• by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Tigers release Alex Gonzalez

    The Tigers have released shortstop Alex Gonzalez . Gonzalez was the opening day starter for the club after Jose Iglesias went down with an injury. The club called up Danny Worth to replace Gonzalez on the roster. Gonzalez hit .167 in 30 at-bats.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Alex Gonzalez plays big part in comeback win Monday

    Tigers shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who was acquired in a trade last week with the Orioles, made quite the impact in his Detroit debut in Monday's 4-3 season-opening win against the Royals. Gonzalez tied the game at 3 with an RBI triple in the seventh inning and won the game with an RBI single in the ninth inning, making up for a fourth-inning error that led to Kansas City's third run.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Tigers unveil opening day lineup

    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced his opening day lineup for Monday's game against the Royals. Second baseman Ian Kinsler will hit leadoff and be followed by right fielder Torii Hunter, first baseman Miguel Cabrera, DH Victor Martinez, center fielder Austin Jackson, catcher Alex Avila, third baseman Nick Castellanos, shortstop Alex Gonzalez and left field Rajai Davis. Jackson has primarily hit leadoff in his career, but after the spring he put together, Ausmus made the decision to hit him in the heart of the order. Jackson hit .429 (24 for 56) with two triples, two home runs, five doubles, 14 RBI and 17 runs in 18 spring games. "The way Austin Jackson hit this spring, he was the best option to bat fifth," Ausmus said.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Tigers add veteran Alex Gonzalez in trade with Orioles

    Looking for help at shortstop after losing Jose Iglesias to injury, the Tigers acquired veteran infielder Alex Gonzalez from the Orioles Monday. The Tigers sent infielder Stephen Lombardozzi to the Orioles in exchange for Gonzalez, who has played 1,539 games at shortstop in his 15-year MLB career. Gonzalez is having a productive spring at the plate, batting .429 (12 for 28) with a .679 slugging percentage and 1.145 OPS in 12 games. He has one double, two home runs and six RBI.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Alex Gonzalez underwent endoscopy after team physical

    Orioles infielder Alex Gonzalez underwent an endoscopy after concerns arose regarding his physical, masnsports.com reports. Gonzalez is anemic and said he needed to take iron pills, but he's fine moving forward. He is 11 for 25 with two home runs this spring as he battles for a spot on the 25-man roster.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Orioles sign Alex Gonzalez to minor-league deal

    The Orioles have signed infielder Alex Gonzalez to a minor-league deal. Gonzalez will be invited to major-league camp during the spring. While he's mostly been utilized as a shortstop, Gonzalez primarily played first base for the Brewers last season. He hit .177 in 113 at-bats.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Brewers release veteran Alex Gonzalez

    Infielder Alex Gonzalez made his last start for the Brewers Sunday against the Phillies because on Monday the team gave Gonzalez his unconditional release. Gonzalez hit .177 with one home run, three doubles and eight RBI in 41 games for Milwaukee.

  • by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com

    Alex Gonzalez posts 0-fer in return

    Brewers infielder Alex Gonzalez returned to the lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Pirates after missing the previous three contests due to a hamstring injury. He went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts in the 6-4 loss. Gonzalez is batting .167 with one homer and five RBI.

  • by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com

    Alex Gonzalez's hammy feeling better

    Brewers infielder Alex Gonzalez ran the bases before Tuesday's game against the Pirates and told MLB.com that his tight left hamstring was feeling better. Gonzalez has been out of the starting lineup three consecutive games. "We'll see about [Wednesday], whether to start him or not," manager Ron Roenicke said. "But I think I can use him [off the bench] today, which is good."

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Alex Gonzalez remains sidelined

    Brewers infielder Alex Gonzalez is not in the team's lineup for the second consecutive day. Gonzalez tweaked his hamstring Saturday, and did not play in Sunday's game. Gonzalez will be replaced by Martin Maldonado, who will bat eighth against the Pirates Monday.