White Sox manager Rick Renteria said Sunday that he doesn't expect Gonzalez (shoulder) to require an extended stay on the disabled list, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "It's more a precautionary tale for us," Renteria said. "We anticipate it's going to be a short-lived situation." Before he was moved to the DL earlier Sunday, Gonzalez received a cortisone shot to address the AC joint inflammation in his right shoulder and was able to play light catch without any pain. His activity will likely be limited over the next couple of days as he waits for the shot to have its desired effect, but if all goes according to plan, Gonzalez could toss a bullpen session by the end of the week. The White Sox activated James Shields (lat) from the DL in a corresponding move ahead of his start Sunday.
Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with inflammation of the AC joint of his right shoulder, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. Even if his health weren't a factor, Gonzalez may have been on the outs for a rotation spot after giving up four-plus runs in his last three outings, including a season-worst eight runs in his most recent turn Wednesday against the Orioles. James Shields (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move and will assume Gonzalez's starting role.
Gonzalez (4-8) allowed eight runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings in Wednesday's 10-6 loss to the Orioles. Gonzalez was unable to hold an early 5-1 lead, losing his third straight and for the eighth time in his last nine starts, a stretch in which the right-hander has posted a 7.32 ERA with 11 home runs allowed over 51.2 innings. It's a strain to remember when Gonzalez opened the season with three wins in his first four starts. Fantasy owners have probably moved on from Gonzalez by now, but in case they haven't, the clock is ticking on his stay in the rotation. The White Sox will soon pivot to its young hurlers at Triple-A Charlotte. If he stays in the rotation, Gonzalez's next start will come Wednesday in Minnesota.
Gonzalez allowed four runs on six hits over 4.2 innings Friday in a loss against the Indians. He walked four batters and struck out just two. Over his last two starts, he has only fanned three batters. The right-hander has now lost seven of his last eight decisions and his ERA has ballooned to 5.01.
Gonzalez (4-6) allowed six runs on 10 hits -- three home runs -- while striking out just a single batter over six innings during Saturday's loss to the Tigers. Gonzalez grabbed his fourth win of the season against Detroit in his last start and allowed just three runs over 7.2 innings. Things obviously didn't go as smoothly Saturday. The 33-year-old righty sports a 4.83 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 5.2 K/9 and has now allowed 24 runs over 29.1 innings over his last five starts. Those aren't encouraging numbers heading into a road start against the Indians.
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