Alex Gonzalez

Alex Gonzalez #11

  • SS
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1" /210

Alex Gonzalez MLB Career Stats

5776 .245 157 690 30 .685

Alex Gonzalez Bio

  • Full Name: Alexander Luis Gonzalez
  • Nickname: Sea Bass
  • Born: 2/15/1977 in Cagua, Venezuela
  • High School: Liceo Ramon Bastidas, VEN
  • Debut: 8/25/1998
  • Last Game: 4/17/2014
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MLB Career Stats 5776 667 1418 157 690 30 .245 .290 .685


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Alex Gonzalez Stats

*Since 2006

Alex Gonzalez Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Alex Gonzalez Statcast Events


Alex Gonzalez Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2003 Florida NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
1999 Florida NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/29/2007 Cincinnati NL

Alex Gonzalez Leaderboards


Season 2B Rank
2001 36 20th in NL


Season 3B Rank
1999 8 7th in NL
2003 6 9th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2004 159 8th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2011 564 25th in NL


Season SO Rank
1999 113 21st in NL
2004 126 18th in NL
2011 126 18th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
1999 12 4th in NL
2001 10 13th in NL
2003 13 6th in NL
2007 8 25th in NL

Alex Gonzalez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 20, 2014 Detroit Tigers released SS Alex Gonzalez.
March 25, 2014 Detroit Tigers selected the contract of SS Alex Gonzalez from Toledo Mud Hens.
March 24, 2014 Detroit Tigers traded 2B Steve Lombardozzi to Baltimore Orioles for SS Alex Gonzalez.
March 24, 2014 SS Alex Gonzalez assigned to Toledo Mud Hens.
January 31, 2014 Baltimore Orioles signed free agent SS Alex Gonzalez to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
June 3, 2013 Milwaukee Brewers released 1B Alex Gonzalez.
February 6, 2013 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent 1B Alex Gonzalez.
November 3, 2012 SS Alex Gonzalez elected free agency.
October 29, 2012 Milwaukee Brewers activated SS Alex Gonzalez from the 60-day disabled list.
May 23, 2012 Milwaukee Brewers transferred SS Alex Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
May 6, 2012 Milwaukee Brewers placed SS Alex Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list. Right knee injury.
April 17, 2012 Milwaukee Brewers activated SS Alex Gonzalez from the paternity list.
December 12, 2011 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent Alex Gonzalez.
October 30, 2011 SS Alex Gonzalez elected free agency.
July 14, 2010 Dunedin Blue Jays Traded SS Tyler Pastornicky to Mississippi Braves; Atlanta Braves Traded LHP Jo-Jo Reyes and SS Yunel Escobar to Toronto Blue Jays; Toronto Blue Jays Traded SS Alex Gonzalez to Atlanta Braves and New Hampshire Fisher Cats Traded LHP Tim Collins to Mississippi Braves.
November 26, 2009 Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent Alex Gonzalez.
November 9, 2009 SS Alex Gonzalez elected free agency.
August 15, 2009 Boston Red Sox activated SS Alex Gonzalez.
August 14, 2009 Cincinnati Reds Traded SS Alex Gonzalez to Boston Red Sox and Salem Red Sox Traded SS Kristopher Negron to Sarasota Reds.
July 24, 2009 Alex Gonzalez roster status changed by Cincinnati Reds.
July 19, 2009 sent SS Alex Gonzalez on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
June 20, 2009 Cincinnati Reds placed SS Alex Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 19, 2009. Bone chips in his right elbow.

Alexander Luis Gonzalez Bio Info

Is married ... wife's name is Johanna ... the couple has three sons, Alexander Jr., Johander and Axe.


Played in 41 games for MIL, batting .177/.203/.230...Hit lone HR of the season, April 7 vs. ARI...Had season-high 3H and 3R, April 26 @LAD.

2012 Batted .259 with 4 HR and 15 RBI in 24 games with Milwaukee ... made 24 starts at shortstop. Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/6 with a torn ACL in his right knee ... suffered the injury on 5/5 at San Francisco while sliding on a stolen base. Underwent season-ending surgery on 5/17, performed by Dr. William Raasch. Was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 5/23. His 15 RBI ranked second on the team at the time of his injury (Ryan Braun-18) and second among National League shortstops (Starlin Castro, ChC-16). His vesting option for 2013 was not exercised ... was signed back as a free agent on 2/6/13. 2011 Batted .241 with 15 HR and 56 RBI in 149 games with Atlanta ... Made 146 starts, all at shortstop ... Posted a .981 fielding percentage, which ranked third in the National League and fifth in the Major Leagues from the shortstop position ... Ranked third in the National Leauge in home runs (15) as a shortstop, trailing only the Rockies' Troy Tulowitzi (30) and the Phillies' Jimmy Rollins (16) ... Belted his 150th career home run on 9/14 vs. Florida with a 3-run shot off Ricky Nolasco that snapped a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning of a 4-1 victory ... Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 12/12 2010 Split the 2010 campaign between the Toronto Blue Jays and Braves hitting .250 with 42 doubles, 23 home runs and 88 RBI...Was acquired by the Braves from the Blue Jays as part of a five-player trade on 7/15. In addition to Gonzalez the Braves acquired left-handed minor-league pitcher Tim Collins and minor-league SS Tyler Pastornicky in exchange for shortstop Yunel Escobar and left-handed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes...Played in 85 games for the Blue Jays and hit .259 with 25 doubles, 17 home runs and 50 RBI before being traded to the Braves on 7/14...At the time of the trade, ranked tied for fifth in the American League with 43 extra-base hits...In his first nine games with Atlanta (7/15-24), hit .361 (13-for-36)...Led all major league shortstops in doubles (42), was second in RBI (88) and third in home runs (23)...Ranked fourth among NL shortstops with a .974 fielding percentage (minimum 300 chances) in the second half of the season...Appeared in his third career postseason. Started all four Division Series games at shortstop.Went 3-for-15 (.200) with one double and two RBI...Clubbed a three-run walk-off homer in the 12th inning on 9/11 vs. STL. It was his first walk-off homer of the season and his first since 9/26/98 vs. PHI...Had four hits 7/22 vs. SD, matching his career high (eight times)...Hit safely in 10 consecutive games, 8/18-28: .368 (14-for-38) with five doubles and eight RBI...Over a 25-game stretch, 8/18-9-13, hit .309 (30-for-97) with eight doubles, two home runs and 17 RBI...Recorded his eighth career two-homer game 4/30 at OAK. 2009 Split the season between Cincinnati and Boston, his first Major League action since 2007 after missing all of 2008 with a compression fracture of his left knee... Hit .210 (51-for-243) with 3 home runs and 26 RBI in 68 games for the Reds... Was dealt to the Red Sox along with cash considerations on Aug. 14 for minor league infielder Kris Negron... LIKES BEANTOWN: Hit .284 (42-for-148) with 5 home runs and 15 RBI in 44 games for Boston... Was his 2nd stint for the Red Sox after appearing in 111 games for the club in 2006... FLASH THE LEATHER: Made only seven errors in 425 total chances at shortstop for a fielding percentage of .984, 6th among qualifying Major Leaguers... Appeared at shortstop for the Red Sox in 44 of the club's final 47 games (43 starts), posting a .994 (1 E/159 TC) fielding percentage in those contests... In 115 games without Gonzalez, the Red Sox were 8th in the A.L. with a .984 fielding percentage... From August 15 onward the Sox led the Majors with a .991 mark... Reached 20 doubles for the 8th time in his career... Combined to hit .291 (53-for-182) over his final 54 games of the season after snapping an 0-for-20 slide with a solo home run off Randy Wells on Aug. 3 vs. the Cubs... Was hitless in his first 17 at-bats to begin the season and posted a .171 (14-for-82) clip through his first 23 games of 2009... Went 14-for-43 (.326) over an 11-game span from May 19-31, raising his season average from .171 to .224 in that time... Was on Cincinnati's 15-day disabled list from June 20-July 23 and underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove 4 loose bodies from his right elbow on June 22. 2008 Missed the entire season with a compression fracture of his left knee...on 7/7 had seasonending micro fracture surgery (Dr. Timothy Kremchek)...didn't play in a spring training game or in a regularseason game...on 3/31 went on the disabled list and remained there the rest of the championship season... on 5/28 was transfered to the 60-day DL to make room on the roster for IF Andy Phillips. 2007 In his first season with the Reds tied for the club lead in doubles (27)...missed 28g while on the bereavement list 3 times (4/13-4/16, 7/14-7/20, 8/15-8/21) and the restricted list once (7/21-7/30)...was bothered late in the season by a bone bruise in his left knee and didn't make a start after 9/12...appeared in 5 of the Reds' last 17g of the season, all as a pinch hitter (1-5)...hit safely in 20 of his 24 previous starts prior to that knee injury (31-86, .360, 3hr, 14 rbi)...led the club with 52 starts batting seventh in the order and 98 starts at SS...from 4/23-4/29 shared with Phi's Chase Utley the National League Player of the Week Award (.520, 3hr, 6rbi, 9r) only 6g that week led the the NL in hits (13), HR (3), total bases (26) and slugging percentage (1.040)...a team-high 3 times hit the second of back-to-back HR (5/1 at Hou w/ Ken Griffey Jr., 5/7 vs Hou w/ Adam Dunn, 5/26 vs Pit w/ Edwin Encarnacion) April hit .329 (3hr, 10rbi)...on 4/24 at StL produced 4hits, 2hr, 5rbi, 11 total bases and 4 runs scored...tied career single-game highs in homers, RBI and hits and established new career highs in runs scored and total bases...the 11tb and 4r were the most by a Reds batter in a game all season...on 5/23 vs Wsh committed his only 2-error game since 8/16/04 at LAD...on 5/27 vs Pit hit his 100th career HR (off Tony Armas Jr.) the 12-inning, 1-0 victory vs Cle on 6/10 drove in the game's only run with a single off Adam Miller...from 6/16-6/18 committed an error in 3 consecutive games for only the fourth time in his career (9/4-9/7, 1999; 4/27-4/29, 2001; 4/26-4/30, 2005)...on 8/2 at Wsh homered off Mike Bacsik in his first plate appearance since 7/13 following a stint on the bereavement and then restricted list...on 8/25 vs Fla wore #13 in honor of Dave Concepcion, whose jersey was retired during pre-game ceremonies that night. 2006 For the Red Sox committed a career-low 7 errors (111g, 475tc) and led all American League shortstops with a club-record .985 fielding percentage...his 57-game errorless streak from 4/11-6/30, 2006 also was a record for Red Sox shortstops (Rico Petrocelli, 48g, 9/25/68-5/30/69)...the first 3 months of the season committed just 2 errors in 243 total chances (.992)...from 8/19-9/2 was on the disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle...on 8/3 was hitting a season-best .291 but then was bothered by the oblique injury and hit .122 (10-82) in his last 25g of the season...went 1-for-24 in his first 8g coming off the DL, including a season-high 0-for-22 skid (8/11-9/4)...from 6/17-7/3 produced a season-high 12-game hitting streak (.391)...on 9/14 at Bal made his 1,000th career appearance...on 6/27 and 6/28 vs NYM homered in consecutive games for the seventh time in his career...those homers began a streak in which he hit 6hr in 26g from 6/27-8/1...following the season played for Leones del Caracas in the Dominican Winter League (11g, .293, 1hr, 3rbi, 2sb). 2005 For the Marlins produced at least 30 doubles for the third straight season and for the fourth time in 5 years...his .319 on-base percentage was the highest of his 124 starts at shortstop posted a .974 fielding percentage...his career-best 17-game hitting streak (.302) from 6/9-6/27 was the longest by a Marlins batter all season and ranked T5th in the National League...also recorded a pair of 11-game hitting streaks, from 5/14-5/26 (.472) and from 6/29-7/9 (.326)...hit .300 in both May and September was bothered by a bone bruise on his right elbow and spent the latter part of the season as a pinch the offseason helped lead Venezuela to the 2006 Caribbean Series championship, its first since 1989...scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning of the decisive game vs the Dominican Republic...earlier in that series produced a walkoff homer to lead Venezuela to an 11-9 victory vs the Dominican Republic. 2004 With a career-high 23hr and 79rbi led all National League shortstops and established Marlins club records for that position...also set career bests with 67 runs scored and 159 apps...became the first Marlins middle infielder in club history to reach 20 homers...played in 1,351.2 of Florida's 1,439.0 innings (93.9%)...posted a .976 fielding percentage... recorded a pair of season-high 6-game hitting streaks, from 5/29-6/4 (.375) and from 8/10-8/15 (.455)...on 7/29 vs Phi tied his career high with 5rbi, including his first career grand slam (off Paul Abbott)...twice homered in consecutive games, on 7/9-7/10 and 9/23-9/24. 2003 Helped the Marlins win the World Series by establishing career highs in games (150), HR (18), RBI (77) and slugging percentage (.443)...among all National League shortstops ranked second in homers and third in RBI...posted a .976 fielding percentage, fifth-highest among NL shortstops...through April hit .352, eighthbest BA in the league...hit .310 in May and took a .324 overall mark into June...was hitting .300 through 7/2 but finished the season at .256 after hitting .203 in his last 72g...from 5/28-6/7 hit .419 during a season-high 10-game hitting streak...finished the regular season hitting safely in 9-11g...started all 17 of Fla's post-season games and produced one of the most dramatic homers in World Series history...his 12th-inning shot off Jeff Weaver in Game 4 was the first walkoff homer in Marlins post-season history and the 13th in World Series annals...became only the third player whose first career playoff homer was a World Series game-ender, joining Dusty Rhodes (of the 1954 New York Giants vs Cle) and Eddie Matthews (of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves vs NYY)...he became the third player to hit a walk-off home run against the Yankees in World Series play, joining Matthews and Bill Mazeroski, who connected for his famous Game 7 homer for the Pirates in 1960. 2002 Missed most of the season with a dislocated left shoulder that eventually required surgery...didn't play after 5/18 at SF, when he suffered the injury diving for a ground ball hit in the hole by Barry Bonds...on 7/23, following a 5-game rehabilitation stint, had surgery to repair the torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder (Dr. James Andrews) the time of his injury ranked fourth among all National League shortstops with a .983 fielding percentage (3e, 188tc)...from 4/21-4/26 collected an RBI in a career-best 6 straight games (7rbi). 2001 For the Marlins led all Major League shortstops with 26 errors, 1 shy of the club record he established in 1999...from 7/6-7/21 tied his career-high with a 13-game hitting streak (.358, 3hr, 12rbi)...on 7/13-7/14 produced 3 homers in a span of 5 at bats...on 7/13 vs NYY hit a 2-run HR off Ted Lilly and a solo HR off Ramiro Mendoza...the next day homered off Roger Clemens. 2000 In an injury-plagued season appeared in only 109g...from 7/28-8/31 missed 31g while on the disabled list with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee...put together a career-high 13-game hitting streak that included a 6-game stretch before the injury and a 7-game streak after the injury (7/21-9/8, .333)... on 6/20 vs Mil produced his first career 2-homer game...on 6/14 at Phi recorded 5rbi, a career high, along with 2 doubles and a July hit safely in 14 of his 16 apps (.317). 1999 Led all National League rookies in hits (155), runs (81), multi-hit games (46) and triples (8)...ranked second among NL rookies in total bases (241), extra-base hits (50) and slugging percentage (.430) and T3rd in HR (14) and doubles (28)...became only the second rookie shortstop ever named to the National League All-Star team (Pit's Frankie Zak, 1944)...was the only unanimous selection to TOPPS' All-Star Rookie Team and finished fifth in BBWAA Rookie of the Year voting...was named Novato Latino Mas Destacado (Most Valuable Latin Rookie) at the Latin Sports Awards...also was named to Baseball Digest's All-Rookie Team... on 11/7 suffered a hairline fracture of his left forearm when he was hit by a pitch in a Winter League game in Caracas, VZ...was in a cast until 12/6 and wore a removable splint for another 2 weeks. 1998 Spent most of the season with Triple-A Charlotte before earning his first call-up to majors August 25...made his major league debut with the Marlins that night at St. Louis, making the start at shortstop...his first game featured his first major league homer (also his first major league hit), an 8th-inning blast off Donovan Osborne in his 4th big-league at-bat...had 3 hits and 3 RBI in his 4th game August 28 at Cincinnati...on September 26 in Game 2 of a doubleheader vs. Philadelphia, connected for Florida's only walk-off homer of the season when he broke a scoreless game with a one-out, solo shot in the bottom of the 13th inning...overall, batted .151 with 3 homers and 7 RBI in 25 games with the Marlins...with Charlotte, hit .277 with 20 doubles, 10 triples and 10 homers in 108 games and was named the top major league prospect in the International League by Baseball America in a vote by league managers at the end of the season...was the International League's Player of the Week from June 8-14 after hitting .531 (17-for-32) with 2 homers, 7 RBI and an .813 slugging percentage...highlighted his week by hitting for the cycle June 13 vs. Columbus. 1997 Was an Eastern League post-season All-Star after batting .254 with 16 doubles, 19 homers and 65 RBI in helping Portland to the Eastern League Championship Series...started the season at Double-A, making the jump after only 21 games on the Single-A level...selected by league managers in Baseball America's Tools of the Trade as the Best Defensive Shortstop in the Eastern League...named the No. 4 prospect in the Eastern League by Baseball America following a vote of league managers...smashed 3 homes with 6 RBI May 24 vs. New the time, the 3 homers were more than he totaled in his previous 2 minor league seasons combined. 1996 Split the season between the Gulf Coast Marlins, Single-A Kane County and Double-A Portland...began on the D.L. with a left shoulder subluxation and missed more than 3 months after undergoing surgery...made a rehab appearance with the Gulf Coast club, batting .390 (16-for-41) before his August 17 activation to Kane County...was soon promoted to Portland but ended the season on the D.L. with a strained right thumb. 1995 In his first minor league season in the United States, finished 10th in the Gulf Coast League with a .294 batting average...hit his only 2 homers of the 1995 and 1996 campaigns in the same game, slugging a pair of homers with 5 RBI August 12 vs. the Mets...was promoted to Single-A Brevard County to conclude his campaign. 1994 Spent his first professional season with the Dominican Summer League Marlins, batting .238 with 9 doubles, 5 triples, 4 homers and 39 RBI in 66 games.