Started at catcher for the World Team in the 2007 All-Star Futures Game.....that same season was an Eastern League All-Star.
Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 1/20.
Released by LA of Anaheim on 8/7.....signed by Texas to a minor-league contract on 8/11.....played for Cibao in the Dominican
Winter League following the season (marked his seventh straight season playing in the Dominican Winter League).
Signed by Texas as a minorleague free agent on 1/18.....signed by LA of Anaheim as a minor-league free agent on 12/29.....played for Cibao in the Dominican Winter League following
Played for Licey in the Dominican Winter League following the season.
Split the 2009 season between Pittsburgh and Triple A Indianapolis -- saw action in 41 games during his two separate stints with the Pirates...Opened the season with Indianapolis -- hit .350 (7-for-20) in six games before being recalled by the Pirates on April 21...Batted .328 (19-for-58) over a 16-game stretch with the Pirates April 26-May 30...Connected for his first major league home run on May 7 at St. Louis, a solo shot off Todd Wellemeyer...Established a career high with three hits on May 10 at New York's Citi Field against the Mets -- equaled the high with three hits versus the Mets on July 2...Optioned to Indianapolis by the Pirates on July 10...Recalled from Indianapolis by the Pirates for the remainder of the season on September 8...Hit .325 (13x40) with runners in scoring position for the Pirates...Unconditionally relased by the Pirates on December 2...Batted .333 (47-for-141) with 18 runs scored, seven doubles, a triple, home run and 20 RBI in 38 games for Oriente in the
Dominican Winter League following the season -- second in the league with a .333 batting average.
Began the 2008 season in the Toronto Blue Jays organization before he was acquired by the Pirates on August 25...Assigned to Triple A Syracuse to begin the season -- hit .319 (15-for-47) in 14 games during April...Recalled from Syracuse by Toronto on April 21 -- made his major league debut on April 23 at Tampa Bay, going hitless in four at-bats as the designated hitter before being optioned back to Syracuse on April 25...Sidelined May 3-July 17 with a right ankle sprain...Joined the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays as part of an injury rehabilitation assignment June 27-July 16...Had his optioned transferred from Syracuse to Single A Dunedin on July 17 -- saw action in six games with Dunedin before his option was transferred back to Syracuse on July 24...Assigned to Indianapolis after being acquired by the Pirates on August 25 -- saw action in five games before he was recalled from Indianapolis by the Pirates on September 2...Collected his first major league hit on September 7 at San Francisco, a single off Jonathan Sanchez...Saw action with both Licey and Oriente in the Dominican Winter League following the season -- hit .238 (10-for-42) in 11 games with Licey and .175 (10-for-57) in 18 games with Oriente.
Began the season with New Hampshire
(AA) of the Eastern League...In 74 games with the Fisher
Cats, batted .316 with three home runs and 30 RBI...Was
promoted to Syracuse (AAA) on July 22...In 19 games with
the Chiefs, batted .338 with one home run and 10
RBI...Overall, between both Clubs, batted a combined .320
(117-366)...Ranked 2nd in the organization in batting average
(.320)...STAR GAZING: Was named to the Eastern
League Midseason All-Star squad...Was the starting
catcher and finished the contest going 0-for-1 with an
RBI...Represented the Toronto Blue Jays at the XM Satellite
Radio Future's Game in San Francisco...Started as the
catcher for the World Team, going 2-for-2 with a stolen base
in that contest...Was the 2nd time he has played in the Future's
game (2004 being the other)...ON THE SHELF: Had
two separate stints on the disabled list...Was on the DL from
Apr. 5-15 (left wrist)...Had his season cut short due to an injury
on his left hand and was placed on the DL on Aug.
19...BEHIND THE PLATE: Threw out a combined 32.0%of
attempted base stealers between New Hampshire and
Spent his second season at Dunedin (A)... Batted
.306 with three home runs and 44 RBI... Was selected as a
midseason and postseason All-Star for the second consecutive
season... His .306 average ranked him 4th in the
Florida State League and led the club... Played in 104
games, 88 as catcher... Batted .333 (8-24) in Dunedin's six
playoff contests... Had 36 multi-hit games, including seven
three-hit, one four-hit and a career best five hit game at St.
Lucie May 15...Posted a .340 average in May (36-106), hitting
safely in 21 of 25 games...Torched left-handed pitchers
at a .349 clip (30-86), including all three of his home
runs... In nine Winter Ball games batted .208 (5-24) with one
Was selected as a midseason and postseason
All-Star in the Florida State League (A)... Batted .294 which
ranked him 10th in the league... Played 100 games (87-C,
13-DH)... Had 65 RBI which ranked 4th on the team... Led
the team with six triples... Struck out only 28 times in 388 at
bats... In August, he batted .337 with seven doubles and 17
RBI in 22 games... From July 1 though the end of the season,
he batted .335 (55-164) with 11 doubles and 30 RBI in
42 games... Of those 42 games, he had at least one hit in 37
of them... Had separate hit streaks of ten, 11 and 12 games
all after July 1... Had 30 multi-hit games... Only home run of
the season came on May 25 vs. Daytona (1-R).
Selected as a midseason and postseason All-Star in
the South Atlantic League in a year that saw him bat .287
with two home runs and 42 RBI in 105 games... Also chosen
to participate for the World Team at the All-Star Futures
Game... Hit safely in a season high 11 straight games between
April 18 and May 2, batting .378 (17-45) with 10 RBI
and 10 runs scored... Had four multi-hit games in that streak
and 34 multi-hit games in the season... Scored runs in eight
straight games between August 9 and 20 and 13 of the last
14 games overall to finish up the regular season schedule...
Led team with 10 stolen bases.
Was named the R. Howard Webster Award winner at
Pulaski of the Appalachian League (A)... Claimed the Appalachian
League batting crown with a .374 average in 48
games... Collected 68 hits including a league-leading 20
doubles... Also ranked in the league's top five with 44 RBI
and a .522 slugging percentage... Named as the catcher
for the Appalachian League's 2003 postseason All-Star
Began his season with Dunedin of the Florida State
League (A) playing primarily at catcher... In 10 games went
3-25 (.120) before being transferred to Medicine Hat of the
Pioneer League (R) on June 13... With Medicine Hat he batted
.297 with nine doubles and 20 RBI in 58 games... Combined
to strikeout just 23 times in 217 at bats... Also
combined to make 10 errors in 356 chances in his first season
as a catcher.
Played for the Pringamosa Blue Jays of the Dominican
Summer League... In 65 games led the team in batting
average .312, doubles (16) and RBI (45).