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Marco Gonzales | Starting Pitcher | #56

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Gonzaga
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (19) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jan 16 - 12:33 PM

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Cardinals optioned LHP Marco Gonzales to Triple-A Memphis.

Gonzales got knocked around in a spot start Tuesday night against the Nationals. The young lefty has been plagued by arm troubles for much of the 2015 season and will try to hit the reset button heading into 2016.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 04:10:00 PM

Marco Gonzales allowed four runs on seven hits over 2 2/3 innings against the Nationals on Tuesday.

Gonzales, filling in for Carlos Martinez, was shaky in his first start of 2015. The southpaw allowed a homer among the Nats' seven hits, also walking one and striking out one. Gonzales will likely stay with the club through September but isn't guaranteed another start.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 12:37:00 AM

Cardinals recalled LHP Marco Gonzales from Triple-A Memphis.

Gonzales will make a spot start Tuesday night against the Nationals. He's filling in for Carlos Martinez, who will take a turn off because of a minor back injury (and to protect his workload). Gonzales will probably move to long relief after Tuesday's start.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 04:37:00 PM

Marco Gonzales will be recalled to start on Tuesday versus the Nationals in place of Carlos Martinez (back).

Gonzales has been limited to just 75 1/3 innings this season due to a pectoral/shoulder issue, but he's posted a 3.26 ERA since returning from a setback in mid-July. It's possible he could be in line for a few starts this month as the Cardinals look to rest Martinez and Michael Wacha.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 05:59:00 PM

Cardinals LHP prospect Marco Gonzales allowed just two hits in six shutout frames Tuesday for Triple-A Memphis.

Tuesday represented a big improvement for Gonzales after allowing 11 runs in his previous three outings. The left-hander hasn't won any of his 14 starts this year though he's only lost three times. Gonzales made 10 appearances for the Cardinals last season and could get another chance in St. Louis when rosters expand next month.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 03:49:00 PM

Cardinals prospect LHP Marco Gonzales (shoulder) allowed two unearned runs over 2 2/3 innings on Monday in his second rehab start for High-A Palm Beach.

He allowed four hits in the outing and struck out one in the outing after tossing two scoreless frames in his return to the mound on July 10. The 23-year-old left-hander made six starts for Triple-A Memphis, posting a 6.35 ERA in 28 1/3 innings, before landing on the shelf for nearly two months with the shoulder injury. Gonzales is expected to be built up to 100 pitches by the end of the month, meaning he could be an option for the Cardinals over the final two months of the regular season.
Tue, Jul 14, 2015 04:49:00 PM

Marco Gonzales (shoulder) is expected to return to game action on Friday with High-A Palm Beach.

Gonzales has been limited to just six starts this season due to an impingement in his left shoulder. He's expected to be built up to 100 pitches by the end of the month, so he could be an option for the Cardinals by that time if he's pitching well.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 06:58:00 PM

Marco Gonzales (shoulder) threw live batting practice on Sunday.

Gonzales has been on the shelf mid-May while dealing with an impingement in his left shoulder. There's no timetable for his return, but it looks like he should be ready for game action again soon.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 02:16:00 PM

An MRI taken Tuesday on Marco Gonzales' left shoulder showed no major structural damage.

Gonzales was given a cortisone injection for an impingement but will try to resume throwing in 7-10 days. The hope is that he could return to game action in three weeks. The news, in general, is pretty good for the young left-hander. He should become an option for the Cardinals' starting rotation later this summer if he can avoid further setbacks.
Tue, May 26, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Marco Gonzales will travel to St. Louis to be examined after feeling renewed tightness around his left pectoral muscle while playing catch Saturday.

It was reported previously that Gonzales would be scratched from Monday's outing at Triple-A Memphis, and now we have a few more details. The Cardinals are expected to have more on the left-hander's status Wednesday.
Sun, May 24, 2015 02:02:00 PM

Marco Gonzales will not make his next scheduled start for Triple-A Memphis due to renewed discomfort in his pectoral/shoulder area.

Gonzales whiffed seven over six innings of one-run ball in his last outing, but he's evidently felt more discomfort since then. It's not clear at this point how big of a setback it might be or if he might be set to undergo an MRI. Gonzales first began feeling soreness in mid-April.
Sun, May 24, 2015 01:11:00 PM

Marco Gonzales (pectoral) was shelled for seven runs in four innings Thursday for Triple-A Memphis.

It was his second start since returning from the Triple-A disabled list on May 9. Gonzales also struggled in his first outing and clearly isn't close to taking over Adam Wainwright's spot in the major league rotation. Tyler Lyons will continue to fill in.
Thu, May 14, 2015 03:00:00 PM

Marco Gonzales (pectoral) got knocked around in a rehab start Saturday, allowing five hits and four earned runs in 2 1/3 innings for Triple-A Memphis.

It was the left-hander's first outing since going on the DL with a sore pectoral muscle three weeks ago. The Cardinals were hoping to plug Gonzales into the rotation soon but if Saturday's performance is any indication, he'll need a few more starts to get big-league ready. The former first-round pick logged a 4.15 ERA across 10 appearances as a rookie last season.
Sat, May 9, 2015 08:40:00 PM

Marco Gonzales (pectoral) is scheduled to return to the Triple-A Memphis rotation on Saturday.

Gonzales has been on the shelf since April 22 with a sore left pectoral muscle. If he pitches well on Saturday, the Cardinals might go ahead and insert the 23-year-old left-hander into their starting rotation next week. There's a vacancy with Adam Wainwright (heel) ruled out for the remainder of the 2015 season, and Gonzales is capable of providing a good amount of fantasy production in that spot.
Tue, May 5, 2015 05:43:00 PM

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