Marwin Gonzalez’s Astros comeback continues tonight with Sugar Land Skeeters

Marwin Gonzalez #9 of the Houston Astros reacts after lining out in the third inning against the Cleveland Indians during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Progressive Field on October 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Marwin Gonzalez #9 of the Houston Astros reacts after lining out in the third inning against the Cleveland Indians during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Progressive Field on October 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (2018 Getty Images)

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.


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Born in Canada but raised in Houston, Howard joined KPRC 2 in 2021 after five years at ESPN. Before that, Howard was a reporter on Houston Rockets and Houston Astros game broadcasts. Among the events that Howard has covered on site: the NBA bubble and the Basketball Hall of Fame inductions for both Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. He's H-town proud!