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Gio Gonzalez Biography, Age, Net worth, Family, Playing career, Brewers Contract, Injury

Gio González (Giovany Aramis González) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also pitched in MLB for the Oakland Athletics and Washington Nationals. A two-time All-Star, González led the National League in wins in 2012. 

Gio Gonzalez Biography

Gio González (Giovany Aramis González) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also pitched in MLB for the Oakland Athletics and Washington Nationals. A two-time All-Star, González led the National League in wins in 2012. 

Gio González Age

Gio González was born on September 19, 1985, in Hialeah, Florida United States. He is 33 years old as of 2018.

Gio González Net worth

Gio González earns his income from his businesses and from other related organizations. He earned a salary of 8.5 million USD in 2014. He also earns his income from his work as a professional baseball pitcher. He has an estimated net worth of $ 30 million dollars.

Gio González Family

Gio González was born in Hialeah, Florida, the United States to Yolanda Cid-Gonzalez (mother) and Max Gonzalez (father) His mother was a Cuban immigrant from Havana and a first-generation Cuban-American father from New Jersey.

Gio González Education

Gio González graduated from Monsignor Edward Pace High School in 2004 where he played with his former teammate Chris Marrero. and before finishing he transferred to another High school Hialeah High School.

Gio González Wife

Gio González is married to Berenice Lea Moures, with whom he has two children. In 2012, he created the GIO (Giving Individuals Opportunities) foundation, a charity to assist medical patients in need of financial support.

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Gio González Playing career

The Chicago White Sox selected González in the first round of the 2004 Major League Baseball draft. In 2005, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies along with Aaron Rowand and Daniel Haigwood for slugger Jim Thome. While with the Phillies, Baseball America rated González the number-2 prospect in their farm system behind Cole Hamels in 2006.

In December 2006 he was traded back to the White Sox along with Gavin Floyd for Freddy García. He led the minor leagues with 185 strikeouts in 150 innings in 2007.

Oakland Athletics

On January 3, 2008, the White Sox traded González along with fellow prospects Ryan Sweeney and Fautino De Los Santos to the Oakland Athletics for Nick Swisher. He was ranked the #1 prospect in the White Sox system at the time of the trade. He was called up to the majors on August 5, 2008, and made his debut on August 6.

Following the 2009 spring training camp, he was returned to the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. He started the 2010 season throwing 6+ innings against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He allowed 2 runs on 6 hits, striking out 6 and walking 1 in the 10–4 win. He was selected to the 2011 MLB All-Star Game.

He was called out to the mound with two outs in the bottom and the eighth inning and struck out the only batter he would face, Jay Bruce. On the final day of the 2011 season, González threw 11 strikeouts over eight shutout innings against the Seattle Mariners to secure a career-high 16 wins for the season.

Washington Nationals 2012

On December 23, 2011, the Athletics traded González and Robert Gilliam to the Washington Nationals for Brad Peacock, Tommy Milone, Derek Norris, and A. J. Cole. On January 15, 2012, he signed a five-year extension worth $42 million through 2016 covering his arbitration-eligible years. The deal also included club options for 2017 and 2018.

He became the first pitcher since 1918 to have three consecutive appearances in which he finished a start with at least six shutout innings and no more than two hits allowed. He set a Nationals record when he pitched 25 consecutive scoreless innings, that ended on April 29, 2012.

When the 2012 MLB All-Star Game roster was announced on July 1, González found himself on it for the second time in his career. Later that same day, he earned his 11th win on the season after the Nationals topped the Atlanta Braves, 8–4.

He would earn one more win in his last start before the All-Star break, pushing his record to 12–3 and lowering his ERA to 2.92, and in doing so, was tied for the most wins on the first half of the season. His win total tied a Nationals record set in 2005 by Liván Hernández.

On August 8, 2012, he hit his first career home run off with Houston Astros pitcher Armando Galarraga and pitched his second career complete game. On August 31, he pitched his first career shutout in a 10–0 out of the St. Louis Cardinals. When González and the Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers on September 22, it moved his record to 20–8 and he became the first pitcher in the MLB to reach the 20-win mark on the season.

He finished the regular season with a major league-best 21 wins, to go along with a 2.89 ERA and 207 strikeouts, winning the 2012 Warren Spahn Award as the best left-handed pitcher in the majors. He finished third in NL Cy Young voting in 2012.


The MLB players were listed in connection with a clinic thought to produce performance-enhancing drugs in January 2013 report. On August 5, he was cleared with wrongdoing having to do with the Biogenesis scandal. He was not among the 12 players who were suspended.

In 2013, he had a record of 11–8 with a 3.36 ERA. In the first half of 2014, he went through a level of 6–5 with a 3.56 ERA. On July 20, he recorded his 1,000th career strikeout against the Milwaukee Brewers, including 511 strikeouts with the Oakland Athletics and 489 strikeouts with the Washington Nationals.

He ended up on the 2014 season with 10–10 record and a 3.57 ERA. In 2015, he was 11-8 with a 3.79 ERA and led the major leagues in allowing opposing batters the highest batting average on balls in play (.341). In 2016, he went 11-11 with a 4.57 ERA, his highest since 2009.

His WAR of 0.9 was also his worst since 2009. In 2017 he was 15-9 with a 2.96 ERA. He led the major leagues in stolen bases of third allowed, with seven. To start 2018, he went 7-11 in 27 starts. He recorded 126 strikeouts while having a 4.57 ERA and a 1.5 WAR.

Milwaukee Brewers

On August 31, 2018, the Nationals traded him to Milwaukee Brewers for KJ Harrison and Gilbert Lara. He makes five starts for the Brewers, going 3-0, posting a 2.13 ERA. In a 2-1 loss of Game 4 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he has suffered a high ankle sprain, attempting to field a ball hit by Yasiel Puig, ending his season and being replaced by Zach Davies on the Brewers roster.

New York Yankees

On March 19, 2019, he signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees. The deal guaranteed $3 million if he made the big league roster and $300,000 for each game started.

Return to the Brewers

After pitching for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, González opted out of his contract and the Yankees released him on April 22. He signed a major league contract with Milwaukee on April 26.


González throws four pitches: a four-seam fastball at 92–95 mph, a two-seam fastball at 91–95, a curveball at 78–82, and a changeup at 85–87 that is used against right-handed hitters. His curveball is used frequently when he is ahead in the count, especially against left-handers.

González’s pitches have above-average strikeout rate whiff rates, with the curveball leading at 36% and the changeup close behind at 35%. His curve also has an outstanding ground ball/fly ball ratio at nearly 7:1. Gio says of his curveball: My curveball is a blessing. My father taught it to me. He felt that it was a pitch he wanted me to learn, right on the side of the house, and it just ended up working. I never asked what the tricks were, or anything like that.

He made it simple for me to use on my own form, and it works for me. I’ve never changed my grip since the day my dad showed me how to throw it. He taught me how to try to make it look exactly like a fastball. He is a strikeout pitcher, with a rate of nearly 1 per inning over his career. He was fourth in strikeouts per nine innings pitched in the AL in 2011, and second in the NL for the 2012 season (as of 17 August 2012).

Gio González Contract

Gio González signed a 1-year contract 0f $2,000,000  with the Milwaukee Brewers, including $2,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $2,000,000. In 2019, Gonzalez will earn a base salary of $2,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $2,000,000. Gonzalez’s adjusted salary with the Milwaukee Brewers is $1,709,677

Gio González Brewers Contract

Ken Rosenthal reports the Brewers have signed left-hander Gio Gonzalez to a one-year, $2 million deal that could pay the veteran starter another $2 million in incentives. It’s a move that was made possible by Gonzalez opting out of his minor league contract with the New York Yankees that would have paid him $3 million once he made the major league roster and could have been worth as much as $12 million.

He made three starts in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, giving up 10 runs on 19 hits in 15 innings, while also walking 6 but striking out 19. Without a clear path to starts (and in turn, those incentives) in the Yankees’ system, he opted out and the Yankees released him earlier this week.

A return to Milwaukee seemed plausible immediately, but with plenty of other possible suitors including the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox — it was far from a sure thing. The Brewers needed some help with their starting pitching, but it wouldn’t have made sense to get into a bidding war for him.

Luckily, it appears to be a pretty sensible, low-risk deal. He’s far from a perfect pitcher we saw that in his small sample size with the Brewers last year, when he had a 2.13 ERA in 5 starts despite walking 10 batters in 21 innings and going 5 innings or less in 3 of his 5 starts but it’s hard to get too worked up over such a small guarantee.

He had a ceiling pretty starter at his point in his career, otherwise, he would have drawn more interest in free agency and his ceiling certainly isn’t higher than that of Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff or Freddy Peralta.

But with Peralta on the injured list and Burnes trying to figure out his fastball, he is at least predictable even if that ends up being thoroughly average. He should keep the ball in the park, but it’ll likely come at the expense of allowing more baserunners than what would be considered comfortable.

The team hasn’t confirmed the signing yet, and there’s no indication on if Gonzalez would be ready to join the major league rotation right away, or if he would need more time in the minors to get ready after not having pitched during spring training.

Gio González Injury

Gio Gonzalez experienced an ankle injury at his left leg he ended sooner than expected. The Brewers starting pitcher left Game 4 of the National League Championship Series injured on Tuesday, and now the rest of his postseason is in jeopardy.

The high left-ankle sprain Gonzalez suffered trying to field a second-inning comebacker off the bat of Yasiel Puig has the Brewers prepping a potential roster move before today’s Game 5 after the injury forced Gonzalez from his second postseason start after an inning-plus.

He called his ankle a “sore” after the game, before declining further comment. One of the Brewers’ more effective starters down the stretch, the veteran lefty pitched to a 2.13 ERA across five starts after being acquired from the Nationals in late August.

He did not appear in the NL Division Series against the Rockies but was tabbed to make a truncated start in Game 1 of the NLCS. He ended up completing two innings, facing the Dodgers lineup one time through before Counsell began emptying his bullpen.

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