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Tigers release Alex Gonzalez

Alex Gonzalez, who was replacing shortstop Jose Iglesias for the 2014 season, didn’t turn out as planned for the Detriot Tigers as the club announced Sunday morning that they have let loose of the veteran shortstop.Prior to today’s game the #Tigers unconditionally released Alex Gonzalez and purchased the contract of Danny Worth from Triple A Toledo.— Detroit Tigers (@tigers...
Via Baseball Essential
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers release Alex Gonzalez, call up Danny Worth

DETROIT -- Dave Dombrowski hasn't made two many bad trades in his decade as Tigers president.   He seems to have missed on one this spring, though. Less than a month after acquiring 37-year-old shortstop Alex Gonzalez from the Baltimore Orioles for Steve Lombardozzi, the Tigers released him on Sunday. After a walk-off hit on Opening Day, Gonzalez slumped to a .167 average with only...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Surprise! Trading for a 37-year-old shortstop who can’t field or hit didn’t end well

The trade for Alex Gonzalez had "desperation" written all over it from Day 1. #Tigers — Tony Paul (@TonyPaul1984) April 20, 2014
Via The Outside Corner
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Gonzalez gets two big hits for Tigers, including 2014′s first walkoff

Keeping in mind that we shouldn’t overreact to anything that occurs on Opening Day, Tigers fans rode quite the emotional roller coaster on Monday in regards to new shortstop Alex Gonzalez. Trading for the 37-year-old infielder was a head-scratching move for Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski. Yes, the team needed a shortstop following the likely season-ending stress fractures...
Via The Outside Corner
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers opening day observations

What a spectacular Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers that was eventually won 4-3 in walk-off fashion by the newest Tiger, Alex Gonzalez. Al Alburquerque and the bullpen were sharp Here are my Opening Day observations: Alex Gonzalez’s day didn’t start off so hot as he was 0-2 with an ugly error at shortstop. He later made a brilliant diving play to rob Kansas City of a hit,...
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Gonzalez's walk-off single lifts Tigers over Royals 4-3

DETROIT -- Alex Gonzalez drove in the winning run in his Detroit debut, lining a single to left off Greg Holland in the ninth inning that gave the Tigers a 4-3 Opening Day victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday. Acquired by Detroit following an injury to shortstop Jose Iglesias, Gonzalez made a costly error in Kansas City's three-run fourth but made up for that with a tying...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers solve shortstop dilemma, make Fister trade more bizarre

Orioles have acquired Steve Lombardozzi, 25, from Detroit for Alex Gonzalez, source says — Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) March 24, 2014
Via The Outside Corner
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers acquire SS Gonzalez from Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have acquired shortstop Alex Gonzalez from the Baltimore Orioles for utility infielder Steve Lombardozzi. The 25-year-old Lombardozzi hit .259 with two homers and 22 RBIs for the Washington Nationals last season and was dealt to Detroit in December for pitcher Doug Fister. Gonzalez, a 37-year-old infielder, has a .246 average with six major...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers trade Steve Lombardozzi to Baltimore for 37-year old SS Alex Gonzalez

The Tigers have confirmed reports that they have traded utilityman Steve Lombardozzi to the Orioles for 37-year old shortstop Alex Gonzalez.  Lombardozzi, 25, was just acquired from the Nationals in the Doug Fister trade in December. Gonzalez, who had 113 at bats for the Brewers in 2013 and hit .177 with one home run and eight RBIs, has not played a full season at short since 2011...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles sign INF Gonzalez to minor league deal

The Orioles have signed veteran infielder Alex Gonzalez to a minor league contract with an invitation to big spring training camp. Gonzalez, who turns 37 on Feb. 15, hit .177 in 41 games for Milwaukee last season. He made his major league debut with Florida in 1998 and has played 15 seasons, the last two with the Brewers. Gonzalez has seen action most as a shortstop, but last year...
Via Associated Press
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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