"For me, I was a little bit surprised," said Gonzalez, who learned about the trade from Showalter around 9:30 a.m. Monday. "This morning, you know there's a [Orioles' roster] decision, and you're thinking about it. Detroit wanted me. I'm excited for the news. For me, it's a big opportunity, a chance to play shortstop, and play every day. That's what I'm looking forward to."