After playing 11 years in the Major Leagues, an offer from a team in the Japan Professional Baseball League (NPB) managed to convince the Venezuelan Marvin Gonzalez to leave the MLB to move to the Asian continent to play ball.
This Friday, the New York Post journalist, Jon Heyman, announced that the former utility for Yankees, AstrosTwins and Red Soxsigned a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Buffaloes Oryxcurrent defending champions of the NPB.
González, a versatile baseball player who will turn 34 in March, spent the 2022 season with the Yankees. He finished the regular role hitting .185/.255/.321 with 6 home runs and 18 RBIs in 207 plate appearances. While his bat wasn’t really outstanding, the veteran overall was a positive contributor on defense, appearing at every position except catcher and center field.
It should be remembered that the native of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, was the World Series champion with the Houston Astros in 2017, when they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven exciting games.