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Brewers “have a standing offer” to Alex Gonzalez

Alex Gonzalez

Milwaukee Brewers’ Alex Gonzalez (11) reacts after being injured stealing second base against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, May 5, 2012. Gonzalez left the game after the play. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the Brewers “have a standing offer” to 35-year-old shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who suffered a season-ending torn ACL in May.

They want Gonzalez to re-sign as a backup to new shortstop Jean Segura, but assistant general manager Gord Ash told Haudricourt that Gonzalez “is not going to take anything that would indicate he’d be a backup until he exhausts the opportunities to play every day.”

In other words, he’ll keep shopping around for a starting job--or at least a better opportunity to play himself into a starting job--and then perhaps re-sign with the Brewers to back up Segura if there’s nothing to be found.