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9 Marwin Gonzalez 3B

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
20%15%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
522.288450
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019MIN114425521121555319810.322.414.264
2020MIN15525152451100.362.404.288

Player Updates

August 9, 2020 01:40 PM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Primary Donaldson replacement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez will start at third base and bat fifth Sunday against the Royals.

Gonzalez is making his 10th straight start Sunday and his second in a row at third base in place of Josh Donaldson (calf), who was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday. The Twins haven't provided a clear timeline for Donaldson's return, but Gonzalez still makes for an intriguing short-term pickup in the majority of leagues while he's swinging a hot bat. Gonzalez has recorded multi-hit games in three of his last four starts and is slashing .350/.435/.500 through 46 plate appearances on the season.

August 4, 2020 12:56 AM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Getting time at third base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez started his third consecutive game at third base and went 0-for-3 with a walk in Monday's win over Pittsburgh. He's 3-for-9 in his last three games.

Gonzalez has been getting time at third base with Josh Donaldson sidelined with a calf injury. Donaldson isn't expected to return to the lineup until at least Wednesday.

July 23, 2020 01:16 AM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Gets time in outfield
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez started in right field and went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's exhibition loss to the Cubs.

Gonzalez looked set to start at first base when the regular season began when Miguel Sano was out with COVID-19. With Sano back, Gonzalez may begin the season in right field with Byron Buxton working his way back from a foot injury and Max Kepler moving to center field. Either way, Gonzalez should keep his near everyday spot in the lineup again this season while rotating positions based on other player's off days and injuries.

July 15, 2020 06:24 PM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Getting time at first base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez has been getting playing time at first base during summer camp with Miguel Sano sidelined with COVID-19, MLB.com reports.

Gonzalez was limited in the early stages of spring training while working back from a minor right knee procedure he required in October. With the layoff, he's back to full speed. If Sano, who is asymptomatic, isn't able to return or be ready for the start of the 60-game regular season, Gonzalez could get regular duty at first base. Gonzalez will likely keep his near everyday spot in the lineup again this season while rotating positions based on other player's off days and injuries.

March 20, 2020 11:24 AM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Strengthening knee during layoff
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez, who was working his way back from an offseason knee procedure, should be fully up to speed by the time the season starts, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

He had only played in three spring games, going 3-for-7 with one home run and one strikeout, and had been gradually getting acclimated with playing the outfield. However, this time off will allow him to get to where he needs to be from a physical standpoint, particularly with regard to his outfield defense.

March 3, 2020 09:56 AM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Making spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (knee) will start at second base and bat eighth in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The 30-year-old will be making his spring debut after he was limited in the early stages of camp while working back from the minor right knee procedure he required in October. Assuming Gonzalez experiences nothing more than minor soreness in the knee this spring, he should avoid the injured list to begin the regular season. Gonzalez is expected to serve as the Twins' top utility man in 2020, a role that should afford him a handful of starts per week.

January 17, 2020 10:08 PM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Working back from knee procedure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez is taking part in daily rehab sessions after undergoing a minor procedure on his right knee in October, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He's going to miss Minnesota's annual TwinsFest next weekend as a result, but it doesn't sound like an injury that will be a significant issue when spring training begins. Still, monitor his progress. Gonzalez is set to return to a utility role after the Twins signed Josh Donaldson with Miguel Sano moving to first base. The Twins will still likely give him regular duty at different positions to give other players rest, as they did last year. He'll also get regular playing time when a starter is injured.

October 4, 2019 11:04 PM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Starting in left field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (oblique) will bat seventh and play left field in Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday against the Yankees.

Gonzalez returns from an oblique strain to start for the first time since Sept. 22. He recorded a .264/.322/.414 slash line in his first season in Minnesota and should fill a regular role in the back half of the lineup during the playoffs.

October 4, 2019 01:20 PM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Ready to go for ALDS
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (oblique) is on the Twins' ALDS roster.

Gonzalez missed the final week of the regular season with a tight right oblique, partially in a bid to rest him up for the playoffs. He appears to be good to go now and should fill an important role in the Twins' postseason campaign.

September 28, 2019 07:32 PM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Should be ready for ALDS
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (oblique) won't play Sunday against the Royals but appears on track for Game 1 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Friday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Gonzalez hasn't seen game action since Sept. 22 due to the oblique injury, but manager Rocco Baldelli indicated he was potentially available to return this weekend. The Twins secured the AL Central crown Wednesday, so there was no real reason to risk rushing back the 30-year-old. Gonzalez's status should receive an update by mid-week as he figures to ramp up his workouts in preparation for the playoff opener.

September 28, 2019 11:08 AM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Still out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (oblique) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Royals.

He has been out for almost a week with this oblique injury and it's possible he's just not going to be healthy enough to make the playoff roster for the ALDS. Luis Arraez and Willians Astudillo are occupying the super utility role in his absence.

September 27, 2019 06:56 PM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Absent again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (oblique) isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Royals.

Gonzalez has been out since Sunday due to a right oblique injury, and with the Twins having already clinched the division, he'll remain sidelined Friday. He'll continue to be considered day-to-day moving forward.

September 26, 2019 11:20 AM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Still out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (oblique) is not in Thursday's lineup against the Tigers.

While the Twins are resting their top hitters after clinching the division Wednesday, Gonzalez is not ready to be part of the bench game. It is unclear if he will be able to return this weekend against the Royals.

September 25, 2019 02:16 PM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Remains out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (oblique) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.

Gonzalez was scratched from Tuesday's series opener with right oblique tightness and still isn't 100 percent. As such, C.J. Cron is starting at first base and hitting seventh in place of Gonzalez, who is day-to-day with less than a week left in the regular season.

September 24, 2019 05:44 PM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Scratched from lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Tigers with right oblique tightness, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Twins are calling the move precautionary. Willians Astudillo is starting at first base in place of Gonzalez, who should be considered day-to-day for now.

September 20, 2019 11:36 PM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Provides two-run double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a two-RBI double in Friday's 4-3 win over the Royals.

Gonzalez plated Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano with the sixth-inning double. Those proved to be important runs, as the Royals managed a pair in the eighth but couldn't tie the game. The versatile Gonzalez has 15 homers, 52 RBI and 51 runs scored in 112 games while posting a .264/.322/.417 slash line.

September 16, 2019 05:20 PM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (abdomen) is back in the lineup Monday against the White Sox.

Gonzalez wound up missing just shy of three weeks. He'll bat eighth as the first baseman Monday and should fill a variety of roles over the final two weeks of the season.

September 13, 2019 06:20 PM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Takes batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (abdomen) took batting practice Friday, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

Gonzalez has missed two and a half weeks with an abdominal strain. His return timeline remains somewhat unclear, but he appears to be making progress.

September 6, 2019 12:04 PM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Taking it slow
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (abdomen) is taking it slow and is not yet ready to take swings against a pitching machine, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

He is swinging, but is still limited to low-effort baseball activities. Gonzalez, who has not played since Aug. 27, would likely be on the 10-day injured list if not for expanded rosters in September. Luis Arraez is occupying the super-utility role for the Twins.

September 5, 2019 03:32 PM
Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Remains out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (abdomen) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Red Sox.

Gonzalez hasn't played in a game since Aug. 27, when he suffered an abdominal injury against the White Sox. The Twins have yet to provide a timetable for his return, leaving Jake Cave to pick up starts in the outfield in the meantime.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs New York2471 .370 .417 .292
vs Lopez (Career)410 .250.250.250
vs RHP3057610 .322 .393 .249
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020MIN15525152451100.288.362.4040.766
2019MIN114425521121555319810.264.322.4140.736
2018HOU1454896112116685312623.247.324.4090.733
2017HOU134455671382390499983.303.377.5300.907
2016HOU14148455123135122118126.254.293.4010.694
2015HOU12034444961234167445.279.317.4420.759
2014HOU1032853379623175824.277.327.4000.727
2013HOU72204224541493762.221.252.3190.571
2012HOU802052148212132933.234.280.3270.607
Total9242943360777933512156503826.264.319.4180.737
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020MIN15002100100
2019MIN11419017610627
2018HOU145253200253314
2017HOU13434024123648
2016HOU141263194165116
2015HOU12018115207309
2014HOU10315111404406
2013HOU72806518005
2012HOU801306701009
Total92415881230734281074
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2006R-Cubs186891830410--1411.265.265.485
2006R-Cubs24869174101181902.198.266.267
2007R-Cubs175912173311091012.288.391.491
2008A-Peoria33116626700931511.224.240.284
2008A-Boise6524429681530431336157.279.318.365
2009AFA-Daytona12042443102154234267798.241.287.309
2010AA-Tennessee Smokies863052475113441174064.246.284.341
2010AFA-Daytona Cubs2385723300571371.271.330.306
2011AA-Tennessee Smokies642162965181220172742.301.359.421
2011AAA-Iowa Cubs601972454121219162131.274.326.376
2012AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw1339213401103700.333.395.513
2013AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw44172164510111582341.262.293.349
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/208
Birthdate:
3/14/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
9