Boston Red Sox: The Marwin Gonzalez Experience is Officially Over, Club Releases the Veteran

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The Marwin Gonzalez experience is officially over. The versatile utility player struggled offensively this season with the Red Sox. 

Gonzalez’ tenure with the club was disappointing to say the least. The veteran struggled at the plate hitting a career-worst .202/.281/.285 with two home runs.


Boston signed Gonzalez this offseason to a one-year, $3 million deal. Gonzalez offered the Red Sox incredible versatility but with the additions of Kyle Schwarber and Travis Shaw he’s now the odd man out. 


The release made a ton of sense for the club, Cora though called the decision “tough”. 


“Tough one, obviously,” Cora told reporters over Zoom. “A guy that we liked in the offseason. Versatile. Didn’t happen offensively for us. That’s part of the business, right? You’ve got to make tough decisions.


“He was outstanding in the clubhouse. Outstanding in the dugout. It was a grind for him, physically, throughout. But early in the season, his versatility and the way he played defense helped us win ball games.”


Despite his presence in then clubhouse, it wasn’t enough to outweigh his lackluster performance at the plate. Over the last seven games, the 32-year-old was hitting a putrid .174 with nine strikeouts in 23 at-bats. 


Boston will be responsible for the remainder of his contract which is roughly $738K. Gonzalez is now a free agent and will be able to sign with any club. 


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