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Gonzalez, Rodriguez, Martinez vying for Cleveland Indians utility role

Morning News and Notes for February 22, 2017 Z's are wild! The Indians UI job candidates are Erik Gonzalez, Ronny Rodriguez, and because he has compromising video of Terry Francona, Michael Martinez. Another guy whose name ends with a "Z"—Yandy Diaz—does not have the same Opening Day roster prospects that Tyler Naquin[z] did in 2016. Neither do Brad Zimmer and Greg Allen. ...
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Erik Gonzalez is our No. 14 Cleveland Indians prospect. Who should be No. 15?

Gonzalez has little left to prove in AAA yet nowhere to go in Cleveland. Erik Gonzalez found his way to Cleveland in 2016 and made his MLB debut on July 16 against the Minnesota Twins. He pinch hit late in the game and promptly struck out. His first MLB hit would come 3 days later against the Royals, and his next hit wouldn't come until September 27 where he went 3-for-3 against...
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January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Indians minor league recap: Erik Gonzalez returns to ripping up Triple-A pitching

A lot of offense, but a quiet day for top prospects. Erik Gonzelez's time in the majors may have been short, and he may have been under-utilized, but he continues to hit well against Triple-A pitching, with another big game last night. On the season, he is now slashing .295/.326/.416 with six home runs for the Columbus Clippers, some of his best marks at any levels in the minors...
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August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Clevinger, Shawn Armstrong, Erik Gonzalez selected to Triple-A All-Star team

Now to watch them do it in the majors soon. A trio of Columbus Clippers players, as well as manager Chris Tremie will be participating in the Triple-A All-Star game on July 17 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Congratulations 2016 Triple-A All-Stars Shawn Armstrong, Erik Gonzalez, and Mike Clevinger!! — Columbus Clippers (@CLBClippers...
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June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

On Lindor’s Heels, Erik Gonzalez Looks for a Hole to Fill

It might be a sin to talk about a shortstop other than Francisco Lindor right now – the youngster, who was in the running for Rookie of the Year last season, was all Indians fans could talk about for what seemed like years as they wondered when he would be ready, when the organization would push him up to the big leagues, and when he could replace the likes of Asdrubal Cabrera...
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March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Lost In The Crowd: Erik Gonzalez

It says a lot about the depth the Indians have at the middle infield positions when one of the team’s ten best prospects may never play meaningful innings with the team because there are two players younger and better than him. If you couldn’t guess by the title of this post and the scenario laid out in the previous sentence, I am speaking of Erik Gonzalez. Despite the recent...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzalez Waits his Turn in Crowded Infield

Jason Kipnis has a lockdown on the Indians second base job for the foreseeable future. Third base seems to be Lonnie Chisenhall’s. Shortstop currently belongs to youngster Jose Ramirez while super-prospect Francisco Lindor breathes down his neck. First base is already a log jam of veterans with Carlos Santana, Nick Swisher and Brandon Moss all capable of playing there. Such is...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzalez Has Big Shoes to Fill at Akron

With some big shoes to fill, Erik Gonzalez is up for the challenge of replacing top prospect Francisco Lindor at Double-A Akron. Lindor was promoted to Triple-A Columbus on July 21, and Gonzalez was in Akron the next day. After spending most of the first part of the season in High-A Carolina, Gonzalez is going to slide right into the lineup and be the everyday shortstop in Akron...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting to know your prospects: Erik Gonzalez

Name: Erik Gonzalez Position: Shortstop Current team: High-A Carolina Mudcats Age: 22 Height: 6'1" Weight: 165 Bats: Right Throws: Right Facts & Info: Gonzalez was signed by the Indians as an undrafted free agent in August 2008 out of the Dominican Republic. He was added to the Indians 40-man roster in November. He played winter ball in the offseason for Leones del Escogido and...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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