Gonzalez cleared waivers and elected free agency Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Gonzalez has now failed to stick with two teams this season, hitting a combined .200/.289/.283 in 45 games with the Cubs and Indians. There's no real reason to believe he'll be significantly better if he's able to find a job with another team.
Gonzalez was designated for assignment Saturday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
If Gonzalez clears waivers, the Cubs hope he will accept an assignment to Triple-A, but that would be his call. He had not been productive, hitting .127 with one home run and 24 strikeouts over his last 20 games (55 at-bats).
Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets.
On the bench in a matchup versus a right-handed pitcher (Zack Wheeler) for the second time in three games, Gonzalez appears to have slipped into a fourth-outfielder role. Albert Almora will pick up a start in the outfield in Gonzalez's stead.
Gonzalez is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mets.
Gonzalez has started just four of the Cubs' last 10 games. He's hit just .206/317/.353 in 12 games since joining the team. Kris Bryant will move out to right field in his absence Friday, with David Bote starting at third base.
Gonzalez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.
Gonzalez is hitting just .194 with a .652 OPS in 11 games since joining the Cubs. As such, he'll head to the bench for Wednesday's series finale against the White Sox as the Cubs go with an outfield consisting of Jason Heyward, Albert Almora and Kyle Schwarber (from right to left).
Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
The Cubs will draw another lefty (Hyun-Jin Ryu) on Sunday, so Gonzalez will head to the bench for the second time in the series. The right-handed-hitting Albert Almora Jr. will enter the outfield while Gonzalez gets the night off.
Gonzalez remains on the bench Friday against the Dodgers.
Gonzalez has been out of the lineup for three of the last four games. Jason Heyward will play right field Friday, with Albert Almora in center.
Gonzalez is not in the lineup Thursday against the Dodgers.
Gonzalez is slashing .261/.379/.478 with a homer and three RBI in seven games since joining the Cubs. He'll give way to Kris Bryant in right field for Thursday's series opener with southpaw Clayton Kershaw starting for the Dodgers.
Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double and two runs scored in Wednesday's 10-1 win over the Rockies.
Gonzalez, who spent the last 10 seasons in Colorado before starting 2019 with Cleveland, looked like his old potent self in the rout. The 33-year-old has now played seven games with the Cubs, going 6-for-23 with a home run, three doubles and six runs scored.
Gonzalez isn't in Tuesday's starting lineup against the Rockies.
Gonzalez went deep for his first home run as a Cub on Sunday, but after going 0-for-3 with a walk in Monday's series opener, he'll head to the bench. Jason Heyward starts in right field and is batting sixth in Gonzalez's stead.
Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a victory over St. Louis on Sunday.
In his fifth game since signing with the Cubs, Gonzalez belted a 357-foot home run to left field in the eighth inning to put a ribbon on the 5-1 victory. The blast was Gonzalez's first as a Cub and third overall this season. As part of a crowded outfield, Gonzalez figures to fill a platoon role in Chicago this season.
Gonzalez is not starting Saturday against the Cardinals.
Gonzalez started three games in a row after joining the Cubs but has since sat for two out of three. He's just 2-for-12 at the plate with seven strikeouts for his new team. Jason Heyward starts in right field in his absence, with Albert Almora starting in center for the third straight game.
Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rockies.
Gonzalez started in right field in each of his first three games with the Cubs, going 2-for-9 with two walks, three runs and two RBI. Though he'll get a breather for the day game after the night game, Gonzalez looks like he'll get the chance to serve as a strong-side platoon player in the Chicago outfield.
Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Monday's 8-1 win over the Angels.
Gonzalez had his contract purchased from Triple-A Iowa earlier in the day, and the Cubs quickly got him into the lineup batting fifth and playing right field. The 33-year-old figures to get a look, but with lefty-hitting corner outfielders such as Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward around, Gonzalez likely won't be an everyday player unless there is an injury or trade.
Gonzalez will start in right field and bat fifth Monday against the Angels.
The Cubs didn't waste any time getting Gonzalez into the lineup after purchasing his contract from Triple-A Iowa earlier in the day. Gonzalez's entry into the starting nine will push Albert Almora to the bench, but the three-time All-Star won't necessarily be handed an everyday role in his return to the National League. The Cubs are already overstocked on lefty-hitting corner outfielders with Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward on hand, and Gonzalez doesn't bring value on defense at this stage of his career. Perhaps more significantly, the 33-year-old may not even be a league-average hitter anymore, as he struggled to a .210/.282/.276 batting line in 117 plate appearances with Cleveland before being released in May.
Gonzalez was called up by the Cubs on Monday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
Gonzalez signed a minor-league contract Thursday just one day after being released by Cleveland and won't have to wait long to get another big-league opportunity. He'll likely be stuck in a bench role in Chicago and will have to hit better than the .210/.282/276 line he posted in Cleveland if he's to remain on the roster. Jim Adduci was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Gonzalez agreed to a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Thursday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
Gonzalez quickly found a new home after being released by the Indians on Wednesday. The veteran outfielder, who owns a lackluster .210/.282/.276 slash line in 30 games this season, will report to the minors for now, though he'll be a candidate to join the big club once he finds his footing.
Gonzalez was released by the Indians on Wednesday.
Gonzalez will head to the open market after being designated for assignment by the Indians last week and subsequently passing through waivers untouched. Prior to parting ways with Cleveland, the veteran outfielder hit just .210/.282/.276 with a 28.2 percent strikeout rate in 117 plate appearances. Gonzalez will look to latch on elsewhere on another minor-league deal.
The Indians designated Gonzalez for assignment Wednesday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Just as they did with Hanley Ramirez earlier in the season, the Indians will cut ties with another multi-time All-Star on the downside of his career in Gonzalez. After being added to the roster in mid-April, Gonzalez struggled to provide a lift to a dormant Cleveland offense, slashing .210/.282/.276 over 117 plate appearances while striking out 28.2 percent of the time. Assuming no other clubs trade for or put in a waiver claim for Gonzalez, he'll likely be released by the Indians in the coming days.
Gonzalez is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Gonzalez sits for just the second time in the last 22 games. He's hitting just .221/.272/.302 on the season, so it wouldn't be surprising to see his role decrease in the future. Oscar Mercado will make his MLB debut in left field.
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