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Gonzalez Germen

Gonzalez Germen
Gonzalez Germen on July 31, 2016 (cropped).jpg
Germen with the Rockies in 2016
Free agent
Born: (1987-09-23) September 23, 1987 (age 31)
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
MLB: July 12, 2013, for the New York Mets
NPB: April 1, 2017, for the Orix Buffaloes
MLB statistics
Win-loss record3-3
Earned run average4.63
NPB statistics
Win-loss record2-1
Earned run average2.68

Gonzalez Germán Germen Figao (born September 23, 1987) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, and Colorado Rockies.


New York Mets

Germen with the Mets in 2013

Germen started the 2013 season with the Las Vegas 51s of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. He made his major league debut with the Mets on July 12, 2013, in an extra inning game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He received the loss.[1]

Germen recorded his first major league save on August 16, 2013 against the San Diego Padres, pitching two innings.[2] Germen ended the 2013 season with a 3.93 earned run average in ​ innings pitched.[3] Germen also compiled 33 strikeouts, 1 save, and a 1.40 WHIP.[4]

Germen was designated for assignment by the Mets on December 15, 2014.[5]

Chicago Cubs

The Mets traded Germen to the New York Yankees on December 19.[6] He was designated for assignment on January 13, 2015.[7] The Yankees then traded him to the Texas Rangers on January 20, 2015, in exchange for cash considerations.[8] The Rangers then also designated him for assignment, one day later.[9]

Germen was subsequently claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs on January 23.[10] They designated him for assignment on February 4 to make room for Drake Britton.[11] The Cubs promoted Germen to the major leagues on April 19.[12]

Colorado Rockies

Germen was claimed off waivers by the Colorado Rockies on July 7, 2015. On August 12, 2016, Germen was designated for assignment, and outrighted to the Albuquerque Isotopes on August 15, 2016.[13]

Orix Buffaloes

On December 13, 2016, Germen signed with the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball.[14][15]

On December 2, 2017, he became free agent.[16]

Chicago White Sox

On January 16, 2018, Germen signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox.[17] He was released on March 24, 2018.

Long Island Ducks

On June 28, 2018, Germen signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He became a free agent following the 2018 season.

Olmecas de Tabasco

On March 4, 2019, Germen signed with the Olmecas de Tabasco of the Mexican League. He was released on May 17, 2019.


  1. ^ Rubin, Adam (July 13, 2013). "Germen suffers defeat in MLB debut". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ Castillo, Jorge (August 16, 2013). "Mets' Gonzalez Germen emerges as effective option out of the bullpen". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Iseman, Chris (September 30, 2013). "Mets general manager Sandy Alderson targets bullpen depth for 2014". MLB.com. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ Philips, Mike (October 29, 2013). "Mets 101 Player Review: Gonzalez Germen". Sports Media 101. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Mets officially sign John Mayberry Jr., designate reliever Gonzalez Germen for assignment". NJ.com. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Yankees get reliever Gonzalez Germen from Mets". Washington Post. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Yankees acquire right-hander Chris Martin from Rockies". ESPN.com. Associated Press. January 13, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ Hurcomb, Michael (January 20, 2015). "Rangers acquire reliever Germen Gonzalez in trade with Yankees". CBS News.
  9. ^ Todd, Jeff (January 21, 2015). "Rangers Acquire Carlos Corporan, Designate Gonzalez Germen". MLB trade rumors. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ Todd, Jeff (January 23, 2015). "Cubs Claim Gonzalez Germen From Rangers". mlbtradrumors. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ Chicago Tribune (February 4, 2015). "Cubs claim pitcher Drake Britton off waivers". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "Cubs call up Gonzalez Germen, option Matt Szczur to Triple-A". CSN Chicago. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ Saunders, Patrick (August 12, 2016). "Rockies add first baseman Ben Paulsen, reliever Matt Carasiti; Mark Reynolds out 4-8 weeks". denverpost.com. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ Todd, Jeff (December 13, 2016). "Minor MLB Transactions: 12/13/16". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ " ?3". sanspo.com (in Japanese). December 13, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ "2017 ". NPB.jp (in Japanese). December 2, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ "White Sox's Gonzalez Germen: Inks minor-league deal with White Sox".

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