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9 Marwin Gonzalez SS
Height/Weight: 6-1/203 | Birthdate: 3/14/1989 | Birthplace: Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Salary: $494,400 | Owned/Started%: 5/3 | Average Draft Position: 380.00
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Marwin Gonzalez returns to lineup Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez made it back into the starting lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays after missing four straight games due to a hamstring injury. Gonzalez is batting .295 with three home runs and 11 RBI in his last 23 games.

Marwin Gonzalez expected to start Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez is expected back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, after missing four straight with a hamstring injury.

Gonzalez has been available as a pinch-hitter off the bench over the last few days, and a platelet-rich plasma injection Wednesday has helped Gonzalez deal with some of the pain in the hamstring.

"I'm feeling a little stronger, ready to go and get to play again," Gonzalez said.


Hamstring still a problem for Marwin Gonzalez Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez is out of the starting lineup yet again Saturday against the Blue Jays, as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury. Gonzalez has not played since Tuesday's game, though this injury has bothered him for more than a week now.  

Marwin Gonzalez still sidelined by troublesome hamstring


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Astros pitcher Marwin Gonzalez was out of the lineup for the second game in a row Thursday against the Blue Jays, as a result of lingering tightness in his hamstring. This injury has followed Gonzalez over the last week, and he remains day to day moving forward. 

Hamstring problem keeps Marwin Gonzalez out Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) A tight hamstring has prevented Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez from taking his place in the lineup for a day game Wednesday after a night game. He is sidelined against Oakland.

Gonzalez homered in the Tuesday loss.


Marwin Gonzalez mashes fifth homer in loss to Athletics


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez has been on a roll since the All-Star break and he continued rolling Tuesday night.

Gonzalez blasted his fifth home run to open the scoring in the first inning before going hitless the rest of the way. He has hit safely in seven of nine games since the time off with 11 hits in 34 at-bats.


Marwin Gonzalez returns to starting lineup Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez returned to the lineup and will bat second Saturday against the Marlins, the Houston Chronicle reports. Gonzalez left Wednesday's game due to a hamstring injury, returned Thursday but sat again on Friday due to lingering soreness. He is hitting .271 with four homers and 14 RBI in 155 at-bats this season.

Hamstring still a problem for Marwin Gonzalez


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Though he was able to start in Thursday's game against the Athletics, Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez was ultimately forced out due to lingering soreness.

Gonzalez is also out of the lineup Friday against the Marlins, as he continues to deal with the injury. He told the Houston Chronicle he expected to avoid a trip to the disabled list, but will likely be limited through the weekend series against the Marlins. 


Marwin Gonzalez able to start Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez made it into the lineup Thursday at Oakland after leaving Wednesday's game due to soreness in his right hamstring. Gonzalez is batting .294 (15 for 51) with one double, one triple, one home run and eight RBI in 15 July games.

Marwin Gonzalez dealing with hamstring issue


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Athletics late, due to soreness in his right hamstring.

Despite being forced to leave, the injury is not expected to cost Gonzalez much time. He has been dealing with the injury over the last few games, and is expected back in the lineup Thursday, as manager Bo Porter told the Houston Chronicle


Marwin Gonzalez emerging as tough out in Houston


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez has never been known for his bat at the major league level, as his .227 batting average and .266 on-base percentange over his career heading into this season can attest.

But Gonzalez is doing a pretty good impression of a pretty good hitter lately. He has nine hits in his last 26 at-bats with two home runs and six RBI in six starts since June 30. He had kept his average over .300 for much of the year and is now at .275 with a solid .425 slugging percentage.


Marwin Gonzalez homers, drives in two during 10-4 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez homered and drove in two runs Monday, but it didn't make much of a difference in a 10-4 loss vs. Seattle. Gonzalez hit a solo home run off Taijuan Walker inm the second inning and added an RBI groundout in the ninth inning off Tom Wilhelmsen.

Gonzalez finished June batting .205 with one double, two home runs, three RBI, four walks, five runs, seven strikeouts and one stolen base in 19 games (12 starts).


Marwin Gonzalez manages second home run Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez hit his second home run Friday against the Twins. 

Gonzalez stepped to the plate against Phil Hughes in the third with the bases empty. On the second pitch of the at-bat, Gonzalez hit a 91 mph fastball out to left for the solo shot. He finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Astros to keep Marwin Gonzalez on roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow said infielder Marwin Gonzalez has made the opening day roster, per the Houston Chronicle. Gonzalez is batting .395 (17 for 43) with a .558 slugging percentage, .945 OPS, six RBI and seven doubles in 21 spring games.

Astros recall Marwin Gonzalez


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2013) The Astros have recalled shortstop Marwin Gonzalez from Triple-A Oklahoma City, MLB.com reports. Gonzalez hit .230/.250/.339 in a 54-game stint with Houston earlier this season.

Marwin Gonzalez sent down by Houston


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2013) The Astros optioned infielder Marwin Gonzalez to Triple-A Oklahoma City Monday, MLB.com reports. They also designated pitcher Wade LeBlanc for assignment. The team will not announce the corresponding roster moves until Tuesday. 

The 24-year-old Gonzalez was batting .230 on the year over 174 at-bats for the Astros. He had gone just 4 for 27 (.148) over his last eight games. 


Marwin Gonzalez homers in win


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2013) Shortstop Marwin Gonzalez was among six Astros to homer Wednesday in a win over Baltimore. 

Gonzalez hit his fourth HR of the season, a solo shot, in the second inning off starter Freddy Garcia.

Gonzalez, hitting .236, finished 2 for 4 with a single and two strikeouts. The multi-hit game was his first since May 10 against Texas. 


Marwin Gonzalez hitless in return


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2013) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez returned from a hamstring injury Monday in Anaheim. He batted ninth and went 0 for 2 with a strikeout and a sacrifice. 

Gonzalez is batting .233 on the year and has just five hits in his last 10 games. 


Marwin Gonzalez back for Houston


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2013) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez (hamstring strain) returned to the starting lineup Monday in Anaheim to face the Angels. Gonzalez hit ninth.

Gonzalez had not played since Wednesday and entered Monday batting .237 with three home runs and 11 RBI over 41 games. 


Marwin Gonzalez shooting for Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2013) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez, who is dealing with a slight strain of his right hamstring, told reporters he will return to the lineup Monday. Gonzalez, who had not played since Wednesday, is hitting .237 with three homers and 11 RBI in 41 games.

Marwin Gonzalez gets into game


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2013) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez was nursing a minor hamstring injury but still played Wednesday during a win in Colorado.

Gonzalez entered the game at shortstop in the bottom of the seventh inning. He finished 1 for 1 with a sacrifice RBI and a run scored.

Gonzalez is batting .237 and still may be avoided somewhat going forward until his hamstring fully heals.

Marwin Gonzalez nursing injured hamstring


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2013) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez is currently nursing a minor hamstring injury, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Gonzalez is available, if needed, but the Astros would like to keep him off it if they can. He is day to day.

Gonzalez is batting .231 on the year with three homers and 10 RBI. He has four stolen bases.

Marwin Gonzalez breaks slump with two-hit game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2013) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez broke a 0-for-16 slump to open May by going 2 for 3 with a double, one run and one RBI Wednesday in the team's 3-1 win over the Angels. The double was Gonzalez's eighth extra-base hit of the year.

The two-hit game gives Gonzalez a .253/.287/.434 line to go with three home runs and three stolen bases in 91 plate appearances this year.


Marwin Gonzalez trying to finish April on positive note


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2013) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez is aiming to finish April on a high note after hitting a lull in the middle of the month. Following a 4-for-24 slide from April 12-22, which dropped his season average from .444 to .286, Gonzalez enters play Monday against the Yankees batting .333 (6 for 18) in his last five games.

Gonzalez has one home run, one RBI, two doubles and three runs in his last five games. He's also managed two stolen bases in that span. His batting average is back to .300.


Marwin Gonzalez's hot start a fading memory


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2013) Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez homered for the third time Tuesday against the Mariners. However, Gonzalez's slump without a multi-hit game extended to 10 appearances (eight starts).

Gonzalez, who hit .444 through his first six games, is batting .185 (5 for 27) in his last 10 games. He has done double, one home run and three RBI in that span.