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Gonzalez Germen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Mets recalled RHP Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Las Vegas.

German has put up a 5.27 ERA over 22 relief appearances with the Mets this season. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 04:12:00 PM

Mets optioned RHP Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A Las Vegas.

German has put up a 5.27 ERA over 22 relief appearances with the Mets this season. He's being replaced on the roster by Bartolo Colon, who returns from the bereavement list.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 05:31:00 PM

Mets recalled RHP Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Las Vegas.

He'll take the roster spot of Bartolo Colon, who was placed on the bereavement list. Germen owns a 4.78 ERA and 26/11 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings with the Mets this season and has been pitching well of late in Triple-A. He figures to operate in middle relief in his return to the majors.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 11:32:00 PM

The Mets are expected to call up Gonzalez Germen to replace Bartolo Colon on the active roster.

Colon left the Mets on Monday to tend to his sick mother and will be placed on the bereavement list. Germen owns a 4.78 ERA and 26/11 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings with the big club this season and has been pitching well of late in Triple-A.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 04:20:00 PM

Mets optioned RHP Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A Las Vegas.

He's clearing room for the return of Dillon Gee (lat), who will start Wednesday. Germen has struck out 26 over 26 1/3 innings but holds a 4.78 ERA this season.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 11:14:00 PM

Mets activated RHP Gonzalez Germen from the 15-day disabled list.

Germen missed over a month of action due to a virus and an abscess in an undisclosed location. He returns to a 3.56 ERA with 17 strikeouts over 17 2/3 relief frames for the Mets.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 10:51:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Gonzalez Germen (virus, abscess) is "close" to returning.

Germen has made four rehab appearances, including pitching on back-to-back days Friday and Saturday. He's likely to replace Dana Eveland in the Mets' bullpen once ready.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 02:44:00 PM

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2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
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4Kyle Hendricks
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6Phil Coke
7Edwin Jackson
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