|Born: May 17, 1974|
Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela
|August 14, 1999, for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 24, 2006, for the Washington Nationals|
|Runs batted in||103|
Wiklenman Vicente González [Wiki] (born May 17, 1974) is a former Venezuelan catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Washington Nationals in parts of seven seasons spanning 1999–2006. Listed at 5' 11" (1.80 m), 175 lb. (79 k), González batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Maracay, Aragua.
His most productive season came in 2001 with San Diego, when he batted a .275/.335/.463 slash line with eight homers and 27 RBI.
In 2008 González signed with the St. George Roadrunners of the independent Golden Baseball League. Then, in February 2009 he was traded to the Sussex Skyhawks of the Can-Am League. He was released on April 2, 2009.
Popular Padres lore tells of a tale when González once confronted home plate umpire Laz Diaz on a controversial called strike. González, turning to Diaz was overheard asking: "Hey Laz, how can you sleep with all these lights on?" Diaz, taken aback by Wiki's boldness called time and ran over to the Padres dugout to speak with then manager, Bruce Bochy. Bochy has said that the event was "very upsetting" to Diaz. "He came over with tears in his eyes (Diaz) and I couldn't understand what was happening." "I thought that maybe he was hurt during the last pitch." "He was crying! Wiki made him cry!"
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