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Marwin Gonzalez | Third Baseman | #9

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 203
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / CHC
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Marwin Gonzalez smashed his first home run of the season on Sunday in a losing effort against the Red Sox.
His solo shot off Red Sox starter Henry Owens got the Astros on the board in the second inning. Gonzalez has been struggling at the plate in the early going, slashing a mere .250/.270/.417 with two RBI. Apr 25 - 1:13 AM

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Marwin Gonzalez went 0-for-3 before being lifted from Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

Gonzalez was incredibly hot all spring, yet here he is with a .192/.222/.269 line in his first 26 regular-season at-bats. With Tyler White now secure at first base, it doesn't look like Gonzalez will see as much playing time as expected going forward.
Apr 21 - 12:52 AM

Marwin Gonzalez will start at first base and bat eighth Tuesday against the Yankees.

This game was supposed to be played on Monday afternoon, but it had to be postponed due to wet and chilly weather conditions in the New York City area. Gonzalez is getting the Opening Day over Tyler White, who should ultimately claim the majority of the playing time at first base until top prospect A.J. Reed arrives.
Apr 4 - 10:13 AM

Marwin Gonzalez went 2-for-3 and hit his fourth homer of the spring Tuesday against the Nationals.

The homer came off Gio Gonzalez. Marwin was expected to play some first base and third base against lefties this year, while serving as a backup at the middle infield spots as well, but he's making a case for the starting job at first with his huge spring. He hit .279/.317/.442 in his 344 at-bats last season, so it's not completely outlandish.
Mar 15 - 4:50 PM

Astros and INF Marwin Gonzalez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

Terms of the deal aren't known. Gonzalez batted .279/.317/.442 with 12 homers for the Astros last season and should see plenty of playing time off the bench again this campaign.
Jan 15 - 3:39 PM

Marwin Gonzalez (finger) is back in the Astros' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Angels.

Gonzalez has been bothered by soreness in his left index finger for over a week, but it's apparently feeling much better now. He will start in left field and bat sixth Tuesday versus Angels left-hander Hector Santiago.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 04:09:00 PM

Marwin Gonzalez (finger) is available to pinch-hit right-handed on Monday.

His left index finger remains too sore to hit left-handed. "It feels a little better," Gonzalez said. "Still ways to go, I've been swinging 60 percent in the cage the last two days, just right-handed. I haven't tried left-handed, it hurts more left-handed. Getting closer."
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 09:13:00 PM

Marwin Gonzalez (finger) remained out of the Astros' lineup Sunday.

He's sat out four straight and six out of the last seven due to a sore left index finger. Luis Valbuena is at first base.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Marwin Gonzalez (thumb) remained out of the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Athletics.

It's his third absence in a row and his fifth in the last six games. Gonzalez isn't sure when he'll return to the lineup. He's mostly played first base since the arrival of Carlos Correa. Luis Valbuena will play that position on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 06:35:00 PM

Marwin Gonzalez will be unavailable Friday after his left index finger swelled up on him again.

Gonzalez returned to aciton on Wednesday but had to be removed after just four innings. It's unclear at this point how long Gonzalez might be sidelined, but this certainly isn't an encouraging development. Chris Carter is at first base Friday.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 05:03:00 PM

Marwin Gonzalez (finger) is back in the Astros' lineup Wednesday night against the Rangers.

Gonzalez missed two games with a swollen left index finger. He is starting at third base and hitting seventh in his return Wednesday versus Rangers lefty Martin Perez.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 04:28:00 PM

Marwin Gonzalez (finger) remained out of the Astros' lineup Tuesday.

He's missed two straight contests with a swollen left index finger. Gonzalez, who has been getting the bulk of the starts at first base of late, is day-to-day. Chris Carter is handling first Tuesday.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 08:44:00 PM

Marwin Gonzalez is dealing with a swollen finger.

X-rays on the finger were negative, but it's unclear whether Gonzalez is available off the bench Monday. He's hitting .278/.316/.432 with 10 homers for the Astros this season.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 05:40:00 PM

Marwin Gonzalez hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning as the Astros topped the Rays 3-2 on Tuesday.

Gonzalez took Rays closer Brad Boxberger deep to cap the comeback win. He also had an RBI double in the game, finishing a triple shy of the cycle. Gonzalez has eight homers, 27 RBI, 32 runs scored and a .274/.313/.444 batting line on the season.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 12:15:00 AM

Marwin Gonzalez (foot, heel) is available off the bench for the Astros on Wednesday.

Gonzalez took pitches off his right foot and left Achilles on Tuesday night, but he's fine. The utility infielder is batting .257/.289/.411 in 68 games this season.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 04:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Max Stassi
3Erik Kratz
1B1Tyler White
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Scott Feldman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Ken Giles
3Pat Neshek
4Tony Sipp
5Will Harris
6Josh Fields
7Chris Devenski
8Michael Feliz