The Astros and utility infielder Marwin Gonzalez have reached a one year agreement to avoid arbitration, reports MLB.com's Brian McTaggart:
Astros and Marwin Gonzalez agree to terms to avoid arbitration. All arb guys are done.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) January 23, 2015
Shortly after, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported a dollar amount of $1,062,500 for said one year deal:
Marwin Gonzalez settles at $1.0625M with astros— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 23, 2015
Marwin Gonzalez is heading into this fourth season with the Astros, batting .277/.327/.400 last season. He played seven different positions (SS, 1B, 2B, 3B, LF, RF, DH) last season, including 64 games started at shortstop. Gonzalez took over for Jonathan Villar after he was sent down to Triple-A Oklahoma City midway through the 2014 season.
Gonzalez and Dexter Fowler were the only two players that appeared to be heading to arbitration hearings before Fowler was traded this week. The Astros have reached agreements with all of their arbitration-eligible players with the competition of today's deal with Gonzalez.