Adrian Gonzalez joins Mexican Baseball League as he eyes playing at Tokyo Olympics

Adrian Gonzalez joins Mexican Baseball League as he eyes playing at Tokyo Olympics
22/02/2021
The former MLB All-Star, nicknamed 'El Titán', hasn't played since 2018. He told MLB Network Radio he feels in the best shape of his life.

Former Major League Baseball (MLB) five-time All-Star Adrian Gonzalez will play in the Mexican Baseball League (LMB, Liga Mexicana de Beisbol) this season, as he eyes joining the Mexican National Team for the Tokyo Olympic baseball tournament this summer.

Gonzalez revealed his plan during an interview with MLB Network Radio.

The Mexican National Baseball Team qualified for the Olympics for the first time, after having won the bronze medal at the 2019 WBSC Premier12, topping rivals USA in 10 innings.

"I'm am at the top of my physical condition," Gonzalez said. "I'm working out every single day."

Gonzalez didn't name the club with which he signed.

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Gonzalez, now 38, hasn't played since 10 June 2018, when he was part of the New York Mets. He made his MLB debut in 2004 for the Texas Rangers. He also played for the San Diego Padres, the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Gonzalez appeared in 1,929 MLB games over 15 seasons, combining 2,050 hits (batting average .287), including 317 home runs. He earned four Gold Gloves and two Silver Slugger Awards.

Gonzalez, nicknamed El Titán, previously represented Mexico in all four editions of the World Baseball Classic, playing for his brother Edgar, who was the national team manager, in 2017. Their father also represented Mexico internationally in the 1980s.


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