Alex Gonzalez 1B/SS.. DET May 24 '13
Alex Gonzalez delivered a two-run double in Friday's win over the Pirates.
The Brewers couldn't get anything else going against A.J. Burnett and company, but it was enough for the victory. With the double, Gonzalez collected his first RBI since way back on May 2. The 36-year-old infielder is hitting just .188/.217/.248 through 37 games this season and can be ignored in most fantasy leagues.
Alex Gonzalez 1B/SS.. DET May 01 '13
Alex Gonzalez (hamstring) is back in Wednesday's lineup.
Gonzalez hasn't played since Saturday due to a tight left hamstring. The 36-year-old is batting just .175 with one homer and five RBI through 18 games this season.
Alex Gonzalez 1B/SS.. DET Apr 29 '13
Alex Gonzalez is sitting out for the second straight game Monday due to a tight left hamstring.
Gonzalez expects to be back in the lineup on Tuesday. "It's just kind of tightness," Gonzalez said. "It feels like when you get hit with a ball and you touch it. I'll have two nights off and I'll be back tomorrow. It's no big deal." Yuniesky Betancourt is at third base Monday, with Martin Maldonado covering first.
Alex Gonzalez 1B/SS.. DET Apr 27 '13
Alex Gonzalez went 3-for-4 and scored three times against the Dodgers on Friday.
He was good tonight, but the Brewers have hurt themselves a bunch by failing to come up with a better stopgap than Gonzalez for first base. He's started 17 games so far and hit .186 with one homer.
Alex Gonzalez 1B/SS.. DET Apr 12 '13
Alex Gonzalez has been diagnosed with a left hand contusion after being hit by a pitch during Friday's game.
X-rays came back negative, which has the Brewers' breathing a sigh of relief after all of the injuries they have had to deal with in the infield. He should be considered day-to-day, but seems like he'll avoid a trip to the disabled list.
Alex Gonzalez 1B/SS.. DET Apr 12 '13
Alex Gonzalez has been removed from Friday's game after getting hit on the hand by a pitch in the second inning.
Gonzalez remained in the game for a few innings before eventually coming out. Yuniesky Betancourt moved over to third base and Blake Lalli took over at first base. The Brewers can ill-afford another injury in the infield, so hopefully this turns out to be only a minor issue.
Alex Gonzalez 1B/SS.. DET Mar 10 '13
Alex Gonzalez is expected to be the Brewers' Opening Day first baseman.
All 1,903 of Gonzalez's games as a professional have come as a shortstop, but the Brewers are lacking options following the knee injuries to Corey Hart and Mat Gamel. The veteran infielder admits to not feeling comfortable at the position yet. "I can tell you it's not easy," he said. "You have to move around. It's totally different (from shortstop). I try to make adjustments and relax and let things happen. I'm doing the best I can."
Alex Gonzalez 1B/SS.. DET Feb 22 '13
According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the Dodgers pursued Alex Gonzalez this offseason to play third base, before he eventually signed with the Brewers.
The idea would have been for Gonzalez to play some third base, and to "push" shortstop Hanley Ramirez. This could mean that the Dodgers aren't entirely confident that Luis Cruz can handle the hot corner for the entire season.
Alex Gonzalez 1B/SS.. DET Feb 09 '13
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Saturday that he wants Alex Gonzalez to get some work in a first base, potentially serving as the backup to Mat Gamel there until Corey Hart is ready to return from the DL.
In his 14-year career, Gonzalez has played exclusively at shortstop, but could be able to make the transition defensively. It would also be a way to get his powerful bat in the lineup more often, especially against tough left-handers.
Alex Gonzalez 1B/SS.. DET Feb 06 '13
Brewers signed INF Alex Gonzalez to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported last week that Gonzalez could earn an additional $1 million with incentives. The soon-to-be 36-year-old appeared in just 24 games last season prior to undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. He's expected to function as a backup to 22-year-old Jean Segura.