Gonzalez, who dealt with shoulder discomfort during spring training, is fully healthy and ready to pitch when baseball resumes, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald reports. When training camp halted, Gonzalez was a projected member of the starting rotation, on the verge of making his spring debut, and expected to be ready for Opening Day, originally scheduled for March 26. The left-hander should be ready to take the mound when/if baseball kicks off an abbreviated season; however, the pause has allowed a couple of injured pitchers returning from Tommy John elbow surgery -- Carlos Rodon and Michael Kopech -- to advance further in their timelines without missing any game action. The White Sox may reassess the rotation with Rodon and/or Kopech ready to pitch.
Gonzalez was scheduled to pitch Wednesday before the game was rained out, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Gonzalez has been slowed by a shoulder injury this spring, but the White Sox never believed the injury would prevent the left-hander from taking his first turn through the rotation. Following the cancellation of Wednesday's game, Gonzalez got his work in under cover. He'll get at least two more starting opportunities in Cactus League play before camp breaks. He also has time beyond that for a back-field game with the minor leaguers if the White Sox need to build his pitch count leading up to an expected regular-season debut April 1 in Cleveland.
Gonzalez (shoulder) is scheduled for a bullpen session Sunday and then will be slotted in to pitch Wednesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. The report isn't specific as to where Gonzalez will pitch Wednesday, but the implication is that it could be in a Cactus League game or in a "B" game on a back field. White Sox manager Rick Renteria said he's confident Gonzalez, who got up and down a couple of times during a 30-pitch simulated game Friday, will be ready to roll for the regular season. "Yeah, unless somebody knows something different than myself," Renteria said. "He'll be able to do it. We have the activities set up for him to be able to get himself ready and geared up to go." As the team's projected No. 5 starter, Gonzalez would not be needed until April 1 in Cleveland.
Gonzalez (shoulder) will play long toss Tuesday then throw bullpen sessions Wednesday and Friday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Gonzalez has thrown consistently over the last week, reporting no setbacks, but the White Sox have not yet scheduled his first spring start. They remain confident that he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.
Gonzalez (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Saturday and another Monday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Gonzalez dealt with some shoulder discomfort over the offseason and has been slightly delayed to start camp, though he's thrown plenty of times with no reported setbacks. It appears that he'll have time to be ready for Opening Day if things keep going according to plan.
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