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.
Edgar Gonzalez at Triple-A Iowa is released. Cubs spokesperson said he will pursue playing opportunities in Asia.— Doug Padilla (@ESPNChiCubs) April 29, 2012
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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