All-Star third baseman who hit .340 in 2004 with 27 home runs at 104 RBI and a league-leading .419 on-base percentage.
The Houston Astros signed him as an international free agent in 1991.
He was initially a utility player for the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles before settling in as the Orioles regular third baseman.
His wife Gisel gave birth to quintuplets in 2001.
He was legendary shortstop Cal Ripken Jr.'s teammate during Ripken's final seasons.