Terrmel Sledge...single...nicknamed "Sledgehammer"...a 1995 graduate of John F. Kennedy (CA) High...began
his collegiate career at Cal-State Northridge (1996-97) before finishing at Long Beach State (1998-99)...appeared
in the 1998 College World Series with the 49ers...played for Team USA following the 2003 season.
SUMMARY: Appeared in 100 games for the Padres, batting .210 (42-for-200) with nine doubles, seven home
runs, 23 RBI, 27 walks and 22 runs scored...marked the second time in his Big League career he has appeared
in 100 games or more (133 in 2004 with Montreal)...started 48 of 57 games played in the outfield, including
46 in left and two in right...appeared in 54 tilts overall in left field and six in right...committed one error in 91
total chances with two assists...hit .253 (25-for-99) with four home runs and 10 RBI in 51 road contests...recalled
from Triple-A Portland on 8/7...optioned to Portland on 7/25...suffered a sprained right thumb diving for a
ball 6/27 at SF and was placed on the disabled list 7/7 (retroactive to 6/28), missing 15 games...reinstated
7/18...went 4-for-11 (.364) with a double, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk over a three-game set with the
Brewers at PETCO Park, 5/25-27...collected a season-high three hits, going 3-for-4 with a home run and two
runs scored, 4/25 at ARI...tallied a season-high, five-game hit streak, 4/6-14, hitting at a .583 clip (7-for-12)
with a homer, two RBI and three runs scored...made the Padres 2007 Opening Day Roster.
IN A PINCH: Belted his first career pinch-hit homer 8/25 at PHI...logged a hit in three of four pinch-hit
appearances from 8/21-25...8-for-37 (.216) with three doubles, a homer, five RBI, two runs scored and five
walks in 44 pinch-hit appearances.
DOWN ON THE FARM: Played in eight games overall with Triple-A Portland in 2007, including three
rehab appearances...batted .370 (10-for-27) with two doubles, a homer, three RBI and five runs scored over
those eight contests.
SUMMARY: Hit .229 (16-for-70) with two home runs, seven
RBI and seven runs scored in 38 games for the Padres over
three separate Major League stints...split time between
San Diego and Triple-A Portland...appeared in 19 of his 37
games in the month of September, and hit .267 (12-for-45)
after the All-Star break with two homers, six RBI and four
runs scored...drove in the game-winning run Sept. 17
at Los Angeles, delivering a pinch-hit RBI single in the top of
the ninth to lift the Padres to a 2-1 lead and into first place
past the Dodgers...hit both of his homers in San Francisco,
including a two-run shot on September 9...was recalled
from Portland August 31 and remained with San Diego for the balance of the season...was recalled from
Portland on July 21 and two days later belted a game-tying solo homer in the ninth inning at San Francisco,
his first longball as a Padre...connected for two hits July 30 at Colorado, tying a season-high (also April 12 at
Florida)...broke camp with the Padres out of Peoria and remained with the club until April 18 when he was
optioned to Portland...acquired from the Texas Rangers along with Chris Young and Adrian Gonzalez in a
six-player trade on Jan. 4.
PINCH ME: Proved to be one of the most productive pinch-hitters, posting a .385 (5-for-13) average and a
.556 on-base percentage while pinch-hitting...despite just 12 at-bats, trailed only Geoff Blum, Mark Bellhorn
and Rob Bowen for pinch hits.
POUNDING IN PORTLAND: Slugged 24 home runs in 367 at-bats with the Beavers and led the team with
a .311 average...racked up 73 RBI and scored 69 runs...ranked second in the Pacific Coast League in slugging
percentage (.583)...was named Topps PCL Co-Player of the Month for August after being optioned to
Portland by the Padres on Aug. 1...compiled a team-record (since 2001) 19-game hitting streak from Aug.
11-30, hitting .413 (31-for-75) with 24 runs scored, three doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 25 RBI over
that span...the streak was still active when San Diego recalled him Aug. 31...also earned PCL Batter of the
Week honors for the week of Aug. 14-20...hit a game-winning home run June 19 vs. Fresno.
Played in only 20 games in 2005 due to a season-ending right hamstring injury suffered
May 2 at Los Angeles...underwent successful surgery to repair the right proximal hamstring on May 6 at
Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, CA...surgery was performed by Dr. Neal Elattrache...lone home run was
the first in Nationals' club history, a two-run shot off Jon Lieber on April 4 at Philadelphia.
Overcame slow start to produce solid rookie campaign...despite zero big league experience, hit .269 with 20 doubles,
15 home runs and 62 RBI in 133 games...garnered spot on Topps All-Rookie Team...thanks to a 12-for-21 flurry with
runners in scoring position the last 2-plus weeks of the season, led the 2004 Expos by hitting .337 with RISP...ranked
among NL rookie leaders in home runs (tied for 2nd), RBI (3rd), hits (7th with 107), runs (tied 7th with 45), total bases
(6th with 184), doubles (7th), triples (tied for first with 6), walks (tied for 4th with 40), on-base percentage (7th at .336),
slugging percentage (tied for 7th with .462), extra-base hits (tied for 4th with 41) and outfield assists (tied for 2nd with
5)...got off to horrific start...went 1-for-34 his first 14 games...hit .291 thereafter...batted 7th and started in LF on
Opening Day, April 6 at FLA...went 0-for-2 with 2 walks...first career hit-a 9th inning single off Braden Looper on
April 19 at NYM-snapped an 0-for-22 skid to begin big league career...Terrmel's 22 at-bat drought to begin his
career was the longest in MLB since PIT's Aramis Ramirez went 0-for-24 to begin his career in 1998...among nonpitchers,
Sledge's 0-for-22 matched the longest drought to begin a tenure with Montreal (rookies or not)...2B/SS
Gary Sutherland also went hitless in his first 22 at-bats with the Expos in 1969...posted a season-high 10-game
hitting streak April 23-May 8...hit .533 (16-for-30) with 2 home runs and 6 RBI during the 10-gamer...hit first career
home run during the streak (2-run shot on May 4 vs. COL off Turk Wendell)...was named the National League Rookie
of the Month for May...hit a team-high .316 (24-for-76) in 25 May contests...tallied 4 home runs and 12 RBI...also
posted a .526 slugging percentage in May to lead the club...this, after hitting just .122 in April...saw an impressive
4.04 pitches per plate appearance...posted nearly twice as many extra-base hits after the All-Star break (27) than
before (14)...same theme with RBI: 41 of 62 RBI came in July (9), August (8) or September/October (24)...hit .333
(10-for-30) in interleague play...started games in LF (58), RF (37), CF (1, April 19 at NYM) and 1B (6) for Frank
Robinson...batted leadoff just once (April 19 at NYM)...hit .406 (13-for-32) when putting the first pitch in play...batted
.331 with runners on base, just .223 with the bases empty....posted season-high 3 hits in a game 9 times, the last
being September 21 vs. NYM...posted 5 game-winning RBI...none of 5 outfield assists came at home plate.
Game-By-Game Highlights: Busted out of early-season swoon with 2 hits, including a double, and first-career RBI
in the Expos' home opener, April 23 vs. PHI...recorded his first career RBI with 6th-inning single off Kevin
Millwood...laced 3 opposite field singles on May 21 vs. SF...legged out rare 2-run infield single to snap 7th-inning 2-
2 tie on July 19 at PIT...hit game-winning grand slam in 8-5 win on July 31 at FLA...down 5-3, capped the scoring with
2-out slam off Jose Manzanillo...the grand slam was the first of his career and came after Jack McKeon elected to
intentionally walk Nick Johnson...reached base in 6 of 7 plate appearance, August 3 at STL (3 hits, 3 BB)...RBI single
off Chad Harville with 2 outs in the bottom of the 12th inning was the game-winner in Expos' 6-5 win vs. HOU, August
13...the single, which scored Jose Vidro from 2nd base, came on an 0-2 pitch...hit homers in back-to-back wins,
September 7 and 8 at Wrigley Field...matched career high with 4 RBI in 12-8 win at PHI, September 17...made the
final out in Expos' last game in Montreal, September 29 vs. FLA...popped out to third baseman Mike Lowell...recorded
2 hits and 2 RBI-including the game-winning RBI double in the 8th-as the Expos ended a 5-game losing streak
with a 4-2 win at NYM on October 1...closed the season with a trio of 2-hit efforts, October 1-3 at NYM.
Sledge turned in one of the top performances in the history of the Edmonton Trappers and was named
Expos Minor League Player of the Year...was also named Trappers Player of the Year and Player of the Month for April,
May and August...won the Trappers Triple Crown, batting .324 with 22 home runs and 92 RBI...the same total also procured
Montreal's Minor League Triple Crown...led Edmonton in most offensive categories...led the Pacific Coast League in runs
(95) and total bases (271)...also ranked among the P.C.L. Top 10 in the following categories: hits (2nd with 161), slugging
percentage (2nd at .545), batting (3rd at .324), triples (3rd with 9) and RBI (3rd with 92)...was named Pacific Coast League
Player of the Week for the period ending Sept. 2 after batting .474 (9-for-19) with three home runs and nine RBI in
five games to help the Trappers secure a post-season berth...posted career-high totals in nearly every major offensive
category...all 22 homers came against right-handed pitching...at the end of the season, was invited to TEAM USA training
camp in the Arizona Fall League under manager Frank Robinson but was not part of the final roster...was named in January
to the USA Today
Sports Weekly Minor League All-Star team.
2-TIME ALL-STAR: Played for the P.C.L. in the 16th Triple-A All-Star Game, July 16 at Memphis...went 1-for-1 and scored
a run...earned All-P.C.L. status, as voted by league managers and media, following the season.
20-GAME HITTING STREAK: Hit safely in a career-high 20 straight games, May 18-June 11...went 30-for-71 (.423) with
3 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs and 15 RBI during the 20-game run...sixth longest in team history.
16 AND STILL GOING: Ended the season riding a 16-game hitting streak, going 27-for-63 (.429)...the streak helped
Edmonton reach the post-season.
TRAPPER RECORD: Tied a club record with 13 total bases at Salt Lake, Aug. 25...doubled, tripled, homered twice,
scored three runs and drove in a career-high seven in the contest...tripled and scored and hit a grand slam in the Trappers
eight-run fifth inning.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: Posted three other 4-hit efforts, all on the road (May 23 at Colorado Springs, Game 1 July 18
at Tucson and Aug. 11 at Tacoma)...went 2-for-5 with a home run and 3 RBI on Opening Day, April 3 at Tucson...posted
a 5 RBI on April 20 at Sacramento ...14 of his 22 home runs came on the road...did hit .312 with 8 homers and 41 RBI
at home...played all 3 outfield positions (49 games in left field, 51 in center field, 31 in right field).
Sledge remained healthy and opened the eyes of the Expos' brass on the field and at bat... His performance convinced the team to put him on the 40-man roster for the first time in his career... Spent time at AA-Harrisburg and AAA-Ottawa and hit a combined .294 with nine home runs, 54 RBI, 86 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 126 games... Made his debut at the AAA level on Aug. 6 versus Pawtucket, playing first base... Played five games at first base, while playing 13 contests in left field and three in right field... Served as designated hitter on two occasions... Hit safely in five straight games Aug. 8-12, including a season-high three hits Aug. 12 at Buffalo... Tied the mark Aug. 29 in the first game of a doubleheader versus Syracuse, going 3-for-3 with a triple, a HR, a season-high three RBI and a run scored... Marked his first and only HR at the AAA level... Tied for fourth in the AA-Eastern League with a .401 on-base percentage... Led all Harrisburg players with six triples, while ending the season second on the team with 119 hits and 74 runs scored, and third with 11 stolen bases... Posted 13 multi-RBI games, driving home a pair of runs in each of the contests... Collected a hit in 17 of his first 18 games of the season, including a seven-game streak to start the year April 4-13 and a 10-game string April 15-27... Hit .427 at that point, going 32-for-75 with two HR, 12 RBI and 22 runs... Scored at least one run in 16 of his first 19 games of the season April 4-28... Played 73 games in center field for the Senators, while also playing 16 in left field, seven in right field and one at first base... Served as designated hitter in nine games... Finished off the 2002 campaign playing in the Arizona Fall League for the Maryvale Saguaros, under manager Tommy John... Hit .272 (34x125) with three HR, 19 RBI and 16 runs in 37 games... Finished tied for second on the team in hits and runs, and placed third in at-bats... His eight doubles also tied for second on the club, while he finished third in RBI.
Coming off shoulder surgery, played 120 of his 129 games at first base for the Harrisburg Senators in his first season at the AA level ... Ranked fourth in the Eastern League with 30 stolen bases.
Led the California League with a .339 batting average and a .458 on-base percentage... Placed third in the league with a .518 slugging percentage... Was selected to the All-Star team as a member of the Lancaster JetHawks, which team established a franchise-record victory total (89) under manager Mark Parent... Played seven games for the Midwest League's A-Wisconsin club... Joined the Expos following the 2000 season as part of an earlier deal which sent C Chris Widger to the Mariners.
Sledge entered professional baseball in 1999, when he was drafted by Seattle in the eighth round of the June draft... Began his career with A-Everett in the Northwest League... Helped the Aquasox to a 41-35 record in his only year with the club.