Wife's name is Jaclyn…selected by the Rockies in the seventh round of the 2006 June Draft out of Middle Tennessee State University…batted .390 with 13 HR and 68 RBI in 55 games in 2006 to earn First Team All-Sun Belt honors…nicknamed "The Fort" for his defensive skills and similarity of his name to Fort McHenry, the famous Baltimore bastion.
Accrued major league service time for the seventh consecutive season…was a non-roster in-vite to Rangers spring training…released by Texas on May 14, signed a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals on May 27 and selected to their major league roster on July 7…designated for assignment on July 19, signed a minor league con-tract with the Atlanta Braves on July 23 and trad-ed to the Milwaukee Brewers on Aug 13…suited up for four Triple-A teams on the season.
Started 32 games (31-C, 1-DH) for the Colorado Rockies…placed on the 60-day DL on Aug 19 with a lateral meniscus tear in the right knee…had season-ending surgery performed by Dr. Thomas Noonan on Aug 24.
Signed as a Minor League free agent by the Rockies on Jan. 16, 2014 and went on to play 57 games with the Rockies...Began the 2014 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs and played in 23 games for the Sky Sox in 2014...hit .313 (26-for-83) with six doubles, 3 HR, 12 RBI and 15 runs with Colorado Springs...Originally called up by Rockies on May 3, then optioned on May 18...called up again on June 4 and would spend the remainder of the season with the big league club...Hit a career-best .315 (53-for-168) with nine doubles, eight HR, 22 RBI and a .910 OPS (.398 OBP, .512 SLG)...his OPS, OBP and SLG were all career-highs as well...His eight home runs and 17 extra-base hits were all the second-most for a season in his career behind the 2012 season with PIT (12 HR, 26 extra-base hits)...Was his most productive and received his most playing time after the All-Star break...hit .327 (33-for-120) with four doubles, seven HR, 15 RBI, 16 runs and 18 walks in 32 games following the All-Star break...Hit home runs in consecutive games (Aug. 6-8) for the third time in his career (twice in 2012)...had 14 multi-hit games among the 45 games he started...Collected four walks in the first game of a doubleheader Aug. 17 vs. Cincinnati...was his first career four-walk game and the 20th time a Rockies player has drawn at least four walks in a game (Todd Helton's five walks on April 29, 2007 vs. Atlanta is the Rockies' club record).
Season was limited to 41 games due to season-ending knee surgery; suffered injury to left knee while breaking up a double play at second base on 7/27 at Miami...Was a member of the Pirates Opening Day roster for the 2nd-straight season...41 games were his fewest in his three seasons with Pittsburgh...Had first career multi-homer game on 4/14 vs. Cincinnati and became the third Pittsburgh catcher in the expansion era (1961 to date) to homer in consecutive innings of a game; Don Slaught did it in the fifth and sixth innings of a 10-9 win at Cincinnati on July 2, 1993 (game one), and Smoky Burgess homered in the seventh and eighth innings of a 17-7 win at St. Louis on June 30, 1962...Had career-high four hits on 7/27 at Miami...7/27 was his final game of the season...Underwent surgery in Los Angeles on 7/30 to repair a tear of the lateral meniscus in his left knee (surgery performed by Dr. ElAttrache).
Spent first full season in the Major Leagues with Pittsburgh, where he made 81 appearances (64 starts) behind the plate...Threw out 10 of the 52 (19%) runners attempting to steal against him, had three errors and was charged with two passed balls...Produced a .313 average (21-for-67) in 24 games from the seventh spot of the lineup...Connected off Chris Capuano for first home run of the season in his second start on 4/12 at Los Angeles...Hit safely in six of his seven games with an at bat during the month of April and recorded a .300 average for the month (6-for-20)...Went 3-for-3 and homered off Jonathan Papelbon on 6/26 at Philadelphia...Homered again and tallied career-high four RBI on 6/27 at Philadelphia...Went 8-for-14 during a four-game stretch in Philadelphia from 6/25-28 and hit .440 (11-for-25) during a seven-game hitting streak from 6/24 thru 7/1...Had a career-high nine-game hitting streak from 7/25 to 8/9, going 13-for-32 (.406) with four home runs and 10 RBI to raise his season batting average from .248 to .283...Hit .325 (13-for-40) in 14 games during the month of July and hit eight of his 12 home runs on the season during a 21-day stretch from 6/26 to 8/4...Batted .158 (15-for-95) in his final 39 games, beginning on 8/10, which included a hitless streak of 21 at bats from 8/15-22...Caught all 19 innings of the game on 8/19 at St. Louis...Hit final home run and recorded his last multi-hit game on 9/2 at Milwaukee...Went 6-for-50 (.120) in his last 22 games.
Was a member of Colorado's 40-man roster in spring training...Wasacquired by Boston on 3/29 and was assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket, where he made 29appearances behind the plate...Had four hits and three RBI on 4/24 at Rochester...Hit safelyin seven straight games from 4/24 thru 5/8, going 14-for-28 (.500) and raising seasonaverage from .105 to .340...Homered twice on 5/1 vs. Toledo...Hit safely in four of his lastfive games with Pawtucket before being acquired by Pittsburgh on 6/12..Made his debutwith the Pirates on 6/13 and went hitless in three at bats vs. New York (NL)...Went 2-for-5 inthird game on 6/15 at Houston; singled off J.A. Happ for first Major League hit...Tallied firstbig league RBI on 7/3 at Washington...Connected off Chicago's Carlos Marmol for first MajorLeague home run; a three-run, game-winning shot in the 8th inning of Pittsburgh's 7-4 winat PNC Park on 7/8...Had first career three-hit game on 7/16 at Houston...Went hitless in hisnext 13 at bats before producing another three-hit game on 7/22 vs. St. Louis...Hit safely incareer-high six straight games from 7/22-29 (10-for-25, .400), which included his third three-hit game in a span of nine games on 7/26 atAtlanta...Hit his second home run while catching all 19 innings of game at Atlanta on 7/26...Hit .196 (9-for-46) in August and went 1-for-17in his nine games in September...Played final inning at third base in game one of a doubleheader vs. Milwaukee on 8/22 (no chances)...Led Pirates with 54 starts behind the plate...Threw out six of the 44 runners attempting to steal against him (14%), had one passed balland committed five errors (three throwing and two due to catcher's interference)...Recorded a 3.73 ERA in his 485.0 innings caught.
Spent full season with Colorado Springs (Rockies' AAA) before being a September call-up with the Rockies...Batted .356during the month of May, which included an eight-game hitting streak from 5/9-24 (10-for-23, .435)...Had four hits and homeredtwice on 6/26 vs. Portland...Had second four-hit game of the season on 7/3 vs. Salt Lake...Hit two home runs and knocked in fiveruns on 8/4 vs. New Orleans...Hit five of his 10 home runs during the month of August...Caught 23 of the 80 runners attempting tosteal against him at the Triple-A level (29%)...Made Major League debut with Colorado on 9/8 and flied out as a pinch hitter...Reachedbase via a walk in second game with Rockies on 9/10 vs. Arizona...Made lone start with Colorado behind the plate in final game on10/3 at St. Louis and went hitless in four at bats.
Spent entire season with Tulsa (Rockies' AA)...Led team in walks and produced a .376 on-base percentage...Hit .310 againstleft-handed pitchers and .263 against righthanders...Hit .296 (45-for-152) after the All-Star break...Played Winter Ball in the DominicanRepublic and hit .179 (7-for-29) with three RBI in 15 games with Leones del Escogido.
Spent entire season with Modesto (Rockies' A)...Led club in home runs and RBI while making 97 appearances behind theplate...Ranked second on club in walks...Went 4-for-5 with six RBI on 4/14 at Lancaster...Hit .395 (17-for-43) in 12 games during themonth of June...Homered twice on 6/20 at Bakersfield...Participated in the Arizona Fall League and hit .369 (31-for-84) with ninehome runs and 25 RBI in 28 games with Phoenix...Was named to the league's All-Prospect team.
Led all Rockies minor league players in home runs and slugging percentage (.539) while spending entire season withAsheville...Was named to the South Atlantic League mid-season and post-season All-Star teams...Ranked fourth in the league in slugging,fourth in extra-base hits (58) and fifth in home run/at bat ratio, hitting a home run once every 18.6 AB's...Produced a .300or higher batting average in four of the five full months of the season...Participated in the Hawaiian Winter League and batted .281(27-for-96) with nine doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI in 26 games with Waikiki.
Spent first professional season in the Northwest League with Tri-City after being selected by Colorado in the seventh roundof the First-Year Player Draft...Made 46 appearances at catcher and 20 as the designated hitter.