Michael Gonzalez

Team Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves
Position Pitcher
Born May 23, 1978
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 2007 - present
Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 2003 - 2006

Michael Vela Gonzalez was born on May 23, 1978 in Robstown, Texas.

Mike is 6’2” tall, weighs 215 pounds, bats right and throws left.

High SchoolMike graduated in 1996 from Harvest Christian Academy in Pasadena, Texas.

CollegeMike attended San Jacinto Junior College.

Minor LeaguesMike was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 30th round of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft.

Majoer LeaguesMike made his major league debut on August 11, 2003. He was a relief pitcher for the Pirates from 2003 to 2006, with a fastball consistently clocked in the mid-90s and a devastating late-breaking slider.

Mike converted all 24 save attempts during the 2006 season with the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, he missed most of the season because of an elbow injury.

Mike, and Brent Lillibridge, were traded to the Atlanta Braves for Adam LaRoche and Jamie Romak on January 17, 2007.

Mike was placed on the DL on May 16, 2007, with a left elbow strain. After tests, it was announced on May 25, 2007, that he would require Tommy John surgery and would miss the rest of the 2007 season.

Mike did not make his return to the game until June 18, 2008, when he pitched a perfect 9th inning and recording a save against the Texas Rangers.

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    Wasiur

    Oh Shari, I loved the beautiful artilce, photos and format of the story of your dear friend and Proverbs 31 Woman, Veda Gonzalez. She is truly one amazing woman isn't she? The life she has bravely carved out by faith is such an inspiration to make real: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. One can only imagine the heartache of the great loss of her beloved, and how the love of her family and her LORD has propelled her forward in life. Thank you for this beautiful offering. There is much to be gleaned in the reading.Lovingly,Pam Houston

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    Lilian

    Oh Shari, I loved the beautiful ailrcte, photos and format of the story of your dear friend and Proverbs 31 Woman, Veda Gonzalez. She is truly one amazing woman isn't she? The life she has bravely carved out by faith is such an inspiration to make real: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. One can only imagine the heartache of the great loss of her beloved, and how the love of her family and her LORD has propelled her forward in life. Thank you for this beautiful offering. There is much to be gleaned in the reading.Lovingly,Pam Houston

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