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Cubs Transactions 2012: Chicago Releases Triple-A Infielder Edgar Gonzalez

The Chicago Cubs have released minor league infielder Edgar Gonzalez so he can pursue opportunities in Asia, as Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports. As ESPN Chicago notes, a Cubs spokesperson has since confirmed the move as well as Gonzalez's intentions.

Gonzalez, 34, appeared in nine games for the Iowa Cubs this season, hitting .286/.333/.393 over 30 plate appearances. The older brother of Red Sox star Adrian Gonzalez, he hit .315/.378/.457 with 14 homers in 137 games for San Francisco's Triple-A affiliate in 2011.

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