Sun, 13 Oct 2013 11:20:49 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez is expected to throw a bullpen session within the next week or so before beginning an offseason conditioning program. He has been working out at the team's minor league complex in Clearwater, Fla.
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:37:28 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies do not plan to expose SP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to competition during the remainder of the 2013 season. The Phillies envision Gonzalez as the No. 3 pitcher in 2014 behind SP's Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee.
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:09:22 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have officially signed Cuban P Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a three-year contract worth $12 million. The deal includes an option for the 2017 season, a signing bonus and performance bonuses. Gonzalez had agreed to sign with the team last month and was expected to get a six-year contract worth $48 million but the deal had to be reworked because of injury concerns. He will report to the team's spring training complex in Clearwater, Fla. "He's going to go to the Florida Instructional League this year," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "We'll find out once he starts competing, but I hope he slides into the rotation for 2014. ... Great stuff, we'll see how it translates at the major-league level."
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:31:24 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies landed Cuban free-agent P Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez Friday, July 26. A league source confirmed the deal, and the contract is for six years and $48 million guaranteed with a vesting option for a seventh year at $11 million. The Phillies are believed to have outbid the Boston Red Sox.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners desperate for pitching in NL-only leagues might want to squirrel away Gonzalez. He will head to the minors initially, but might be up with the team within the next month. Those in long-term keeper formats will want to snare him, too, and mixed leaguers should monitor the situation.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:27:13 -0700
The Boston Red Sox are considered the favorites to sign Cuban SP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez because they're rather spend money on a pitcher who is closer to major league-ready than dole out prospects on the trade market. "This guy should pitch in the big leagues by September and take a regular turn in the rotation next year," one executive said. "Very impressive guy."
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 22:59:14 -0700
Sources indicate the Los Angeles Dodgers are prepared to offer Cuban P Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez something in the neighborhood of $50 million over five years, and it is expected he will wind up a Dodger if the offer is true.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:41:20 -0700
Jaime Torres, agent for Cuban P Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, said he expects Gonzalez to sign with a team at some point next week. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins and Miami Marlins are among the teams interested in Gonzalez.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:26:47 -0700
The Texas Rangers are one of the teams interested in signing Cuban P Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:35:21 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers have already scouted Cuban defector P Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, a right-handed pitcher who is expected to sign soon.