Today is the San Francisco GIANTS regular center fielder’s birthday. He was born July 2, 1981 in Puerto Rico and began playing little league baseball when he was 6 years old, after being encouraged by his mother. He credits baseball and his mother for keeping him from the trouble that surrounded him in the bad neighborhood where he grew up.
He was drafted by the Mets in 1999 and he spent 5 seasons in the Mets minor league system before being acquired by the Cubs. He was eventually traded back to the Mets and then to the San Francisco GIANTS in 2012, where he is part of an amazing outfield and serves as the lead-off hitter. In 2012, he broke the GIANTS record for most triples in a season with 13, and he finished the season with the most triples in the NL. Right now he is on the DL with a bulging disk, but hopefully he’ll be back in the line-up soon!
He is married and has 2 daughters.
Happy 33rd Birthday Angel!!
Get better soon! I mean real soon!