But, after an introduction to Expos officials at the Caribbean Baseball Series in his native Miami, he won an invitation to an Expos tryout, The Sun-Sentinel wrote.
"I've got tools. I know I've got tools," Gonzalez told The Sun-Sentinel then. "My power and arm are above average, so I'm out here again."
Gonzalez' performance at the tryout ultimately won him a slot on the Expos' high-A team at West Palm Beach. His stay, however, was short-lived. His return - and his baseball career - ended by late June.
Gonzalez' career began in 1986, signed by the Yankees out of Florida International University. Gonzalez was also credited as Ed Gonzalez and Eduardo Gonzalez.
He started with the Yankees in the rookie Gulf Coast League. He hit .266 in 58 games, with nine home runs.
Gonzalez signed with the Dodgers for 1988 and played at single-A Vero Beach in the Florida State League. He saw 32 games and hit .207.
Upon his return in 1990, Gonzalez saw the Florida State League again, this time at West Palm Beach. He picked up an RBI in an April game and a solo home run in a May contest. Then, in June, hitting just .084 total, Gonzalez retired.
Made the Majors:1,231-34.7%
Never Made Majors:2,316-65.3%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:512
10+ Seasons in the Minors:304