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Marco Gonzales | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Cardinals optioned Marco Gonzales to Triple-A Memphis.
Gonzales lost out to Carlos Martinez for the final spot in the team's Opening Day rotation despite posting a 1.04 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 9/7 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings. He'll function rotational depth at Triple-A for now, but should get the call the first time a need arises in the Cardinals rotation. Apr 3 - 10:21 PM

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Marco Gonzales pitched 4 2/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday in his start against the Mets.

This was supposed to be Jaime Garcia's start, but he was scratched due to his shoulder. Before Garcia's setback, Gonzales seemed to be essentially out of the mix for a rotation spot in the three-way battle with Carlos Martinez. He'd still be plenty intriguing if given the nod, but we imagine that Martinez is going to be the choice.
Mar 29 - 4:13 PM

Marco Gonzales, who threw 4 2/3 innings last time out, pitched two scoreless innings out of the pen Sunday versus the Orioles.

There hasn't been anything definitive yet, but it looks like Gonzales is being eliminated from the rotation competition, through absolutely no fault of his own. Gonzales has a 0.71 ERA this spring, and he'd probably be just fine at the back of the St. Louis rotation if needed. It's just that Jaime Garcia and Carlos Martinez have been ahead of him all along.
Mar 22 - 5:28 PM

Marco Gonzales pitched 4 2/3 innings and gave up one run Tuesday as the Cardinals topped a Marlins split-squad 7-1.

Lacking Jaime Garcia's experience and Carlos Martinez's raw talent, Gonzales would seem to be the underdog in the Cardinals' fifth starter competition. Still, we'd like him plenty for fantasy purposes if he gets the job. He's allowed just the one run in 10 2/3 innings so far this spring.
Mar 17 - 5:35 PM

Marco Gonzales allowed just one hit over four scoreless innings Wednesday in the Cardinals' 6-2 win over the Braves.

Gonzales struck out three and walked one. He's excelled in six innings this spring, to stay in the thick of the battle with Carlos Martinez and Jaime Garcia for one spot in the Cardinals rotation. The winner of the competition will be worthy of a late-round pick in mixed leagues.
Mar 11 - 4:14 PM

Marco Gonzales started and pitched a pair of scoreless innings Friday in the Cardinals' 5-2 defeat of the Astros.

The 23-year-old Gonzales is competing with Jaime Garcia and Carlos Martinez for one opening in the St. Louis rotation. He's also a possibility to begin the season in the bullpen. We're guessing the Cards will go with Garcia if he's healthy, but Gonzales has plenty of fantasy potential should he become the choice.
Mar 6 - 4:57 PM

Jenifer Langosch of reports that the Cardinals are "expected to heavily consider" Marco Gonzales for a spot in next year's bullpen.

Gonzales' future is as a starter, and he'll report to spring training as an option for the starting five. However, he's unlikely to crack the Opening Day rotation given the team's depth, and it sounds like they might prefer using him in relief rather than putting him in the Triple-A rotation.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 08:02:00 PM

Marco Gonzales (flu) is back with the Cardinals on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

Gonzales missed the opening game of the series because of a stomach bug. The left-hander should be available in long relief for the Cards on Tuesday night.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 04:53:00 PM

Marco Gonzales did not travel with the Cardinals to Chicago due to the flu.

There's been a bug going around the Cards' clubhouse, and Gonzales is the latest victim. With John Lackey and Michael Wacha back in he rotation, Gonzales is really only a long relief guy at the moment.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 06:15:00 PM

Marco Gonzales struck out nine while holding the Rockies to one run over 5 2/3 innings in the Cardinals' 4-1 win Sunday.

Gonzales gave up an RBI double to Brandon Barnes in the second inning, one of only four hits he allowed, but he kept the Rockies under wraps for the rest of the day. He did walk four, a downside, but the nine strikeouts were certainly a career best. He's won three straight decisions to move to 3-2. With Michael Wacha's status still up in the air, it's unclear when or if Gonzales will get another start.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 07:24:00 PM

Marco Gonzales will start for the Cardinals on Sunday.

He will rejoin the rotation in place of Michael Wacha who is having his start pushed back. He makes for a nice streaming option in mixed leagues.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 08:38:00 PM

Marco Gonzales is no longer scheduled to start for the Cardinals on Thursday against the Brewers.

Michael Wacha is going to return from the disabled list and take the hill instead. Gonzales will instead piggyback Wacha, who threw only 34 pitches in his one rehab start.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Cardinals recalled LHP Marco Gonzales from Double-A Springfield.

Gonzales will start for the Cardinals on Thursday against the Brewers. He was really good in the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs, allowing just one run over six innings while fanning five. The 22-year-old southpaw will probably move into a long relief role when Michael Wacha (shoulder) returns.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 03:18:00 PM

Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest hears that the Cardinals are leaning toward starting Marco Gonzales against the Brewers on Thursday.

Gonzales would take the spot of Justin Masterson in the starting rotation. It makes sense, as the southpaw tossed six innings of one-run ball in a spot start against the Cubs on Saturday. Still, he's a risky option in mixed fantasy leagues.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 09:54:00 AM

Cardinals optioned LHP Marco Gonzales to Double-A Springfield.

It's just a paper move, as Gonzales will return Tuesday. He's a candidate to start Thursday in Milwaukee.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 12:17:00 PM

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