After Joe Mauer hit just three homers and had just a .368 slugging percentage in 2011 on a Minnesota Twins team that had the second-worst record in MLB, Sony wisely decided to pick a new face for their 'MLB: The Show' video game series on Playstation .
Their choice? Boston Red Sox star first baseman, Adrian Gonzalez. He was also an AL All-Star, won a Gold Glove, and won the AL Silver Slugger award for the first base position.
Gonzalez, 29, hit .338, with 27 homers, 117 RBI, and had a .957 OPS in the 2011 season, after being acquired via trade from the San Diego Padres over the winter. He is the best player on a very popular franchise, and is in the prime of his career, so this is a very smart business decision for Sony. It's hard to think of many other players that would make more sense than Gonzalez as the cover athlete right now.
'MLB 12: The Show' will hit stores on March 6, 2012, for Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita.
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