Well-rounded second baseman and third baseman who was an All-Star in 2000, while helping the New York Mets reach the World Series.
The Mets signed him as a free agent in 1991.
He won a Silver Slugger Award in 1999 as a second baseman.
He was born in Miranda State, Venezuela.
Power-hitting catcher Mike Piazza was his teammate on the Mets.