Eddie is a native of the Dominican Republic who began his 16 year professional baseball career in 1992 when he signed with the Oakland Athletics. Eddie recorded his 1,000th career hit while playing for the Bridgeport Bluefish in the Atlantic League. He was named to 6 All-Star teams throughout his career and was also ranked 1st in fielding percentage (.963) among shortstops in 1995. In 2002, Eddie was invited to Spring Training with the Detroit Tigers. Eddie is a 3-time All-Michigan selection in baseball and holds the South career records for batting.