Infielder is a career .283 hitter. Batted .301 last season for the Florida Marlins, reaching career highs in nearly every offensive category despite two stays on the disabled list. Was acquired by the Orioles for minor-league pitcher Jay Powell in December. Played with current Orioles teammate Ben McDonald on the 1988 U.S. Olympic team, which won the gold medal. Was an All-Pacific-10 Conference first-team selection with Southern Cal in 1988.
Kevin Costner movies, such as "Dances with Wolves" and "Bull Durham"
Favorite music groups/performers
U2 and Led Zeppelin
Most helpful coach
Jerry Manuel, a third base coach with the Montreal Expos. "I played for him for three years and he basically stuck with me. He taught me the right way to go about professional baseball."
Delivering janitorial products
After baseball, he plans to . . .
"Do some coaching, but I have to go back and graduate first."
Toughest pitcher he has faced
How he passes time on road trips
"I have a hobby of restoring cars. So, I'm into reading books on that when I have time."
Vintage Porsches and Volkswagens
Favorite road city
Chicago. "I always seem to play good there and it has some nice restaurants there, too."
"I hit a home run from the left and right side of the plate in one game [on Aug. 2, 1991, at Philadelphia]."
Most embarrassing moment
"On national TV, having a shaving-cream pie put in my face. The Expos did that to me a couple of years ago when I got traded to Florida. That's a pretty good embarrassing moment."