Former All-Star outfielder returns for sixth season on San Francisco's coaching staff, serving as SF's first base coach. Will continue to oversee club's base running and outfield defense. Has also worked closely with Giants outfielders. Spent three seasons as manager of Giants' Class A Augusta affiliate in South Atlantic League...guided GreenJackets to 285-187 ledgers (.622) and pair of playoff appearances in those three years. Was named 2006 SAL Manager of Year after leading Augusta to best record in all of minor league baseball with 92-47 record.
Enjoyed solid 14-year Major League playing career, compiling lifetime .290 avg. with 241 2Bs, 124 HRs, 585 RBI and 235 steals over 1,337 games. Saw big league action with New York Yankees (1987-92 and 2000), Cincinnati Reds (1993-94), Atlanta Braves (1994), Montreal Expos (1995), Los Angeles Dodgers (1995), Minnesota Twins (1996-97), Seattle Mariners (1997) and Texas Rangers (1998-99). Was All-Star selection in each league, representing Yankees in 1992 and Reds in 1993. Advanced to post season on four occasions, batting .294 (10-for-34) in 10 LDS games with Dodgers (1995), Mariners (1997) and Rangers (1998-99). Became just fifth player in storied history of Yankees franchise to record at least 20 HRs and 20 SBs in season, accomplishing feat in 1991.
Graduated from Panama City High School, where he was three-sport star in baseball, basketball and volleyball. Attended Jose Dolores Mascote College in his native Panama.