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Marco Gonzales | Starting Pitcher | #56

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 199
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Gonzaga
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (19) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Sunday that Marco Gonzales is contemplating whether to undergo surgery on his left elbow.

Gonzales has already sought out multiple opinions, so the decision now is up to him. It's unclear what type of procedure it would be. Gonzales has had a rough run of health, as he missed most of last season with a shoulder issue.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Marco Gonzales will visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles about a left elbow injury.

Gonzales has already seen the Cardinals' team doctor but the club is holding off on announcing a diagnosis until the visit to ElAttrache. Ominous stuff. Gonzales, the 19th overall pick in 2013, battled shoulder troubles for much of the 2015 season and made only one appearance at the major league level. He had a 4.15 ERA in 34 2/3 innings with the Cardinals in 2014 and also pitched in the playoffs that year.
Wed, Apr 6, 2016 11:56:00 AM

Cardinals optioned LHP Marco Gonzales to Triple-A Memphis.

With everyone healthy, Gonzales didn't have a shot of cracking the Cardinals' starting rotation out of spring training. The 24-year-old still possesses some upside and and is worth watching in case an opportunity eventually presents itself. He'll hone his craft in the minors for now.
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 04:52:00 PM

Marco Gonzales struck out six in three innings of relief work against the Nationals on Sunday.

Gonzales is still a very interesting pitcher, but he's one with no clear part to the St. Louis rotation. Besides the obvious top five of Adam Wainwright, Michael Wacha, Carlos Martinez, Mike Leake and Jaime Garcia, Gonzales would still have Tim Cooney and Tyler Lyons to contend with if someone gets hurt. That said, if Gonzales does eventually land a spot, he'd probably be worth trying in mixed leagues.
Sun, Mar 13, 2016 05:59:00 PM

Marco Gonzales said Saturday that he's feeling 100 percent and has already begun throwing off of a mound.

He had a forgettable 2015 campaign that was plagued by shoulder woes and under-performance, registering a 5.45 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 51/24 K/BB ratio over 69 1/3 innings at Triple-A Memphis. The 23-year-old hurler should get a chance with the big league club at some point during the upcoming season.
Sat, Jan 16, 2016 12:33:00 PM

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