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Miguel Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher | #58

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 170
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Mission (CA) CC
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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White Sox optioned RHP Miguel Gonzalez to Triple-A Charlotte.
Gonzalez got lit up for 11 hits and five runs over 5 1/3 innings in his White Sox debut Monday against the Blue Jays. It was a tough first assignment for the 31-year-old right-hander, who signed a minor league contract with Chicago on April 3 after getting cut by the Orioles at the end of spring training. He'll get another look eventually, whether it's with the White Sox or another club. Apr 27 - 2:32 PM

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura hasn't decided whether he'll keep Miguel Gonzalez in the starting rotation.

His White Sox debut on Monday wasn't very inspiring. Toronto bludgeoned the right-hander for 11 hits and five runs in 5 1/3 innings. Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, Carlos Rodon and Mat Latos aren't going anywhere, which means Gonzalez would have to beat out John Danks for the last rotation spot. Danks has gotten off to a rough start (0-3, 6.23 ERA) but looked a little better in his last outing against Tampa Bay (6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER).
Apr 26 - 10:08 AM

In his White Sox debut, Miguel Gonzalez gave up five runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays on Monday.

Gonzalez was in trouble for most of the night, allowing 11 hits (including a two-run homer by Michael Saunders) and pair of walks. The veteran right-hander was asked to make a spot start Monday and this sort of performance might not lead to him sticking around for long.
Apr 25 - 11:27 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Miguel Gonzalez from Triple-A Charlotte.

Gonzalez will make a spot start for the White Sox on Monday night against the Blue Jays. The former Orioles starter had a 2.45 ERA in two appearances for Triple-A Charlotte, but Toronto's offense makes this a poor fantasy streaming situation. Gonzalez could become fantasy relevant down the road if he's allowed an extended stay in the majors.
Apr 25 - 12:41 PM

The White Sox will call up Miguel Gonzalez on Monday to start against the Blue Jays.

He's making a spot start as the White Sox look to give their rotation a little extra rest. Gonzalez has posted a 2.45 ERA over his first two starts with Triple-A Charlotte. The matchup versus the Blue Jays obviously isn't an ideal one.
Apr 24 - 3:23 PM

Miguel Gonzalez's minor league contract with the White Sox does not include an opt-out.

Gonzalez latched on with the White Sox over the weekend after the Orioles cut ties with him last week. He'll serve as rotation depth at Triple-A Charlotte.
Apr 4 - 8:55 PM

White Sox signed RHP Miguel Gonzalez to a minor league contract.

The 31-year-old right-hander was released by the Orioles last week after he failed to crack the Opening Day rotation. Given the uncertainty at the back end of the White Sox rotation, Gonzalez could quickly get an opportunity to pitch for the big league club if he starts off strong at Triple-A Charlotte. He registered a 4.91 ERA in 26 starts last season for Baltimore, but he had a 3.45 ERA (118 ERA+) in 435 2/3 innings between 2012-2014.
Apr 3 - 4:41 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday that the club would like to re-sign Miguel Gonzalez.

The O's released Gonzalez in a cost-cutting move, but they would like to have him back at a cheaper price. However, the 31-year-old will have options elsewhere and doesn't seem likely to remain in Baltimore. The White Sox, Marlins, A's, Blue Jays and Angels have reportedly expressed interest in Gonzalez.
Apr 1 - 4:12 PM

Mike DiGiovanna reports that the Angels "aren't among the more aggressive teams" in pursuit of Miguel Gonzalez.

The White Sox, Marlins, A's and Blue Jays are also in on Gonzalez after he was surprisingly released by the Orioles. He should sign on somewhere quickly.
Mar 31 - 6:25 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that the White Sox are "aggressively pursuing" Miguel Gonzalez.

Gonzalez was released by the Orioles on Wednesday evening and will pass through waivers on Friday, at which point he can sign with any team. Cotillo says the Marlins, A's, and Blue Jays have also been expressing interest. Gonzalez posted an ugly 4.91 ERA in 26 starts last season and he got roughed up this spring in the Grapefruit League, but the 31-year-old will represent a potential upgrade for many major league rotations.
Mar 31 - 3:36 PM

Orioles released RHP Miguel Gonzalez.

Gonzalez will be on waivers for the next 48 hours, after which he could become a free agent. The 31-year-old is coming off a 4.91 ERA last season and owns a rough 9.78 ERA over six starts this spring, but the assumption was that he would begin the season with a rotation spot. The two sides agreed to a one-year, $5.1 million contract back in January to avoid arbitration. The Orioles would owe him a quarter of his salary if he isn't claimed. Kevin Gausman (shoulder) should be back soon, but now Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright should get chances to impress in Baltimore's rotation.
Mar 30 - 3:06 PM

Miguel Gonzalez yielded four runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Pirates.

Gonzalez lowered ERA from 14.90 to 12.56 with the performance, which tells you all you need to know about his spring. He's going to be in the rotation anyway; any slim chance of him losing his spot prior to Opening Day was erased when Kevin Gausman's shoulder started bothering. him.
Mar 23 - 5:30 PM

Miguel Gonzalez picked up his first Grapefruit League victory on Friday, limiting the Yankees to two runs on four hits over his four frames.

Gonzalez walked one and struck out one on the night. While not great, it was a much better effort for the veteran right-hander who entered the contest with an 0-3 mark and 22.24 ERA. His spot in the O's rotation is still secure for now, but he should be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Mar 18 - 11:10 PM

Miguel Gonzalez was lit up again Sunday, yielding six runs in 1 2/3 innings against the Twins.

Gonzalez is 0-3 with a 22.24 ERA, making one wonder if something is wrong physically. He wasn't a fantasy option outside of deep AL-only leagues anyway, but the Orioles were counting on him being one of their five starters. If he struggles all spring, perhaps they'll turn to Vance Worley instead.
Mar 13 - 5:01 PM

Miguel Gonzalez was pounded for seven runs in 1 1/3 innings by the Rays on Thursday.

Gonzalez can throw this one away, much like Ubaldo Jimenez will his outing on Wednesday. Still, things aren't exactly off to a great start in Orioles camp, especially not with Chris Tillman's status up in the air due to a hip injury.
Mar 3 - 4:14 PM

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