Pitcher Gio Gonzalez retires after 13 major league seasons
FILE - Chicago White Sox starter Gio Gonzalez delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Chicago, in this Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, file photo. Veteran left-hander Gio Gonzalez agreed to terms on a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and will take part in their major league camp. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)JUPITER, Fla. – Pitcher Gio Gonzalez says he has retired after 13 major league seasons. “I gave it one last fight, unfortunately my body wasn’t keeping up with my mind,” Gonzalez wrote on Instagram. Gonzalez would have received a $1 million salary in the major leagues if he had been added to the 40-man roster.
Hialeah native Gio Gonzalez living out childhood dream of playing for hometown Marlins
JUPITER, Fla. – Gio Gonzalez grew up going to Miami Marlins games. The Hialeah native even has a signed Craig Counsell jersey hanging on the wall of his home. Now, after a 13-year career in the big leagues, Gonzalez may finally get to pitch for his hometown Marlins. Like so many kids from South Florida, Gonzalez has countless memories watching baseball on sticky nights inside a giant, reconfigured football stadium. Ad“I remember sitting in those hot days sweating it up under that that South Florida sun, watching Dontrelle (Willis) and watching Josh Beckett,” he said through a smile.
Indians beat Tigers for 20th straight time, Reyes hits 2 HRs
Cleveland Indians center fielder Delino DeShields greets teammates after their 8-5 over the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT The Cleveland Indians beat Detroit for the 20th straight time, nearing the major league record for most wins by a team over a single opponent, as Franmil Reyes hit two home runs to defeat the Tigers 8-5 Sunday. The Indians can match the record when they host Detroit in a three-game series next weekend. An ensuing argument earned Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire an ejection, the first of his season and 85th of his career. TRAINERS ROOMIndians: Reyes was hit by a pitch from Joe Jimenez with one out in the ninth.