Douglas Andrew Mientkiewicz (born June 19, 1974 in Toledo, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball first baseman. In his professional career he has played with the Minnesota Twins (1998 - 2004), Boston Red Sox (2004), New York Mets (2005), Kansas City Royals, New New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Although he has not known as a great offensive player throughout his career, he is one of the best defensive players in the game. In 2001, he won the American League Gold Glove award for first base. He entered professional baseball in 1995 when he was drafted in the fifth round of the 1995 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins.