Gonzalez is the latest addition for a Twins team that has already added sluggers Nelson Cruz, C.J. Cron, and Jonathan Schoop this winter to help a young core featuring Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario, and Byron Buxton.
Minnesota finished a disappointing 78-84 in 2018 after reaching the American League wild-card game in 2017. The Twins’ revamped lineup could now potentially challenge the Cleveland Indians for the AL Central crown.
Gonzalez hit 16 home runs and slashed a modest .247/.324/.409 in 145 games last season for the Houston Astros. However, the 29-year-old Venezuelan hit 23 homers with 90 RBIs and a .907 OPS in 2017.
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