Enrique González

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Enrique González
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González with the Detroit Tigers
Free agent
Born: (1982-07-14) July 14, 1982 (age 37)
Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 28, 2006, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through 2011 season)
Win–loss record 4–8
Earned run average 5.81
Strikeouts 84

Enrique César González Lugo (born July 14, 1982 in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for Rimini Baseball.

Playing career

González made his first start against the Cincinnati Reds on May 28, 2006, pitching six innings for the Arizona Diamondbacks and giving up only one run. He was in the rotation for a majority of the season, but was inconsistent and pitched out of the bullpen for the last few weeks of the season. On September 17, 2007, he was claimed off waivers by the Washington Nationals. On February 5, 2008, González was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres. After appearing in four games, he was sent outright to the minors on April 15. He became a free agent at the end of the season. He signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox in December 2008 and was invited to spring training. He spent most of the 2009 season in Triple A before being called up on August 8, 2009 and designated for assignment the next day.

On January 11, 2010, González signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers with an invite to spring training. González was called up on June 10, 2010 to replace the injured Ryan Perry.[1]

The Tigers purchased his contract on May 22, 2011.[2] He was outrighted to Triple-A on June 13.

He spent the summer 2014 in Italy, playing for Rimini Baseball.

During the winters, he is usually back in Venezuela to play for Tiburones de La Guaira.[3]


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