Gonzalez has signed a minor league contract with the Tigers that includes an invite to spring training. Gonzalez enjoyed a five-game cup of coffee with the White Sox in 2013 but has been stuck at the Triple-A level ever since. He hit just .243/.298/.327 with Triple-A Toledo in 2016 and will likely play out his entire age-26 season as minor league depth, barring several injuries behind the plate in Detroit.
Gonzalez went 1-for-2 with one run scored against Louisville on Sunday. The 25-year-old is batting .267/.313/.467 through five games with Triple-A Toledo this season. Gonzalez has only recorded nine at-bats in the majors, all of them occurring in 2013 with the White Sox. Besides that brief stint, he has spent most of his days between Double-A and Triple-A. Last season, Gonzalez batted .242 with two home runs and 26 RBI during a combined 69 games (38 in Triple-A, 31 in Double-A) in the minors. It is highly unlikely that the Tigers would call up Gonzalez at any point this season barring a plethora of injuries.
Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez earned a win Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on seven hits in six-plus innings while striking out seven in his team's 9-2 win over the Pirates. Gonzalez (2-3) cruised through six innings, giving up just an RBI single in the third inning as his team shot out to a 7-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh, when he surrendered a leadoff home run before being pulled. He owns a 4.53 ERA and 42:15 K:BB ratio in 45 2/3 innings. Gonzalez is scheduled to face the Indians Sunday.
Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez was hit hard by the Tigers Friday. Gonzalez was able to get through the first unscathed, but ran into some trouble in the second inning. After a leadoff double, Gonzalez walked Alex Avila. He then gave up another double, which scored a run. Three runs wound up scoring in the inning. On top of that,Gonzalez hit a batter and threw a wild pitch. After a relatively quiet third, Gonzalez surrendered a big three-run home run in the fourth. Two batters later he allowed a solo shot to Torii Hunter and was removed from the game. Gonzalez gave up seven earned run on nine hits during the outing. He walked one and struck out one over 3 1/3 innings, earning the loss. Gonzalez's next start will come against the Yankees.
Southpaw Charlie Leesman headlines a group of eight White Sox demoted to the minors on Wednesday. He was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte after appearing in eight games and starting one with Chicago in 2013. Outfielders Trayce Thompson and Jared Mitchell were sent to Double-A Birmingham while catcher Miguel Gonzalez, pitchers Deunte Heath , Omar Poveda and Scott Snodgrass and outfielder Keenyn Walker were reassigned to minor league camp.