Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 2 days ago

Gonzalez went 5.2 innings and allowed five runs on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts in Sunday's spring training game.

Gonzalez got up to 84 pitches and he will throw more than 90 pitches in his final start later this week. The exact spot Gonzalez will slot in the rotation is still unknown, but he will be somewhere in the final three spots.

Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 4 weeks ago

Gonzalez tossed two scoreless innings, allowing one hit with two strikeouts in his first game this spring Thursday.

Gonzalez entered camp healthy and is competing against Ubaldo Jimenez and Kevin Gausman for the final two spots in the rotation. The Blue Jays had a soft lineup in Thursday's game, but Gonzalez was just getting his feet wet for a couple of innings. Gonzalez had a 2.19 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in the second half of 2014. He has the most MLB experience of the three rotation candidates.

Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 2 months ago

Gonzalez agreed to a one-year, $3.275 million contract with the Orioles on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

While his middling strikeout rate (6.4 K/9 for career) may forever keep him on the fringes of shallower mixed consideration, Gonzalez has proven a valuable innings eater for Baltimore. He has turned in ERAs under 3.80 in all three of his major league seasons, with a career-best 3.23 mark last year. His 4.89 FIP suggests regression in coming, but it looks like he'll get a chance to hold down a rotation spot, at least to start the year.

Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 6 months ago

Gonzalez will start Game 4 of the ALCS against the Royals on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

Gonzalez did not pitch in the Division Series, with the Orioles sweeping the Tigers in three games, and thus Wednesday's start will be his first since the Sept. 28 regular-season finale. Depending on how Tuesday's Game 3 plays out, Gonzalez could have the added pressure of trying to keep Baltimore's season alive.

Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 6 months ago

Gonzalez was told that he will start Game 4 of the ALDS, if necessary, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

Bud Norris will get an opportunity to send the Orioles to the ALCS, but if he fails, Gonzalez will start Monday. Gonzalez dispelled any notion that he might be injured, saying that he was never actually told he'd start Game 3, contrary to prior reports.

Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 6 months ago

Gonzalez will not start Game 3 of the ALDS against the Tigers on Sunday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

Prior reports had Gonzalez pegged as the Game 3 starter, but Bud Norris is now penciled in to toe the rubber for Baltimore. A reason for Gonzalez's scratch has not been given, but it may be injury-related, or perhaps manger Buck Showalter has just decided he'd be better utilized out of the bullpen.

Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 6 months ago

Gonzalez will start Game 3 of the ALDS Sunday, MASN Sports reports.

Gonzalez pitched well throughout the season and ended on a high note with a 2.19 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in the second half. He faces a tall task on the road against Detroit. Gonzalez allowed seven runs in 3.1 innings against the Tigers in his first start of the season, the only time all season that he allowed more than four runs in a game.

Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 6 months ago

Gonzalez pitched five scoreless innings against Toronto, allowing five hits in a win on Sunday.

Gonzalez threw 45 of his 62 pitches for strikes. As expected, the Orioles were careful with his pitch count, with the team expected to call on the right-hander for relief duty during the postseason. Gonzalez finished the regular season with a 3.23 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 111:51 K:BB ratio in 159 innings.

Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 6 months ago

Gonzalez has been named Sunday's starter, the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo A. Encina reports.

He lasted 5.2 innings in his last outing, but the Orioles may opt to give a good portion of the game over to the bullpen in case Gonzalez is needed in relief in the early going of the ALDS. Ubaldo Jimenez, for one, could be an option to relieve Gonzalez against the Blue Jays.

Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 6 months ago

Gonzalez may start Sunday's season finale against the Blue Jays, MASN Sports reports.

It is likely Gonzalez will pitch in some form during the final series in Toronto so he can stay fresh for the playoffs. This could mean a relief appearance. If he starts Sunday, Gonzalez likely will not go deep in the game as several members of the bullpen will need to stay fresh as well.