Washington Nationals
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Career ERA
Name  Michael Gonzalez
Born  5/23/1978
Height  6-2
Weight  215
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  L
12/28/2012 7:08:00 PM
Description: The Brewers have signed lefty Mike Gonzalez to a one-year deal. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports
Insight: Gonzalez once held value as a closer with Pittsburgh and Atlanta but those days are long gone. He's simply a lefty specialist at this point in his career.
5/8/2012 8:56:00 PM
Description: Mike Gonzalez and the Nationals have agreed to a minor-league deal.
Insight: Gonzalez (2-2, 4.39 ERA in 56 appearances with Baltimore and Texas last season) will probably be used as lefthanded specialist for Washington, a position that doesn't hold much importance in the fantasy realm.
3/28/2012 11:31:00 AM
Description: Mike Gonzalez auditioned for the Reds on Tuesday, according to MLB.com.
Insight: Gonzalez threw 53 1/3 innings for Baltimore and Texas last season, but he has closing experience with the Pirates and Braves, so he could be an option as the Reds try to replace Ryan Madson.
9/8/2010 10:39:00 AM
Description: Mike Gonzalez has been unavailable for the last two days due to soreness in his neck and back. SOURCE: Brittany Ghiroli on Twitter
Insight: He has pitched well since returning from the disabled list in July, though he has not been used in the closer role. He could return today but until he does, don't look at him to help out.
7/21/2010 10:08:00 AM
Description: Mike Gonzalez will be activated from the DL today.
Insight: Expect him to work in a setup role initially and then earn some saves later on in the season depending on his success and the success of Alfredo Simon.
7/20/2010 3:14:00 PM
Description: Mike Gonzalez is expected to come off the DL tomorrow. SOURCE: BRITT GHIROLI ON TWITTER
Insight: He will likely start of in non-save situations and then the team will assess his success and the success of Alfredo Simon.
7/16/2010 6:01:00 PM
Description: Orioles RP Mike Gonzalez could be back in Baltimore next week, if a rehab assignment goes well. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: Gonzalez won't close right away but, if he is available and you need saves, grab him now.
7/15/2010 3:01:00 PM
Description: Mike Gonzalez hopes to come off the DL around July 20th. SOURCE: BRITT GHIROLI ON TWITTER
Insight: We will have to wait and see if he starts closing right away but it is certainly worth stashing him away in deeper mixed leagues.
7/14/2010 6:10:00 PM
Description: Mike Gonzalez will continue his rehab in Triple-A and will be evaluated after three appearances. SOURCE: MASN
Insight: He should be back around the end of the month but Alfredo Simon has pitched well lately as their closer so Gonzalez might have to start off in middle relief.
4/14/2010 4:55:00 PM
Description: The Orioles placed Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 10, with a strained left shoulder.
Insight: Jim Johnson becomes the favorite for saves in Baltimore. He was 10-for-16 in save opportunities last season. He has allowed two runs in three innings so far this season. (SportsBuff.com)
4/9/2010 12:30:00 AM
Description: Gonzalez recorded his first save of the season on Thursday in a win over the Rays.
Insight: Gonzalez did make it interesting as he walked two and allowed one hit. He was able to get out of the jam though as he came back with two strikeouts. (SportsBuff.com)
4/7/2010 8:29:00 AM
Description: Gonzalez allowed two runs on three hits over only a third of an inning as he surrendered the game winning hit to the Rays on Tuesday. He walked one and struck out one.
Insight: Gonzalez blew his first save opportunity and took the loss for the Orioles, wasting a solid start from Kevin Millwood. (SportsBuff.com)
3/6/2010 2:06:00 PM
Description: Gonzalez made his Spring debut for Baltimore on Friday, allowing one run on two hits in one inning.
Insight: Gonzalez was signed in the offseason from the Braves to be the Orioles' new closer. (SportsBuff.com)
5/7/2009 6:52:00 PM
Description: Gonzalez recorded his fifth save of the season on Thursday against the Marlins.
Insight: Gonzalez pitched a perfect ninth inning to pick up a save in a second straight game. (SportsBuff.com)
4/29/2009 1:32:00 AM
Description: Gonzalez recorded his third save of the season on Tuesday in the Braves' 2-1 victory over the Cardinals.
Insight: Gonzalez struck out the side in the ninth inning to record the save. (SportsBuff.com)
4/12/2009 11:09:00 AM
Description: Gonzalez pick up his first save of the season on Saturday against the Nationals.
Insight: Gonzalez pitched a perfect ninth, striking out two batters. (SportsBuff.com)
4/6/2009 8:53:00 AM
Description: Gonzalez pitched the ninth inning for the Braves in their victory over the Phillies on Sunday. He gave up two hits and a run, walking one and striking out two in the non-save opportunity.
Insight: Gonzalez is the Braves' closer to begin the season but struggled a little bit with his command against the Phillies. (SportsBuff.com)
3/6/2009 9:57:00 PM
Description: Gonzalez has felt no pain this Spring from his elbow-reconstruction surgery, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Insight: Gonzalez will be the Braves' closer to begin the season and could be a decent option for saves as long as he can stay healthy. (SportsBuff.com)
2/26/2009 9:21:00 PM
Description: The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Gonzalez pitched pain free on Thursday for the first time in two years.
Insight: Good news for Braves' fans as Gonzalez is a big part of their bullpen and the likely closer. (SportsBuff.com)