Red Sox Sign Marwin Gonzalez - Reunites with Alex Cora

SHARE:

The Red Sox and free-agent infielder Marwin Gonzalez have agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan and MLB.com Mark Feinsand.  The deal will also include about $1 million in performance bonuses.

This deal comes a day after the Red Sox traded outfielder Andrew Benintendi to the Royals in a three-team deal.  Gonzalez, who will turn 32 next month, will provide versatility and depth for Manager Alex Cora.  The switch-hitting Gonzalez will provide depth in the outfield and platoon in the infield. 


Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The addition of Gonzalez gives the Red Sox two versatile options on their big league roster.  He will join Kiké Hernandez as another utilityman option.  Gonzalez is expected to see the most time between left field and first base.  In Gonzalez, this gives Boston a left-handed platoon option over at first base to compliment Bobby Dalbec. 


Gonzalez is fresh off a two-year stint with the Minnesota Twins.  Last season, he hit .211 with five home runs and 22 RBIs.  In 2019, he played 114 games with the Twins hitting .264 with 15 home runs, 55 RBIs and a slash line of .322/.414/.736. 


The new Red Sox switch-hitter is most known for his time in Houston where he spent seven seasons and won a World Series.  In parts of seven seasons in Houston, he hit .264, 76 home runs with 292 RBI’s. 


The addition of Gonzalez will reunite him with Cora, who was the bench coach with the Astros while he was there.  While with Cora, he hit .303, hit 23 home runs and knocked in 90 RBI’s.  He was a super utility player for the Astros during his time in Houston. 


This is the second-stint that Gonzalez will have in the Red Sox organization.  He was selected by Boston in the Rule 5 draft back in 2011 from Cubs.  He was then dealt to the Astros for pitcher Marco Duarte.


New Red Sox Podcast to be Named Later is out, click below and subscribe today.

Follow Chris on Twitter @chrishenrique

Check out the Red Sox Podcast to be Named Later, the Syndicate’s podcast dedicated solely to the Boston Red Sox and the rest of Major League Baseball.  Follow our Red Sox Podcast to be Named Later on Twitter @RedSoxPod_BSS.

Follow Boston Sports Syndicate on Twitter @BostonSportsSyn, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at Boston Sports Syndicate.  Join our Facebook page to receive notification of new articles, podcasts, and live podcast broadcasts on Facebook Live.

Agree with us?  Disagree?  Please post your comments below. 

COMMENTS

Name

Bathroom Breaks,3,Bruins,52,Celtics,83,Fantasy Baseball,42,Fantasy Football,43,Fantasy Sports,82,Golf,10,NCAA,27,Off The Rails,39,Patriots,214,Podcast,5,Red Sox,429,SimBull,4,SyndiTakes,8,XFL,8,
ltr
item
Boston Sports Syndicate: Red Sox Sign Marwin Gonzalez - Reunites with Alex Cora
Red Sox Sign Marwin Gonzalez - Reunites with Alex Cora
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-y4aJGBAYGwI/YCaIds1aeXI/AAAAAAAAA5I/1WpB4oW3VC0QKEltq6AESqZet4qEwlQEACNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h418/5351DD60-68D7-45A4-8CC4-024F84ACFEB1_4_5005_c.jpeg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-y4aJGBAYGwI/YCaIds1aeXI/AAAAAAAAA5I/1WpB4oW3VC0QKEltq6AESqZet4qEwlQEACNcBGAsYHQ/s72-w640-c-h418/5351DD60-68D7-45A4-8CC4-024F84ACFEB1_4_5005_c.jpeg
Boston Sports Syndicate
https://www.bostonsportssyndicate.com/2021/02/red-sox-sign-marwin-gonzalez-reunites.html
https://www.bostonsportssyndicate.com/
https://www.bostonsportssyndicate.com/
https://www.bostonsportssyndicate.com/2021/02/red-sox-sign-marwin-gonzalez-reunites.html
true
5286369947008845787
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content