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Urshela, Gonzalez set for battle over utility spot

There are no starting jobs available, but the Indians do have a utility job available off the bench. Urshela and Erik Gonzalez -- both sure-handed defenders -- are vying for that spot on the Opening Day roster.
1 day ago

Gonzalez giving his all to make Indians' roster

Erik Gonzalez looked down at his right foot, and the worst possible thought crossed his mind. Officially, Gonzalez was diagnosed with an ankle contusion Wednesday. Unofficially, it's not a big deal, and it's not going to keep him off the field for what is an important spring for him.
16 days ago

Could Gio Urshela or Erik Gonzalez be traded before Opening Day?

Morning News and Notes for Feb 21 Indians manager Terry Francona has anxiety over the looming decision the Indians will need to make on their infield. Gio Urshela and Erik Gonzalez are both out of options, and there isn’t likely to be room for both of them on the squad. Obviously, things could change between now and opening day, but it makes you wonder: Could one of them be traded...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Just something about Erik Gonzalez

He’s a utility guy. Nobody ever writes about him. It’s February, so why not? Utility players don’t get a lot of love most times. They’re rarely flashy, don’t usually have a huge hand in winning, and when you’re seeing them play it usually means your favorite player is taking the day off. And sometimes they bat at literally the team’s biggest moment in twenty years and hit like, well...
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February 14, 2018  |  Discuss

Erik Gonzalez provides flexibility the Indians need

Erik Gonzalez may turn himself into an interesting trade deadline piece, but it’s not the worst thing in the world if he sticks around, either. It’s the little things that make a baseball team a champion. You need your superstar batters, you need your ace pitchers, but you also need some depth. Sometimes you need multiple players on the bench to spell your infielders, and sometimes...
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June 12, 2017  |  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 success...
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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 the...
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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

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