Twins utilityman Marwin González made his spring debut on Tuesday against the Tigers, going two-for-two with a double, a home run, and three RBI. He got a late start to the Grapefruit League season because he had offseason knee surgery, The Athletic’s Dan Hayes reports. Specifically, the procedure was a patellar debridement which kept the veteran off of his feet into late December.
González, 30, is in the second year of a two-year, $21 million contract signed with the Twins 13 months ago. He’s earning $9 million this year and can become a free agent after the season. González is coming off of a slightly disappointing season in which he appeared in 114 games, batting .264/.322/.414 with 15 home runs and 55 RBI over 463 plate appearances.
As the term “superutility” would imply, González played all over the field for the Twins last year and figures to function in a similar way in 2020.