Miguel Arturo Ojeda...he and his wife, Alma, have one son, Leonardo...was signed by scout Angel Figueroa (Pirates).
He was 4-for-13 (.308) with 2 doubles and 4 RBI with Texas. His contract was purchased on Sept. 3 from Oklahoma (AAA). He batted .340 (16-47) with 2 doubles and 4 RBI over 14 games for the RedHawks. He was acquired from Colorado for cash considerations on July 30 and batted .230 (17-74) with 2 home runs and 11 RBI in 25 games for the Rockies this season. He appeared in 17 games for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA), batting .288 (15-52). He was loaned to the Mexico City Reds on June 27, returning home to play in his native country. He batted .316 (31-98) with 19 runs, 5 doubles, 2 home runs and 10 RBI over 26 games with the Reds.
Spent time with 4 different clubs, including San Diego and Seattle...combined to bat .147 with one home run and 9 RBI in 59 major league games, including 22 starts...had 24 strikeouts in 102 at-bats...was a member of the Padres Opening Day roster for a 2nd straight year before he was optioned to Triple-A Portland on July 7...was with the Beavers when he was acquired by Seattle with right-handed pitcher Natanael Mateo for catcher Miguel Olivo on July 30...was assigned to Triple-A Tacoma prior to being called up by Seattle on Aug. 15...was 0-for-9 throwing out runners with the Padres, but caught 3 of 6 attempted base stealers with the Mariners...appeared in 5 games with 4 starts in the outfield for San Diego prior to the trade, his first major league action in the outfield...posted consecutive 2-hit games on May 1 vs. Arizona and May 2 vs. Colorado, his only multi-hit games all year...lone home run came against Yankees in Safeco Field, a solo blast on Sept. 1 that provided M's with the game-winning RBI in a 5-1 win...hit 6 home runs in just 26 minor league games, including a 2-homer game for Tacoma on Aug. 8 at Oklahoma.
Set new career-highs in batting average (.261), home runs (eight), RBI (26) and games played (62)... served as the Padres back up catcher for most of the season... had his first multi-RBI game (two) May 20 at Pittsburgh... hit his first home run of the season and drove in a season-high three May 25 at Colorado... was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist contusion on August 16... recalled from his rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Portland and reinstated from the DL on September 1... homered in consecutive games on two separate occasions (July 21 at San Francisco and July 23 at Los Angeles and October 1 & 2 at Arizona)... tied a career with three hits on three occasions July 21 at San Francisco, August 8 vs. Pittsburgh and September 8 vs. St. Louis... batted .351 (13-for-37) with five home runs against lefties.
ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL: Appeared in .ve games with Triple-A Portland during a rehabilitation assignment... batted .263 (5-for-19) with two home runs and three RBI for the Beavers.
SEÑOR CLUTCH: Hit his first career pinch hit home run, a solo shot off Michael Gosling, October 1 at Arizona... batted .319 (15-for-47) with 15 RBI with runners in scoring position.
Turned in his finest offensive season as a professional, hitting .352 with 19 home runs and a career-high 80 RBI for Mexico City...his .352 batting average was the best of his career...helped the Red Devils claim their first Mexican Summer League title since 1999...posted a career-best .455 on-base percentage while his .598 slugging percentage was the second-best mark of his career...hit well above .300 for the third straight season...recorded more walks (66) than strikeouts (49) for only the second time since his professional debut with the Pirates' Gulf Coast League affiliate in 1993.
Played in a career-high 114 games for the Red Devils, batting .310 with 16 homers and 65 RBI.
Posted career-highs in slugging percentage (.645), doubles (25) and home runs (25).
Reached double figures in home runs for the first time, blasting 10 long balls for Mexico City.
Returned to America with the Pirates' Double-A entry, Carolina of the Southern League.
Played 41 games at third base for the Red Devils.
Hit above .300 for the first time for Mexico City...saw more playing time at first base (26 games) than at catcher (14).
Hit five homers in only 150 at-bats as a Mexican League rookie.
Spent his second and final full season in America with Pittsburgh's Single-A Welland affiliate.
Began his pro career, hitting .278 for the Pirates' Gulf Coast League entry.