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Marwin González is a Venezuelan professional baseball utility player for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2012. He previously played in MLB for the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox. González has appeared at every position in MLB except for catcher.
|Net Worth||$7 million|
Marwin Javier González was born on March 14, 1989 (age 32 years) in Puerto Ordaz, Guayana City, Venezuela. His father is Mario Gonzalez.
Marwin González was signed as an international free agent by the Chicago Cubs on November 23, 2005. From 2006 through 2011, he played in the Cubs farm system, reaching the Triple-A level in 2011 with the Iowa Cubs. He was an infielder through 2008, then also started to play as an outfielder in 2009.
The Boston Red Sox selected González from the Cubs in the 2011 Rule 5 draft and then traded him to the Houston Astros for pitcher Marco Duarte. Listed at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) and 205 pounds (93 kg), he throws right-handed and is a switch hitter.
Marwin González made the Astros’ Opening Day roster in 2012. He played 80 games with the Astros and 13 games in Triple-A with the Oklahoma City RedHawks. With Houston, he batted .234 with two home runs and 12 runs batted in (RBIs). During 2013, González again split time between MLB (72 games) and Triple-A (44 games).
With the Astros on April 2, González broke up a perfect game bid by Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. For the season with Houston, he batted .221 with four home runs and 14 RBIs.
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González spent all of the next five seasons in MLB, with Houston. From 2014 through 2016, he batted a combined .268 with 31 home runs and 108 RBIs in 364 games. He set a major league record by hitting his first 25 MLB home runs with no one on base. That streak was broken when he hit a home run on May 6, 2016, with Evan Gattis on second base.
In 2017, González had a slash line of .303/.377/.530, while seeing the lowest percentage of fastballs of all MLB hitters (45.7%). He received six votes in AL MVP balloting, finishing 19th.
In-Game 2 of the 2017 World Series, González hit a home run in the ninth inning off of Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen to tie the score at 3–3, as the Astros went on to win in 11 innings, 7–6. The World Series lasted seven games, and the Astros became MLB champions for the first time in franchise history.
In 2020, it was revealed during the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal that the Astros broke MLB rules during the 2017 season. González subsequently apologized for his role in the scandal.
González slashed .247/.324/.409 in 2018 and saw the highest percentage of curveballs (14.9%) of all MLB hitters. He decided not to re-sign with the Astros and became a free agent after the season.
Overall, in parts of seven seasons with Houston, González hit 76 home runs and 292 RBIs in 795 games, with a .264 batting average. Defensively, he played as an infielder during 2012 and 2013, and as both an infielder and outfielder thereafter. By the end of the 2016 season, he had appeared at every position for Houston except for pitcher and catcher. He played a career-high 92 games at one position—first base—in 2016
On February 25, 2019, González signed a two-year contract worth $21 million with the Minnesota Twins. During the 2019 season, he batted .264 with 15 home runs and 55 RBIs in 114 games.
In the shortened 2020 season, he appeared in 53 games while batting .211/.286/.320 with 5 home runs and 22 RBIs in 175 at-bats. He became a free agent in late October 2020.
Boston Red Sox: On February 24, 2021, González signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. González became the first player in modern major league history to start at four different positions in the field through his team’s first four games of the season—he played left field on 2021 Opening Day for Boston before manning second base, third base, and first base in the ensuing contests, respectively.
Marwin González made his first-ever pitching appearance in the eighth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 13, in which he allowed no runs to score. On July 16, he was placed on the injured list due to a right hamstring strain; he was activated on August 2.
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On August 13, González was designated for assignment by the Red Sox, and he was released by the team three days later. In 2021 with the Red Sox, he batted .202/.281/.285 in 242 at-bats.
Houston Astros (second stint)
On August 27, 2021, González signed a minor league contract with the Astros. The Astros added him to their major league roster on September 5. In 2021 with the Astros, he batted .176/.222/.441 in 34 at-bats.
Marwin González is married to his longtime girlfriend Noel, they had their wedding in 2010. González and his wife Noel González have three children together. Marwin, his wife Noel and his children live in a private house in Houston in the off-season.
Marwin González net worth
How much is Marwin González worth? Marwin González net worth is estimated at around $7 million. His salary is around $650,000 and his main source of income is from his career as a baseball player. González successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars.. He is one of the richest baseball players in Venezuela