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Marwin González had offseason knee surgery

Marwin González

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 22: Marwin Gonzalez #9 of the Minnesota Twins hits a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the 6th inning of their game at Target Field on September 22, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Royals 12-8. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)

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Twins utilityman Marwin González made his spring debut on Tuesday against the Tigers, going two-for-two with a double, a home run, and three RBI. He got a late start to the Grapefruit League season because he had offseason knee surgery, The Athletic’s Dan Hayes reports. Specifically, the procedure was a patellar debridement which kept the veteran off of his feet into late December.

González, 30, is in the second year of a two-year, $21 million contract signed with the Twins 13 months ago. He’s earning $9 million this year and can become a free agent after the season. González is coming off of a slightly disappointing season in which he appeared in 114 games, batting .264/.322/.414 with 15 home runs and 55 RBI over 463 plate appearances.

As the term “superutility” would imply, González played all over the field for the Twins last year and figures to function in a similar way in 2020.

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