Marwin Gonzalez is getting closer and closer to returning to a Houston Astros team he was such a big part of from 2012-2018.
Starting tonight, the longtime fan favorite will be just down the street with the Astros’ Triple-A affiliate, the Sugar Land Skeeters, as the Skeeters begin a six-game homestand.
Gonzalez, 32, signed a minor league contract with the Astros on Aug. 27 after he was released by the Boston Red Sox. The infielder had spent the previous two seasons with the Minnesota Twins.
Of course, Gonzalez is best known for his instrumental role in helping the Astros win the 2017 World Series. That season, Gonzalez hit .303 with 23 home runs and 90 RBI.
Gonzalez went 1-4 at the plate with two strikeouts with the Astros’ rookie-level Florida Coast League club before getting re-assigned to the Skeeters.