Right fielder with a patient approach and solid power known for his years with the Boston Red Sox and his contributions to their 2004 World Series championship.
He attended New Hanover High School in North Carolina and played baseball and football.
He joined the Cleveland Indians in 2007.
His oldest son Chase was born September 11, 2001, the day of the terrorist attacks.
All-Star shortstop Nomar Garciaparra was his teammate on the Red Sox.