- Full Name: Michael Eugene Fontenot
- Born: June 9, 1980 in Slidell, LA
- Height: 5' 8
- Weight: 165
- Bats: Left
- Throws: Right
- College: Louisiana State
- MLB Debut: April 13, 2005
Married (Ashley, Nov. 27, 2010). ... Attended Louisiana State University...was college teammate of current Giants closer Brian Wilson at LS U in his freshman year...was also college teammates with Los Angeles-NL' Ryan Theriot, as both were on school's National Championship team in 2000. ... Set LS U freshman record with 17 HRs...hit .353 as freshman and .339 as sophomore, combining for 31 HRs in 2 seasons with Tigers. ... Graduated from Salmen High School in Slidell, La.
Utility infielder split season between Cubs and Giants, batting .283 (68-for-240) with HR and 25 RBI in 103 games. Was acquired by Giants from Cubs prior to game on Aug. 11 in exchange for minor league outfielder Evan Crawford...with Cubs in town that night, Fontenot didn't have to go far to join his new team...he simply took off his Cubs jersey and walked down hallway to Giants clubhouse. ... Went 20-for-71 (.282) in 28 games (15 starts) in Giants uniform...started 9 games at 2nd base and 3 at shortstop. ... Batted .340 (18-for-53) with runners in scoring position, which was 11th-highest clip among NL players with at least 50 at-bats. ... Led Cubs with .347 batting average (17-for-49) and .407 on-base pct. in May. ... Delivered his 1st career grand slam on May 7 at Cincinnati, with pinch-hit blast in 8th inning off Carlos Fisher...was 1st by Cub since Derrek Lee's pinch-hit grand slam on May 19, 2007 vs. Chicago-AL. POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS Went 3-for-14 (.214) in 7 postseason games with San Francisco. Appeared in 3 of 4 NLDS games vs. Atlanta, starting final 2 contests at 3rd base...tripled and scored Giants' 1st run in Game 3 and went hitless in 2 at-bats in Game 4...overall, went 1-for-6 in NLDS. ... Went 2-for-8 (.250) with BB and stolen base in 4 games of LCS against Philadelphia...made 2 starts at 3rd base in place of Pablo Sandoval. ... Did not appear in any of 5 games of World Series against Texas, but was on 25-man roster.