Saturday, February 1, 2014

Reds add Edgar Gonzalez to the fold on minor league deal

According to the transactions page on, the Reds have signed veteran right-handed pitcher Edgar Gonzalez to a minor league contract.

Gonzalez, 30, split time between the Blue Jays and Astros in 2013, tallying 18 innings pitched in eight appearances. The Mexican native has pitched in parts of 10 seasons in the major leagues for the likes of five different clubs. Gonzalez's most notable stint came with the Diamondbacks where he notched a 14-21 record and a 5.97 ERA over 80 appearances.

His career ERA of 5.92 in the big leagues is hideous. But the native of Mexico does boast a 4.18 ERA over 197 appearances in his minor league career.

This signing is a classic case of adding depth to the upper levels of the minor league system. Don't expect Gonzalez to make an impact with the Reds this year.

Photo Credit: Tuscon Citizen

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