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Gonzalez was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gonzalez was touched up in his only start for the White Sox, conceding 11 hits, two walks and five earned runs in 5.1 innings. The 31-year-old struggled in Baltimore last season, posting a 4.91 ERA in 26 starts, but if he continues to pitch well in Triple-A, he'll likely get another chance to start in the big leagues when the injury bug strikes down the road.

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Manager Robin Ventura said it is unclear if Gonzalez will receive another start, the Daily Herald reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A solid start Monday could have heated the rumors that Gonzalez would replace John Danks in the White Sox's rotation. Instead, Gonzalez allowed five runs and 10 hits in 5.1 innings against the Jays. Look for a decision to come soon, as the club likely will not hold six starters for long.

Miguel Gonzalez SP CWS 5 days ago

Gonzalez allowed five runs in 5.1 innings in his spot-start Monday against the Blue Jays. He allowed 11 hits, walked two, and struck out six.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gonzalez's strong start in Triple-A earned him the start Monday, but he failed to impress. The righty registered an unsightly 4.91 ERA with Baltimore a season ago with a 1.40 WHIP. He's likely to wind up back in Triple-A after Monday's dud.

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Gonzalez will have his contract purchased from Triple-A Charlotte and start Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Ian Harrison of the Associated Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The White Sox are in the midst of a long stretch of consecutive games and are looking to build in a rest day for the other members of their rotation, so Gonzalez will temporarily enter the mix as the team's sixth starter. After starting 52 games for the Orioles over the last two seasons to middling results, Gonzalez had to settle for a minor-league contract in the offseason, but there's still a chance he could represent a serviceable back-end arm for the White Sox. He shined in his first two starts at Triple-A this season, posting a 2.45 ERA and 0.81 WHIP while striking out 10 batters in 11 innings.

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Gonzalez signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Sunday, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gonzalez was granted his release from the Orioles following a mediocre 2015 campaign and a rough spring training, but the White Sox will see if the 31-year-old has anything left in the tank. Though the team boasts in impressive triumvirate of Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, and Carlos Rodon at the top of their rotation, Mat Latos and John Danks profile as low-end options at the bottom of the staff, making it possible for Gonzalez to replace either at some point down the road should he quickly thrive in the minors.

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Gonzalez was granted an unconditional release on Wednesday, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gonzalez was in the mix for the last rotation spot, but after carrying a 12.56 ERA in five spring training starts, Gonzalez was granted his release. He went 9-12 with a 4.91 ERA last season and should find a home in the back-end of a rotation somewhere.

Miguel Gonzalez SP CWS 1 month ago

Gonzalez finished his spring training on a high note, allowing one run on seven hits with no walks and four strikeouts against the Braves Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gonzalez may be facing an uphill battle to make the rotation. Fellow rotation competitors Mike Wright and Tyler Wilson turned in good performances Monday. Gonzalez allowed 21 runs on 35 hits with six walks and eight strikeouts in 19.1 innings this spring. One look at those numbers and the Orioles may prefer to see Gonzalez try to turn it around at Triple-A. Even if he makes the rotation, Gonzalez has not instilled any trust this spring.

Miguel Gonzalez SP CWS 1 month ago

Gonzalez is fighting to keep his rotation spot, MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gonzalez has struggled all spring, allowing 20 runs in 14.1 innings with a 2.37 WHIP. In his most recent outing Wednesday, Gonzalez allowed four runs on six hits -- including two home runs -- with one walk and no strikeouts in 4.2 innings. He has repeatedly been outpitched by Tyler Wilson this spring. It is difficult to make a case for Gonzalez right now and he might find himself in Triple-A come April.

Miguel Gonzalez SP CWS 2 months ago

Gonzalez couldn't make it out of the second inning Sunday, as he was pounded for six runs on seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gonzalez now has a 22.24 ERA through three outings to go with a 3.88 WHIP. It is a small sample size, but the numbers are tough to look at -- 14 runs in 5.2 innings and three home runs allowed. At this point, there has to be concern for Gonzalez's rotation spot.

Miguel Gonzalez SP CWS 2 months ago

Gonzalez was roughed up for seven runs on eight hits and survived just 1.1 innings in his spring debut Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gonzalez has some red flags, as his FIP benefited by more than a run in each of his first three MLB seasons. His luck ran out last year and Thursday's start looked like more of the same. Of course, it was his first spring start and Gonzalez can shake off the dust. Barring several more disastrous start, he should have a spot in the rotation, but Mike Wright and Tyler Wilson should get a shot eventually this season and it could come at Gonzalez's expense.