Alberto Ramon Gonzalez…he and his wife, Elaine, have one daughter, Arianna...makes his home in
Maricaibo, Venezuela...attended Octavio Hernandez High School…signed by Diamondbacks scout Miguel Nava.
Made the Cubs Opening Day roster as a non-roster invitee before being acquired by the New York Yankees...played in 24 games total between the two clubs while also playing at the Triple-A level for both organizations...Designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs on April 19 and outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on April 21...Traded to the New York Yankees on May 10 for cash considerations and selected to the Major League club on May 12…designated for assignment by the Yankees on May 17 and outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on May 20…selected again by the Yankees on June 21 and designated for assignment on July 20 before being outrighted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre one final time.
Made Texas' Opening Day roster as a non-roster invitee to Spring Training after he signed a minor league free-agent contract,
December 14, 2011. ...Hit .241 (13-for-54) with two doubles, a triple and four RBI in 24 games
with Texas ... started five games at third base, five games at shortstop
and two games at second base.
...Collected a game-winning, RBI-bunt single in the 11th inning, April 22
...Recorded a season-high three hits and three runs scored, May 30 vs.
...Designated for assignment, August 10, and outrighted to Triple-A Round
Rock, August 12.
...Played in 14 games for Round Rock, compiling a .314 batting average
(16-for-51) with two doubles, two homers and six RBI.
...Batted .301 (22-for-73) in 21 games for Margarita in the Venezuelan
Was acquired by San Diego on March 28 with 61 starts,
247 at bats, 53 hits, and 32 RBI all being the 2nd highest totals of
his major league career...made starts at 2nd base (25), shortstop
(22), 3rd base (13), and 1st base (1)...his .215 batting average
was the 6th-lowest in the National League among players with at
least 250 plate appearances...hit .257 (18-70) vs. left-handed
pitchers with a career .289 (68-235) average vs. southpaws...
posted a .311 (14-45) mark with runners in scoring position and 2
out...was 1-for-15 as a pinch-hitter...was 5-for-15 in his 1st 6
games before going 0-for-18 in next 11 contests...had a .183 (28-
153) average over 61 games from April 16-July 23...batted .366
(15-41) in next 21 games to lift average from .202 to .235 at the
end of August...was just 5-for-43 (.116) in 17 games in September...
tied career best with 3 RBI on July 30 vs. Colorado with 10
of 32 total RBI coming against the Rockies...lone homer came on
June 25 vs. Atlanta.
A member of Washington's Opening Day roster for a 2nd consecutive season...provided versatility...played 5 different
positions (all 4 infield spots and RF)...hit .301 with 3 RBI in 65 games through July 27, but batted just .204 with 2
RBI thereafter...in 37 starts, went 35-for-134 (.261) with 6 doubles and 4 RBI...went 4-for-4 with one RBI and a run
scored to trigger 7-2 win on June 29 at ATL...played stellar defense at 3B during the season's final 10 contests in place
of an injured Ryan Zimmerman.
Made shift and played primarily at 2B in season's second half and made just one error in 208 total chances/55 games,
recording a .995 fielding percentage...set career bests with 31 runs, 77 hits, 16 doubles, 3 triples, 33 RBI and 105
games played...hit .333 in 43 games before the All-Star break, .222 in 62 games after the break...batted .397 with 9
extra-base hits and 11 RBI against southpaws...hit .292 with runners in scoring position...dominated Interleague Play,
batting .375 (9-for-24) with one double and 3 RBI in 11 games.
Plated game-winning RBI via 4th-inning sac fly in 4-0 win, July 21 vs. NYM...legged
out a team single-game season-high 3 doubles on September 10 vs. PHI...laced bases-loaded 3-run triple to break
open an eventual 10-6 win, August 15 at CIN...capped '09 with game-winning RBI via 15th-inning single in 2-1 win
on October 4 at ATL.
In Minor Leagues:
Spent one month, April 28-May 30, with Triple-A Syracuse, batting .311 with 3 doubles, one triple
and 8 RBI in 23 contests...hit .368 against IL southpaws, .296 against righthanders.
Acquired from the NYY at the trade deadline, July 31...provided exceptional defense and an offensive spark in 17 games
for the Nationals...combined to hit .257 with 8 doubles, one home run and 10 RBI in 45 games for Washington and
NYY...paid immediate dividends for Washington, leading club to wins in his first 4 games played while going 6-for-13
with 3 doubles...7 of 17 hits with Washington went for extra bases (6 doubles, one home run)...thanks to left hamstring
strain, endured month-long DL stint-missing 25 games, August 5-31...hit safely in first 5 games with NYY, April 9-13...
played perfect defense with Nationals, and committed just one error while with NYY...for the 2 clubs, combined on a
.990 fielding percentage for the season.
Batted .071 (1-for-14) with 3R, 1RBI and 1BB in 12 games with the Yankees in 2007.
4 Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 9/1 and made his Major League debut that day vs. Tampa Bay, entering the game defensively in the eighth at SS (did not bat).
4 Had first Major League at-bat in 9/4 win vs. Seattle, pinch hitting for Rodriguez and grounding into a fielder's choice in the seventh (remained in the game at 3B).
...Recorded his first Major League run scored and RBI in 9/8 win at Kansas City (0-for-3), entering the game at SS in the fifth inning...Collected his first Major League hit in 9/27 win at Tampa Bay in his first start, a sixth-inning single off Scott Kazmir...along with OF Bronson Sardinha, became the first Yankees to record their first career hits in the same game since 10/4/80 (G2) vs. Detroit (Ted Wilborn and Roger Holt)...Combined to hit .286 (141-for-493) with 62R, 31 doubles, 11 triples, 1HR, 51RBI, 34BB and 12SB in 134 games with Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2007...Began the season at Scranton/WB, batting .247 (95-for-384) with 10 triples, 1HR and 35RBI in 106 games over two stints...Led all Triple-A shortstops with a .976 fielding percentage....his 11 triples were the ninth-most in the Minor Leagues...Fashioned a 15-game hitting streak with Scranton/WB from 8/6-19...during the stretch, batted .423 (22-for-52) with 13R, 5 doubles, 3 triples, 1HR, 10RBI and 9BB.
...In 28 games with Double-A Trenton, batted .330 (36-for-109) with 10 doubles and 16RBI...Was acquired from Arizona with RHPs Luis Vizcaino, Ross Ohlendorf and Steven Jackson in exchange for LHP Randy Johnson on 1/9/07.
Hit .290 (126-for-434) with 6HR and 50RBI in 129 games for Double-A Tennessee...was the second toughest hitter in the Southern League to strike out (one strikeout per 11.76 plate appearances)...ranked seventh in the league with his .290 average...hit .298 (37-for-124) with runners in scoring position and .327 (65-for-199) with runners on base...hit .273 (47-for-172) vs. left-handed pitching; .302 (79-for-262) vs. right-handers...Drove in a season-high four runs on 5/20 at Carolina...in 26 games during the month
of July, led the league with a .435 batting average (37-for-85)...went 4-for-4 with 2R, 2
doubles, 1 triple and 1RBI on 7/24 vs. Carolina...following the conclusion of the regular
season with Tennessee, was promoted to Triple-A Tucson and hit .200 (3-for-15) in four games at shortstop...Played in the Venezuelan Winter League, batting .253 (46-for-182) with three triples, 1HR and 14RBI in 51 games for Pastoria de los Llanos.
Was named to the Midwest League All-Star Team, hitting .318 (112-for-352) with 21 doubles, seven triples, 1HR and 42RBI in 95 games for Single-A South Bend...was rated by Midwest League managers as the league's best defensive shortstop and was also named as the "Best Defensive Infielder" in the Diamondbacks' system by Baseball
...Ranked fourth in the Midwest League and tied for fifth in the Diamondbacks'
organization with his .318 average...had three hit streaks of at least 10 games: a 13-game streak from 5/25-7/3, 10 straight games from 7/30-8/8 and an 11-game streak from 8/16-29...hit .407 (22-for-57) batting first in the line-up...after hitting .257 in the month of April, responded by hitting at least .300 in each of the remaining five months of the season...collected a minor-league career-high five hits and scored a season-high three runs on 8/18 vs. Peoria, going 5-for-6 with 1 double, 1 triple, 2RBI.
Hit .238 (76-for-319) with 2HR and 25RBI in 100 games for Single-A South Bend...saw action at both shortstop (83 games) and second base (19 games)...hit only .227 from April-July, then hit .278 during the final two months of the season (August-September).
In his first professional season, hit .283 (58-for-205) with 1HR, 18RBI and 15SB in 58
games for Boca Chica in the Dominican Summer League...led the team with 13
doubles, ranked second in hits and at-bats, and tied for second with 38 runs scored.