Scott Boras and company have landed another top MLB client. Two league sources confirmed that Mike Gonzalez of the Atlanta Braves has switched to Scott Boras, leaving Dan Lozano of the Beverly Hills Sports Council.
According to Mark Bowman of MLBBlogs, the move to Boras is not suspected to cause any problems between Gonzalez and the Braves in re-signing Gonzalez. Boras and Braves GM Frank Wren are on good terms. So don’t expect a bidding war like Boras is sometimes known for. The Braves might not even attempt to re-sign him. It will all depend on the level of interest he receives from other clubs and the price they offer.
However, it seems almost definite that the Braves will give Gonzalez salary arbitration. He is a Type – A free agent, meaning the club will receive draft pick compensation if he signs with another club. The Braves would get a first round selection and another compensatory pick between the first and second rounds.
Gonzalez made $3.45 million in 2009. He posted a 2.42 E.R.A. in a career high 80 appearances for the Braves.