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Marco Gonzales | Starting Pitcher | #32

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 yielded five hits and two runs over five innings Thursday in the Mariners’ Cactus League win over the Rangers.
He tallied five strikeouts and one walk. The left-hander labored through a two-run first inning but finished strong by throwing clean sheets over his final four frames. Gonzales has been a dominant force this spring, posting a 1.69 ERA over six Cactus League starts. He’ll begin the year as the Mariners’ fourth starter behind Felix Hernandez, James Paxton and Mike Leake. Mar 23 - 12:44 AM

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Marco Gonzales (hand) turned in 5 2/3 innings of scoreless ball in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League win over the Angels.

Gonzales was struck on his non-throwing hand by a line drive in his last spring outing. He looked no worse for the wear on Saturday, as he surrendered just one hit on the afternoon while striking out three and issuing a solitary walk. While the 26-year-old southpaw managed just a 6.08 ERA over 40 innings between the Cardinals and Mariners last season, he's currently tracking towards a spot in the Mariners' Opening Day rotation. Brilliant starts like Saturday's certainly help his case.
Mar 17 - 6:52 PM

Marco Gonzales (hand) said he plans to return to Cactus League action on Saturday.

Gonzales took a line drive off his right (non-throwing) hand during an appearance against the White Sox on Monday, but X-rays turned up negative and the swelling has gone down. The 26-year-old southpaw should have a spot at the back end of the Mariners' rotation leading into the 2018 regular season despite posting a 6.08 ERA in 40 innings last summer between St. Louis and Seattle.
Mar 14 - 3:39 PM

Tests have confirmed that there's no break in Marco Gonzales' right hand.

Gonzales was hit at the base of his thumb with a line drive during Monday's game, but fortunately he appears to have avoided a serious injury. His hand is heavily-wrapped, but the expectation is that he'll be able to throw on Tuesday. The Mariners are hopeful he won't have to miss a start.
Mar 13 - 12:35 PM

Initial tests on Marco Gonzales' right hand came back negative.

Gonzales had to leave an appearance against the White Sox on Monday after being hit at the base of his thumb with a line drive. The hand was heavily wrapped after the game and he'll undergo more tests Tuesday, but it sounds like he may have dodged a bullet.
Mar 12 - 11:50 PM

Marco Gonzales was pulled from an appearance Monday against the White Sox after being hit on the right hand with a line drive.

A Leurys Garcia screamer caught Gonzales on his glove hand in the second inning. That it wasn't his pitching hand is the good news, but a fractured non-throwing hand could still sideline Gonzales for a while. The Mariners should have more on his status later Monday. Gonzales allowed two runs over 1 2/3 frames before departing.
Mar 12 - 10:25 PM

Marco Gonzales continued his strong spring with four shutout innings on Wednesday against the A's in his third spring training start.

Gonzales did give up two hits and walk two, but he was able to get two double plays, and he made the key pitch when he needed to. This is the third straight strong outing for the left-hander, who is battling for one of the final spots in the Seattle rotation this spring. Based on what we've seen so far, he has a great chance of earning one of those spots. Because he doesn't miss bats, he's unlikely to be relevant as a fantasy starter, however.
Mar 7 - 9:45 PM

Marco Gonzales struck out four batters while tossing three scoreless innings against the Brewers on Friday.

He allowed three hits -- all singles -- and did not issue a free pass. Gonzales is battling for a rotation slot this spring and is off to a fine start, having thrown a total of five shutout frames in his two starts. The 26-year-old pitched 40 innings in the majors last year, ending up with a 6.08 ERA but finished with a strong month of September. He missed the 2016 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He was acquired from the Cardinals during the season last year in exchange for slugging prospect Tyler O'Neil.
Mar 2 - 7:43 PM

Marco Gonzales struck out two batters and didn't allow a hit on Sunday in his first Cactus League start of the season against the Dodgers.

Gonzales fanned Chase Utley to open the game and struck out Justin Turner to end the inning. The former Cardinal prospect is battling for one of the final two spots in the Mariners' rotation, so this is a promising first outing for the 26-year-old left-hander. He finished 2017 with a 5.40 ERA and 30 strikeouts in just under 37 innings for Seattle.
Feb 25 - 4:09 PM

Marco Gonzales was lifted after allowing two runs in four innings Friday against the Angels.

Gonzales allowed Albert Pujols to steal second base in the first, which might have been grounds for instant removal. Still, the Mariners let him continue on and throw 73 pitches in four innings. He ends the year 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in seven starts and three relief appearances for the club. It's still possible it'll all work out in the end, but if the Mariners could undo the Tyler O'Neill trade, we imagine they would.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 02:11:00 AM

Marco Gonzales notched his first win for the Mariners after allowing three runs in five innings Tuesday against the Rangers.

It wasn't much, but it turned out to be good enough in a game in which the Mariners scored seven runs over the first three innings. Gonzales was making his first start since Aug. 28. It's unclear if he'll remain in the rotation, but he has a shot.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 11:57:00 PM

Marco Gonzales will start for the Mariners on Tuesday in Texas.

It will be his first start since August 28, as Gonzales has made just one relief appearance over the last two weeks. The left-hander threw four scoreless frames in that relief outing but has struggled in his starts this year with an 8.25 ERA.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 02:12:00 PM

Marco Gonzales pitched four scoreless innings and struck out five in relief Saturday against the A's.

Gonzales deserved the win for his effort tonight, though it went to Edwin Diaz after his one scoreless inning. Gonzales came in with the Mariners down 6-2 in the fifth and left with the game tied 6-6 headed to the ninth. It will be interesting to see if he's put back into the rotation after this. Yovani Gallardo lasted just three innings tonight and might get replaced.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 01:10:00 AM

Mariners' manager Scott Servais confirmed Friday that Marco Gonzales will be bumped from the starting rotation for at least one turn to accommodate Mike Leake.

It's likely that he'll remain out of the rotation, but for now it's only confirmed that he'll miss one start. Gonzales has struggled mightily in his time with the Mariners, posting an 8.25 ERA and 1.96 WHIP in 24 innings.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 07:19:00 PM

Marco Gonzales was knocked around for five runs over 3 1/3 innings against the Orioles on Monday.

Gonzales gave up eight hits and walked a pair. His night came to an end after he hit Tim Beckham with the bases loaded to force in a run. He now owns an 8.25 ERA through six starts in the majors this season (including five with the Mariners) and probably shouldn’t be starting games in the middle of a playoff race.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 11:38:00 PM

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