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Chi Chi Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oral Roberts
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (23) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Chi Chi Gonzalez (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery next week.
Gonzalez had been working his way back from a slight UCL tear in his throwing elbow but Tommy John surgery became necessary after a recent setback. His surgery will be performed by Dr. Keith Meister. This will knock Gonzalez out for all of 2017 and probably most of next year as well. The right-hander holds a 4.54 ERA over 17 big league appearances including 13 starts. Jul 22 - 8:29 PM

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Chi Chi Gonzalez (elbow) will undergo an MRI next Thursday.

If the exam shows that Gonzalez's right elbow has had significant healing, he'll resume a throwing program. The righty has a slight tear in his ulnar collateral ligament but is trying to avoid Tommy John surgery.
Apr 28 - 5:07 PM

Rangers placed RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez on the 60-day disabled list with a torn right ulnar collateral ligament.

Gonzalez will try resting and rehabbing first in an effort to avoid Tommy John surgery, but he'll miss multiple months even in a best-case scenario.
Apr 2 - 12:44 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez will be given a PRP injection after a second opinion confirmed that he has a tear in his right ulnar collateral ligament.

The right-hander will attempt to rehab his elbow injury for now, but obviously Tommy John surgery is a possibility at some point. Even if the injection works for Gonzalez, he probably won't be an option for the Rangers until the second half.
Mar 21 - 4:31 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez will receive a second opinion on his injured elbow before the Rangers develop a plan for his recovery.

The right-hander already knows that he's in for a long recovery and is expected to miss the first half of the 2017 season at a minimum. It sounds as though he'll attempt the stem cell injection route rather than jumping right to Tommy John surgery to repair the issue.
Mar 18 - 11:48 AM

Chi Chi Gonzalez has been diagnosed with a partial UCL tear in his pitching elbow and has been shut down for the next six weeks.

The right-hander could eventually be looking at Tommy John surgery, but first he'll try the stem cell injection route. He was expected to begin the season as rotation depth at Triple-A.
Mar 17 - 7:28 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez was pounded for eight runs -- seven earned -- over just 2 2/3 innings Tuesday in his Cactus League start against the Diamondbacks.

Gonzalez struck out the side in the bottom of the first, but Arizona pounced for two runs in the second and seven in the third. The right-hander also got beat up in an exhibition appearance last week against Team Venezuela, yielding five runs in just 1 1/3 innings. He's ticketed for Triple-A Round Rock to open the 2017 regular season.
Mar 14 - 6:24 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez got smoked for five runs on six hits in just 1 1/3 innings by Venezuala's World Baseball Classic squad.

The Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez took him deep in the second inning. Even before entering camp, Chi Chi Gonzalez was unlikely to make the starting rotation and today's outing probably sealed his fate. He had a 4.70 ERA in 138 innings in the minors last year and made three starts with the Rangers, getting shelled for an 8.71 ERA in 10 1/3 innings. He will serve as rotation depth at Triple-A again this season.
Mar 9 - 8:35 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez allowed one run on three hits in three innings of work during Saturday's Cactus League showdown with the Brewers.

Gonzalez fanned three against none walked during Saturday's spring fling. While he has pitched respectably in two Cactus League starts (one run surrendered over five innings in total), he remains a long shot to make the rotation and will likely be booked for Triple-A at the start of the 2017 campaign.
Mar 4 - 7:17 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez started against the Indians on Monday, tossing two scoreless innings while notching two strikeouts.

He allowed one hit and no walks. Gonzalez started three games for the Rangers last season and they didn't go well. He had an 8.71 ERA in 10 1/3 innings. He is likely to pitch most of this season at Triple-A unless the big league club suffers a rash of injuries.
Feb 27 - 8:31 PM

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

Gonzalez was roughed up again Thuresday and holds an 8.71 ERA and 2.90 WHIP in three starts. He's not guaranteed to return after the All-Star break.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 05:11:00 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez struggled again Thursday, allowing four runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Twins.

Gonzalez must have been feeling some deja vu after the same Twins team chased him in the first inning in his last start. This time he lasted longer, but not with much better results. Gonzalez now has an 8.71 ERA and 2.90 WHIP in three starts this year. The 24-year-old's future holds more promise than recent results would suggest, but that promise may not yet be ready for the big time.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 12:46:00 AM

Chi Chi Gonzalez got shelled in Saturday's loss to the Twins, allowing two hits, four runs (one earned) and two walks before exiting with two outs in the first inning.

Gonzalez just didn't have it today. Neither did the entire Texas staff as the Rangers let up 17 runs and 13 hits. Things got so ugly that backup catcher Bryan Holaday had to pitch the last inning and a third. Gonzalez never seemed to recover after Rougned Odor made a costly error in the opening frame, allowing three of the next four batters to reach before finally getting the hook from manager Jeff Banister. If Gonzalez is lucky to enough to keep his rotation spot after Saturday's meltdown, he'll get the ball Thursday against these same Twins.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 06:23:00 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez gave up five runs on 10 hits and two walks over five frames but escaped with a no-decision in Monday's 9-6 win over the Yankees.

He needed 87 pitches to cover the five innings, striking out just two batters. Gonzalez was up for a start with the Rangers dealing with multiple injuries to their rotation. He could get another shot this weekend in Minnesota but can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 02:58:00 AM

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

Rodriguez was called up to make his major-league season debut Monday against the Yankees. The 24-year-old had a 5.04 ERA across 14 starts in Triple-A this season and isn't a recommended fantasy option.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 07:50:00 PM

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C1Robinson Chirinos
2Brett Nicholas
3A.J. Jimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Joey Gallo
2Adrian Beltre
LF1Delino DeShields
2Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Martin Perez
3Andrew Cashner
4Miguel Gonzalez
5A.J. Griffin
6Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
R1Jose Leclerc
2Alex Claudio
3Keone Kela
4Matt Bush
5Jason Grilli
6Tony Barnette
7Jake Diekman
8Ricardo Rodriguez
9Austin Bibens-Dirkx
10Nick Martinez
11Nick Gardewine
12Yohander Mendez