o a $21 million http://www.twinsfanproshop.com/authentic-max-kepler-jersey , two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical.Gonzalez would receive $12 million this year and $9 million in 2020 under the contract.An infielder and outfielder who turns 30 next month, Gonzalez spent the last seven seasons with the Houston Astros. He hit .247 with 16 homers and 68 RBIs last year, down from career bests of a .303 average with 23 homers and 90 RBIs in 2017, when the Astros won their first World Series title.He played 73 games as a corner outfielder last year, plus 29 at shortstop, 32 at second and 24 at first. Gonzalez earned $5,125,000 last season after the Astros exercised a club option.There is not an obvious fit on Minnesota’s roster for Gonzalez. The primary returning infield backup for the Twins, Ehire Adrianza, hit .251 in 335 at-bats last season. Gonzalez’s career track record represents a clear offensive upgrade.Minnesota just reached a $25.75 million, five-year contract with shortstop Jorge Polanco, and second baseman Jonathan Schoop ($7.5 million) and first baseman C.J. Cron ($4.8 million) were added this offseason to fill the right side of the infield. Third baseman Miguel Sano, an All-Star in 2017 Joe Mauer Jersey , is still seen as a potential franchise cornerstone, though his career has been beset by injuries.There’s a crowd in the outfield, too.Left fielder Eddie Rosario was the team MVP last year, and right fielder Max Kepler just got a $35 million, five-year contract. Even the designated hitter at-bats are largely spoken for, with five-time All-Star Nelson Cruz the highest-profile addition of the offseason for Minnesota. The former Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox reliever will compete in camp."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Farmers onlyFeaturesPlayoffsHistory/Hall of FameHot StoveCincinnati Reds RumorsCincinnati Reds sign reliever Robbie Ross to minor league contractNew,12commentsThe former Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox reliever will compete in camp.ESTShareTweetShareShareCincinnati Reds sign reliever Robbie Ross to minor league contractPatrick McDermott-USA TODAY SportsThe Cincinnati Reds have reportedly signed lefty reliever Robbie Ross, as multiple outlets have reported. He’s a native of Reds country, mind you, a product of Lexington, Kentucky - a city that has certainly never, ever produced anyone else of quality repute. Ross, 29, is a former 2nd round pick out of Lexington Christian Academy Glen Perkins Jersey , and he burst onto the scene in 2012 for the Texas Rangers by posting 65 innings of 198 ERA+ ball, at the time managing to induce a 62.4% groundball rate that helped offset his otherwise pedestrian strikeout rate.Of course, it’s been a bit tougher road for Ross since then, as he’s battled elbow issues and pitched just 9 total big league innings since the start of the 2017 season. In fact, he owns just a 4.74 ERA and 90 ERA+ dating back to the start of the 2014 season, as he struggled to reproduce the excellent groundball rate from his excellent first season.Perhaps his elbow issues helped contribute to his change in pitching style, though it very well could be the case that the latter contributed to the former. In 2012, he leaned on his low 90’s fastball a whopping 82.1% of the time, mixing in only a slider as a secondary offering. By the time he was taking the mound in limited action in 2017, though, he’d not only picked up a slow curve (9.8% of his pitches), but also leaned on his slider 32.5% of the time. He even used a change-up for a time in 2013-2014, but has abandoned using that in big league action since then.Of course, as a lefty http://www.twinsfanproshop.com/authentic-max-kepler-jersey , he’ll continue to get chances to show he’s healthy, as he does certainly have a track record of success when that’s the case. He’ll have a good bit of competition in front of him in Reds camp, though, as the club just signed Zach Duke to a big league contract, and he is joined on the 40-man roster by the likes of Amir Garrett, Wandy Peralta, Cody Reed, and Brandon Finnegan, all of whom will be in the mix for relief roles as the club sets its Opening Day roster. On top of that, both Buddy Boshers and Ian Krol are lefty non-roster invitees in camp.