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Chi Chi Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oral Roberts
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (23) / TEX

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Chi Chi Gonzalez survived Sunday's win over the A's, allowing three runs (one earned) on two hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Gonzalez struck out two and walked three, with both runs on his line scoring in the sixth inning on the strength of a Danny Valencia triple. This was just a spot start. He's filling in for Cole Hamels to give the Rangers' mid-season acquisition an additional day of rest. In 60 1/3 innings, Gonzo holds a 4.03 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. Sun, Sep 13, 2015 07:28:00 PM

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Rangers recalled RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez from Triple-A Round Rock.

The right-hander will make a spot start on Sunday against the Athletics as the Rangers have opted to give Cole Hamels an extra day of rest. The 23-year-old hurler has posted a 4.25 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 26/25 K/BB ratio over 55 innings with the big league club this season.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 12:15:00 AM

Chi Chi Gonzalez will start for the Rangers on Sunday afternoon against the A's.

That is Cole Hamels' turn in the rotation, but Hamels is going to get an additional day of rest after taking a comebacker off his shoulder on Tuesday. Gonzalez, 23, owns a 4.25 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 26/25 K/BB ratio in 55 innings (nine starts) this season at the major league level. He's not a terrible fantasy streaming option versus Oakland.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 02:03:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez to Triple-A Round Rock.

He allowed three runs over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners. With Derek Holland (shoulder) returning from the disabled list Wednesday, there's no longer a need for Gonzalez.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 11:27:00 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez allowed three runs over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

Gonzalez got off to a rocky start, allowing a Nelson Cruz RBI double and Seth Smith two-run homer in the first inning, but he settled down from there on. The right-hander struck out seven while giving up five hits and a walk. Gonzalez now owns a 4.25 ERA and 1.27 WHIP through nine starts. His next start will come Sunday at the Tigers.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 11:12:00 PM

Starting in place of Cole Hamels (groin), Chi Chi Gonzalez allowed five runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings during a Thursday no-decision against Twins.

Gonzalez walked five against four strikeouts. The Twins put up four runs in the second and an additional run in the sixth to account for the scoring on his line. This is likely the only start Gonzalez will make before being sent back to Triple-A Round Rock. He holds a 4.22 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 49 major league innings this season.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 04:12:00 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez from Triple-A Round Rock.

Gonzalez will start in place of Cole Hamels (groin) on Thursday afternoon in Minnesota. The 23-year-old Gonzalez hasn't missed a ton of bats this season at the major league level and makes for a poor fantasy stream.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 10:47:00 AM

Chi Chi Gonzalez will be called up to start for the Rangers on Thursday against the Twins.

That is Cole Hamels' turn in the rotation, but Hamels had to be scratched because of a groin issue. Gonzalez has registered a 3.74 ERA, 1,25 WHIP, and 15/19 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings (seven starts) this season at the major league level. He's not the most attractive fantasy option in what's likely to be a single spot start.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 04:03:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez to Triple-A Round Rock.

The Rangers don't need him now that Matt Harrison is off the disabled list. Though it didn't last as long as he hoped, Gonzalez's first stint in the big leagues was a success. In seven starts, the right-hander posted a 3.74 ERA while limiting opponents to a .220 batting average. He even threw a shutout June 5 at Kansas City. He'll be back with Texas at some point this year.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 05:51:00 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez was hammered in Friday's loss to the Angels, allowing six runs on five hits in just 1 2/3 innings.

Gonzalez also issued a pair of walks while striking out one. All of the damage against him came during a six-run uprising in the second inning. It's the second time in his last three starts that he has allowed six runs, watching his ERA rise from 0.90 to 3.74. He'll look to get back on track on Friday when he takes on the Padres.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 11:19:00 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez notched a quality start but took a loss Sunday, yielding three runs over six innings against the Blue Jays.

Gonzalez allowed just four hits on the day, but he walked four and the Jays bunched their hits together and pegged the righty for three runs in the middle innings. It was a decent bounce-back start for Gonzalez after he was lit up by the A's the last time out. He's managed a 2.59 ERA, but that ugly 14/17 K/BB ratio over 41 2/3 frames say bad things are coming. Gonzalez gets the Angels next weekend.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 04:05:00 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez crashed back to earth Tuesday, yielding six runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Athletics.

Gonzalez held the A's to a pair of runs through the first five frames, but he felt apart in the sixth when he allowed two doubles, walked a batter and hit a batter. The youngster's ERA still sits at a sparkling 2.27, but Gonzalez holds a pitiful 11/13 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings so it's no surprise he finally gave up some runs. He'll have a tough time bouncing back this weekend in Toronto.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 11:44:00 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez allowed a two-run homer in the ninth inning Tuesday, taking a no-decision against the Dodgers.

Gonzalez pitched brilliantly for eight innings, holding the Dodgers to four hits and a walk, but a walk in the ninth preceded a two-run homer by Justin Turner. The homer tied the score at 2-2 and stuck Gonzalez with a no-decision despite the strong outing. He's now allowed just three runs in 30 innings of work with the Rangers, owning a 0.90 ERA and 1.00 WHIP through four starts. He'll look for a better result Sunday at the White Sox.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 10:40:00 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez was outdueled by Scott Kazmir in Thursday's loss to the Athletics, surrendering just one run on eight hits over seven strong innings of work.

Gonzalez struck out four and walked three on the afternoon. The only blemish against him came on an RBI single by Ben Zobrist in the first inning, and he was able to shut the A's down otherwise. He has been brilliant through his first three starts, registering a 0.42 ERA and 1.06 WHIP over 21 2/3 innings, though his 8/10 K/BB ratio leaves something to be desired. He'll look to get back in the win column when he does battle against the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 06:15:00 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez tossed a three-hit shutout in a 4-0 win over the Royals on Friday.

After holding the Red Sox hitless into the sixth inning in his major league debut last Saturday against the Red Sox, Gonzalez was even better this time out. He walked two and struck out two in the victory while throwing 116 pitches. He's the first Rangers pitcher to throw a shutout within his first two MLB games since Len Barker did it in 1976. We're not expecting Gonzalez to provide much in the way of strikeouts, but he's making quite a case to warrant attention in mixed fantasy leagues.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 11:37:00 PM

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