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Top Oscar Gonzalez News

  • Yankees' Oscar Gonzalez: Remains in organization

    The Yankees outrighted Gonzalez to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.

    The 26-year-old has lost his spot on the 40-man roster but will stick around in the organization as outfield depth. Gonzalez has put up a .712 OPS with 13 home runs over 562 plate appearances at the major-league level.

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  • Yankees' Oscar Gonzalez: Bumped from 40-man roster

    Gonzalez was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Wednesday.

    The club needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Marcus Stroman. Gonzalez was just claimed off waivers by the Yankees in December and will now go through the waiver process again. The 26-year-old showed promise in 2022 but slashed just .214/.239/.312 across 180 plate appearances in the majors in 2023.

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  • Yankees' Oscar Gonzalez: Claimed by Yankees

    The Yankees claimed Gonzalez off waivers from the Guardians on Friday, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.

    After an impressive rookie season in 2022, Gonzalez's numbers took a major dip in '23, when he slashed .214/.239/.312 across 180 plate appearances. The 25-year-old will have a shot at starting in the Yankees' outfield, though a bounce-back performance at the plate in the spring would greatly improve his chances.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Recalled, hitting fifth Sunday

    Gonzalez was recalled from Triple-A Columbus and is starting in right field and batting fifth Sunday against the Tigers.

    With the Guardians facing lefty Eduardo Rodriguez, they summoned Gonzalez from Triple-A for the final game of the regular season. The 25-year-old outfielder has hit .218 with two home runs in 177 MLB plate appearances this season.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Returns to minors

    Gonzalez was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday.

    Gonzalez was called up to the big club in late July but posted just a .232/.260/.337 slash line in 27 games. The 25-year-old will head back to Triple-A -- where he has an .808 OPS this season -- with Josh Naylor (oblique) returning from the injured list.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Out of lineup again Friday

    Gonzalez is absent from the lineup for Friday's contest versus the Rays.

    Gonzalez has now been out of the lineup three times in the Guardians' last four games, as the regular role he held for the last few weeks appears to be dissipating. He managed just a .595 OPS in August.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Sitting again amid slump

    Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.

    Gonzalez will take a seat for the second time in the series while he's gone 5-for-42 with no walks and 18 strikeouts over his last 11 games dating back to Aug. 16. His ongoing slump appears to have cost him a regular role between the corner outfield and designated hitter, with waiver-wire pickup Ramon Laureano having seemingly supplanted him in the Guardians' lineup.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Gets breather Monday

    Gonzalez is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins.

    Gonzalez posted a meager .368 OPS over his last 10 games, so he'll get a day off after starting three straight contests.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Clubs second homer

    Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and three strikeouts in Tuesday's 8-3 win over the Dodgers.

    Gonzalez entered Tuesday 0-for-11 across his last three games before smacking a fourth-inning solo shot. The outfielder has hit a modest .250 with six extra-base hits, six RBI and eight runs scored over 21 games since he was recalled from Triple-A Columbus. Overall, he's at a .221/.250/.331 slash line with two homers, 11 RBI and 13 runs scored across 46 contests, and he's yet to attempt a stolen base in the majors this year. Between designated hitter and the corner outfield spots, Gonzalez is maintaining steady playing time.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Ropes three doubles in win

    Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with three doubles, two RBI and one run scored in Sunday's 9-2 win over Tampa Bay.

    Gonzalez doubled in three consecutive at-bats, doubling his previous season total in that department. Gonzalez had started every game in August prior to being relegated to the bench on Thursday and Friday. However, he's responded with five hits in 10 at-bats over the past two contests. Just as importantly, he appears to be locked into a spot in the heart of the Guardians' lineup.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Sitting out Thursday

    Gonzalez is not in the lineup for Thursday's tilt against the Blue Jays.

    Gonzalez had started each of the last eight games, with all but one of them coming from the cleanup spot. He'll get a breather for this one, though, as the Guardians go with Jose Ramirez in the designated hitter spot and Brayan Rocchio at third base.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Garners fifth straight start

    Gonzalez will start in right field and bat cleanup in Sunday's game against the White Sox.

    Gonzalez appears to be one of the beneficiaries of Josh Naylor's (oblique) recent move to the 10-day injured list, as the 25-year-old will garner his fifth consecutive start, with two coming at designated hitter and three coming in right field. Since being called up from Triple-A Columbus on July 27, Gonzalez has gone 8-for-20 with a triple, three walks and three runs.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Knocks three hits

    Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Astros.

    Gonzalez has gone 5-for-13 with two walks and two runs scored over four games since his recall from Triple-A Columbus on July 27. He's gotten in the starting lineup in three of the seven games in that span, all in right field. That playing time has come at the expense of Myles Straw, as Will Brennan has moved to center field when Gonzalez plays. It's not a strict platoon, but it appears manager Terry Francona is trying to limit both Gonzalez and Straw against right-handed pitchers. Over 30 contests this season, Gonzalez has a .221/.256/.302 slash line with a home run, five RBI and seven runs scored.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Called up from Triple-A

    The Guardians recalled Gonzalez from Triple-A Columbus ahead of Thursday's 6-3 win over the White Sox.

    Gonzalez was summoned from Triple-A to fill the void on the roster opened by the trade of shortstop Amed Rosario to the Dodgers on Wednesday. He didn't start Thursday but delivered a pinch-hit single off the bench, and he figures to work primarily as a short-side platoon option for Will Brennan and Steven Kwan in the corner outfield spots.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Getting call to majors

    The Guardians plan to call up Gonzalez from Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    After shortstop Amed Rosario was dealt to the Dodgers on Wednesday, the Guardians will turn to Gonzalez to fill the opening on the 26-man active roster. The 25-year-old outfielder is slashing .288/.325/.494 through 277 plate appearances in the minors this season and holds a career .741 OPS over 457 plate appearances in the majors.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Sent to Triple-A

    Gonzalez was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.

    Gonzalez hit .296/.327/.461 with 11 homers in .382 trips to the plate last season, making him a somewhat interesting sleeper over the winter. His follow-up act has been a big disappointment thus far, as he'll lose his roster spot after hitting .192/.213/.288 in 25 games. Tyler Freeman was recalled to take Gonzalez's place on the bench.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Not in lineup

    Gonzalez is absent from the Guardians' lineup Friday in Boston.

    Gonzalez started four straight games against lefties but has now been benched in two of his team's last three contests with righties on the mound, as he continues to find consistent playing time hard to come by. Will Brennan will start in right field Friday.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Back on bench versus righty

    Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rockies.

    Gonzalez had started in each of the Guardians' last four games and went 3-for-13 at the dish, but it bears mentioning the opposition brought left-handers to the hill for each of those contests. With right-hander Ryan Feltner on the hill for Colorado on Tuesday, the righty-hitting Gonzalez will cede right field to the lefty-hitting Will Brennan. Gonzalez still looks to be stuck in a short-side platoon role, which could make consistent playing time difficult to come by.

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  • Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez: Swats first homer of year

    Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 4-3 loss to the Tigers in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

    He took Matthew Boyd deep in the fourth inning of the matinee, giving the Guardians a 3-1 lead, but it was the last offense the team would produce all day -- including the nightcap, which they lost 1-0. It was Gonzalez's first long ball and first RBI of the season, and after going 1-for-3 in the second game, he's batting .156 (7-for-45) through 15 contests. The 25-year-old will need to start picking up the pace if he wants to climb out of the short side of a platoon in right field with Will Brennan.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Sabana Grande de Palenque, Dominican Republic
Age: 26
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R