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Marwin Gonzalez, the versatile switch-hitting infielder who's one of the best utility players in the big leagues, agreed to a one-year, $3.725 million deal -- with a $5.125 million option for '18 -- with the Astros on Wednesday to avoid arbitration, a source told MLB.com.
The Astros have hearing dates set with their three remaining arbitration-eligible players: right-handed starting pitcher Collin McHugh (Feb. 10), infielder Marwin Gonzalez (Feb. 14) and All-Star relief pitcher Will Harris (Feb. 17), a source told MLB.com on Tuesday.
|2016||6||11th in AL|
|August 14, 2013||Houston Astros recalled 1B Marwin Gonzalez from Oklahoma City RedHawks.|
|June 24, 2013||Houston Astros optioned Marwin Gonzalez to Oklahoma City RedHawks.|
|June 8, 2013||RF Marwin Gonzalez assigned to Oklahoma City RedHawks.|
|July 15, 2012||Marwin Gonzalez roster status changed by Houston Astros.|
|June 28, 2012||sent SS Marwin Gonzalez on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City RedHawks.|
|June 8, 2012||Houston Astros placed SS Marwin Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 7, 2012. Bruised right heel.|
|April 30, 2012||Houston Astros activated SS Marwin Gonzalez from the paternity list.|
|December 8, 2011||Boston Red Sox claimed SS Marwin Gonzalez off waivers from Iowa Cubs.|
|December 8, 2011||Boston Red Sox Traded SS Marwin Gonzalez to Houston Astros and Oklahoma City RedHawks Traded RHP Marco Antonio Duarte to Pawtucket Red Sox.|
|June 26, 2011||Marwin Gonzalez assigned to Iowa Cubs from Tennessee Smokies.|
|March 6, 2011||SS Marwin Gonzalez assigned to Chicago Cubs.|
|May 7, 2010||Marwin Gonzalez assigned to Tennessee Smokies from Daytona Cubs.|
|March 20, 2010||SS Marwin Gonzalez assigned to Chicago Cubs.|
|April 9, 2009||Marwin Gonzalez assigned to Daytona Cubs from Boise Hawks.|
Was originally signed by Chicago (NL) as a 16-year-old non-drafted free agent from Venezuela on Nov. 23, 2005...signed by Cubs scout Hector Ortega...Was taken by Boston with the 10th overall selection in the 2011 Rule 5 Draft...three picks later, the Astros selected RHP Marco Duarte with the first selection in the Triple A phase...the Astros and Red Sox traded these two picks for each other...Was one of two Rule 5 draftees that spent the 2012 season on the Astros 25-man roster (also RHP Rhiner Cruz)...since 2009, Houston has had five Rule 5 Draft picks stick with the Major League club for an entire season: also LHP Wesley Wright (2008), RHP Aneury Rodriguez (2011) and RHP Josh Fields (2013)...His father, Mario, is currently an international scout (Venezuela) with the Tampa Bay Rays...his brother, also named Mario, spent four seasons in the Rangers minor league system from 1992-95...Was arbitration eligible for the third time in his career this offseason. Marwin and his wife Noel reside in Houston, Texas, in the offseason with their two children.2016
In his fifth Major League season, set career highs in games played (141), at-bats (484), runs (55), hits (123), doubles (26), triples (3), homers (13), RBI (51), walks (22) and stolen bases (12)...made 118 starts at multiple positions: 74 at first base, 16 at third base, 14 in left field, eight at second base and six at shortstop...also made one appearance in center field...owned a .438 slugging percentage in 92 games at first base...was the highest slugging percentage by an Astros first baseman since Lance Berkman in 2009 (.509) (min. 90 games)...made the Opening Day roster for the fifth consecutive year (all with Houston)...spent the entire season on the Astros active roster...missed four games from Sept. 2-5...left the game on Aug. 31, with discomfort in his right hamstring... started at first base on April 5, marking his second career Opening Day start...also started at shortstop for the Astros on Opening Day, 2012...hit a two-run HR on May 6 vs. SEA...was the first multi-run HR of his career and 26th HR of his career...his first 25 career homers were all solo shots...among all players in MLB history without a multi-run HR, the 25 solo HR for Gonzalez were the most, immediately leading Todd Dunwoody (1997-2002) and his 11 career solo HR...started at second base on May 7...became the first AL player in 2016 to start at every infield position...hit a 16th inning walkoff homer on May 11 vs. CLE...it was his second career walkoff homer (last: Aug. 8, 2015 vs. TB)...per Elias the 16th-inning HR was the latest walkoff home run hit during the regular season in Astros franchise history...prior to May 11, the latest game-ending home run hit by an Astros player was by Dickie Thon (14th inning 8/10/83)...prior to Gonzalez, two Astros hit go-ahead home runs in the 16th inning or later in a road game: Billy Hatcher on Sept. 2, 1986 and Ken Caminiti on Aug. 20, 1999...recorded the first multi-homer game of his career on July 26 vs. NYY...switch hitter homered off LHP CC Sabathia and RHP Anthony Swarzak, becoming the first Astros player to homer from both sides of the plate since Lance Berkman on July 3, 2006 vs. CHC (homered off RHP Carlos Marmol and LHP Will Ohman)...had a career-long 13-game hitting streak from July 15-Aug. 3...hit .286 (16x56) with five doubles, four HR and four RBI during the streak, which began on July 15...was tied for the longest hitting streak by an Astros in 2016...played a handful of games for the Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League following the season.2015
Had a career year as the Astros utility man, posting single-season career highs in games (120), starts (86), hits (96), doubles (18), homers (12), RBI (34), slugging percentage (.442) and OPS (.759)...played all around the diamond, seeing time at ﬁrst base (43g), shortstop (32g), third base (21g), second base (15g) and left ﬁeld (15g)...marked his ﬁrst career starts at ﬁrst base...hit .295 (41x139) with eight doubles, one triple, six homers, 14 RBI and an .843 OPS (.347 OBP/.496 SLG) against left-handed pitchers...all 12 of his homers were solo shots...batted .278 (15x54) with three homers, eight RBI and an .822 OPS in 16 games against the division-rival Mariners (went 7x23, .304, at Safeco Field)...boosted his career numbers against Seattle to: .304 (35x115) average, eight homers, 15 RBI, .920 OPS (.355 OBP/.565 SLG) in 40 games...moved his career numbers at Safeco Field to: .320 (16x50) average, four homers, six RBI, .970 OPS (.370 OBP/.600 SLG) in 20 games...went 1x2 oﬀ RHP Hisashi Iwakuma, propping his career average against him to .571 (8x14)...marks his most career hits against any Major League pitcher...made the Astros Opening Day roster for the fourth consecutive season...spent the entire year with Houston, but did miss seven games in September while nursing various hand injuries...ﬁnished ninth in the AL in batting average and OPS in July...hit .364 (20x55) with three doubles, three homers, ﬁve RBI and a 1.008 OPS (.426 OBP/.582 SLG) in 20 games during the month...hit a walk-oﬀ homer on Aug. 18 vs. TB, becoming the ﬁrst Astros player with three hits and an extra-inning homer in the same game since Miguel Tejada on June 2, 2009 (Elias Sports Bureau)...over his ﬁnal 70 games of the year, hit .321 (68x212) with nine doubles, one triple, 10 homers, 21 RBI and an .885 OPS (.371 OBP/.514 SLG)...played in four of the Astros six playoﬀ games as a defensive replacement...marked his ﬁrst trip to the postseason2014
Played in a career-high 103 games with Houston with 76 starts (64 at SS, 6 at 3B, 5 at 2B, 1 in LF)...became the first Astro to start games at those four positions in one season since IF/OF Brian Bixler (2012)...tallied 285 at-bats, 81 more than his previous high set in 2013, and set career-highs in almost every offensive category...the switch-hitter batted .333 (13x39) against lefties, and all six of his homers came off righties...made his third straight Opening Day roster and spent the entire season on the active MLB roster for the first time in his career...shared time at shortstop with IF Jonathan Villar and IF Gregorio Petit...played left field, right field and third base on April 11 at TEX...only other player in club history to play those three positions in the same game was IF/OF Bill Spiers on Sept. 21, 1999, at PIT...notched four hits and an RBI on May 26 at KC, marking a career high in hits in a game...the last Astros shortstop to record four hits in a game was IF Angel Sanchez on April 12, 2011, vs. CHC...went 2x4 in a start on July 1 vs. SEA (one hit off RHP Hisashi Iwakuma)...has gone 7x12 (.583) with a homer and an RBI against RHP Hisashi Iwakuma in his career...marks his most career hits against any Major League pitcher...became a career .328 (20x61) hitter with five homers, seven RBI and a 1.004 OPS against the Mariners...hit a double in each of his last two starts, on Sept. 23 and Sept. 27...11 of his 15 doubles of the season came in his last 43 games.2013
The 24-year-old played in 72 games with Houston...primarily played shortstop (53g) but also saw time at second base (10g) and third base (4g)...all four of his homers came off righties...made his second straight Opening Day roster and split time at shortstop with Ronny Cedeno until he was optioned to Triple A on June 24...played in 44 games with Triple A Oklahoma City and was recalled back to Houston on Aug. 14...remained in Houston through the end of the season where he served as the backup shortstop to Jonathan Villar...on April 2 vs. TEX, broke up Yu Darvish's perfect-game bid with two outs in the 9th inning by hitting a single up the middle...hit .262 (45x172) with 10 doubles and 15 RBI in 44 games with Triple A OKC ... following the season, played for Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League and hit .297 (22x74) with nine RBI in 23 games.2012 The 10th overall selection in the 2011 Rule 5 Draft spent the entire 2012 season with the Astros on the Major League roster...hit .234 (48x205) across 80 MLB games, making 38 starts at shortstop, six at third base and four at second base...remained on the Astros roster the entire season other than a couple of stints on the paternity list (April 27-30) and the Disabled List (June 8-July 15)...his DL time was accrued while recovering from a bruised right heel...also missed over two weeks (Aug. 31-Sept. 19) of games with a left ankle sprain... started at shortstop for Houston on Opening Day, April 6, 2012 vs. COL...also started the first six games of the season at the position while shortstop Jed Lowrie began the year on the Disabled List...hit his first MLB homer on May 14, 2012 at PHI, which came as a pinch-hitter, off RHP Joe Blanton...was the first of two Astros players to hit their first MLB homer as a PH during the season (also, Barnes on Aug. 13 vs. CHC)...prior to the 2012 season, the last Astro to hit his first ML homer as a PH was Mark Saccomanno on Sept. 8, 2008...went 3x4 with three runs scored on April 9 vs. ATL (his fourth career game)...is one of three Astros all-time to record three-or-more hits and three-or-more runs scored in the same game within his first four career games...the last Astro to do so was Kenny Lofton in his MLB debut on Sept. 14, 1991 vs CIN...hit .290 (27x93) with a .353 on-base percentage over a 29-game stretch from May 25-Aug. 6, 2012...had a career day on July 29 vs. PIT, going 3x5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI, helping to snap an Astros 12-game losing streak...hit .333 (13x39) with one homer and 10 RBI in his 13 games on his injury rehab assignment with Triple A OKC...after a slow start this spring, posted a .304 (7x23) average with five walks in his last 10 games, which helped him earn a spot on the Major League roster...was selected by BOS in the Rule 5 Draft before being traded to Houston in exchange for RHP Marco Duarte...even though he was acquired in a trade, his Rule 5 status still applied. 2011 Returned to Double A Tennessee at the onset of last season, appearing in 64 games and hitting .301 (65x216) before being promoted to Triple A Iowa...combined to hit .288 (119x413) with four home runs and 39 RBI in 124 games at the two levels...posted a .324 (47x145) line with two homers and 14 RBI against lefties and a .269 (72x268) mark against right-handed pitchers...while with Tennessee, played mostly shortstop (45g) and second base (15g), but did see action in two games in the outfield...after his promotion played almost exclusively at shortstop, appearing in 54 games at the position, while commiting only four errors for a .983 fielding percentage (4E/239TC)...following the season, played for Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League, hitting.292 (49x168) with 17 RBI in 42 games... 2010 Returned to Advanced A Daytona for the first 23 games of the season before being promoted to Double A Tennessee...combined to hit .251 (98x390) with four homers and 46 RBI at the two stops...played almost exclusively at shortop with Tennessee, appearing in 81 games at the position and two games in the outfield...following the season, played for Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League, hitting.324 (68x210) with two homers and 38 RBI in 59 games... 2009 Bumped up to Advanced A Daytona and played the entire season with the Cubs...played all over the diamond, appearing in games at second base (27g), third base (24g), shortstop (38g), left field (28g) and centerfield (10g)...marked his first professional appearance as an outfielder 2008 Combined to hit .261 (94x360) with 52 RBI in 98 games with Class A Peoria (33g) and Class A Boise (65g)...began the year at Peoria before transfering over to Boise when their season started... would go on to lead the club and finish fourth in the Northwest League with 43 RBI...split his time at second (30g), third (11g and shortstop (26g) while at Boise...following the season, got four at-bats (0x4) for Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League. 2007 Repeated the season with the Arizona League Cubs, but played in only 17 games because of injury 2006 Combined to hit .227 (35x154) in his first professional action...began the year with the Arizona League Cubs and hit .198 (17x86) before joining the Dominican Summer League Cubs to finish the season...hit four home runs and collected 10 RBI in his 18 games with the DSL Cubs.