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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 On-Base Talk
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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 20, 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

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 AP on Fox
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Gonzalez leaves game early with hand injury

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Alex Gonzalez left Friday's game against St. Louis after being hit on his left hand by a pitch. X-rays on Gonzalez's hand were negative, and the Brewers announced he left the game with a left hand contusion. Gonzalez was hit by a 92-mph fastball from Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller in the second inning but stayed in the game before coming...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers sticking with Alex Gonzalez at first

The Milwaukee Brewers will likely open the season with Alex Gonzalez as their everyday first basemen. Gonzalez has appeared in 1,903 major league games, yet none of them have come at first. The 36-year-old was signed to a one-year deal with the Brewers over the winter with the team planning to use him as a utility infielder. With Corey Hart out until May with a knee injury the Brewers...
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers sign free-agent SS Gonzalez

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free-agent shortstop Alex Gonzalez to a one-year major league deal, according to a source. Gonzalez will make $1.5 million and will have the opportunity to earn nearly $1 million more in performance bonuses. Gonzalez played just 24 games for the Brewers last season. In 2011 he hit .241 with 15 home runs and 56 RBI in 149 games for the Atlanta Braves...
Via Fox Sports
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers SS Gonzalez has torn ACL

Just when Milwaukee's road trip couldn't seem to get any longer, shortstop Alex Gonzalez slid into second base, turning his knee awkwardly Saturday in San Francisco. He rolled over, writhing in pain at the base and the Brewers promptly put Gonzalez on the 15-day DL. On Monday, the Brewers announced that Gonzalez's injury was much more serious than that. According to...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Gonzalez could be underrated acquisition

When Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin turned over three infield spots this offseason, two of the new guys got a lot of attention -- largely because of the man they are replacing. After Prince Fielder signed a 214 million free-agent contract with Detroit, the Brewers were left with holes at first base and in the cleanup spot, and much speculation centered on whether...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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