Signed by the Yankees as a minor league free agent on 11/23/13.
Claimed off waivers by the Yankees from the Cleveland Indians on 1/4…was with the Yankees until he was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles on 2/5…played in 86G for Triple-A Norfolk, where he batted .276 (89-for-323) with 15 doubles, 1 triple, 11HR, 49RBI and 46R…hit .415 and slugged .815 vs. LHP (27-for-65, 7HR) while playing for the Tides…homered in three consecutive games from 4/8-10…also homered in back-to-back games on 4/28-29 and 5/13-14…had 25 multi-hit games…traded by the Orioles to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Tim Alderson on 7/12… played in 39G for Triple-A Indianapolis and hit .194 (25-for-129) with 3XBH.
Batted .269 (25-93) with 3 doubles, 3 HR and 11 RBI in 26 games (11 starts in LF, seven at 1B and six at DH) as a September
call-up for CLE
... Hit safely in 16 of his 26 contests with CLE, including six of his first seven games with an at-bat
... Went 3-for-4 and hit his first Major League home run on 9/7 at Target Field, a two-run shot off MIN's Liam Hendriks
... Drove in a career-high three runs in the contest and established a career high in hits
... Homered in back-to-back games, 9/24-25 @CWS
... Tied his career high with 3H, 9/25
... Began the season with Triple-A Columbus, batting .265 (129-487) with 36 doubles, 22 HR and 79 RBI in 130 games
... Led the International League in doubles, while leading the Clippers in home runs and RBI
... Collected a season-high 5H on 4/21 at Toledo
... Hit a grand slam off Jair Jurrjens on 6/14 at Gwinnett
... Collected 5 RBI on 6/16 at Gwinnett.
... Was acquired by CLE from TB, 1/31/12, in exchange for cash considerations after being DFA by TB, 1/27/12
Was named International League MVP at Triple-A Durham in 2011...Hit .356 (63-177) w/17 2B, 8HR & 30 RBI in 47 second half games (1.034OPS). He went on to make his Major League debut for Tampa after a September 11th call up and went 1-for-3 in 3 games (1RBI, 1BB) as a pinch-hitter...Made his major league debut on Sept. 15 at Boston and
drew a walk...On Sept. 22 at NYY recorded his first major league hit, a single off Aaron Laffey...Got his first RBI that same day on a sac fly in the 8th inning. The International League midseason and postseason All-Star led the IL in doubles (40) and slugging pct. (.530), finished tied for second in runs (78), third in hits (149), fourth in the IL in batting average (.314), fifth in RBI (83) and second in on-base pct. (.401) and total bases (251)...Appeared in 41 games in right field, 33 games in left, 40 games at third base and 17 games at first. He hit .321 (42-131) off left-handed pitching and .312 (107-343) off RHP...Signed by Tampa Bay as a minor league free agent prior to the 2011 campaign...He was designated for assignment on January 27th after the Rays signed INF Jeff Keppinger.
Ranked 2nd in the Southern League with 21 HR for Double-A Tennessee (Cubs) while batting
.287 (102-for-355) with 66 RBI in 112 games played at 3B, 1B, RF and LF...in June hit .414 (24-for-58)
with 5 HR and 13 RBI in 22 games...recorded 31 multi-hit games.
Started the season with a
15-game hitting streak at Class-A Daytona and was promoted to Tennessee on May 11...at Tennessee
hit .299 (49-for-164) against righthanders and .159 (11-for-69) against lefties...batted .333 (25-for-75)
Hit 9 of his 12 HR after the All-Star break...batted .342 (38-for-111) against lefties
and .237 (51-for-215) against righties...went 4-for-5 with 2 HR and 7 RBI on Aug 2 vs. Vero Beach.
Played a career-high 125 games with appearances at 1B and LF.
Named to the Northwest
League postseason All-Star Team...given the MiLB.com Short-Season Round Tripper award...
led the league in HR, RBI and 2B