Married to JaBreka...The couple has 2 daughters, T'aja and Lillo, and 2 sons, Dazmon and Mekhi...Graduated from La Grange (GA) High School where he played baseball and football.
Batted .149 (14-for-94) with 3 home runs, 9 RBI, 9 runs, and 8 walks in 33 games with BOS before being designated for assignment on 6/30...With the Sox, appeared in 25 games in right field (23 starts), 4 in left field (no starts) and 2 in center field (2 starts)...Hit 2 home runs on 4/29 vs. SEA, his 16th career multi-homer game, 1st since 9/21/09 vs. CHI with MIL (2
HR)...2nd-inning blast was his 1st long ball since 7/18/10 vs. TEX, snapping a stretch of 54 homerless at-bats...Traded to FLA in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations on 7/5...Hit .238 (34-for-143) with 6 home runs and 18 RBI in 45 games for the Marlins before being released on 9/13.
1st stint on DL came 4/20 (retro to 4/19) through 5/24...Appeared in 8 rehab games between Triple-A Pawtucket and Double-A Portland from 5/10-23, batting .333 (9-for-27) with 3 doubles, 3 homers, 6 RBI and 7 runs...On the DL again 8/2 (retro to 7/31) for the remainder of the season...Underwent successful surgery, including bilateral groin release and bilateral sports hernia repair, on 8/27...Transferred to the 60-day DL on 9/9...Hit .288 (21-for-73) at home compared to .236 (21-for-89) on the road...8 of 21 hits at home went for extra
bases (7 doubles, 1 homer)...Hit safely in 16 of 21 tilts at Fenway, including each of his last 7 at .250 (7-for-28) with 2 doubles, 1 homer, 2 RBI and 3 runs...Batted .357 (15-for-42) against left-handers with 3 of his 4 homers off lefties...Hit .225 (27-for-120) off RHPs...All 4 homers came in his last 71 at-bats beginning 6/26 after none in his 1st 91 AB of the season...Went 15 games before collecting his 1st RBI on 5/30 vs. KC, the longest streak to begin a Red Sox career since Ivan Calderon's 17-gamer from 4/5-5/3/93.
Produced 8th season, 4th in a row, with 20 or more home runs, finishing with 24 long balls for the Brewers...Made 146 starts, all in center field...Led all National League outfielders with 404 putouts, 2nd in Majors behind SEA's Franklin Gutierrez (445)...For 1st time in Major League career, did not have double figures in stolen bases in a full season...Recorded a pair of 2-homer games, 4/15 vs. CIN and 9/21 vs. CHI...Notched 1,500th career hit on 5/3 vs. ARI, a solo homer off Yusmeiro Petit...On 5/24 at MIN, hit career home run #250 to become the 20th all-time member of the 250 HR/250 SB club...Ejected on 6/6 at ATL by Marvin Hudson for "inappropriate conduct" while arguing balls and strikes...Given a 2-game suspension by MLB, which was reduced to a single game served on 6/20 at DET...On 9/1 at STL, scored 1,000th career run.
Spent 1st season with the Brewers and knocked 25 homers, most since career-high 30 with NYM in 2004...Signed as a free agent with MIL on 1/15/08...Made 119 starts, all in center field...Committed only 1 error the entire season on 6/14 vs. MIN (throwing)...Posted a .997 fielding percentage, ranking 5th among NL outfielders and 3rd among NL center fielders...Finished just 3 stolen bases short of 6th career 20/20 season...Made Brewers debut on 4/29 at CHI and went 3-for-5 with a double, 2 RBI, 2 runs and a walk...Brewers Player of the Month for August, batting .360 (32-for-89) with 9 homers, 22 RBI and 8 stolen bases...Tallied a career-high 5 hits on 8/24 vs. PIT, going 5-for-5 with a home run, 2 RBI and a stolen base...Made last 12 starts of year batting leadoff under new manager Dale Sveum, 9/16-28 (.220, 11-for-50, 4 RBI)...
Had not batted leadoff since 8/26/07 at PHI...Hit safely in his last 6 games of the season (.348, 8-for-23, 2 RBI).
SUMMARY: Finished the season hitting .242 (138-for-571) with 33 doubles, six triples, 21 home runs, 78 RBI, 88 runs scored and 67 walks...missed seven of the final eight games of the 2007 season after suffering a strain of the volar plate and a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb...pinch-ran and played center field in the National League Wild Card tiebreaker, 10/1 at COL...finished one double shy of
tying his career high and two stolen bases short of his sixth career 20/20 season (20+ stolen bases/20+ home runs)...knocked his fifth career grand slam 9/1 vs. LAD, driving in a season-high four RBI...hit a team-best .323 (31-for-96) with five homers and 14 RBI in 24 June games after batting .288 (30-for-104) in May and .192 (20-for-104) in April...went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored 6/17 at CHC for his 12th career multi-homer game and second of the season...his first of the year came 5/22 vs. CHI when he combined with Adrian Gonzalez for the Padres first back-to-back homers of the season (third inning)...hit his 200th career home run 5/31 at PIT, an 11th-inning, go-ahead blast in a 4-2 win...went 12-for-29 over a season-high seven-game hit-streak, 5/14-22...wore number 42 on 4/15 at LAD in honor of the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's MLB debut.
LEFTY KILLER: Hit .294 (45-for-153) with six doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 24 RBI off left-handed pitchers...posted a .402 slugging percentage against southpaws.
A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS: Hit .275 (36-for-131) with runners in scoring position, including 18-for-61 (.295) with two outs and 4-for-13 (.308) with the bases loaded...tallied nine doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 60 RBI and 22 walks in RISP situations.
INTERlEAGUE INTRIGUE: Played in 15 Interleague games, hitting .368 (21-for-57) with four doubles, a triple, a home run, eight RBI and 13 runs scored vs. American League opponents...hit safely in 12 of the 15 contests.
HAMMERiN' CAMERON: Ranked fourth on the team with 37 multi-hit games, including nine three-hit contests...tallied two multi-homer games.
COMEBACK KID: Acquired by the Padres in exchange for outfielder Xavier Nady on Nov. 18, 2005, Cameron batted .268 (148-for-552) with 34 doubles, nine triples, 22 home runs, 83 RBI, 88 runs scored and 25 stolen bases in 141 games...after missing the last two months of the 2005 season due to multiple facial fractures sustained in an outfield collision, he rebounded with a single-season career-high 148 hits in a careerhigh 552 at-bats...he also tied his single-season career highs for doubles (34) and triples (9)...his 65 extra-base hits and 88 runs scored led San Diego, while his 83 RBI tied for the club lead (Giles)...finished the season five home runs shy of 200 for his career...launched a 455-foot, two-run homer in the fifth inning Sept. 30 at Arizona, driving in the winning runs in the playoff-clinching game...the Friars went 19-3 in contests that he went deep...recorded his 700th career RBI Sept. 22 vs. Pittsburgh...collected his 250th career stolen base Sept. 2 vs. Cincinnati...notched a season-high four RBI Aug. 12 at Houston...batted .406 (13-for-32) during his season-high eight-game hit streak June 23-July 1 (GM 1),
scoring at least one run in each of the eight contests (9 total runs)...knocked his first leadoff homer of the season and sixth of his career June 28 vs. Oakland...tied his season high with three hits and collected three RBI, including a double, triple and a home run as he finished a single short of the cycle June 13 vs. Los Angeles (NL).
FINISH LINE: Batted .310 (9-for-29) with two doubles, a homer and eight RBI over his final nine games...from September 18 through the end of the season, hit at a .311 clip (14-for-45) with 16 RBI over the last 14 games.
ROARING 20s: Knocked his 20th home run, a two-run shot, Sept. 16 at Los Angeles (NL), marking his fifth-career 20-homer season...also swiped 25 stolen bases to become the seventh Padre to hit at least 20 homers and steal 20-or-more bases in a single season in club history (ninth time)...2006 is the fifth time he reached the 20 homer/20 stolen base plateau...he recorded his 20th stolen base of the season Aug. 28 at Arizona, marking his eighth season with 20 or more steals.
DELAYED START: Missed the club's first 17 games with a strained left oblique...placed on the 15-day DL on April 1 (retroactive to March 31) and reinstated April 23.
JUNE BOOM: Batted .300 (30-for-100) in June with eight home runs and 15 RBI...from June 1 through the end of the season, tallied 57 extra-base hits, fifth best in the National League.
A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS: Batted .300 (74-for-247) with runners on, including 13 of his 22 home runs...also hit at a .317 clip (44-for-139) with four doubles, four triples, seven home runs and 57 RBI with runners in scoring position...he compiled a .349 average (22-for-63) with runners in scoring position and two outs, driving in 31 runs.
BACK-TO-BACK: Went deep in back-to-back games six times in 2006 (6/18-20, 6/23-24, 6/24-25, 7/17-18, 7/25-25 and 8/12-13)...homered in three consecutive games June 23-25, all vs. Seattle, the sixth time in his career he has homered in three straight games (last, 8/1-4, 2004).
CENTER OF ATTENTION: Played 141 games in center field, including 139 starts...made six errors in 379 total chances (.984)...his six assists tied him for fourth among National League center fielders...also was part of two double plays...awarded the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for the third time in his career, becoming the 11th player to win a the award in both Leagues.
SUMMARY: Batted a career-high .273 with 12 home runs, 39 RBI, 47 runs scored and 13 stolen bases in 76 games for the Mets...limited to just 76 games due to two stints on the disabled list...placed on the 15-day DL April 8, retroactive to April 1, due to tendinitis in his left wrist...began a rehab assignment with Single-A St. Lucie of the Florida State League on April 27...played in four games, going 3-for-10 with three runs scored, two doubles and three walks...transferred to Triple-A Norfolk on May 2...played in two games for the Tides, batting .286 (2-for-7) with a triple, two runs scored and two RBI...reinstated from the DL on May 5 and started vs. Philadelphia that night, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored.
DOING THE SPLITS: Batted .311 (23-for-74) with six home runs and 14 RBI vs. lefties...hit at a .324 (23-for-71) clip with two homers and 26 RBI with runners in scoring position.
BIG MONTH: Finished second in the NL in batting average (.372), slugging percentage (.686) and on-base percentage (.476) during the month of May...was the runner-up to Philadelphia's Bobby Abreu in all three categories...his .372 batting average was the highest by a Met in any month (minimum 50 at-bats) since Edgardo Alfonzo hit .376 in July 2002...his 32 hits during the month were also a career high.
BACK ON THE SHELF: Placed on the 15-Day DL on Aug. 12 due to multiple facial fractures after colliding with Carlos Beltran in right-center field in the seventh inning Aug. 11 at San Diego...underwent surgery to repair facial fractures on Aug. 12 at Scripps Clinic...transferred to the 60-day DL on Sept. 1.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: Tied his career high with four hits (4-for-6) Aug. 2 vs. Milwaukee...marked his fifth career four-hit game...registered 25 multi-hit games including 20 two-hit games, four three-hit games and one four-hit outing...drove in a season-high three on two occasions, May 26 at Florida and July 17 vs. Atlanta...had 11 games with multiple RBI including nine two-RBI games and two three-RBI contests...notched his 1,000th career hit, a two-run homer off Doug Davis, May 7 at Milwaukee.
THIRTY SOMETHING: In his full season with the New York Mets, batted .231 (114-for-493) with a career-high 30 home runs, 30 doubles, 76 RBI, 76 runs scored and 22 stolen bases...with his 30th home run (Oct. 2 vs. Montreal), became just the 11th Mets player to hit 30 or more homers in a single season.
HOMER HAPPY: Hit his 27th homer of the season August 23 vs. San Diego, establishing a new Mets' record for most home runs in a single season by a center fielder...broke the previous record of 26 set by Tommie Agee in 1969...joined Agee and Brian McRae (21 in 1998) as the only three Mets center fielders with 20 or more homers in a season...hit his 26th homer of the season August 19 vs. Colorado (Game 1) while stealing his 20th base of the season in that same game...registered his 10th career two-homer game, and second of the season, July 29 at Montreal...first two-homer game came July 7 at Philadelphia.
20/20: With 30 homers and 22 stolen bases, became just the sixth player in Mets franchise history to reach those marks in one season.
GETTING HIS LEFT RIGHT: Prior to the season, underwent surgery to repair damaged cartilage in his left wrist (Dec. 17)...surgery performed by Dr. Daniel Weiland at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: Batted leadoff for the first time in 2004 on Sept. 10 vs. Philadelphia...it marked the 120th time he had batted leadoff...hit his fifth career leadoff home run September 13 vs. Arizona (Game 2)...batted .273 (21-for-77) with 10 home runs, 19 RBI and 16 runs scored in July...teamed with Richard Hildalgo to become the first pair of Mets to hit 10 or more home runs in a calendar month...hit his fourth career walk-off homer June 18 off Detroit's Danny Patterson...had a pair of seven-game hitting streaks: April 6-12 (9-for-27) and June 12-19 (10-for-27).
Batted .253 (135-for-534) with 18 home runs, 31 doubles, 76 RBI, 74 runs scored and 17 stolen bases in 147 games for Seattle...with a .992 fielding percentage, won his second Rawlings Gold Glove...led all Major League outfielders in total chances (492), total chances per nine innings (3.45) and putouts (485)...committed only one error in his first 114 games and went errorless in April, June and July...hit a walk-off grand slam off Danys Baez April 22 vs. Cleveland...the shot was his fourth career grand slam...tallied a season-high three hits (3-for-3) with a homer, double, two RBI and three runs May 2 at Chicago (AL)...turned an unassisted double play May 23 vs. Minnesota, the first by an AL outfielder since Kansas City's Brian McRae in 1992...in his only pinch-hit at-bat of the season, hit his first career pinch-hit homer May 30 at Minnesota...tallied his seventh career two-homer game June 16 vs. Anaheim.
Center fielder had his third career 20-20 season, tying his career high with 25 home runs and tying the team high with 31 stolen bases ... had a .988 fielding percentage with six outfield assists on the year ... his 79 walks were a career high, while he struck out a team-record 176 times in 545 at-bats ... batted .264 (65-for-246) after the break after hitting .217 (65-for-299) in the first half of the season ... belted a solo HR Opening Day in first at-bat of the season, April 1 vs. White Sox ... reached base safely in first 15 games of the season, hitting in 13 of those contests ... had sixth career two-homer game April 13 at Texas ... went 4-for-5 setting Mariners team record and becoming the 13th Major Leaguer to belt four home runs in a game (all solo shots), May 2 at Chicago ... hit two homers in first inning, becoming the second Mariner ever to hit two home runs in one inning ... teamed up with Bret Boone to hit back-to-back HRs twice in the first inning, becoming the first teammates in MLB history to accomplish the feat; also homered in the third and fifth innings, was hit by a pitch in the seventh and flew out to deep right field in the ninth; set a team record with 16 total bases in the game ... drew a bases-loaded walk in 11th inning May 9 vs. Toronto to win the game ... belted third career grand slam May 16 at Toronto, finishing the night 2-for-5 with three stolen bases and four runs scored ... went 2-for-5 (4 RBIs) with his 12th homer of the season and the 100th round-tripper of his career June 23 at Houston ... belted his 13th home run of the season June 25 vs. Oakland, his first long ball at SAFECO Field since Opening Day; finished the game 2-for-4 with a HR, triple and 4 RBIs ... homered in three consecutive games from July 16-18 ... was out of the starting lineup Aug. 17-19 after enduring an 0-for-18 slide, but rebounded by going 4-for-4 with a double and run scored Aug. 20 at Detroit, and hitting in his first six plate appearances ... hit safely in nine of 10 games from Aug. 20-30; batted .500 (18-for-36) with 7 RBIs and six multihit games over that span ... batted .287 (25-for-87) with 3 HR and 10 RBIs in the month of August ... reached base safely in 19 of 25 games in September ... belted game-winning, two-run homer in the eighth inning of a 3-2 win vs. Oakland Sept. 25 ... hit 25th and final homer of season the next day vs. Oakland.
Traded to Seattle with RHP Brett Tomko, RHP Jake Meyer and IF Antonio Perez by Cincinnati for OF Ken Griffey Jr., Feb. 10, 2000.
Set career highs in nearly all offensive categories, including batting average, home runs and RBI...set career-high with four walks in season opener, April 2 vs. Oakland...reached safely in nine consecutive plate appearances April 26-27 (5x5, four BB)...left game on May 8 with bruised right knee cap...missed June 6-11 with sprained left knee...hit a solo home run in the 9th inning June 12 at Colorado to snap a 9-9 tie in Seattle's 10-9 win...had a 10-game hit streak June 3-18 (16x38/.421)...batted .311 (28x90) with six HR & 23 RBI in June; 23 RBI tied for 9th-most in the AL for the month...named to AL All-Star team (replacing an injured Greg Vaughn), his first All-Star appearance; 1x3 with a double in the All-Star Game in Seattle...recorded two outfield assists July 17 vs. Arizona (8-6; 8-3-4)...drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 14th inning in Seattle's 5-4 win Aug. 7 vs. Toronto...struck out at least once in 26 consecutive games July 17-Aug. 17 (31 K) a new club record & longest streak in the Majors since at least 1975...was 4x4 with two home runs, his fifth career two-home run game, including 2nd career grand slam and a career-high 8 RBI Aug. 19 in New York; tied club record for RBI & tied career-highs for hits...named AL Player of the Week for Aug. 13-19 (9x21/.429, 3 HR, 12 RBI)...had 10-game hit streak Aug. 31-Sept. 10 (17x41/.415)...hit .302 (29x96) in September...broke 3-3 tie with three-run home run in 4th inning of Seattle's 14-5 win Oct. 2 in Anaheim; robbed Tim Salmon of a grand slam with a catch over the CF wall in the 5th inning with the score 7-3...batted .310 on the road, compared to .220 at home.
Exploded on the scene in his first season in Seattle with Gold Glove-caliber defense and a flair for the dramatic on offense...set career-highs in games played, hits and RBI...led the team in hit-by-pitch and strikeouts...was second in games played and third in runs scored and stolen bases...became first center fielder other than Ken Griffey Jr. to start Opening Day in center field since Mike Kingery in 1988...climbed the center-field wall at SAFECO Field and robbed New York's Derek Jeter of a home run in the eighth inning of Seattle's 7-5 win April 7...was banged-up in April...left game on April 21 after getting hit by a Dan Wilson-foul ball while in the on-deck circle...sprained left finger sliding into second base April 25...batted .306 (30x98) with three HR, 13 RBI and 17 runs scored in 27 games in May...hit safely in 23 of 27 games in May, including two, seven-game hit streaks, May 12-19 and May 25-31...led-off game May 9 in Texas with a home run (Esteban Loaiza), his fourth career lead-off home run...had a season-high three walks May 31 vs. Chicago...season-high eight-game hit streak June 10-17 (16x30/.533, two HR, eight RBI)...reached safely in 14 of 17 plate appearances (sac-bunt, two ground-outs) June 11-15...career-high four hits, including his first-career grand slam and five RBI June 15 in Minnesota (Mark Redman); five RBI tied career-high (7/31/97)...2x4 with home run and three RBI July 1 in Texas to improve average to a season high .278...missed two games July 6-7 with stiff right knee...batted .260 (75x288) with 11 HR, 40 RBI in first-half...hit walk-off home run in bottom of 19th inning, Aug. 1 vs. Boston (Jeff Fassero); entered game as pinch-runner and played center field and right field (lone RF appearance)...had eight-game hit streak Aug. 5-11 (11x30/.367, two HR, six RBI)...pinch-hit two-run double Aug. 8 in Chicago (Game 2)...was successful in seven consecutive stolen base attempts, Aug. 8-30, before being caught Sept. 7...had eight-game hit streak Sept. 7-16 (11x31/.355)...scored game-winning run from first base in 11th inning Sept. 13 vs. Kansas City...batted .296 (29x98) with 17 RBI in September...batted .358 (19x53) in 9-hole...batted .286 (6x21) with 18 RBI with the bases-loaded...was second among AL outfielders in total chances (410) and putouts (399)...made 143 starts in centerfield...batted .309 (89x288) with 14 HR and 49 RBI on the road, compared to .220 (56x255) with five HR, 29 RBI at home.
Established career-highs in almost every offensive category with the Reds...ranked among the NL leaders in steals (T5th) , triples (T5th) and strikeouts (T3rd)...was the 7th-toughest to GIDP...led Reds with 142 starts.
In 1998, was second on White Sox with 27 steals and third with five triples...scored from second on a sacrifice fly in the home opener on April 6 vs. Texas...drilled a walk-off HR on Aug. 8 (#2) vs. Ana's Shigetoshi Hasegawa...suffered stretched nerves in his neck during a collision while playing for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League on Dec. 9.
Finished sixth in the A.L. Rookie of the Year balloting in 1997...led all A.L. rookies in walks, and stolen bases; ranked second in runs and on-base percentage (.356), T3rd in HR and fourth in average, hits, total bases (164), RBI, extra-base hits (35) and slugging percentage (.433)...led the AL in stolen-base percentage (23-25/ 92%)... hit .310 from No. 2 slot in order and .339 from sixth spot...started 100 games, including 93 in CF and seven in LF...had a career-high five RBI July 31 at Anaheim.
Was a Southern League All-Star at Class AA Birmingham in 1996...led league in runs, steals and slugging percentage (.600)...ranked second in total bases (284) and extra-base hits (74), T2nd in HR, was 3rd in triples and fourth in hits...ranked among all minor leaguers in runs (1st), triples (T7th), extra-base hits (4th), total bases (11th) and slugging percentage (7th)...was selected the SL's best base-stealer and most exciting player by Baseball America
...played in both the Class AA All-Star Game and the SL All-Star Game...was the first Barons player to record at least 20 HR (21) and 20 steals (20) in a half...hit nine leadoff HR...was named SL Player of the Week from April 19-25...was recalled from Class AA Birmingham on Aug. 6...started that night in CF vs. NYY and was 1x4... optioned back to Birmingham next day...recalled again on Sept. 1.
Was named the White Sox organization's sixth-best prospect by Baseball America
in 1995...ranked second in the S.L. in steals...was recalled on Aug. 26 and made his Major League debut the next day at Tor...recorded his first big league hit on Aug. 30 vs. Det, a double off C.J. Nitkowski...made 10 starts in the OF (7rf, 3cf)...collected first big league homer Sept. 27 at KC (off Jason Jacome).
Set a Carolina League record with 17 triples at Prince William in 1994.
Swiped 19 bases in 1993 at South Bend.
Hit a combined.248 in 63 games at Class-A Utica and Class A South Bend in 1992.
Began his pro career in 1991 at Rookie Sarasota and ranked second on the club in steals.