|Jan. 7 4:27 PM PT5:27 PM MT6:27 PM CT7:27 PM ET19:27 ET0:27 GMT8:27 CST5:27 PM MST7:27 PM EST7:57 PM VEN4:27 UAE (+1)6:27 PM CT-Gonzalez and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a $2.25 million, one-year contract. The deal with the 34-year-old left-hander, which had been agreed to on Dec. 28, allows him to earn an additional $400,000 in performances. In addition to his base salary, Gonzalez would earn $50,000 for 25 games finished, $75,000 each for 30 and 35, and $100,000 apiece for 40 and 50.
Analysis: Gonzalez had a 3.03 ERA and no record in 47 games last year with Washington, holding left-handed hitters to a .179 batting average. He has a 17-21 record with a 2.94 ERA and 56 saves with Pittsburgh (2003-06), Atlanta (2007-09), Baltimore (2010-11), Texas (2011) and Washington (2012). To clear a roster spot, Milwaukee designated right-hander Arcenio Leon for assignment.
|June 3 10:06 AM PT11:06 AM MT12:06 PM CT1:06 PM ET13:06 ET17:06 GMT1:06 CST10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST12:36 PM VEN21:06 UAE12:06 PM CT-The Nationals have purchased the contract of Gonzalez.
Analysis: Gonzalez was signed to a minor league deal in early May. After making one appearances with Triple-A Syracuse, the Nationals felt the left-hander was ready to contribute in the big leagues and selected his contract from Syracuse on Sunday. The 34-year-old Gonzalez has 56 career saves. He pitched last season for Baltimore and Texas.