Gonzalez underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday and will be out for 9-to-12 months. Doctors performed a labral repair and debridement on Gonzalez's injured right shoulder. The recovery timeline means he'll miss at least all of next year's spring training and could miss up to half the year.
Gonzalez (shoulder) will be examined and evaluated after having a setback earlier this week at Triple-A Charlotte, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Gonzalez had made one start while on a rehabilitation assignment with the Knights but then felt some discomfort in his shoulder after throwing a side session. He could be sidelined for another extended period, but we'll need to see the results of his exam.
Gonzalez has been experiencing discomfort in his injured shoulder, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Gonzalez hasn't pitched since mid-April while dealing with rotator cuff inflammation. He appeared to be nearing a return after throwing three innings in a rehab start Sunday, but that will now likely be delayed. It's not yet clear how significant the setback is.
Gonzalez (shoulder) allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one over three innings for Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday. Gonzalez tossed 37 pitches (26 strikes) in the first start of his rehabilitation assignment. The 34-year-old right-hander is expected to make another two or three starts while rehabbing with the Knights.
Gonzalez (shoulder) expects to make three or four starts while on rehabilitation assignment with a priority to fine-tune his curveball, Tom Musick of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Gonzalez, who hasn't pitched in a game environment since April 17, will throw about 45 pitches during his first rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Charlotte. He made particular note of his curveball, for which he says he's developed a feel. "I'm definitely going to be throwing it down there more than any of my other pitches just because that's a big difference from my curveball to my fastball," Gonzalez. "That's, like, a 20 mph difference, and that's where you want to be. That's a key pitch for me.'' It's hard to see Gonzalez being anything more than a temporary member of the White Sox's rotation, and despite his horrific 12.41 ERA to start the season, Chicago may try shipping him to a playoff contender in need of depth.
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