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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Alex Gonzalez agrees to return to Brewers

When you have a chance to pay a million bucks to a 36 year old shortstop coming off ACL surgery you have to take it.

Two days after saying he was still looking to add another infielder, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has found one - and a familiar one, at that.

The Brewers agreed to a one-year deal with shortstop Alex Gonzalez on Tuesday. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that the deal is worth $1.5 million and gives Gonzalez the opportunity to earn an additional $1 million in incentives.

The Brewers didn’t announce the deal because Gonzalez has yet to complete his physical - an important step because Gonzalez is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

They also need to clear a spot on their 40-man roster to make room for Gonzalez.

Gonzalez, who will turn 36 on Feb. 15, was the Brewers’ starting shortstop to begin the 2012 season.

In 24 games, he hit .259 with four home runs and 15 runs batted in. Perhaps even more important, he solidified the defense up the middle before being lost for the season in early May when he injured his knee sliding into second base in San Francisco.

Gonzalez was also a popular player among teammates.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 31, 2013 at 10:58 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: alex gonzalez, brewers, free agents

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   1. ColonelTom Posted: January 31, 2013 at 01:21 PM (#4359238)
Nice signing by the Brewers. If Segura struggles, they have a solid backup option at a reasonable price.
   2. Edgar James Olmos (chris h.) Posted: January 31, 2013 at 01:24 PM (#4359241)
Which Alex Gonzalez is this? I can never keep them straight.
   3. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: January 31, 2013 at 01:27 PM (#4359247)
Which Alex Gonzalez is this? I can never keep them straight.


Sea Bass.
   4. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: January 31, 2013 at 02:34 PM (#4359368)
This one was born in Venezuela and is mostly known for his early days with the Marlins.

While looking at one of the other Alex Gonzalezezez (the one who is as American as a whistle) he wins the Gaylord Perry award for bouncing around in 2004. He played 37 games for the Cubs, 35 for Les Expos, and 11 for the Padres.

There are 3 minor leaguers with the same name as well. Too bad B-Ref didn't adopt the practice of carrying the family history in the name, that way it would be easier to tell these guys apart. Of course, then he'd have to buy a new N.A.S. box to store all those extra names.
   5. RJ in TO Posted: January 31, 2013 at 02:42 PM (#4359374)
Which Alex Gonzalez is this? I can never keep them straight.

The one who didn't get a big contract from Gord Ash on the basis of a 38 game fluke.
   6. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: January 31, 2013 at 03:01 PM (#4359387)
Sea Bass has the alternating good-bad thing going on at the plate:

Year OPS+
1998  40
1999  91
2000  40
2001  78
2002  66
2003  96
2004  79
2005  85
2006  75
2007  99
[minors in 2008]
2009  65
2010  98
2011  74
2012 107 


The peaks weren't so high in 2001 and 2005, but they were better than the surrounding years. Based on this in-depth analysis, I say this is a bad signing by the Brewers. They should have gotten him on a two-year deal.

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