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Yomiuri Giants sign Edgar Gonzalez to 1-year deal

by on Jan.07, 2010 @ 12:57 pm, under NPB

The Yomiuri Giants are in pursuit of 31-year-old infielder, Edgar Gonzalez.  If his exam comes back clean, the club plans on offering him a contract.

Gonzalez was initially drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2000 and then made his way through 5 other organizations since then.  Of the 6 teams he played for, the Padres were the only team that used him at the MLB level.

The Giants are hoping to fill their hole at second base with Gonzalez.

2009 Season

Tm Lvl G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH SF DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
SD A+ 5 14 2 4 1 0 1 3 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .571 904
SD AAA 6 18 3 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 .278 .458 .444 902
SD MLB 82 153 16 33 8 2 4 18 1 2 11 36 3 0 0 2 5 .216 .278 .373 651

Career Totals

Lvl G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH SF DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
MLB 193 478 54 122 23 2 11 51 2 5 36 112 5 1 0 3 16 .255 .312 .381 693
MiLB 893 3069 439 910 207 29 66 423 81 54 378 605 36 12 16 34 80 .297 .376 .447 823

Baseball Cube

=== UPDATE 1/9/2010 12:14am

The Giants have officially signed Gonzalez to a 1-year deal worth 46.5M yen ($500,000).  He was also assigned the number 38.  He will be registered as "E. Gonzalez" in the player registry and his name will appear as "エドガー" (Edgar) on the scoreboard.