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New York Mets release Chula Vista native Adrian Gonzalez

Posted: 1:21 PM, Jun 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-12 20:21:53Z

(KGTV) - The New York Mets released Adrian Gonzalez after just five months with the team.

The Mets cut ties with the 36-year-old first baseman following their Sunday win over the New York Yankees. Gonzalez struck out three times in the game.

Gonzalez hit .237 with six home runs and 26 RBI during his time with the Mets. He was signed by the team during the offseason after playing the past six seasons for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Chula Vista native previously played for the Boston Red Sox (2011-2012), San Diego Padres (2006-10) and Texas Rangers (2004-2006). Gonzalez was drafted first overall by the Florida Marlins in the 2000 MLB draft.

Gonzalez is a five-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner. Thus far in his 15-year career, he has 317 career home runs and a career batting average of .287.