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Gonzalez Germen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rockies recalled RHP Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Germen has a 4.63 ERA in 11 2/3 innings this season for the Rockies. He'll be used in low-leverage situations. Aug 14 - 5:05 PM

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Rockies optioned RHP Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A Albuquerque.

The move clears a roster spot for top pitching prospect Jon Gray, who will make his major league debut on Tuesday night. Germen has a 4.63 ERA in 11 2/3 innings (one start, seven relief appearances) this season for the Rockies.
Aug 4 - 5:59 PM

Gonzalez Germen will get the start in Friday's contest with the Braves.

The Rockies just picked up Germen off waivers from the Cubs. While pitching for Triple-A Iowa, he held a 5-1 record and a 3.78 ERA. He had been throwing exclusively in a relief role, so Friday's start could be on the shorter side of things.
Jul 10 - 5:45 PM

Rockies claimed RHP Gonzalez Germen off waivers from the Cubs; optioned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Germen was designated for assignment by the Cubs over the weekend. The 27-year-old will serve as bullpen depth in the minors.
Jul 7 - 3:44 PM

Cubs designated RHP Gonzalez Germen for assignment.

Germen posted a 3.78 ERA in 24 relief outings for Triple-A Iowa and also had a brief stint with the Cubs in April. The 27-year-old has now been designated for assignment four times since December.
Jul 4 - 6:57 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A Iowa.

Germen had allowed five earned runs in six innings for the Cubs. He may get another look later this year.
May 5 - 4:58 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Iowa.

Germen had been unscored upon in his first four appearances at Iowa. He'll give the Cubs' taxed bullpen another arm.
Apr 19 - 1:24 PM

Cubs sent RHP Gonzalez Germen outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Germen cleared waivers after being removed from the 40-man roster an will be invited to spring training. The righty has a career 4.31 ERA and 64/30 K/BB ratio over 64 2/3 innings and has a chance to be a solid middle reliever.
Feb 13 - 4:10 PM

Cubs designated RHP Gonzalez Germen for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Drake Britton on the Cubs' 40-man roster. Germen has already bounced around to four different teams since mid-December and he could soon add a fifth to the list.
Feb 4 - 3:17 PM

Cubs claimed RHP Gonzalez Germen off waivers from the Rangers.

German has been a popular commodity this winter, going from the Mets to the Yankees and then to the Rangers before arriving now with the Cubs. He boasts a career 4.31 ERA over 64 2/3 innings with the Mets and will have an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Cubs' Opening Day bullpen.
Jan 23 - 7:11 PM

Rangers designated RHP Gonzalez Germen for assignment.

The Rangers recently acquired Germen from the Yankees for cash considerations on Tuesday. However, the club needed to make room on the 40-man roster for catcher Carlos Corporan, acquired from the Astros on Wednesday. Germen has a career 4.31 ERA and a 64/30 K/BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings compiled over parts of two seasons with the Mets.
Jan 21 - 12:14 PM

Rangers acquired RHP Gonzalez Germen from the Yankees for cash considerations.

Germen was pushed off the Yankees' 40-man roster last week to clear a spot for Chris Martin. Germen, 27, owns a 4.31 ERA and 64/30 K/BB ratio in 64 2/3 major league innings. He will be battling for a spot in the Rangers' Opening Day bullpen this spring.
Jan 20 - 5:40 PM

Yankees designated RHP Gonzalez Germen for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Chris Martin on the 40-man roster. Germen was just claimed off waivers from the Mets about a month ago and it's possible someone else will take a chance on him now. He has shown the potential to be a useful bullpen piece.
Jan 13 - 1:32 PM

Yankees acquired RHP Gonzalez Germen from the Mets in exchange for cash considerations.

German got off to a nice start last season but eventually wound up with a 4.75 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 30 1/3 innings. He did strike out 31 and isn't a bad investment as a middle relief option.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 02:51:00 PM

Mets designated RHP Gonzalez Germen for assignment.

Germen had an underwhelming 4.75 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 31/14 K/BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings this past season for New York. He was moved off the 40-man roster Monday to clear a spot for first baseman John Mayberry Jr. The 27-year-old righty could draw interest on waivers.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 01:53:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Dustin Garneau
3Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
3Matt McBride
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Chad Bettis
4Chris Rusin
5Yohan Flande
6Jon Gray
7Jordan Lyles
8Tyler Chatwood
9Tyler Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3Scott Oberg
4Christian Friedrich
5Christian Bergman
6Gonzalez Germen
7Jairo Diaz
8Simon Castro
9Jason Gurka
10Adam Ottavino