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Chi Chi Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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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Rangers signed RHP Chi Chi Gonazlez to a minor league contract.
Gonzalez returns to the Rangers after getting non-tendered on Friday. He is on the mend from Tommy John surgery and is likely to miss the entire 2018 season. Mon, Dec 4, 2017 04:31:00 PM

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Rangers non-tendered RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez.

Gonzalez wasn't arbitration-eligible, but the move puts him on the free agent market. The 25-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery during the second half this year and will likely miss the entire 2018 season.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 09:44:00 PM

Rangers activated RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez from the 60-day disabled list.

Gonzalez underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery around the beginning of August. The 25-year-old is likely to miss all of next season, as well.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 03:23:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 08:29:00 PM

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.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 05:07:00 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.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 12:44:00 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.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 04:31:00 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.
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 11:48:00 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.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 07:28:00 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.
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 06:24:00 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.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 08:35:00 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.
Sat, Mar 4, 2017 07:17:00 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.
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 08:31:00 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

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