Luis González (infielder)

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Luis González
Born: (1979-06-26) June 26, 1979 (age 39)
Maracay, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 6, 2004, for the Colorado Rockies
Last MLB appearance
August 29, 2006, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Batting average .283
Home runs 23
Runs batted in 98

Luis Alberto González (born June 26, 1979) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball. He played for the Colorado Rockies between 2004 and 2006 and for the Yomiuri Giants of the Japan's Central League from 2007-2008.


González made his debut in the 2004 season. On April 6, facing Randy Johnson and the Arizona Diamondbacks in the season opener for both teams, González went 2-for-5, including one home run and two RBI, and the Rockies topped Arizona, 5–2.

González became the fifth Venezuelan player to play in the JCL during the 2007 season, joining fellow countrymen Alex Cabrera, Darwin Cubillán, Geremi González and Alex Ramírez.

On May 26, 2008, it was reported that González had violated the anti-doping policy in Nippon Professional Baseball, resulting in a one-year ban.[1] The Yomiuri Giants released him after the incident.

On December 31, 2008, González signed a minor-league deal with the Colorado Rockies.[2]

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  1. ^ "Gonzalez fails drug test in Japan, banned a year". International Herald Tribune. 2008-05-26. Archived from the original on 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 
  2. ^ Gonzalez back to Rox

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