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Edgar Gonzalez | Second Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/14/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 182
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs signed INF Edgar Gonzalez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Iowa.
Adrian's older brother played with Iowa and in Japan in 2012 but hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2009. He's merely organizational depth. Wed, Jul 3, 2013 09:41:00 PM

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Edgar Gonzalez is hoping to return to play in the states this season.

Adrian's older brother played in Japan in 2012. The 34-year-old hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2009 and would require only a minor league deal.
Sun, Nov 18, 2012 01:19:00 PM

Cubs released 2B Edgar Gonzalez.

Adrian's older brother, Edgar signed a minor league pact with the Cubs this offseason and was expected to provide organizational depth. He is expected to try and play in Japan. Gonzalez spent 2010 with Japan's Yomiuri Giants.
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 04:52:00 PM

Cubs signed 2B Edgar Gonzalez to a minor league contract.

Adrian's older brother, Gonzalez batted .315/.378/.457 with 14 homers and 14 steals at Triple-A Fresno in the Giants organization this past season. The 33-year-old will provide minor league depth.
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 01:16:00 PM

Giants signed INF Edgar Gonzalez to a minor league contract.

Gonzalez spent 2010 with Japan's Yomiuri Giants after receiving no interest from major league clubs. He hit just .216/.278/.373 with four home runs and 18 RBI for the Padres back in 2009 while battling a few injuries. The Giants probably won't call him up to the bigs this year unless faced with a rash of injuries.
Thu, Feb 10, 2011 10:10:00 PM

Edgar Gonzalez signed a contract with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan.

Edgar, the brother of Adrian Gonzalez, batted just .216/.278/.373 with four homers and 18 RBI during an injury-marred 2009 campaign. He told the Associated Press that he is "very excited to play for a team with such a rich tradition" in Japan. A nice season overseas could net him a deal state-side next winter.
Source: MLB.com
Fri, Jan 8, 2010 08:57:00 AM

The Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League are expected to acquire infielder Edgar Gonzalez, according to Kyodo News.

Gonzalez, the older brother of Adrian, was limited to just 153 at-bats last season due to post-concussion syndrome and a shoulder injury. The 31-year-old infielder batted .216/.278/.373 with four homers and 18 RBI and planned to opt for free agency after the Padres outrighted him to Triple-A Portland in November.
Source: Kyodo News
Thu, Jan 7, 2010 09:54:00 AM

According to Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Edgar Gonzalez plans to opt for free agency rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A Portland.

The Padres dropped him from their 40-man roster on Wednesday. "I think this is the end of my run here," Gonzalez said. "I love San Diego. And the Padres gave me an opportunity that I'm thankful for. But my future is probably elsewhere." Limited to just 153 at-bats this season due to post-concussion syndrome, Gonzalez batted .216/.278/.373 with four homers and 18 RBI while being a liability in the field. It will be interesting to see if his brother Adrian follows him out the door this winter.
Thu, Nov 5, 2009 09:14:00 AM

Edgar Gonzalez left Tuesday's game in the seventh inning with a partial dislocation of his left shoulder.

Gonzalez's season is almost surely over. The utilityman was hitting .209/.270//.358 in 148 at-bats going into Tuesday's game.
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 12:59:00 AM

Padres activated Edgar Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list.

Gonzalez has been out since July 19 with post-concussion symptoms, including a long bout with vertigo. He was batting .190 with four homers and 12 runs batted in before the sudden injury.
Tue, Sep 1, 2009 08:07:00 PM

Edgar Gonzalez has been suffering from vertigo since landing on the disabled list July 19 with a concussion.

Gonzalez has been able to hit and run, but at times becomes dizzy. "They pushed me back and did a little manipulation with my head to try to get my balance back," he said Tuesday. "I can't move my head up or down for three days." He won't be activated until the dizzy spells no longer occur.
Wed, Aug 5, 2009 11:02:00 AM

Padres placed infielder Edgar Gonzalez on the 15-day day disabled list, retroactive to July 19, with a concussion.

Gonzalez was nailed in the head with a pitch Saturday night and required a cart to pull him off the field. He spent a night in the hospital and could need more than the allotted two weeks to get right mentally.
Mon, Jul 20, 2009 06:42:00 PM

Edgar Gonzalez was released from the hospital Sunday, but he'll go on the DL after getting hit in the head by a Jason Hammel pitch on Saturday.

Gonzalez is believed to have suffered a concussion, but no fractures were found. Oscar Salazar figures to replace him as the Padres' primary second baseman until David Eckstein returns.
Sun, Jul 19, 2009 09:08:00 PM

Edgar Gonzalez departed Saturday night's game on a medical cart after being nailed in the head with a pitch.

Gonzalez looked dazed as trainers transported him off the field. We'll go ahead and guess he suffered a fairly severe concussion. A trip to the disabled list is highly probable.
Sun, Jul 19, 2009 12:24:00 AM

Edgar Gonzalez was unavailable Friday night because of a swollen right hand.

Gonzalez suffered the injury during an at-bat in Wednesday's game: "I hit the ball on the handle just above my hands and it felt strange. I looked down at my hand and it was swelling up. It was really swollen Thursday." He could easily sit out the last two games.
Sat, Sep 27, 2008 11:11:00 AM