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Marwin (oblique) out of lineup vs. Mariners

First baseman Marwin Gonzalez was scratched from the Astros' starting lineup about 45 minutes prior to Saturday's game against the Mariners with right oblique tightness. Yuli Gurriel replaced him in the lineup, batting seventh.
2 days ago

Astros manager A.J. Hinch once decided to bench Alex Bregman by picking his name out of a hat

Unless you haven’t been following baseball over the first two months of the season, you know that the Houston Astros are quite good. At 42-17, they have the best record in baseball and already have a 13 game lead in the AL West.One of the team’s major strengths is its offensive depth – all but one of their offensive starters and bench players (outfielder Nori Aoki) has a wRC...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: Could Marwin Gonzalez make the All-Star Team?

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25 days ago

Major League Baseball officially has too many damn home runs

Through a wide lens, looking at the big-picture direction of the game, there’s no question what has been the biggest storyline of this baseball season. It’s not Bryce Harper’s resurgence or the Mets’ misfortune or the Cubs’ poor start or Aaron Judge’s breakout.It’s the home runs. All 1,923 of them in the first two months of the season.Not only is Major League Baseball...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros: Should Marwin Gonzalez be an All-Star this year?

Time to vote for #AllStarWin Gonzalez to represent the Astros in the 2017 All-Star game. There is a tiny movement going around Astros Twitter that should gain national steam. Vote for Marwin Gonzalez for the All-Star game. You may be thinking that no one should vote for a utility player for the All-Star game. The […] Astros: Should Marwin Gonzalez be an All-Star this year? - Climbing...
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27 days ago

The Houston Astros’ Jack of all trades

With the month of May coming to an end, teams are beginning their campaigns to get as many of their players to the All-Star game as possible. For the Houston Astros’ marquee players like Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, such campaigns are not needed. However, for Houston’s super-utility man, Marwin Gonzalez, a campaign is needed for him to get the recognition he deserves. Unless...
May 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Marwin Gonzalez, Astros finalize $3,725,000, 1-year contract

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) First baseman Marwin Gonzalez and the Houston Astros have finalized a one-year contract worth $3,725,000, a deal that avoided salary arbitration. The deal, announced Thursday, includes a 2018 club option worth $5,125,000 and has awarded bonuses. When the sides exchanged proposed salaries last month, Gonzalez asked for a raise from $2 million to $4.2...
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February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

AP source: Marwin Gonzalez, Astros agree at $3,725,000

A person familiar with the negotiations says first baseman Marwin Gonzalez and the Houston Astros have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $3,725,000. The deal includes a 2018 club option worth $5,125,000, the person told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced....
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February 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Food Vendor Gets Nailed By Foul Ball, Takes It Like A Champ

A foul ball off the bat of Marwin Gonzalez on Tuesday night left one unsuspecting food vendor with a bruised backside. Batting in the third inning of a game against the Oakland A’s, the Houston Astros first baseman roped a foul down the left field line that nailed a poor stadium employee (we’ll call him “Vendor No. 104”) right in the booty. One look at No. 104’s face...
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Gonzalez's homer lifts Astros over Indians 5-3 in 16 innings

HOUSTON (AP) Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the 16th inning to give the Houston Astros a 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday. Carlos Correa reached on an infield single to start the inning, Houston's first hit since the seventh. One out later, Gonzalez sent one into the seats in right field off Cody Anderson (0-3) to hand Houston its third victory in five games...
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May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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