Around the Majors: Gardenhire gets an extensionby Lee Sinins
January 05, 2005
1) The Twins gave manager Ron Gardenhire a 2 year contract extension, covering 2006-07.
2) The Devil Rays signed free agent SS Alex Gonzalez to a 1 year, $1.75 million contract.
The Devil Rays are planning on moving him to 3B. After -8 RCAA/.737 OPS and -23 RCAA/.704 OPS seasons, Gonzalez had a .368 SLG, .263 OBA, .632 OPS, -19 RCAA in 83 games with the Cubs, Expos and Padres. He has a .694 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -199 RCAA in 1267 games.
3) The Nationals named Don Buford (bench), Jack Voigt (roving) and Dave Huppert (3B) as coaches.
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