 games for Single-A Greenville...Went 7-for-24 (.292) through his 1st 7 contests from 5/19-27.
Made professional baseball debut with Short-A Lowell and finished 3rd on the club
with 52 hits and 5th with 23 RBI.
Represented the Spinners at the New York-Penn League All-Star Game in Aberdeen, MD on 8/16.
Batted .300 (27-for-90) with 11 RBI in August, hitting safely in 11 of the last 13 games of the month.
Selected by Boston in the 31st round of the June 2005 draft.