MLB: Marlins ‘put in his fishbowl’ a Dominican utility player who plays seven positions

In a move that went unnoticed by Al Bat during the trading frenzy leading up to the December 1, 2021 lockout, Miami Marlins signed Dominican utility player Erik González, with a minor league deal, this at the end of November.

Because the Pittsburgh Pirates removed him from their 40-man roster men during the season, González (with more than three years of service in the MLB) had the option of choosing free agency this winter and now he will look for a new opportunity in South Beach, Florida:

Starting utility man Jon Berti and newcomer Joey Wendle already give him Miami has a lot of versatility, although positional flexibility is also Gonzalez’s calling card, as he has made at least one major league start at every position on the diamond except catcher and pitcher.

Much of Gonzalez’s experience has come as an infielder, as he has played primarily shortstop and third base during his six seasons with the then-Cleveland and Pittsburgh Indians.

Between his versatility and his particularly solid glove work in the hot corner, the 30-year-old veteran Gonzalez has pounded major league rosters despite a lack of offensive production:

The 6-foot-3 Gonzalez has only a .245/.276/.345 slash line to show in 853 major league plate appearances, and he also hit a modest .269/.311/.392 during his tenure. minor league career (3,287 at-bats).

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Injury woes didn’t help, as Gonzalez was sidelined for much of the 2019 campaign with a broken collarbone, also missing much of last season with an oblique strain.

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Marlins ‘put in his fishbowl’ a Dominican utility player who plays seven positions