Luis Gonzalez
39-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
 Free Agent  
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$Gonzalez signed a minor league contract in Dec. 2008. Gonzalez will make $10,000 a month in the minor leagues and $500,000 if on the major league roster. He can trigger $50,000 in incentives if he reaches 350 plate appearances, the Denver Post reports.
2BColorado Rockies  
April 6, 2009
Gonzales was released from minor league camp Sunday, insidetherockies.com reports.
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It's been all downhill for Gonzales since testing positive for a banned substance in Japan. He showed up to camp out of shape and was never considered a serious contender for a utility spot on the roster.
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Gonzalez spent the past two seasons playing in Japan, but was suspended for a year by Japanese baseball last May after testing positive for amphetamines. He'll try to win a utility job this spring. He had some Coors-aided power in his prime, so there's some upside here if he wins a utility role.
Sold by the Rockies to the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League in January 2007, so don't leave him on your cheat sheet thinking he's an acceptable Coors Field end-game pick.
Gonzalez played every position but pitcher and catcher in 2005. Over the last 25 games he hit .321 and earned himself the second base job to start 2006. With plenty of positional eligibility and good hitting for average, he's worth a look.
Gonzalez can fill in at any infield position and also has a shot at Colorado's final starting outfield spot should the team look within the organization to replace Jeromy Burnitz. Gonzalez put up solid numbers in 2004 and Coors Field is certainly a formidable ally for any batter, so if he does end up earning a starting role he's worth a late-round flier, especially in deep NL-only leagues.
A Rule 5 pick out of the Indians' organization, Gonzalez's strengths include his defensive versatility and his ability to hit for average. He has decent plate discipline but not too much power, which will be partially masked by Coors Field.
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2BColorado Rockies  
March 10, 2009
Gonzalez has been relegated to the minors, the Denver Post reports.
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2BColorado Rockies  
December 31, 2008
Gonzalez signed a minor league contract with the Rockies that includes an invitation to spring training. He spent the past two seasons playing in Japan, but was suspended for a year by Japanese baseball last May after testing positive for amphetamines, the Denver Post reports.
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2BFree Agent  
June 13, 2008
The Yomiuri Giants have released Gonzalez (suspension), JapanBall.com reports.
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2BFree Agent  
May 26, 2008
Gonzalez has been suspended for one season by the Japanese baseball commissioner for using banned stimulants, JapanBall.com reports.
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2BFree Agent  
January 18, 2007
Gonzalez was sold to the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League on Thursday, the Associated Press reports.
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