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Dodgers: Victor Gonzalez Added to 40-Man Roster

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: A general view of Dodger Stadium is seen as the Los Angeles Dodgers stretch in left field prior to the MLB game between the Miami Marlins and the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The Marlins defeated the Dodgers 8-6. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

October baseball is now complete and the off-season has officially begun for all 30 MLB teams. Today, the Dodgers made their first official roster move of the off-season, by adding left-handed relief pitcher Victor Gonzalez to the 40-man roster.

Gonzalez is a 23-year-old pitcher who has found his rhythm in the Dodgers organization as of late. He was signed out of Mexico back in 2012 as part of the same trip that brought stud prospects Yasiel Puig and Julio Urías to the organization. The young lefty advanced from High-A Rancho Cucamonga all the way to Triple-A Oklahoma City over the course of the season.

Across 38 games pitched and 13 starts across the three levels, Gonzalez posted a 2.31 ERA and 93 strikeouts across 89 2/3 innings.

Here is a recent video of Gonzalez in his hottest stretch, courtesy of Dodgers Player Development:

With the departure of Tony Cingrani at the 2019 trade deadline, Victor Gonzalez looks to assume some type of lefty specialist role for the Dodgers in the near future. With new rules in place to deemphasize specialists, Gonzalez should still be fine due to his past successes against right-handed batters as the video is evidence of.

Press Release

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today added Victor González to the 40-man roster.

Gonzalez, 23, appeared in 38 games (13 starts) across three different levels last season, posting a combined 5-2 record with a 2.31 ERA (23 ER/89.2 IP) with 93 strikeouts against 32 walks. He started the season with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, going 2-1 with a 1.65 ERA (5 ER/27.1 IP) and 36 strikeouts before his promotion to Double-A Tulsa May 19. After 15 games (eight starts) and a 2.23 ERA (12 ER/48.1 IP) with the Drillers, Gonzalez was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on July 26. He finished the season with Oklahoma City, posting a 3.86 ERA (6 ER/14.0 IP) and 13 strikeouts against four walks in 15 games.

Gonzalez has been with the Dodger organization since he signed as a minor league free agent on July 2, 2012 out of Veracruz, Mexico. In seven seasons with the Dodgers, he is a combined 17-27 record with a 4.34 ERA (182 ER/377.0 IP) with 364 strikeouts against 138 walks.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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