Signed by the Yankees as a minor league free agent on 11/12/13.
Combined at Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk to bat .275 (112-for-408) with 22 doubles, 1 triple, 11HR, 56RBI and 49R in 113 games… began the season with Bowie and hit safely in his first 10G, batting .372 (16-for-43) in that stretch…was promoted to Norfolk on 5/16 and spent the remainder of the season there… was named the International League's "Player of the Week" on 6/10 after batting .375 (12-for-32) with 3 doubles, 4HR, 11RBI and 8R from 6/13-19… recorded his second career 2-HR game on 6/3 vs. Buffalo and his third on 7/19 at Charlotte…had 3G with at least 4RBI, including 5RBI on 7/13 vs. Charlotte…produced 10-game hitting streaks from 5/31-6/10 (.386, 17-for-44) and from 6/19-29 (.375, 15-for-40)…hit .325 (26-for-80) against LHP and .321 (25-for-78) with RISP…also made a pitching appearance during a 12-2 loss at Charlotte on 8/30, recording 2K in a perfect inning of relief…ranked 10th among Orioles minor league players in batting average… following the regular season, appeared in 67G for the Algodoneros de Guasave of the Mexican Winter League and hit .268 (64-for-239)…ranked among the league leaders in homers (11, T2nd), RBI (41, 3rd) and runs (37, T3rd).
Was claimed by the Orioles off waivers from Milwaukee on 3/29/12…combined at Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk to bat .269 (104-for-386) with 20 doubles, 2 triples, 14HR, 47RBI and 54R in 111G…recorded his first multi-homer game on 5/18 at Harrisburg (3-for-4, 2HR)…ranked third on Bowie in HR (13), fourth in RBI (54), and fifth in hits (92) and total bases (153)…was 5-for-7 in stolen base attempts (71.4%)…following the regular season, batted .328 (80-for-244) with 21 doubles, 10HR, a .425 OBP and .537 slugging percentage in 63G for Guasave of the Mexican Winter League.
Hit .272 with 9 HR and 38 RBI in 82 games between Triple-A Nashville and Double-A Huntsville ... Began the season at Nashville before he was placed on the disabled list on 4/9 with a sprained
posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.....was reinstated on 5/30 and transferred to
Huntsville, where he spent most of the remainder of the season ... Following the season played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League
Batted .275 with 11 HR and 65 RBI in 135 games at Double-A Huntsville
Batted .268 with 7 HR, 64 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 125 games at Class-A Brevard County ... Was a Florida State League All-Star
Batted .258 with 13 HR, 87 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 137 games at Class-A West Virginia ... Was a South Atlantic League All-Star
Batted .300 with 3 HR and 23 RBI in his first professional season at Rookie Helena