Saturday, April 25, 2009

Jino Gonzalez Update

Jino GonzalezFormer Montgomery Biscuits LHP Jino Gonzalez has signed with the Sioux Falls Canaries of the independent American Association.

Gonzalez was released by the Rays from minor league camp at the end of March. Here is what I wrote about his release on March 31st:
You may remember Gonzalez, the Rays 46th round pick in the 2002 draft who pitched for the Montgomery Biscuits (AA) last year, was arrested January 4th at Tampa International Airport. He was charged with one count of carrying a concealed firearm and released the same day on a $2,000 surety bond. The Court's docket indicates he has entered Florida's pretrial intervention (PTI) program, which means if he successfully completes the requirements of the program, the charge will be dismissed. There are some risks to PTI, but let's hope he is successful in both the program and his future baseball career.
Again, best of luck to Jino.

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