Married (Vanessa) and has a daughter (Julie). Began youth career as a catcher. His mother, Rose Elvira Jimenez, was part of a regional all-star team that won a gold medal in a national softball competition in the Dominican Republic.
Played in just 53 games for the Giants, batting .268 (37- for-138) with two HRs and 14 RBI. Spent a majority of the season on the DL, missing a total of 91 days. Had two separate DL stints (struggled with left knee bursitis). Started 25 games (22 at second base, two at shortstop and one at third base). B atted .309 (17-for-55) with eight extra-base hits against left-handed pitchers. Hit safely in a career-high seven games to end the season, batting .393 (11-for-28)
Spent a majority of the 2012 season with triple-A Omaha and had his contract selected by Kansas City on Aug. 6 for the remainder of the season.
Tony spent the entire season with Reno (AAA) in the Diamondbacks organization...The switch-hitter excelled from the right side of the plate, batting .355 (49-for-138) with six home runs against left-handed pitchers...Named a reserve infielder on the Pacific Coast League All-Star team, serving as a backup to current Royal Johnny Giavotella, who made the start.
Was used primarily as a pinch-hitter in his first stint with the D-backs before making 14 starts in his last 20 games during the final month of the season...overall, started 38 games, including 11 at second base, 13 at shortstop and 14 at third base...Hit .233 (45-for-193) with 16 runs scored, 11 doubles, a triple, home run and 13 RBI in a career-high 81 games...hit .306 (11-for-36) with a double and RBI in 37 appearances as a pinch-hitter...collected a hit in each of his last 5 pinch-hit appearances...Hit a combined .313 (21-for-67) with 10 runs scored, 6 doubles and 5 RBI during 30 games in April and May...Collected a career-high 4 hits on May 6 @ Astros...Placed on the disabled list on May 25 with a left wrist sprain suffered on May 23 on a tag play at second base...completed a 3-game rehab assignment at Triple-A Reno from June 11-13, batting .417 (5-for-12) with 4 runs scored, 2 doubles, a RBI and a walk...reinstated from the disabled list on June 15...Optioned to Reno on Aug. 4...in 24 games with the Aces, hit .351 (33-for-94) with 17 runs scored, 7 doubles, a triple, 2 homers and 21 RBI before being recalled when the rosters expanded on Sept. 1...Had a season-high 4-game hitting streak from Sept. 3-11 (.364, 4-for-11) and Sept. 18-24 (.400, 4-for-10)...hit safely in 11 of 18 games in September...Snapped a 186 at-bat homerless drought with a 2-run shot on Sept. 26 vs. Dodgers.
Appeared in 6 games over a pair of brief stints in the Majors but spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Albuquerque and Double-A Chattanooga, where he batted a combined .336 with 11 homers and 48 RBI in 77 games...Began the season recovering from hip surgery performed in 2008 but was cleared to return to action on May 5 at Double-A Chattanooga...At Triple-A Albuquerque, earned the Dodger Pride Award for July, presented monthly to the players at each minor league level who play the game with a hustling, smart, aggressive style, after hitting .360 (40-for-111) with 6 homers and 31 RBI in 27 games...Recalled to the Majors from Aug. 7-9 and Aug. 19-27, appearing in 6 games...Following the season, played for Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican Winter League...in 25 games, hit .276 (27-for-98) with 5 doubles, 1 triple and 6 RBI.
Played in just eight games during Spring Training before being sidelined due to discomfort following the sports hernia surgery...Placed on the Major League 15-day disabled list on March 31, retroactive to March 26 with a right groin injury...Was transferred to the 60-day DL on May 13...Underwent season-ending hip surgery on May 28 at the Steadman-Hawkins clininc in Vail, Co...the surgery was performed by Dr. Marc Philippon.
In his first season in the Major Leagues, played 59 games while appearing at second base (25 games), third base (28 games) and shortstop (seven games)...The switch-hitter batted .290 (36-for-124) vs. right-handed pitchers and .320 (33-for-103) on the road...batted .301 (22-for-73) with runners on base and .328 (20-for-61) in the seventh inning or later...Was batting .347 with 11 doubles, five triples, two homers, 13 RBI and 35 runs scored for Las Vegas when his contract was purchased by the Dodgers on May 21...Led the 51s in at-bats (173), runs, hits (60), triples, total bases (87) and stolen bases (5, tie) at the time of his first call-up on May 22...Did not make any errors in 25 big-league games at second base...Collected his first big-league hit with a double to right on May 25 against Chicago's Carlos Marmol...Had seven multi-hit games from May 25 to July 1...Had his first career three-hit game on June 2 at Pittsburgh, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI ...His first career homer came as a pinch-hitter in the 10th inning on June 26 at Arizona, propelling the Dodgers to a 6-5 win... Became the 11th Dodger and fourth since moving to Los Angeles to hit his first Major League homer in extra innings...the only other L.A. Dodgers to accomplish the feat were Dioner Navarro (8/12/05), Raul Mondesi (7/31/93) and Gordie Windhorn (9/11/61), while Brooklyn notables include Pee Wee Reese (5/26/40) and Johnny Roseboro (7/19/57).Finished the season with a career-high six-game hitting streak.The Dodgers were 21-17 when he started...Was optioned back to Triple-ALas Vegas on July 18...at the time he was sent down, his 12 doubles were tied for seventh among NLrookies... Was rated by Baseball America
as the best defensive second baseman in the Pacific Coast League... Won the Jim and Dearie Mulvey Award in Vero Beach given to the top rookie in camp...hit .340 (18-for-53) with three homers and 13 RBI in 23 Spring Training games...Underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia on Oct. 3, 2007 in Philadelphia...the procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers.
Spent the entire year at Double-A Jacksonville as the team's everyday second baseman and led the Suns with a .287 average in 118 games...made 110 starts at second and two at shortstop...In addition to leading the team in average, was among the Jacksonville leaders in hits (131, 1st), RBI (55, 2nd), runs (66, 2nd), total bases (179, 2nd), games (118, 2nd), triples (3, T-1st) and doubles (24, 3rd)...Was eighth in the Southern League in batting (.287) and tied for sixth in hits (131)...Hit .344 (31-for-90) in the month of June with eight doubles and three homers...Named to the Southern League's midseason All-Star team...Played for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League and hit .289 (39-for-135) with three homers, seven doubles, 11 RBI and 17 runs scored in 35 games.
Put together a fine season at Single-A Vero Beach, batting .327 with 129 hits, 23 doubles, and a .356 on-base percentage before being promoted to Double-A Jacksonville ... Led the Florida State League in batting with a .330 mark ... Named Florida State League Player of the Week for July 18-24 ... Named to the Florida State League All-Star team ... Dodgers' Minor League Player of the Month for June ... Selected to the Florida State League season-end All-Star team as a second baseman ... Led Vero Beach in batting (.327) and triples (7) ... Played for the Phoenix Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League and helped win an AFL championship...batted .305 with a homer and seven RBI in the AFL ... Ranked as the ninth-best prospect in the Dodger farm system at season's end by Baseball America
Hit .301 with eight homers and 54 RBI for Columbus before being promoted to Single-A Vero Beach for the final two weeks of the season...Played shortstop for Vero Beach and batted .419 (18-for-43), getting a hit in 10 of his 11 games while compiling a .435 on-base percentage and stealing four bases...Hit .322 (28-for-87) with nine doubles, two triples, two homers and 12 RBI during May for Columbus...In 18 contests in June, hit .400 (26-for-65) and collected 18 RBI...In a combined 23 games for Columbus and Vero Beach in August, batted .379 (33-for-87)...Enjoyed a 16-game hitting streak from July 23-Aug. 13, batting .365 (23-for-63)...Led Columbus with eight triples.
Led the Gulf Coast League Dodgers in batting average (.294), hits (48), RBI (20) and runs (30)...Ranked fifth in the league with five triples...Ranked by Baseball America as the 11th-best prospect in the GCL.