Resides in San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico.
Underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder on 6/27. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Hit .368 (14-for-38) in 20 games in June, compiling four RBI and scoring eight runs while tallying a pair of doubles, a triple and a home run. His three home runs set a new career high and marked his first career multi-homer season after logging single-home-run seasons in 2009 and 2011 with the Yankees. Launched a two-run home run in the 10th inning on 4/12 at WSH, propelling Atlanta to a 6-4 win. Logged time defensively at third base (32 games, 1.000 fielding), second base (10 games, 1.000 fielding) and shortstop (seven games, 1.000 fielding). Hit .273 as a pinch hitter, tallying three hits in 11 at-bats and scoring one run.
Split his eighth season in the New York Yankees organization between Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and New York. Played 101 games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and three games with the Yankees...Started in one game for New York, July 31 vs. BAL (1-for-4)...Ranked among Scranton/WB team leaders in sacrifice hits (second, four), games played (tied for second, 101), triples (tied for second, three), at-bats (third, 360) and hits (fourth, 93)...During July, hit .328 with two triples, 10 runs scored and five RBI...After hitting .237 with Scranton/WB prior to the Triple-A All-Star Break, finished the year with a .303 average to raise his season average to .258...Made appearances at second base (18 games, .986 fielding), third base (16 games, .975 fielding) and shortstop (69 games, .974 fielding) for Scranton/WB...Following the season, played for Tomateros de Culiacan of the Mexican Pacific League. He hit .294 in 60 games, including 12 doubles, one triple, six home runs, 34 runs scored, 23 RBI and three stolen bases.
Appeared in 23 games (five starts at 3B, three at 2B and two at SS) over two stints with the Yankees
(May 12 - June 12 and June 14 - Sept. 28)...Was recalled from Scranton/WB on May 6 when INF Eric Chavez was placed on the 15-day DL...Did not play in five team games before being optioned to Scranton/WB on May 12...Was recalled a second time by the Yankees on June 14 when SS Derek Jeter was placed on the DL...Hit a solo home run on 6/15 vs. TEX, it was his second career homer and snapped a 166 AB homerless stretch, since 9/28/09 vs. KC...Made three errors on June 22 [one] at CIN, the most by a Yankee since Miguel Cairo on July 7, 2007 vs. LAA (three E in 13 inn.) and the most by a Yankee in a nine-inning game since Robinson Cano on May 19, 2007 at NYM (three E)...Was placed on the 15-day DL on July 18 (his 26th birthday) after having an emergency appendectomy that morning in Tampa, FL...Returned from rehab and was reinstated from the 15-day DL on Sept. 6 (missed 47 team games)...Appeared in six combined rehab games with Trenton and Scranton/WB from Aug. 30 - Sept. 5, batting .348
(8-for-23) with three runs and three RBI...Snapped a career-high 0-for-28 stretch with his sixth inning single on Sept. 22 vs. TB...Was the longest hitless streak by a Yankee since 2004, when Derek Jeter and Jason Giambi each went hitless over 32 AB stretches...Hit safely in 17 of 23 games from 5/20-6/13, batting .311 (28-for-90) with Scranton/WB...Following the season, played in 36 games with Tomateros de Culiacan in the Mexican League and hit .246 (32-for-130) with 12 runs, four doubles, four home runs and 22 RBI.
Hit .227 (35-for-154) with 18R, 1 double, 1 triple and 18RBI in 85 games (27 starts at 3B,
nine at SS and five at 2B) with the Yankees...combined for a .970 fielding percentage
at 2B, SS, 3B and RF (5E, 165TC)...made his second career Opening Day roster...Hit .264 (19-for-72) in 44 games following the All-Star
break...in 41 games before the break, hit just .195 (16-
for-82)...Had 3H in 7AB with the bases loaded (.429 average),
driving in seven runs...batted .333 (17-for- 51) in 34
games against the AL East...Entered the game as a pinch-runner 14 times, scoring
four times and stealing two bases...Made his first career appearance in the outfield in 5/16
loss vs. Minnesota, starting at SS and moving to RF in
the ninth...Hit safely in 12 of his 19 starts from 8/1 through the end
of the season, batting .250 (15-for-60) with 6RBI and five multi-hit games over the stretch...Hit safely in a career-high seven straight games from
8/22-9/5, batting .476 (10-for-21) during the streak...Appeared on the ALDS and ALCS rosters but did not
appear in a game.
Batted .287 (33-for-115) with 17R, 6 doubles, 1HR and 10RBI in 69 games (14 starts
at 3B, 11 at SS, three at 2B) over three stints with the Yankees (4/4-7/1; 8/7-21 and
9/1-10/4) in his first Major League action...Made his first career Opening Day roster... was signed to a Major League contract
and selected to the Yankees' 25-man roster on
4/4... became the first Yankee without experience
above the Double-A level to make the club's Opening
Day active Major League roster since RHP Jose
Contreras in 2003 and the first such position player
since 3B Scott Seabol in 2001...Made his Major League debut in 4/6 Opening Day loss
at Baltimore, entering the game as a pinch-runner
in the eighth inning and remaining in the game at
3B... batted .267 (23-for-86) with 5 doubles, 1 triple
and 7RBI in 46 games during his first stint with the
Yankees... played in 24G/14GS at 3B, the majority of
which came while Alex Rodriguez was on the D.L... also
appeared at SS (18G/8GS) and 2B (2G/1GS)...Collected his first career Major League hit-in his first
plate appearance-and scored his first run in 4/9 win
at Baltimore, singling to center off Chris Ray in the ninth
and scoring... became the first Yankee to record a hit
in his first Major League plate appearance since Andy
Cannizaro on 9/8/06... according to Elias, was only the
second Yankee in the last 43 years to do so during the
first week of a season (also Hideki Matsui in 2003)...Made his first Major League start (at 3B) in 4/14 win at
Tampa Bay, going 0-for-3 with 1BB...Established a career high with 3H in 5/1 win vs. Los
Angeles-AL, going 3-for-4 with 2RBI and 1SB... recorded
a two-run, bases-loaded hit in the eighth inning for the
second straight game... stole his first career base in the second inning...Made his first career start at SS in 5/12 loss at Toronto, going 1-for-3 with 1 double...Both he and Brett Gardner tripled on 5/13 at Toronto, becoming the first pair of
Yankees rookies to hit triples in the same game since 8/31/70, when Thurman Munson
and Johnny Ellis did so off Mike Cuellar (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...Was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 7/1 when INF/OF Eric Hinske was
added to the 25-man roster... was recalled by the Yankees on 8/7 and optioned back
to Scranton/WB on 8/21 when LHP Damaso Marte was activated from the disabled
list... was recalled for a third time on 9/1 for the remainder of the season...Recorded the Yankees' only hit of the game off Roy Halladay in 9/4 loss at Toronto, going
1-for-3 with 1 double... hit solo-HR-the first of his career and sixth of his professional
career-and was 2-for-4 with 2R, 2RBI and 1SB in 9/28 win vs. Kansas City...Was added to the Yankees' World Series roster prior to Game 5 when Melky Cabrera
sustained an injury (did not appear)...In 43 games with Scranton/WB, batted .231 (36-for-156) with 9 doubles, 2HR, 9RBI and 5SB, appearing in
games at SS (22 games), 2B (11), CF (seven) and 3B (three)... marked his first career action in the outfield...Following the season, appeared in 26 games with Culiacan in the Mexican Winter League, batting .247 (21-
for-85) with 10R, 3 doubles, 4RBI and 11BB...Attended spring training with the Yankees as a non-roster invitee, batting .277 (18-for-65) with 12R, 2 doubles,
1 triple and 7RBI in 30 games.
Played the entire season at Double-A Trenton, batting .266 with 20 doubles, 7 triples, 2HR and 45RBI in 111
games (all at shortstop)... set career highs in nearly every offensive category...Appeared on the World Team at the 2008 Futures Game during All-Star weekend at the original Yankee
Stadium, going 0-for-1 with 1BB...Batted .345 (10-for-29) with 6R and 2SB in seven postseason games for the Eastern League
champions... following the season, was tabbed as the "Best Defensive Infielder" in the Yankees organization
and Eastern League by Baseball America... played winter ball with Culiacan in the Mexican Winter League.
Was limited to 52 games with Double-A Trenton due to injuries, batting .252 with 7 doubles, 1 triple and 10RBI...Went on the disabled list from 5/24-6/1 with a groin strain... returned on 6/2 and played in 11 more games
before his season was cut short on 6/14 with a dislocated right shoulder... suffered the injury on 6/13 vs.
Connecticut, sliding into second base in the seventh inning.
Endured three stints on the disabled list and batted .257 in 80 combined games with Double-A Trenton and
Single-A Tampa...Began the season with Trenton and batted .198 in 26 games... was placed on the disabled list on 5/11 after
suffering a right knee contusion on 5/10 at Portland... was reinstated from the D.L. on 5/24 and transferred
to Tampa... played in 51 games before suffering a sprained right ankle on 7/20 vs. Palm Beach... was placed
on the D.L. the next day and missed a week of action... was reinstated on 7/28 and played in three games
before being placed on the disabled list for a third time for the remainder of the season, this time with a left
thumb injury...Played in 33 games with Culiacan of the Mexican Winter League, batting .221 (15-for-68).
In his first professional season, played in 91 combined games with Single-A Tampa and Double-A
Trenton...began the season with Tampa, batting .247 in 23 games before being promoted to Trenton on
6/14...in 68 games with the Thunder, batted .250 with 5 doubles and 12RBI.