Gilbert Arnulfo Velazquez...married to the former Claudia Tinoco...graduated from Paramount HS (CA) in 1998.2011Appeared in four games for Los Angeles-AL, batting .500 (3x6) with an RBI. Made debut with Angels on September 16 at Baltimore, entering as defensive replacement and fouled out in only at-bat. In only start of season (September 28 vs. Texas), went
1x2 and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly...Spent majority of year with triple-A Salt Lake; led Bees in batting average, on-base
percentage, and walks, while average ranked seventh in Pacific Coast League.2009Played 6 games over 2 stints for the Red Sox but spent most of the season with Triple-A Pawtucket...Joined the Red Sox on 4/13 when INF Jed Lowrie landed on the 15-day DL...Entered as a late-inning replacement in 5 games from 4/13-24, going 0-for-2 at the plate, before being optioned back to Pawtucket on 4/25...Rejoined the Red Sox on 5/12 after INF Kevin Youkilis landed on the DL...Played in just 1 game during his 2nd stint before a 5/19 option back to Pawtucket...For the PawSox, played 73 games at shortstop, 15 at 2nd, 8 at 3rd, 4 at 1st and 2 in left field...Logged a season-high 8-game hitting streak from 5/23-30, going 9-for-32 (.281)...Was designated for assignment on 8/5 to make room on the 40-man roster for LHP Billy Traber...Was outrighted
to Pawtucket 5 days later.2008In his 1st year in the Red Sox organization, spent most of the season in Triple-A Pawtucket before making his Major League debut in September...Made his debut as a pinch runner on 9/25 vs. CLE and got his 1st start in the Majors the next day at 2nd base...Singled off NYY's Alfredo Aceves in the 4th inning for his 1st hit...Hit twice as many homers as he ever did in any previous minor league season and also set personal bests with 54 runs 17 doubles (tied, 2004), 4 triples and 46 RBI...Appeared at 5 different positions for Pawtucket with 70 games at shortstop, 15 at second base, 9 at third, 4 at first and 4 in left field...Batted .210 (35-for-167) over his first 51 contests for the PawSox before hitting .306 (56-for-183) with 12 doubles, 3 triples, 9 home runs and 33 RBI over his final 50 games...Hit .231 (42-for-182) at McCoy Stadium and .292 (49-for-168) everywhere else...Hit .307 (47-for-153) with runners on base for the PawSox...Homered to drive in Pawtucket's only run in a 7-1 loss vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in Game 1 of the Governors'
Cup Semi-Finals and went 3-for-15 (.200) in 4 postseason games.2007Spent his 3rd straight season in the Twins organization, advancing to Triple-A Rochester
in mid-May after beginning the season with Double-A New Britain...Between the 2 clubs, played 41 games at shortstop, 29 at third base, 10 at first base, 2 in the outfield, and one at second base...Hit .297 (19-64) in his final 20 contests beginning 8/5 after hitting just .226 (37-164) in his 1st 66 games combined...Fared better against lefthanders, batting .310 (22-71) compared to .217 (34-157) against righties...Went 5-for-32 (.156) in his 1st 14 Triple-A games, but batted .258 (39-151) the rest of the way.2006Began season at New Britain...promoted to Rochester, May 3...recorded a season-high with three hits on three different occasions, including May 25 at Columbus, going 3-for-5 with a triple and two rbi...batted .364 (12-for-33) with eight rbi in May...had seven-game hit-streak from June 11-17, going 11-for-30 (.367)...disabled with left knee injury, July 5-29...recorded season-high three rbi on August 10 vs. Buffalo...hit .304 (17-for-56) vs. lefties.2005Played most of season at New Britian with stints in Rochester, June 23-July 18 and August 15-25...started season at New Britain...hit safely in
13 of 15 games from May 8-30, including a season-high eight-game hit-streak during that time...hit .358 (19-for-53) with a home run and six rbi from
June 9-July 31 at New Britain...batted .394 (13-for-33) with two doubles, a home run and three rbi in July...season high with three hits in three different games, including a 3-for-4 effort with a double, run scored and an rbi on August 27 vs. Norwich.2004Began season at Norfolk...played in 17 games before being transferred to Binghamton on May 7...season high with four hits on June 9 vs. Norwich...batted .408 (31-for-76) with nine rbi from May 22-June 17 with three separate five-game hit-streaks...batted .306 (30-for-98) with 12 runs scored and 10 RBIs in 27 games in June...batted .435 (10-for-23) with 10 rbi from August 4-9...season high with three RBIs twice, August 5 at Trenton and August 9 at Norwich.2003Began season with Binghamton...disabled with quad strain, April 13-May 1...hit safely in nine of 12 games from May 6-18...transferred to Norfolk for five games and picked up two multi-hit games...transferred to St. Lucie from June 10-July 4 for 15 games before being transferred back to
Binghamton...hit safely in seven of eight games from July 13-24, going 11-for-28 (.393) with a home run and four RBIs...3-for-6 effort with a double, run scored and two RBIs at Erie on July 24.2002Began season at Binghamton...transferred to St. Lucie, June 20...promoted to Norfolk July 15...contract selected by Mets and optioned to Norfolk, August 4...transferred to St. Lucie on August 6...contract outrighted to St. Lucie, August 20...six-game hit-streak from June 22-30 with two doubles and four RBIs in that span...collected four three-hit games, including August 19 vs. Vero Beach, going 3-for-4 with three rbi...went 6-for-12 with six RBIs in three game span from August 16-19 while playing in St. Lucie.2001Hit safely in seven of nine games from April 20-28...back-to-back two-hit games on May 3 vs. Trenton and May 20 vs. NHV...was 6-for-11 (.545)
in three-game stretch from June 30-July 2 with two runs scored, a double and a triple...season-high six-game hit streak from August 15-22, batting .381 (8-for-21) with seven runs scored...matched a season high in hits with three in three different games.2000Established career highs in games (125), runs (37), hits (101), doubles (16), and RBIs (43)...went 7-for-9 (.778) in three-game stretch from April 16-18 with five RBIs, four runs scored and a home run, including two three-hit games...season-high eight-game hit streak from May 17-28...hit safely in eight of nine games from June 7-21, batting .353 (12-for-34) with nine RBIs and five doubles...six-game hit streak from July 16-21, including two multi-hit games...3-for-5 with double and rbi on August 1 at Jupiter...hit .368 (7-for-19) in five-game stretch from August 27-September 1 with four RBIs...totaled 22 multi-hit games.