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According to reports, the Milwaukee Brewers are closing in on a deal for LHP Mike Gonzalez with a physical to take place after January 1. Gonzalez, 34, was one of the pitchers GM Doug Melvin reportedly had on his radar when discussing the relief market last week. Like the recently signed Tom Gorzelanny, Gonzalez has spent time with the Pittsburgh Pirates among other teams but most recently pitched for the Washington Nationals. Whether he’s used as a middle reliever, a setup man or a LOOGY is unclear, but a veteran guy like Gonzalez will hopefully help fortify a bullpen makeover that includes several unproven guys on minor-league deals along with Gorzelanny and the acquisition of Burke Badenhop via trade. As Tom Haudricourt points out over at the JS, Gonzalez has 56 saves; he could provide some additional protection against a potential meltdown at closer. Gonzalez also has postseason experience, albeit only about five innings pitched, with Texas and Washington over the las...
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The Milwaukee Brewers and free-agent left-hander Mike Gonzalez have reached agreement on a one-year contract, multiple media outlets reported Friday. The contract calls for Gonzalez to earn $2,25 million, plus incentives, according to ESPN.com. Gonzalez still must pass his physical, and because league offices are closed for the New Year's Day weekend, the deal probably will...
The Milwaukee Brewers have made a move to address their most pressing need: relief pitching.
The Brewers have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent left-handed relief pitcher Mike Gonzalez, according to a source.
Gonzalez, 34, had a 3.03 ERA in 47 appearances with the Washington Nationals in 2012. He held left-handed batters to a .179 average last season.
And so while you're sitting around waiting for Adam LaRoche to sign that three year deal with the Red Sox, say goodbye to the ugly old Washington Nationals batting practice caps, and say hello to the new ones.
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Reports surfaced before Christmas that lefty specialist Mike Gonzalez had just two teams bidding for his services.
Those reports were wrong.
The Milwaukee Brewers, an apparent hidden third team, has stolen Gonzalez away from both the Washington Nationals and the Cincinnati Reds.
It is unclear how much money he will be getting, but the deal...
The Brewers have agreed to sign left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez to a one-year $2.25mm deal, Jim Bowden of ESPN and XM Radio reports. The deal also includes an unknown amount in performance bonuses and will not be finalized until after the first of they year.
Gonzalez signed a minor-league deal last May with the Nationals after bypassing other opportunities.
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And there's Gio Gonzalez pumping iron at the University of Miami the other day - "Curtesy of the university of miami #houseofpain" says Gio on Tweeter. Still, those guns have nothing on Roger Bernadina's.
(Photo via @GioGonzalez47 on Instagram)
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While free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche is in talks with
“multiple opposing clubs,” the slugger is still maintaining that his preference
is re-signing with the Washington Nationals, according to Adam Kilgore of The
“We’re talking to a few other teams,” LaRoche said Friday
evening in a voicemail. “Got to keep things open in case Washington...
Have the Milwaukee Brewers finished their offseason shopping, as modest as it has been? After signing free agent reliever Tom Gorzelanny, general manager Doug Melvin said he might "dabble a little bit" in the remaining bullpen market but also suggested he might be done. Melvin spent the first part of the offseason deconstructing a bullpen that finished last in the major...
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According to numerous reports, the Sox have set their sights on Adam LaRoche, the Nationals first baseman and "by far the most desirable free agent first baseman remaining," according to Adam Kilgore in the Washington Post.LaRoche is 33 and coming off one of the best years of his career. This seems to hinge on the still-not-done Mike Napoli deal. Like so many things, it seems.
With Mike Gonzalez signing with the Milwaukee Brewers, the Washington Nationals are left to wonder where their bullpen stands. They have just two lefties for the 'pen on the roster right now, Zach Duke and Bill Bray. Both pitched in the minors last years. Now, Washington must search for some reinforcements. One such option may be J.P. Howell.
According to Mark...
Mike Gonzalez has seen a decline in his productivty in recent years. That's probably part of why he did not get a longer deal this offseason. However, Gonzalez did get a deal. According to sources, he has signed with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the deal to be a one-year contract.
Source: #Brewers agree with Mike Gonzalez.