Raúl González (baseball)

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Raúl González
Born: (1973-12-27) December 27, 1973 (age 45)
Santurce, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 25, 2000, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
June 21, 2004, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Batting average.233
Home runs5
Runs batted in33

Victor Raúl González (born December 27, 1973 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a former professional baseball outfielder. He batted and threw right-handed.


Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 17th round of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft, González made his major league debut for the Chicago Cubs on May 25, 2000. In 2007, he played for the New York Mets' Triple-A affiliate, the New Orleans Zephyrs where he batted .279 in 17 games before being released. He then signed with the independent Newark Bears of the Atlantic League. He hit .313 with Newark with 8 home runs and 35 RBI.

Following the arrest of Major League Baseball player, Miguel Cabrera, on February 15, 2010,[1] González was chosen as Cabrera's "companion" in order to help the slugger abstain from alcohol and other such activities detrimental to his baseball career. González was reported by Fox Sports to be going to be with Cabrera "all year long" to ensure he stays on track.[2]


  1. ^ "Cabrera faces DUI charge". ESPN.com News Services. 2011-02-17. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Gonzalez to help Cabrera's treatment". Fox Sports. 2011-03-09.

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