Veteran outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been signed to a minor league contract by the Seattle Mariners. He will be paid $750,000 if he is called up to the major league roster during the season.
USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale reported the news on Tuesday afternoon.
The Seattle #Mariners have signed veteran outfielder Carlos Gonzalez to a minor-league contract that will pay him $750,000 if he makes their big-league team. He'll be in their major-league spring training camp.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) February 11, 2020
The 12-year veteran played for 10 years with the Colorado Rockies. His rookie year was spent with the Oakland Athletics. Gonzalez also played for both the Indians and the Cubs in 2019.
In his career, he has been selected to three All Star games. He also has won three Gold Gloves and a Silver Slugger award. In 2010, he won the batting title with an average of .336. During his 2019 season, Gonzalez appeared in 45 games total, had three home runs and a batting average of .200.
“CarGo” selected to enter free agency in 2019. The Seattle Mariners were the only suitors with the small, performance-depended offer.
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