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Alberto Gonzalez (baseball)

Batting average  .239
Role  Baseball player
Position  Infielder
Name  Alberto Gonzalez
Salary  750,000 USD (2012)
Runs batted in  91
Weight  88 kg
Home runs  4
Height  1.78 m

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Number  40 (New York Yankees / Infielder)
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Alberto Ramón González (born April 18, 1983) is a Venezuelan professional baseball infielder who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, and Chicago Cubs.

Minor leagues

González was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 3, 2002. He spent his first three years in the minors, playing for the Single-A South Bend Silver Hawks in 2004 and 2005, and the Double-A Tennessee Smokies and Triple-A Tucson Sidewinders in 2006. On January 5, 2007, he was traded with pitchers Luis Vizcaíno, Ross Ohlendorf, and Steven Jackson to the New York Yankees for Randy Johnson. González began the 2007 season with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, but was demoted to the Trenton Thunder after struggling.

New York Yankees

The Yankees called up González on September 1, 2007, as part of the September expanded rosters. He made his major league debut that day as a defensive replacement. On September 8, 2007, he got his first RBI by grounding into a fielder's choice and later scored his first run. On April 9, 2008, González was called up to provide back-up for injured Derek Jeter. He took the roster spot of Shelley Duncan.

Washington Nationals

On July 31, 2008, González was traded to the Washington Nationals for minor league right-handed pitcher Jhonny Núñez. He spent the whole of his three years in Washington as a reserve infielder.

San Diego Padres

On March 28, 2011, González was traded to the San Diego Padres for minor league pitcher Erik Davis and cash considerations. He was released on November 17.

Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers signed González to a minor league contract on December 9, 2011. He also received an invitation to spring training; as a result of his performance during spring training he was added to the major league roster as a backup infielder. González was designated for assignment on August 10, 2012 to make room for Mark Lowe on the active roster.

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In October 2012, González elected minor league free agency. In 24 games with the Rangers, González hit .241/.241/.315 with 4 RBI and 7 runs.

Chicago Cubs

On November 21, 2012, González signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs including an invite to spring training. He made the opening day roster. He was designated for assignment on April 19, 2013.

Return to the Yankees

On May 10, 2013, González was traded by the Cubs back to the New York Yankees in return for cash considerations or a player to be named later. He was initially assigned to Triple-A when acquired, but was called up on May 12 when Eduardo Núñez went on the disabled list. On May 15, 2013, Gonzalez pitched for the first time on the mound in the top of the 9th inning against the Seattle Mariners getting the 3rd out with a fly out. Gonzalez was designated for assignment on May 18 after the Yankees acquired Reid Brignac, and recalled again on June 21 after Brignac was designated for assignment.

Return to the Padres

On December 2, 2013, González was signed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres. He was released on April 23.

Detroit Tigers

On June 29, 2015 González signed a minor-league deal with the Detroit Tigers, and he was assigned to Double A Erie SeaWolves. On December 23, 2015, the Tigers re-signed González to a minor league contract. He was released on June 2, 2016.

Guerreros de Oaxaca

On June 7, 2016, Gonzalez signed with the Guerreros de Oaxaca of the Mexican Baseball League. He was released on September 23, 2016.

References

Alberto González (baseball) Wikipedia


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