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# Eric Gonzalez -

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: 1B/3B
: May 24, 1979
: La Feria, TX
/:  R/R
: 6-0
: 205 lbs
College: UT-Brownsville

The La Feria native is primarily playing first base this season, but has also spent considerable time at second and third base. “I’m glad to be here. [WhiteWings manager] Eddie [Dennis is] a good friend of mine. I play the game hard and can play every position. I’m towards the end of my career so it’s nice to be close to home. My family and friends have been asking me for years, ‘when am I going to the Wings?’ Now I get to play in front of my family and friends. I got to do that in Edinburg too, but I have more down here. I’m excited for this experience. I’m looking forward to having one of the best years of my career,” Gonzalez said. An original Roadrunner, Gonzlaez played in 692 games for Edinburg, batting .271 with 49 home runs and 342 RBI. He stole 85 bases in 108 attempts while racking up 142 doubles. His best season came in 2004, when he led the Roadrunners to the Central League Championship by batting .305 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI in 83 games. Gonzalez also hit 10 home runs in 2007 while hitting .272 with 38 RBI in 93 games. Last season, Gonzalez hit .228 with nine doubles, three home runs and 33 RBI in 70 games.