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Miguel Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 168
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Miguel Gonzalez surrendered five runs and 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings Thursday against the Tigers.
It's the third time in six starts that Gonzalez has allowed at least five runs. On the other hand, he's pitched well and won each of the other three outings in that span. He's not all that much of a fantasy starter, but he's still helping the Orioles. Jul 30 - 11:30 PM

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Miguel Gonzalez pitched well in Saturday's win over the Rays, allowing just one run on five hits over 7 2/3 innings.

Gonzalez struck out five without issuing a walk. The only run on his line came in the eighth inning, when Curt Casali took him deep for a solo homer. In the strong outing, the 31-year-old right-hander pitched past the sixth inning for the first time in his last seven starts. He now holds a 3.99 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 80/32 K/BB ratio over 106 innings and will close out the month of July with a home start against the Tigers.
Jul 25 - 8:39 PM

Miguel Gonzalez limited the Tigers to two runs in five innings, earning the win as the Orioles enjoyed a 9-3 victory on Sunday.

Both runs scored on singles, to Anthony Gose in the third inning and to Yoenis Cespedes in the fifth. Gonzalez gave up six hits and a pair of walks while striking out four on the afternoon. While the right-hander has been decent in a mid-rotation role, he hasn't gone very deep in games, recording an out in the sixth inning only once in his last six starts. Gonzalez owns a 4.21 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and a 75/32 K/BB ratio in 98 1/3 innings. He'll face the Rays on the road next.
Jul 19 - 4:51 PM

Miguel Gonzalez took the loss Saturday, allowing nine hits and six runs in five innings against the Nationals.

Since his eight-inning gem against the Rays on May 29, Gonzalez is just 2-3 with a 5.74 ERA. The right-hander has had a hard time keeping it in the yard. Only three American League hurlers have allowed more homers than Gonzalez this year.
Jul 11 - 11:22 PM

Miguel Gonzalez pitched well in Sunday's win over the White Sox, yielding one run on four hits over six innings.

Gonzalez struck out three and walked one in the contest. Melky Cabrera struck him for an RBI double in the sixth inning, but it was otherwise an uneventful start for the 31-year-old right-hander. The start could be viewed as a microcosm of his season. Solid, if unspectacular, as he now holds a 7-5 record, 3.87 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 67/28 K/BB ratio over 88 1/3 innings. The Orioles will certain take this kind of reliability, as should those who happen to own him in deeper AL-only formats. He'll take to the road against the Nationals in his last start before the All-Star Break.
Jul 5 - 5:39 PM

Miguel Gonzalez suffered a loss on Tuesday against the Rangers after allowing six runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Three home runs accounted for four of those runs, with Mitch Moreland knocking in two with a long ball in the second inning followed by solo home runs in the fourth inning by Robinson Chirinos and Shin-Soo Choo. Gonzalez gave up eight hits overall while walking three and striking out one. Statistically, it is arguably his worst start of the season. He owns a 4.04 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and a 64/27 K/BB ratio over 82 1/3 innings. Gonzalez will toe the rubber in Chicago against the White Sox in his next start.
Jun 30 - 10:07 PM

Miguel Gonzalez allowed four runs in five innings, but received ample run support to grab a win on Thursday against the Red Sox.

The Orioles had staked Gonzalez to a 6-1 lead in the top of the fourth, but he gave three of the runs right back in the bottom half of the frame on a three-run home run to Alejandro De Aza. Gonzalez surrendered eight hits overall while walking none and striking out four. He was making his first start since June 9 due to a strained groin. He has a date with the Rangers at home next.
Jun 25 - 4:50 PM

Orioles activated RHP Miguel Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list.

Gonzalez will return to the Orioles' starting rotation on Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park after missing a little over two weeks with a groin strain. The 31-year-old right-hander boasts a 3.33 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 59/24 K/BB ratio in 73 innings this season.
Jun 25 - 11:54 AM

Miguel Gonzalez (groin) is expected to return to the Orioles' rotation Thursday against the Red Sox.

Gonzalez allowed two runs over five innings in his lone rehab start Saturday with Double-A Bowie. The right-hander missed a little over two weeks with a groin strain.
Jun 23 - 4:11 PM

Miguel Gonzalez (groin) threw a bullpen session Thursday.

And with that, Gonzalez is officially cleared to make a minor league rehab start on Saturday with Double-A Bowie, where he'll throw around five innings or 75 pitches. If all goes well, he'll rejoin the Orioles when he's first eligible next Thursday. The right-hander has been out since June 10 with a groin strain.
Jun 18 - 4:12 PM

Miguel Gonzalez (groin) is scheduled to make a rehab start Saturday with Double-A Bowie.

That assumes that his bullpen session goes well Thursday in Philadelphia. He's on track to return to the Orioles' starting rotation late next week, but there are still some hurdles to cross. Gonzalez has been on the disabled list since June 11 with a groin strain.
Jun 17 - 5:42 PM

Miguel Gonzalez (groin) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Thursday in Philadelphia.

If it goes well, he could be cleared to return to the Orioles' starting rotation on June 25. Gonzalez has been on the disabled list since June 11 with a groin strain.
Jun 16 - 4:39 PM

Orioles placed RHP Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

Gonzalez suffered the injury Tuesday in his start against the Red Sox and will likely be out for three weeks. Mike Wright will take his spot in the Orioles' rotation.
Jun 11 - 3:09 PM

Miguel Gonzalez (groin) could be placed on the disabled list.

Gonzalez suffered a right groin strain during Tuesday's start, necessitating an early exit. He compared it to a groin injury that he suffered a couple years ago when he missed a start but avoided the disabled list. While it doesn't seem to be a serious ailment, the Orioles are already playing a man short while Brian Matusz serves a suspension, so they might be forced to make a move with Gonzalez. Mike Wright would be the most likely candidate to step into his rotation spot on Sunday versus the Yankees.
Jun 10 - 9:03 AM

Miguel Gonzalez shut the Red Sox out over 4 1/3 innings before departing with a right groin strain, taking a no-decision in Tuesday's win.

Gonzalez scattered four hits and a pair of walks while striking out one batter. The right-hander will be evaluated on Wednesday to determine the severity of the injury. If Gonzalez can't make his next start at home against the Yankees, Mike Wright would likely get the call. Gonzalez has a 3.33 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP and a 59/24 K/BB ratio over 73 innings.
Jun 9 - 10:45 PM

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1B1Chris Parmelee
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2David Lough
RF1Chris Davis
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Chris Tillman
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brian Matusz
4Brad Brach
5Chaz Roe
6Jason Garcia
7Mychal Givens
8Mike Wright