Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:58:00 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Mike Gonzalez will earn $1.5 million if he's on the major league roster and can make another $750,000 in performance bonuses, according to a person familiar with the contract. Gonzalez could compete with RP Xavier Cedeno to be the second left-hander in the bullpen.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:45:13 -0800
The Washington Nationals signed free-agent RP Mike Gonzalez (Brewers) to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:15:08 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Aaron Harang, Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera, Milwaukee Brewers RP Mike Gonzalez and Miami Marlins 3B Placido Polanco were put on waivers Friday, Aug. 2, and more players are expected to follow.
Fantasy Tip: This doesn't mean any trades are imminent. If a player is claimed by another club, the team that currently owns the player can either pull him back or work out a trade with the claiming team. In other words, not trades are imminent at the moment for any of these names.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:16:58 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers have listed to offers for RP Mike Gonzalez, and he could be moved before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:32:58 -0700
Following the departure of RP Francisco Rodriguez (Orioles), Milwaukee Brewers RP Ron Roenicke indicated Wednesday, July 24, that RPs Jim Henderson and John Axford might close games going forward. Both have closing experience from earlier this season. RP Mike Gonzalez could also be used against left-handed hitters as well. In the game against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, Henderson got the ball in the ninth for his 11th save, while Axford worked a perfect eighth inning.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 20:13:46 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly been scouting the Milwaukee Brewers and RP Francisco Rodriguez heavily in recent days and weeks. The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers might have an interest in Rodriguez, and they Brewers could also offer RPs John Axford and Mike Gonzalez.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:18:06 -0700
The Atlanta Braves would like to acquire a left-handed relief pitcher before the trade deadline. The team is believed to be interested in Chicago Cubs RP James Russell, Milwaukee Brewers RP Mike Gonzalez and Houston Astros RP Wesley Wright.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:12:07 -0700
The Boston Red Sox have contacted the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers to express interest in their relief pitchers. The team could show interest in Brewers RPs Francisco Rodriguez and Mike Gonzalez. The Red Sox have also contacted the San Francisco Giants about their relief pitchers, but the Giants are not sure if they will be trading their relievers.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:05:41 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers have gotten a lot of trade calls on RPs John Axford, Francisco Rodriguez and Mike Gonzalez, and gotten some trade calls on SP Yovani Gallardo.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 11:55:49 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Jim Henderson is Plan B if RP John Axford continues to struggle in the ninth inning. RP Mike Gonzalez has closed games in the past, but he's still trying to gain the trust of manager Ron Roenicke. RP Alfredo Figaro is a former starter who is transitioning to the role of relief pitcher. Axford had another bad outing Wednesday, April 3, and his fastball velocity was 91-92 mph, when he can normally hit 97 mph.
Fantasy Tip: If you own Axford and have the room to stash Henderson, it wouldn't be a terrible idea. On the other hand, if you're desperate for some saves already, Henderson isn't a bad speculative target in case Axford continues to struggle.