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Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

  1. Video: Josh Donaldson crushes walk-off homer as Athletics down the Phillies

    Sep 21, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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    Josh Donaldson gave the Athletics a spark when he delivered a walk-off two-run home run in the 10th inning against the Phillies on Sunday.

  2. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez isn’t getting any closer

    May 27, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT

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    The Phillies signed right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a three-year, $12 million contract last August after he defected from his native Cuba and were hoping that he would be prepared to join their rotation in early 2014. But it’s almost June and Gonzalez seems only to be taking steps backward.

  3. Phillies hurler Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to begin rehab assignment on Thursday

    May 14, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez AP

    The Phillies signed Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a three-year, $12 million deal last August and haven’t gotten much out of it. They could start to if Gonzalez’s rehab, which starts Thursday, goes swimmingly.

  4. The Phillies are “very much still in the running” to sign A.J. Burnett

    Feb 10, 2014, 11:59 PM EDT

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    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. indicated Friday that he didn’t expect to make any additions prior to spring training, but Todd Zolecki of MLB.com hears that the club is “very much still in the running” to sign free agent right-hander A.J. Burnett. While it’s unclear if the two sides are close to a deal,…

  5. Phillies and Kyle Kendrick avoid arbitration on one-year deal

    Jan 16, 2014, 7:42 PM EDT

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    The Phillies and right-hander Kyle Kendrick have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.675 million contract. The deal includes award bonuses. Kendrick just finished up a two-year, $7.5 million extension and is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter. The 29-year-old got off to an excellent start last season, but ended up with a…

  6. Phillies sign Cuban pitcher Miguel Alredo Gonzalez to revised deal at $36 million discount

    Aug 30, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

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    Back in mid-July the Phillies and Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez reportedly agreed to a six-year, $48 million contract, but that deal fell apart over concerns about the health of his elbow. Today the Phillies announced that they’ve officially signed Gonzalez, but the contract is for three years and $12 million, with a vesting option…

  7. Phillies hit a snag in $50 million deal with Cuban defector Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

    Aug 7, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Two weeks ago the Phillies were said to have agreed to a six-year, $50 million deal with Cuban defector Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, but the contract has yet to be announced officially and apparently it may not actually happen now. For their part the Phillies have said absolutely nothing about Gonzalez one way or another and…

  8. Keeping Cliff Lee is the wrong choice for Phillies

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Trends don’t get much more clear than this: 2008: Won World Series 2009: Lost World Series 2010: Lost NLCS 2011: Lost NLDS 2012: Missed playoffs Now, that’s not entirely fair: the Phillies had their best records in that span in 2011 and 2010. But Charlie Manuel’s team has dropped off severely since then. In 2012,…

  9. Phillies sign Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a six-year contract worth more than $50 million

    Jul 26, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

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    Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Phillies have signed Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, the highly-touted 26-year-old right-hander from Cuba, to a six-year contract worth more than $50 million. Gonzalez drew interest from almost every major league team after being cleared for employment on July 15 by the United States government. The bidding came down…

  10. Dodgers not interested in Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez after all?

    Jul 23, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Over the weekend Peter Gammons of MLB Network reported that the Dodgers “will go five years and close to $50 million” to sign Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, citing as his source an unnamed general manager who believed the Cuban right-hander would sign with Los Angeles. However, now Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that “the Dodgers are…

  11. Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez could sign next week

    Jul 18, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

    Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez AP

    Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez was declared a free agent by MLB earlier this week after he received clearance by the United States government. And the bidding could wrap up fairly quickly. Gonzalez’s agent, Jaime Torres, told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes that he expects his client to have an agreement with an MLB team…

  12. Cuban pitcher Misael Siverio defects to United States

    Jul 18, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT

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    Amid reports that Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez is close to signing a big long-term contract another Cuban pitcher, Misael Siverio, has apparently defected with an eye toward free agency. Siverio left the Cuban national team while it was playing exhibition games in Iowa and gave a statement to El Nuevo Herald saying: Leaving behind…

  13. Cuban pitcher Dalier Hinojosa cleared for free agency

    Jul 16, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Following yesterday’s news that highly sought after Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez is officially a free agent, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that another Cuban pitcher, right-hander Dalier Hinojosa, has also been cleared to sign with MLB teams. Hinojosa defected from Cuba in February and has been petitioning MLB and the U.S. government for free…

  14. Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez free to sign with MLB team

    Jul 15, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez AP

    Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has been drawing plenty of interest around MLB, but teams have been unable to bid on him because he had to secure an unblocking license from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) first. The wait is officially over. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that Gonzalez has been cleared…

  15. Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez is drawing plenty of interest

    Jun 29, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

    Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez AP

    Here’s your introduction to Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, a Cuban right-hander who is poised to get the next major payday among international players. Gonzalez, 26, has taken up residency in Mexico while he waits to be unblocked by the U.S. Treasury Department. That could happen as soon as next week, reports Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. While…

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