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July 13, 1989 | GARY KLEIN
Rene Gonzales pushed through the doors of the visitors' clubhouse at Anaheim Stadium recently and, as is his habit, immediately fixed his gaze upon the Baltimore Orioles' lineup card posted 50 feet away. Despite the distance, Gonzales instantly saw his name in the column reserved for right-handed pinch-hitters. Gonzales, the Orioles' reluctant utility man, shook his head.
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August 30, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This has been the most frustrating season of his career, but Angel infielder Rene Gonzales has managed to conceal his feelings. He never once complained to management about losing his starting third base job to Kelly Gruber, although he still contends it was grossly unfair. He never complained when Damion Easley was moved to third base, although Gonzales was perplexed.
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January 7, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Angels announced the signings of catchers Ron Tingley and Greg Myers, minor league pitcher Mark Holzemer and infielder Rene Gonzales.
SPORTS
May 19, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Angel Manager Buck Rodgers strongly is leaning toward starting Kelly Gruber at third base when he returns, but he reiterated Tuesday that he will keep Rene Gonzales in the lineup if Gruber is not completely healthy. "Just like I said when this all started," Rodgers said, "we're not going to rehab (Gruber) for his free-agent year. That's not our intent. We want him for '93, if he can play."
SPORTS
October 27, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Infielder Rene Gonzales filed for free agency Monday, the first to do so among four Angels eligible to file. Gonzales, who was signed as a free agent last January, won the third base job from Gary Gaetti with his steady fielding and surprising production. He hit .277 in 104 games with seven home runs and 38 runs batted in, but missed the last seven weeks of the season because of a fractured bone in his left arm.
SPORTS
May 11, 1992 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Bobby Rose was in the lineup at second base Sunday after missing four games to rest his sore back and work on his hitting. But Manager Buck Rodgers said Rene Gonzales' excellence in Rose's absence will mean that Rose is going to take a temporary back seat to the utility player. "Right now, I'm going with the hot bat of Rene Gonzales, and I'll mix Bobby Rose in," Rodgers said. Gonzales, who started at third Sunday, is batting .354 and was eight for 15 in the first five games of the home stand.
SPORTS
August 13, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Infielder Rene Gonzales, the Angels' most consistent player, was put on the 15-day disabled list because of his broken left forearm, incurred when he was hit by a pitch from Jaime Navarro in the fifth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. To replace Gonzales on the roster, the Angels bought the contract of infielder Damion Easley from triple-A Edmonton and arranged for Easley to join the team today in Oakland. Gonzales was hitting .368 in August and .
SPORTS
January 7, 1993 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Infielder Rene Gonzales isn't worried about going to spring training with the Angels without a guaranteed job. In a similar position last spring, Gonzales played his way into the lineup as the regular second baseman and later as the starting third baseman. More than two weeks after reaching agreement with Gonzales, the Angels on Wednesday announced that he had signed a one-year, minor league contract with a base salary of $600,000 plus a $150,000 buyout in 1994.
SPORTS
July 20, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Two games into his new career as a first baseman, Gary Gaetti has learned much about the nuances of playing the position. Unable to catch third baseman Rene Gonzales' throw on a bunt by Pat Kelly during the Yankees' four-run rally in the fifth inning Sunday, Gaetti said he wasn't properly positioned for the throw. "I tried to get back to the base," said Gaetti, a four-time Gold Glove winner at third who played first the last two games.
SPORTS
April 20, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rene Gonzales gazes into the Anaheim Stadium stands, his eyes squinting in desperate anticipation, only to wince each game the seat is empty. Countless times this season, perhaps too many to admit, he has permitted his mind to drift in the middle of a game. It usually occurs between innings, sometimes while standing on the field during pitching changes or waiting in the on-deck circle. He attempts to dismiss the thought, but that empty seat never entirely leaves his mind.
SPORTS
March 15, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Angel infielder Rene Gonzales refuses to torment himself by thinking about it, but the potential for one of the zaniest scenarios of his career is hard to ignore. In a matter of four weeks, Gonzales has gone from being the Angels' utility infielder . . . to their starting third baseman . . . to their starting second baseman . . . to uncertainty. "I'm not going anywhere," Gonzales said firmly. "I don't know where I'll be in the lineup, but I'll be in the lineup."
SPORTS
March 2, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rene Gonzales looks across the clubhouse and sees third baseman Kelly Gruber's left arm in a sling. He glances over at infielder Gary Gaetti, who wants to be traded. Gonzales reads the newspapers, listens to the talk shows and hears everyone saying the same: He will be the Angels' starting third baseman.
SPORTS
January 7, 1993 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Infielder Rene Gonzales isn't worried about going to spring training with the Angels without a guaranteed job. In a similar position last spring, Gonzales played his way into the lineup as the regular second baseman and later as the starting third baseman. More than two weeks after reaching agreement with Gonzales, the Angels on Wednesday announced that he had signed a one-year, minor league contract with a base salary of $600,000 plus a $150,000 buyout in 1994.
SPORTS
January 7, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Angels announced the signings of catchers Ron Tingley and Greg Myers, minor league pitcher Mark Holzemer and infielder Rene Gonzales.
SPORTS
October 27, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Infielder Rene Gonzales filed for free agency Monday, the first to do so among four Angels eligible to file. Gonzales, who was signed as a free agent last January, won the third base job from Gary Gaetti with his steady fielding and surprising production. He hit .277 in 104 games with seven home runs and 38 runs batted in, but missed the last seven weeks of the season because of a fractured bone in his left arm.
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