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ERIK GONZALEZ RUMORS

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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Indians Rumors: Cleveland could trade SS

The Cleveland Indians ended the 2014 season with a record of 85-77, third in the American League Central. The Indians were 11th in runs scored and 14th in team ERA. While a bounce back season from Michael Bourn, who appeared in only 106 games this season, would help, the Indians could also trade a shortstop to bolster the roster. #452112622 / gettyimages.com As reported by Terry...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor Happenings: Gonzalez's stock at shortstop is soaring

In today’s Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the strides that shortstop Erik Gonzalez has made defensively and as a player overall and how he fits into things for the Indians long term. He also looks at the struggles that Cody Anderson went through this season, the problems that caused them and what he needs to do to correct them. In addition to that he...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

RubberDucks Notebook: Gonzalez brings "energy" to Akron

Week Review The RubberDucks (59-51) were swept by at Richmond in a battle of the Eastern League Western division that gave the Flying Squirrels some breathing room at the top. Akron continued their road trip by splitting a four-game set with the Reading Fightin Phils, and the team began a series with the Bowie Baysox on Monday night with a loss, 12-4. The week was highlighted by...
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July 29, 2014  |  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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mudcats Notebook: Gonzalez making necessary strides

The Carolina Mudcats had one of their best weeks of the season this week, reeling off five wins in six games. The Mudcats took the final two games of a four-game set against Lynchburg and three of four against Winston-Salem. The team also put the finishing touches on a season-best five-game winning streak, which ended with Sunday’s loss to the Dash. At week’s end, Carolina sits...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mudcats Develop and Star as Carolina League Closes First Half

The Carolina Mudcats slogged its way through the first half of the season with a 29-38 record, placing the team 11.5 games behind first place Myrtle Beach in the Carolina League South Division. It was the second year in a row the Muddies finished in last place in the division during the first half of the campaign, although expectations were markedly different from this season entering...
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June 18, 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

2014 IBI Top 50 Prospects: #40 INF Erik Gonzalez

The IBI's 2014 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with infielder Erik Gonzalez. Gonzalez had an amazing 2013 season as he literally started the year in the spring as a prospect on the bubble in the organization and finished it on the 40-man roster and with a very good winter ball showing in the Dominican Republic. In this detailed scouting report, the IBI's Tony Lastoria...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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