Wiki González

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Wiki González
Catcher
Born: (1974-05-17) May 17, 1974 (age 40)
Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 14, 1999 for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
May 24, 2006 for the Washington Nationals
Career statistics
Batting average .239
Home runs 17
Runs batted in 103
Teams

Wiklenman Vicente González [Wiki] (born May 17, 1974) is a former Venezuelan catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Washington Nationals in parts of seven seasons spanning 1999–2006. Listed at 5' 11" (1.80 m), 175 lb. (79 k), González batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Maracay, Aragua.

In a seven-season career, González posted a .238 batting average with 17 home runs and 103 RBI, including 75 runs, 41 doubles, three triples, and three stolen bases in 283 games played.

His most productive season came in 2001 with San Diego, when he batted a .275/.335/.463 slash line with eight homers and 27 RBI.

A slow runner, González holds the curious distinction of having hit into a 5-4-3 triple play in 2002 while playing for the Padres, during a game against the New York Mets just on his birthday.[1]

In 2008 González signed with the St. George Roadrunners of the independent Golden Baseball League. Then, in February 2009 he was traded to the Sussex Skyhawks of the Can-Am League. He was released on April 2, 2009.

In between, González played winter ball with four different clubs of the Venezuelan League during the 1993–2010 seasons.[2]

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