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Marco Gonzales | Starting Pitcher | #32

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 199
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Gonzaga
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (19) / STL
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Marco Gonzales was tagged for nine hits and four runs over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Orioles.
He struck out one and didn’t walk anyone. Things were going just fine for Gonzales until the fifth when the Orioles exploded for three runs on five hits including an RBI triple by Craig Gentry. He also let in a run on a wild pitch. We’ll see how Gonzales fares in his next outing Tuesday against Atlanta. Aug 16 - 8:09 PM

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Marco Gonzales allowed one earned run, four hits and a walk with no strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Friday.

Gonzales has posted two no-decisions with a 6.48 ERA across 8 1/3 innings in his two starts since coming up from Triple-A Tacoma. He has been filling in for the injured Felix Hernandez (biceps). If Hernandez isn't ready Wednesday then Gonzales is likely to take another turn against the Orioles.
Aug 12 - 3:35 AM

Marco Gonzales allowed five runs on seven hits over four-plus innings in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Gonzales was gifted with a 7-0 lead after just two innings, but failed to take advantage of that huge cushion. Whit Merrifield burned him for a two-run home run in the third inning and three more runs would score on his line after he trotted back out for the fifth inning. Gonzales struck out five and walked one in the ineffectual outing. Depending on when Felix Hernandez (biceps) is ready to return, Gonzales might not be needed for another start.
Aug 6 - 5:24 PM

Mariners recalled LHP Marco Gonzales from Triple-A Tacoma.

He'll start against the Royals on Saturday in place of the injured Felix Hernandez. Gonzales was acquired from the Cardinals prior to the trade deadline in exchange for outfielder Tyler O'Neill. He owns a 3.02 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 73/22 K/BB ratio across 86 1/3 innings in the minor leagues this season, his first back from Tommy John surgery.
Aug 5 - 1:17 PM

Mariners acquired LHP Marco Gonzales from the Cardinals in exchange for OF Tyler O'Neill.

A former first-round pick, Gonzales has been excellent in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, posting a 2.78 ERA and 64/17 K/BB ratio over 74 1/3 innings in the minors. The left-hander is a high-floor, low-ceiling type player who should be a solid mid- to back-end of the rotation option for the Mariners. It shouldn't be long before he gets a shot for them in the majors.
Jul 21 - 12:55 PM

Marco Gonzales surrendered five earned runs over 3 1/3 innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Brewers.

The lefty served up homers to Keon Broxton, Jesus Aguilar, and Travis Shaw. Aguilar and Shaw went back-to-back in the top of the fourth to give Milwaukee the lead. Gonzales was serving as the 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader and probably won't get another appearance at the major league level for a while.
Jun 13 - 11:43 PM

Cardinals recalled LHP Marco Gonzales from Triple-A Memphis.

Gonzales is the 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Brewers and will start the nightcap. The left-hander has pitched well in his first year back from Tommy John surgery, posting a 2.97 ERA and 31/9 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings between High- and Triple-A.
Jun 13 - 11:11 AM

Marco Gonzales will start the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Brewers.

Gonzales has looked good in his first year back from Tommy John surgery, posting a 2.97 ERA and 31/9 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings between High- and Triple-A. The 25-year-old figures to be sent back down after the spot start.
Jun 11 - 1:06 PM

Cardinals LHP Marco Gonzales was excellent in his first start of 2017, going six innings for High-A Palm Beach.

Gonzales allowed just one earned run in the start, walked no one and struck out seven. It was his first start since 2015, as he missed all of 2016 as he recovered from Tommy John Surgery. There's a long way to go, but this is an excellent first step in his recovery back.
May 8 - 2:49 PM

Cardinals optioned LHP Marco Gonzales to Triple-A Memphis.

Gonzales didn't appear in a game this spring, as he's still working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He should be an option for the Cards' rotation or bullpen around midseason.
Mar 13 - 5:04 PM

Marco Gonzales (elbow) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Thursday.

Beat reporter Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch watched the session, noting that Gonzales threw with "greater intensity" than in previous bullpens. Goold suspects Gonzales will advance to facing live hitters after a few more sessions. Gonzales is only throwing fastballs at the moment. The left-hander may need some fine-tuning in Triple-A to begin the year but is hoping to be up in the majors by late May. Gonzales is 12 months removed from Tommy John surgery.
Feb 23 - 5:30 PM

Marco Gonzales (elbow) threw off a mound Friday for the first time since last March's Tommy John surgery.

He threw about 20 fastballs in the session and is hoping to go through a full bullpen session sometime next week. Gonzales missed all of 2016 and a big chunk of 2015 while dealing with shoulder, pectoral and elbow injuries. He'll begin 2017 in the minors.
Feb 10 - 5:08 PM

Marco Gonzales (elbow) is aiming to resume throwing off a mound during spring training and begin facing hitters before the end of exhibition play.

Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Gonzales is currently long-tossing from 90 feet and says it's "going good." The left-hander will join Triple-A Memphis' rotation at some point early in the season and could help the big club in a starting or relief role later on in the year.
Jan 15 - 1:52 PM

Marco Gonzales (elbow) has resumed throwing.

"I've been throwing for a couple of weeks now," he said. "I’m really happy with the progress and I know everyone that I’ve been working with down here is happy with it too." The left-hander is about six months removed from Tommy John surgery. Gonzalez has been throwing from 60 feet three times a week and will advance to 90 feet next week. If all goes well, he'll begin mound work in December. He should be ready to help the Cardinals' bullpen at some point in 2017.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 06:49:00 PM

Marco Gonzales (left elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Gonzales will miss the entirety of the 2016 campaign. He sought multiple opinions on his bum elbow prior to finally deciding that Tommy John surgery would be the most prudent action for his future. He was the 19th overall selection in the 2013 amateur draft, but injuries have plagued him since he joined the Cardinal organization. A shoulder injury sidelined him for the vast majority of the 2015 season.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 05:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Ben Gamel
2Guillermo Heredia
CF1Jarrod Dyson
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Leonys Martin
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Erasmo Ramirez
8Marco Gonzales
9Andrew Albers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2David Phelps
3Tony Zych
4Nick Vincent
5Marc Rzepczynski
6James Pazos
7Emilio Pagan
8Evan Marshall
9Sam Gaviglio
10Shae Simmons
11Evan Scribner