González with the Houston Astros in 2016
|Houston Astros – No. 9|
March 14, 1989 |
Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
|April 6, 2012, for the Houston Astros|
(through 2016 season)
|Runs batted in||134|
Marwin Javier González (born March 14, 1989) is a Venezuelan professional baseball infielder with the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). Primarily a shortstop, Gonzalez has appeared at every position except for pitcher and catcher for the Astros.
González was signed as an international free agent by the Chicago Cubs on November 23, 2005. The Boston Red Sox selected González from the Cubs in the 2011 Rule 5 draft, and then traded him to the Astros for Marco Duarte. Gonzalez made the Astros' Opening Day roster in 2012. On April 2, 2013, González broke up a perfect game by the Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. González set a Major League record by hitting his first 25 home runs with no one on base. That streak was broken when he hit a home run on May 6, 2016 with Evan Gattis on second.
Gonzalez and wife, Noel, have two children and one dog named Benger. They reside in Houston, Texas. 
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- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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