Indians dump veteran outfielder Carlos Gonzalez

  • null Baseball Carlos Gonzalez batted cleanup for the Indians on Tuesday. By Wednesday morning, he was out of a job. Cleveland has designated the veteran outfielder for assignment, with Terry Francona saying the team needs to give playing time to younger players going forward.  System-wide roster moves this morning+C Eric Haase recalled from @CLBClippers+OF Carlos González designated for assignment+C Dioner Navarro active in Columbus— Tribeinsider (@tribeinsider) May 22, 2019MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZN“It was so hard because we loved the way he carried himself," Francona told reporters, via .com. "But I feel like we’re also at a point where we need to find out about some of these younger guys and夜网论坛 if we don’t find out that could be a mistake.” Gonzalez, 33, signed a minor-league deal with Cleveland this spring after spending the last 10 years with Colorado, where he was an All-Star selection three times. His playing time has fluctuated as the Indians have tried to keep pace with the first-place Twins in the AL Central, and he hasn't been much of a contributor at the plate, with an OPS of just .558. Taking Gonzalez out of the outfield/designated hitter mix will allow the Indians to give more at-bats to the likes of Greg Allen, Jordan Luplow and Tyler Naquin (who should be coming off the injured[......]