Is married ... wife's name is Johanna ... the couple has three sons, Alexander Jr., Johander and Axe.
Played in 41 games for MIL, batting .177/.203/.230...Hit lone HR of the season, April 7 vs. ARI...Had season-high 3H and 3R, April 26 @LAD.
Batted .259 with 4 HR and 15 RBI in 24 games with Milwaukee ... made 24 starts at shortstop. Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/6 with a torn ACL in his right knee ... suffered the
injury on 5/5 at San Francisco while sliding on a stolen base. Underwent season-ending surgery on 5/17, performed by Dr. William Raasch. Was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 5/23. His 15 RBI ranked second on the team at the time of his injury (Ryan Braun-18) and second
among National League shortstops (Starlin Castro, ChC-16). His vesting option for 2013 was not exercised ... was signed back as a free agent on 2/6/13.
Batted .241 with 15 HR and 56 RBI in 149 games with Atlanta ... Made 146 starts, all at shortstop ... Posted a .981 fielding percentage, which ranked third in the National League and fifth in the
Major Leagues from the shortstop position ... Ranked third in the National Leauge in home runs (15) as a shortstop, trailing only the Rockies'
Troy Tulowitzi (30) and the Phillies' Jimmy Rollins (16) ... Belted his 150th career home run on 9/14 vs. Florida with a 3-run shot off Ricky Nolasco that
snapped a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning of a 4-1 victory ... Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 12/12
Split the 2010 campaign between the Toronto Blue Jays and Braves hitting .250 with 42 doubles, 23 home
runs and 88 RBI...Was acquired by the Braves from the Blue Jays as part of a five-player trade on 7/15. In addition to
Gonzalez the Braves acquired left-handed minor-league pitcher Tim Collins and minor-league SS Tyler
Pastornicky in exchange for shortstop Yunel Escobar and left-handed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes...Played in 85 games for the Blue Jays and hit .259 with 25 doubles, 17 home runs and 50 RBI before being
traded to the Braves on 7/14...At the time of the trade, ranked tied for fifth in the American League with 43 extra-base hits...In his first nine games with Atlanta (7/15-24), hit .361 (13-for-36)...Led all major league shortstops in doubles (42), was second in RBI (88) and third in home runs (23)...Ranked fourth among NL shortstops with a .974 fielding percentage (minimum 300 chances) in the second
half of the season...Appeared in his third career postseason. Started all four Division Series games at shortstop.Went 3-for-15
(.200) with one double and two RBI...Clubbed a three-run walk-off homer in the 12th inning on 9/11 vs. STL. It was his first walk-off homer of the
season and his first since 9/26/98 vs. PHI...Had four hits 7/22 vs. SD, matching his career high (eight times)...Hit safely in 10 consecutive games, 8/18-28: .368 (14-for-38) with five doubles and eight RBI...Over a 25-game stretch, 8/18-9-13, hit .309 (30-for-97) with eight doubles, two home runs and 17 RBI...Recorded his eighth career two-homer game 4/30 at OAK.
Split the season between Cincinnati and Boston, his first Major League action since 2007 after missing all
of 2008 with a compression fracture of his left knee... Hit .210 (51-for-243) with 3 home runs and 26 RBI in 68 games for
the Reds... Was dealt to the Red Sox along with cash considerations on Aug. 14 for minor league infielder Kris Negron...
LIKES BEANTOWN: Hit .284 (42-for-148) with 5 home runs and 15 RBI in 44 games for Boston... Was his 2nd stint for the
Red Sox after appearing in 111 games for the club in 2006... FLASH THE LEATHER: Made only seven errors in 425 total
chances at shortstop for a fielding percentage of .984, 6th among qualifying Major Leaguers... Appeared at shortstop for
the Red Sox in 44 of the club's final 47 games (43 starts), posting a .994 (1 E/159 TC) fielding percentage in those contests...
In 115 games without Gonzalez, the Red Sox were 8th in the A.L. with a .984 fielding percentage... From August 15
onward the Sox led the Majors with a .991 mark... Reached 20 doubles for the 8th time in his career... Combined to hit .291
(53-for-182) over his final 54 games of the season after snapping an 0-for-20 slide with a solo home run off Randy Wells
on Aug. 3 vs. the Cubs... Was hitless in his first 17 at-bats to begin the season and posted a .171 (14-for-82) clip through
his first 23 games of 2009... Went 14-for-43 (.326) over an 11-game span from May 19-31, raising his season average
from .171 to .224 in that time... Was on Cincinnati's 15-day disabled list from June 20-July 23 and underwent arthroscopic
surgery to remove 4 loose bodies from his right elbow on June 22.
Missed the entire season with a compression fracture of his left knee...on 7/7 had seasonending
micro fracture surgery (Dr. Timothy Kremchek)...didn't play in a spring training game or in a regularseason
game...on 3/31 went on the disabled list and remained there the rest of the championship season...
on 5/28 was transfered to the 60-day DL to make room on the roster for IF Andy Phillips.
In his first season with the Reds tied for the club lead in doubles (27)...missed 28g while on
the bereavement list 3 times (4/13-4/16, 7/14-7/20, 8/15-8/21) and the restricted list once (7/21-7/30)...was
bothered late in the season by a bone bruise in his left knee and didn't make a start after 9/12...appeared in
5 of the Reds' last 17g of the season, all as a pinch hitter (1-5)...hit safely in 20 of his 24 previous starts prior
to that knee injury (31-86, .360, 3hr, 14 rbi)...led the club with 52 starts batting seventh in the order and 98
starts at SS...from 4/23-4/29 shared with Phi's Chase Utley the National League Player of the Week Award
(.520, 3hr, 6rbi, 9r)...in only 6g that week led the the NL in hits (13), HR (3), total bases (26) and slugging
percentage (1.040)...a team-high 3 times hit the second of back-to-back HR (5/1 at Hou w/ Ken Griffey Jr.,
5/7 vs Hou w/ Adam Dunn, 5/26 vs Pit w/ Edwin Encarnacion)...in April hit .329 (3hr, 10rbi)...on 4/24 at StL
produced 4hits, 2hr, 5rbi, 11 total bases and 4 runs scored...tied career single-game highs in homers, RBI
and hits and established new career highs in runs scored and total bases...the 11tb and 4r were the most
by a Reds batter in a game all season...on 5/23 vs Wsh committed his only 2-error game since 8/16/04 at
LAD...on 5/27 vs Pit hit his 100th career HR (off Tony Armas Jr.)...in the 12-inning, 1-0 victory vs Cle on 6/10
drove in the game's only run with a single off Adam Miller...from 6/16-6/18 committed an error in 3 consecutive
games for only the fourth time in his career (9/4-9/7, 1999; 4/27-4/29, 2001; 4/26-4/30, 2005)...on 8/2 at Wsh
homered off Mike Bacsik in his first plate appearance since 7/13 following a stint on the bereavement and
then restricted list...on 8/25 vs Fla wore #13 in honor of Dave Concepcion, whose jersey was retired during
pre-game ceremonies that night.
For the Red Sox committed a career-low 7 errors (111g, 475tc) and led all American League
shortstops with a club-record .985 fielding percentage...his 57-game errorless streak from 4/11-6/30, 2006 also
was a record for Red Sox shortstops (Rico Petrocelli, 48g, 9/25/68-5/30/69)...the first 3 months of the season
committed just 2 errors in 243 total chances (.992)...from 8/19-9/2 was on the disabled list with a strained right
oblique muscle...on 8/3 was hitting a season-best .291 but then was bothered by the oblique injury and hit .122
(10-82) in his last 25g of the season...went 1-for-24 in his first 8g coming off the DL, including a season-high
0-for-22 skid (8/11-9/4)...from 6/17-7/3 produced a season-high 12-game hitting streak (.391)...on 9/14 at
Bal made his 1,000th career appearance...on 6/27 and 6/28 vs NYM homered in consecutive games for the
seventh time in his career...those homers began a streak in which he hit 6hr in 26g from 6/27-8/1...following
the season played for Leones del Caracas in the Dominican Winter League (11g, .293, 1hr, 3rbi, 2sb).
For the Marlins produced at least 30 doubles for the third straight season and for the fourth time in 5
years...his .319 on-base percentage was the highest of his career...in 124 starts at shortstop posted a .974
fielding percentage...his career-best 17-game hitting streak (.302) from 6/9-6/27 was the longest by a Marlins
batter all season and ranked T5th in the National League...also recorded a pair of 11-game hitting streaks,
from 5/14-5/26 (.472) and from 6/29-7/9 (.326)...hit .300 in both May and July...in September was bothered
by a bone bruise on his right elbow and spent the latter part of the season as a pinch runner...in the offseason
helped lead Venezuela to the 2006 Caribbean Series championship, its first since 1989...scored the winning
run in the bottom of the ninth inning of the decisive game vs the Dominican Republic...earlier in that series
produced a walkoff homer to lead Venezuela to an 11-9 victory vs the Dominican Republic.
With a career-high 23hr and 79rbi led all
National League shortstops and established Marlins
club records for that position...also set career bests
with 67 runs scored and 159 apps...became the
first Marlins middle infielder in club history to reach
20 homers...played in 1,351.2 of Florida's 1,439.0
innings (93.9%)...posted a .976 fielding percentage...
recorded a pair of season-high 6-game hitting
streaks, from 5/29-6/4 (.375) and from 8/10-8/15
(.455)...on 7/29 vs Phi tied his career high with
5rbi, including his first career grand slam (off Paul
Abbott)...twice homered in consecutive games, on
7/9-7/10 and 9/23-9/24.
Helped the Marlins win the World Series by establishing career highs in games (150), HR (18), RBI (77)
and slugging percentage (.443)...among all National League shortstops ranked second in homers and third
in RBI...posted a .976 fielding percentage, fifth-highest among NL shortstops...through April hit .352, eighthbest
BA in the league...hit .310 in May and took a .324 overall mark into June...was hitting .300 through 7/2
but finished the season at .256 after hitting .203 in his last 72g...from 5/28-6/7 hit .419 during a season-high
10-game hitting streak...finished the regular season hitting safely in 9-11g...started all 17 of Fla's post-season
games and produced one of the most dramatic homers in World Series history...his 12th-inning shot off Jeff
Weaver in Game 4 was the first walkoff homer in Marlins post-season history and the 13th in World Series
annals...became only the third player whose first career playoff homer was a World Series game-ender, joining
Dusty Rhodes (of the 1954 New York Giants vs Cle) and Eddie Matthews (of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves vs
NYY)...he became the third player to hit a walk-off home run against the Yankees in World Series play, joining
Matthews and Bill Mazeroski, who connected for his famous Game 7 homer for the Pirates in 1960.
Missed most of the season with a dislocated left shoulder that eventually required surgery...didn't play
after 5/18 at SF, when he suffered the injury diving for a ground ball hit in the hole by Barry Bonds...on 7/23,
following a 5-game rehabilitation stint, had surgery to repair the torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder (Dr.
James Andrews)....at the time of his injury ranked fourth among all National League shortstops with a .983
fielding percentage (3e, 188tc)...from 4/21-4/26 collected an RBI in a career-best 6 straight games (7rbi).
For the Marlins led all Major League shortstops with 26 errors, 1 shy of the club record he established
in 1999...from 7/6-7/21 tied his career-high with a 13-game hitting streak (.358, 3hr, 12rbi)...on 7/13-7/14
produced 3 homers in a span of 5 at bats...on 7/13 vs NYY hit a 2-run HR off Ted Lilly and a solo HR off
Ramiro Mendoza...the next day homered off Roger Clemens.
In an injury-plagued season appeared in only 109g...from 7/28-8/31 missed 31g while on the disabled
list with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee...put together a career-high 13-game hitting
streak that included a 6-game stretch before the injury and a 7-game streak after the injury (7/21-9/8, .333)...
on 6/20 vs Mil produced his first career 2-homer game...on 6/14 at Phi recorded 5rbi, a career high, along
with 2 doubles and a triple...in July hit safely in 14 of his 16 apps (.317).
Led all National League rookies in hits (155), runs (81), multi-hit games (46) and triples (8)...ranked
second among NL rookies in total bases (241), extra-base hits (50) and slugging percentage (.430) and T3rd
in HR (14) and doubles (28)...became only the second rookie shortstop ever named to the National League
All-Star team (Pit's Frankie Zak, 1944)...was the only unanimous selection to TOPPS' All-Star Rookie Team
and finished fifth in BBWAA Rookie of the Year voting...was named Novato Latino Mas Destacado (Most
Valuable Latin Rookie) at the Latin Sports Awards...also was named to Baseball Digest's All-Rookie Team...
on 11/7 suffered a hairline fracture of his left forearm when he was hit by a pitch in a Winter League game in
Caracas, VZ...was in a cast until 12/6 and wore a removable splint for another 2 weeks.
Spent most of the season with Triple-A Charlotte before earning his first call-up to
majors August 25...made his major league debut with the Marlins that night at St. Louis,
making the start at shortstop...his first game featured his first major league homer (also
his first major league hit), an 8th-inning blast off Donovan Osborne in his 4th big-league
at-bat...had 3 hits and 3 RBI in his 4th game August 28 at Cincinnati...on September 26
in Game 2 of a doubleheader vs. Philadelphia, connected for Florida's only walk-off homer
of the season when he broke a scoreless game with a one-out, solo shot in the bottom of
the 13th inning...overall, batted .151 with 3 homers and 7 RBI in 25 games with the
Marlins...with Charlotte, hit .277 with 20 doubles, 10 triples and 10 homers in 108
games and was named the top major league prospect in the International League by
Baseball America in a vote by league managers at the end of the season...was the International League's Player of the Week from June 8-14 after hitting .531 (17-for-32) with 2
homers, 7 RBI and an .813 slugging percentage...highlighted his week by hitting for the
cycle June 13 vs. Columbus.
Was an Eastern League post-season All-Star after batting .254 with 16 doubles,
19 homers and 65 RBI in helping Portland to the Eastern League Championship
Series...started the season at Double-A, making the jump after only 21 games on the
Single-A level...selected by league managers in Baseball America's Tools of the Trade as
the Best Defensive Shortstop in the Eastern League...named the No. 4 prospect in the
Eastern League by Baseball America following a vote of league managers...smashed 3
homes with 6 RBI May 24 vs. New Britain...at the time, the 3 homers were more than he
totaled in his previous 2 minor league seasons combined.
Split the season between the Gulf Coast Marlins, Single-A Kane County and
Double-A Portland...began on the D.L. with a left shoulder subluxation and missed more
than 3 months after undergoing surgery...made a rehab appearance with the Gulf Coast
club, batting .390 (16-for-41) before his August 17 activation to Kane County...was
soon promoted to Portland but ended the season on the D.L. with a strained right thumb.
In his first minor league season in the United States, finished 10th in the Gulf
Coast League with a .294 batting average...hit his only 2 homers of the 1995 and 1996
campaigns in the same game, slugging a pair of homers with 5 RBI August 12 vs. the
Mets...was promoted to Single-A Brevard County to conclude his campaign.
Spent his first professional season with the Dominican Summer League Marlins,
batting .238 with 9 doubles, 5 triples, 4 homers and 39 RBI in 66 games.