First baseman who played for the Cleveland Indians from 2009 to 2012 and won the bronze medal with the 2008 US Olympic baseball team.
He was drafted out of high school by the Chicago Cubs, but chose to attend the University of Florida on a scholarship instead.
In an Olympic game against China, he was hit in the head by a pitcher, after his teammate slid hard into China's backup catcher; the play resulted in a near brawl and several ejections.
He was born in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Reggie Smith was his teammate with the 2008 bronze medal-winning US team.