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Miguel Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher | #58

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Mission (CA) CC
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Miguel Gonzalez imploded Wednesday in the White Sox’s Cactus League win over the Reds, allowing four hits, two walks and five runs in just 2/3 of an inning.
Well, sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you. On Wednesday, the bear ate Gonzalez as the right-hander couldn’t get out of the first inning. Six of the eight batters he faced reach base including Phillip Ervin, who ended his outing by smashing a two-run triple to right field. The right-hander now owns an unsightly 16.88 ERA over two outings this spring. He’s only an option in AL-only leagues and even that might be a stretch. Mar 7 - 7:04 PM

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White Sox signed RHP Miguel Gonzalez to a one-year, $4.75 million contract.

Gonzalez was dreadful down the stretch last year with the Rangers, but he posted a decent 4.02 ERA in 268 2/3 innings with the White Sox between parts of the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The 33-year-old righty should have a spot in Chicago's Opening Day rotation in 2018, though that could become a carousel over the course of the season as the White Sox work in some of their younger starters.
Jan 11 - 12:23 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the White Sox have signed right-hander Miguel Gonzalez to a one-year contract.

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo says the deal is worth $4.75 million. Gonzalez began the 2017 season with the White Sox before getting traded to the Rangers at the August 31 waiver deadline. He struggled badly in Texas and ultimately finished the year with an underwhelming 4.62 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 100/55 K/BB ratio in 156 total innings. The veteran right-hander can work as a stopgap for Chicago's rotation in 2018 while the club's younger starters continue to work out the kinks.
Jan 11 - 11:47 AM

According to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles are interested in a reunion with Miguel Gonzalez.

Baltimore is absolutely desperate for starting pitching help this offseason after the rotation posted a league-worst 5.70 combined ERA in 2017. Encina says the O's are "one of at least three teams" that have shown interest in Gonzalez, who registered a 4.62 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 100/55 K/BB ratio in 156 innings (27 starts) this past season between the White Sox and Rangers. The veteran right-hander spent the first four years of his career with the Orioles.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 08:47:00 AM

Miguel Gonzalez allowed three runs over six innings in a loss to the Athletics on Thursday.

Gonzalez struck out five while allowing five hits and a walk, securing his second consecutive quality start to close the season. It was one that included a number of highs and lows after the 33-year-old was cut by the Orioles in spring, then caught on and pitched well enough with the White Sox that the Rangers dealt for him at the waiver trade deadline. In total, Gonzalez went 8-13 with a 4.62 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 27 starts. He likely did enough to score a shot at winning a rotation spot with a club next spring as well.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 02:04:00 AM

Miguel Gonzalez allowed one earned run, four hits and no walks with five strikeouts over six innings in a loss in Oakland on Saturday.

Gonzalez was on the short end of a 1-0 score, with his only mistake a solo home run to power hitter Khris Davis. After a seven-run nightmare on Sept. 12 against the Mariners he has settled down to allow two runs over his past 11 innings. His final assignment of the season is set for Thursday in a rematch against the A's.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 01:49:00 AM

Miguel Gonzalez pitched well in Sunday's win over the Angels, allowing just one run on two hits over his five frames.

Gonzalez didn't have pinpoint command in this one though, issuing five free passes while striking out two. The only blemish on his afternoon was a Mike Trout sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. He'll look to further improve upon his 4.75 ERA and 1.47 WHIP when he does battle against the Athletics in Oakland on Saturday.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 07:09:00 PM

Miguel Gonzalez struggled again Tuesday, surrendering seven runs in 2 1/3 innings against the Mariners.

Gonzalez was pitching great for the White Sox, but he's allowed 11 runs in 5 1/3 innings through his first two starts for the Rangers. He's given up four homers in those games, which one more than he had allowed in his first nine starts of the second half. Next up for him is a start Sunday versus the Angels.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 11:55:00 PM

Miguel Gonzalez yielded four earned runs over just three innings Wednesday in his Rangers debut.

Gonzalez was pulled from the game at just 60 pitches after yielding two walks and four hits, including two home runs. The veteran right-hander had been on a nice run with the White Sox before the Rangers acquired him in an August 31 waiver trade, but he's probably not going to be a reliable fantasy starter down the stretch in Texas.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 05:15:00 PM

Rangers acquired RHP Miguel Gonzalez from the White Sox for infielder Ti'Quan Forbes.

This is a really cheap and good get for Texas. The perpetually underrated Gonzalez has been on a great roll of late, posting a 2.94 ERA in eight starts since the break. He's Mike Leake for one-third of the salary, and he's a bigger upgrade for Texas than he would be for any other of the AL's iffy postseason contenders.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 12:40:00 AM

Miguel Gonzalez was terrific in a no-decision against the Tigers on Friday, racking up nine strikeouts over eight innings of two-run baseball.

The veteran right-hander allowed just seven hits on the night and didn't walk a batter. The Tigers scratched out a pair of runs in the fifth inning, but Gonzalez was in complete command otherwise. He has now delivered four straight strong starts, lowering his ERA from 5.15 to 4.30 in the process. He'll look to continue that fine run when he does battle against the Twins in Minnesota on Thursday.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 11:16:00 PM

Miguel Gonzalez was outstanding in Sunday's victory over the Rangers, racking up six strikeouts over six innings of shutout baseball.

Gonzalez scattered four hits and four walks on the afternoon. The Rangers entered the day with one of the highest implied team totals on the board, but the crafty right-hander had other ideas in mind. Gonzalez now sports a 4.44 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 71/45 K/BB ratio over 119 2/3 innings on the season. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he takes on the Tigers on Friday.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 06:31:00 PM

Miguel Gonzalez allowed one earned run, five hits and three walks with four strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision on the road Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Gonzalez has posted quality starts in five of his past six outings, including each of his past two contests. He only has two victories to show for his efforts, as run support hasn't exactly been a forte of the White Sox for most of the season. He'll look to get back into the win column on the road Sunday in Texas.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 03:41:00 AM

Miguel Gonzalez pitched eight innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a victory over the Astros.

This comes just six days after he was pummeled for seven runs in 1 2/3 innings by the Red Sox. Gonzalez has faced an extremely difficult schedule of late -- his last five starts have come against clubs currently leading their divisions (the Dodgers, Cubs and Indians were his previous three opponents) -- but he's come through the stretch with four quality starts in five tries. He's just 6-10 with a 4.85 ERA overall, but some contender in need of help might want to pick him up as a fifth starter.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 11:42:00 PM

Miguel Gonzalez was shelled for seven hits and seven runs in just 1 2/3 innings in Thursday’s loss to the Red Sox.

Gonzalez couldn’t get out of his own way on Thursday, allowing four runs in the first and another three in the third before getting the hook from manager Rick Renteria. He served up two home runs, one to Rafael Devers and the other to Mookie Betts. This was a pretty drastic departure for Gonzalez, who entered Thursday with a lifetime 2.59 ERA in eight outings including six starts at Fenway Park. Gonzalez faces another tough matchup in his next start Wednesday against Houston.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 11:14:00 PM

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