Mike Gonzalez RP WAS 6 Days
Nationals signed LHP Mike Gonzalez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Gonzalez posted a rough 4.68 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 50 innings last season for the Brewers. The 35-year-old left-hander will have to make a great impression in Nationals camp to secure an Opening Day bullpen spot.
Mike Gonzalez RP WAS 9 Months
Mike Gonzalez allowed a walk-off three-run homer to Carlos Pena to take the loss in Milwaukee's 7-4 setback against Houston.
The 10th inning started well enough for the veteran lefty, as he struck out the first two batters he faced. Unfortunately, in the latter whiff, Gonzalez' wild pitch allowed Carlos Corporan to reach first. J.D. Martinez' double was followed by Pena's game-ending 413-foot charge to right. Thursday's outing inflated Gonzalez' ERA from 2.66 to 3.75. The left-handed specialist has a 34/14 K/BB rate over 24 innings.
Mike Gonzalez RP WAS Mar 01 '13
Mike Gonzalez struggled in his Brewers debut on Friday, allowing two runs on three hits in his inning of work.
Gonzalez struck out one in the outing. Most of the damage came via a two run double off the bat of Carlos Gonzalez. He's expected to serve as the primary left-hander in the Brewers bullpen this season, and could even be in the conversation for saves should John Axford face another bout of extreme wildness.
Mike Gonzalez RP WAS Jan 08 '13
Mike Gonzalez's new contract with the Brewers includes incentives based on games finished.
Gonzalez finalized a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Brewers on Monday. The 34-year-old southpaw would earn an additional $50,000 for 25 games finished, $75,000 each for 30 and 35 games finished and $100,000 apiece for 40 and 50 games finished. He's set to serve as a set-up man, but the incentives are there in case he replaces John Axford at closer.
Mike Gonzalez RP WAS Jan 07 '13
Brewers signed LHP Mike Gonzalez to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.
Gonzalez can earn more through incentives. He'll join fellow former Nationals reliever Tom Gorzelanny in the Brew Crew's bullpen as the club's two southpaw. Gonzalez posted a 3.03 ERA and 39/16 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings with the Nats in 2012.
Mike Gonzalez RP WAS Dec 28 '12
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Brewers have signed Mike Gonzalez.
Terms of the deal aren't known at this time. The Brewers have now remade their left-handed relief corps, bringing in former Nationals relievers Gonzalez and Tom Gorzelanny. Gonzalez posted a 3.03 ERA and 39/16 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings with the Nats in 2012.
Mike Gonzalez RP WAS Dec 20 '12
Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that the Nationals and Reds continue to pursue free agent left-hander Mike Gonzalez.
We heard back in November that about 10 teams were interested in Gonzalez, but it appears the field has narrowed to two potential contenders. The 34-year-old southpaw posted a 3.03 ERA and 39/16 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings with the Nats in 2012.
Mike Gonzalez RP WAS Nov 03 '12
Mike Gonzalez told the Washington Post that "about 10 teams" have shown interest in him this offseason.
Gonzalez, a left-handed specialist, posted a 3.03 ERA in 47 appearances this season and is reportedly seeking a multi-year contract. The 34-year-old free agent reliever hasn't ruled out returning to the Nationals.
Mike Gonzalez RP WAS Sep 06 '12
Mike Gonzalez was ejected from Thursday's game against the Cubs in the sixth inning for his involvement in a benches-clearing incident.
Both benches cleared after Cubs' right-hander Lendy Castillo threw inside on Bryce Harper. It's not clear what Gonzalez did to get the boot, as cameras didn't show him throwing a punch, but he was yelling across the scrum at a few members of the Cubs.
Mike Gonzalez RP WAS May 08 '12
Nationals signed LHP Mike Gonzalez to a minor league contract.
Gonzalez will report to the Nats' spring training complex in Viera, Florida this week to get properly tuned up. He held left-handed batters to a .214/.264/.311 slash line last season and could be a useful piece in the Washington bullpen at some point this summer.