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Top Erik Gonzalez News

  • Reds' Erik Gonzalez: Signs with Cincinnati

    Gonzalez signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

    Gonzalez spent the entire 2023 season with the Triple-A affiliate of the White Sox and slashed .272/.322/.360 with five homers and three steals across 131 games. The 32-year-old will function as organizational infield depth for Cincinnati leading into the 2024 campaign.

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  • White Sox's Erik Gonzalez: Moved to minor-league camp

    Gonzalez was reassigned to minor-league camp by the White Sox on Monday, LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Gonzalez was signed as a non-roster invite in January. The infielder was given an chance to win a backup infield spot with the White Sox, but Hanser Alberto will almost assuredly win that job with Gonzalez moved to minor-league camp.

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  • White Sox's Erik Gonzalez: Inks deal with White Sox

    Gonzalez signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Saturday.

    Gonzalez, 31, is a career .242/.276/.340 hitter over parts of seven major-league seasons. He most recently was with the Marlins for a brief period in 2022, appearing in 16 games. The White Sox have an opening at second base, but it won't be a good sign for the team's success if Gonzalez winds up playing a lot for them.

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  • Marlins' Erik Gonzalez: Sent to Triple-A

    The Marlins outrighted Gonzalez to Triple-A Jacksonville on Sunday after he cleared waivers.

    Gonzalez will stay in the Miami organization after he was cast off the 40-man roster Friday to open up a spot for outfielder Billy Hamilton, whose contract was selected from Jacksonville. Before being designated for assignment, Gonzalez saw action in 16 games for the Marlins and slashed .189/.268/.216 over 41 plate appearances.

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  • Marlins' Erik Gonzalez: Designated for assignment

    Gonzalez was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Friday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Gonzalez had his contract selected from Triple-A Jacksonville on Sunday and went 1-for-6 with a double and two strikeouts while appearing in three games before getting DFA'd. The move was made in conjunction with Joey Wendle (hamstring) being activated from the 10-day injured list and Billy Hamilton having his contract selected Friday. Gonzalez will either report to Jacksonville, get claimed by another team or be released outright, the first of which seems most likely.

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  • Marlins' Erik Gonzalez: Contract selected, starting Sunday

    Gonzalez had his contract selected by the Marlins and is starting at third base Sunday against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Gonzalez was up in the majors for a few weeks in May and appeared in 12 games, but he struggled at the plate with a .194/.286/.194 slash line. He'll rejoin Miami's 26- and 40-man rosters Sunday, as Willians Astudillo was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

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  • Marlins' Erik Gonzalez: Returned to Triple-A

    Gonzalez was returned to Triple-A Jacksonville on Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    The Marlins selected Gonzalez's contract to fill in for Joey Wendle (hamstring) and made space for him on the roster by placing Richard Bleier (illness) on the COVID-19 injured list. With both Wendle and Bleier activated Thursday, Gonzalez will head back to Jacksonville. Across 35 plate appearances with Miami, Gonzalez maintained a .194/.286/.194 line with three RBI and four runs scored.

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  • Marlins' Erik Gonzalez: Posts first steal of year

    Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a run scored and his first stolen base of the season in Sunday's win over Atlanta.

    Getting the start at shortstop and hitting eighth, the 30-year-old utility player was able to make a contribution in a 4-3 victory. Gonzalez is batting only .192 (5-for-26) since his promotion with three RBI and four runs, and with Jon Berti (illness) expected to rejoin the roster any day now, Gonzalez's latest stint in the majors could be drawing to a close.

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  • Marlins' Erik Gonzalez: Picks up third straight start

    Gonzalez will start at third base and bat ninth in Tuesday's game against the Nationals, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.

    Gonzalez will stay in the lineup for the third game in a row after going 1-for-6 with two walks, two RBI and a run scored over the Marlins' previous two contests. The versatile infielder has started at three different positions in the past three days, but he'll likely lose hold of his utility role -- and likely, his spot on the 40-man roster -- once Jon Berti (illness) is cleared to return from the COVID-19-related injured list.

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  • Marlins' Erik Gonzalez: Moves up from Triple-A

    The Marlins selected Gonzalez's contract from Triple-A Jacksonville prior to Sunday's game in San Diego, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Miami cleared room for Gonzalez on the 40-man roster and 26-man active roster by placing reliever Richard Bleier on the COVID-19 injured list. Even though he was moved on the roster in place of Bleier, Gonzalez is expected to step into Jon Berti's role as a righty-hitting infielder off the bench after Berti was placed on the COVID-19 IL on Saturday.

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  • Marlins' Erik Gonzalez: Misses out on Opening Day roster

    The Marlins reassigned Gonzalez to Triple-A Jacksonville on Sunday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    He was one of seven players sent out of big-league camp in the Marlins' latest round of roster cuts in advance of Opening Day. Gonzalez joined Miami on a minor-league deal earlier in the offseason after slashing .232/.258/.300 in 229 plate appearances over 71 games in the majors with Pittsburgh in 2021.

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  • Marlins' Erik Gonzalez: Signs with Miami

    Gonzalez signed a minor-league contract with the Marlins in November, per the MLB transactions log.

    Gonzalez spent the last three seasons with Pittsburgh, though he was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis in August. He elected free agency this offseason and will now look to earn a roster spot in Miami with a strong performance in spring training. Prior to being cast off the 40-man roster in Pittsburgh, Gonzalez posted a .232/.258/.300 line across 229 plate appearances in 2021.

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  • Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Goes on injured list at Triple-A

    Triple-A Indianapolis placed Gonzalez on its 7-day injured list Sunday due to an unspecified issue, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

    Since being outrighted to Indianapolis earlier this month, Gonzalez appeared in nine games for the affiliate and went 4-for-30 at the plate. Considering he no longer possesses a spot on the Pirates' 40-man roster, Gonzalez is unlikely to receive a September call-up, especially now that he's dealing with an injury.

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  • Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Remains in organization

    Gonzalez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.

    The offensive bar to stick around as a utility infielder isn't a high one, but Gonzalez generally hasn't been able to clear it throughout his six-year career. It's no surprise to see a 29-year-old with a career .245/.276/.345 slash line go unclaimed on the waiver wire. He'll remain an organizational depth option for now.

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  • Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Designated for assignment

    Gonzalez (side) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and designated for assignment Saturday.

    Gonzalez had been on the injured list since July 2 due to a side injury, but his rehab process was faster than expected. The 29-year-old appeared in five rehab games and went 2-for-13 with a double, two runs, two RBI and three walks, but he'll lose his spot on the 40-man roster since the Pirates have several young players they want to see on the major-league roster prior to the end of the season.

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  • Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Beginning rehab stint

    Gonzalez (side) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    Gonzalez said Tuesday that he was feeling "about 95 percent," and he'll return to game action for the first time since he was placed on the 10-day injured list July 2. The Pirates haven't announced a firm timetable for his return, but the 29-year-old could rejoin the big-league club as early as next week against the Brewers.

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  • Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Nearing rehab assignment

    Gonzalez (side) said he's feeling "about 95 percent" on Tuesday and hopes to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis by the end of the week, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

    Gonzalez will take batting practice Wednesday and assess how he feels. If the 29-year-old does indeed head to Indianapolis late this week, a return during next week's series in Milwaukee would be realistic.

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  • Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Ahead of schedule

    Gonzalez (side) has exceeded expectations and is ahead of schedule in his recovery, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    Gonzalez was expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks after his placement on the injured list in early July, but he's progressed quickly in his recovery and has resumed taking grounders and playing catch up to 90 feet. The 29-year-old is expected to resume hitting in the near future, and a better idea of his return timetable could be revealed shortly thereafter.

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  • Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Out up to six weeks

    Gonzalez (side) is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.

    Although Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Gonzalez was progressing faster than expected in his recovery, he'll still miss several weeks as a precaution. Wilmer Difo, Cole Tucker and Rodolfo Castro could see increased playing time while Gonzalez is sidelined, and the Pirates also signed Dee Strange-Gordon to a minor-league contract Wednesday.

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  • Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Progressing faster than expected

    Gonzalez (side) is progressing faster than expected in his recovery, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    Gonzalez landed on the 10-day injured list with a right side injury Friday, but he's resumed running at 60 percent. The 29-year-old could be sidelined through the All-Star break, yet it appears he could return following a fairly brief stay on the injured list if he remains on track.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Age: 32
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R