Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez (9-12) couldn't get out of the fourth inning Wednesday against the Jays, giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out three in a blowout loss. And so ends a brutal season for the 31-year-old righty, who returned from a month-long DL stint due to a shoulder injury to make one final ineffective start. After three straight seasons with an ERA of 3.78 or better to open his career, Gonzalez finishes 2015 with a number of career worsts, including a 4.91 ERA, a 5.01 FIP, a 1.40 WHIP, a 3.17 BB/9 and a 1.53 HR/9. Those stats will make him an unappealing option for next year's drafts; after all, he'd always been a guy whose peripherals were much uglier than his standard stats. Now they're approximately equally ugly.
Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez will start Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, CSN's Rich Dubroff reports. He will indeed just move back to start the first game of the twin bill, as will Toronto's Marcus Stroman, after Tuesday's game was rained out. Kevin Gausman and R.A. Dickey will follow in Game 2.
Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez (shoulder) came through Wednesday's simulated game unscathed, and plans to throw a bullpen session Saturday before potentially rejoining the rotation Tuesday, Rich Dubroff of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. With the season's end right around the corner, it's possible Gonzalez will make two starts before the season completes, with his second turn potentially coming the last day of the regular season if he indeed starts Tuesday.
Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez (shoulder) likely won't be ready to start this upcoming weekend, per manager Buck Showalter, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports. Gonzalez is slated to face live hitters Wednesday in an effort to determine whether he'll be ready to pitch over the weekend, but at this point it appears Showalter is not overly optimistic. Look out for a more definitive update Wednesday afternoon.
Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez (shoulder) will face live hitters Wednesday and could start over the weekend against the Red Sox, Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun reports. Nothing has officially been decided yet, but if all goes well in Wednesday's session, Gonzalez should be ready to rejoin the big league club. If he's able to pitch in the Red Sox series, the 31-year-old should be lined up for another start after that before the end of the season.