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Apr 7, 2024 6.0 0 0 2.45 16
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Marco Gonzales has shown quality durability since joining the Mariners in 2017, but he was limited to just 10 starts and 50 innings due to a flexor strain that caused nerve irritation in his left elbow. The southpaw posted a 5.22 ERA in that timeframe, but he allowed no more than two runs in six of his ten starts, and eight of the 29 runs allowed came in one disastrous start against the Red Sox. The 31-year-old has never had anything close to an elite fastball, and his 89 mph fastball ranked near the bottom of velocity leaders in 2023. He also was well below-average in generating swings-and-misses and strikeouts, but his changeup and curve continued to get hitters to chase and help limit hard contact. Gonzales is due $12.3 million this season and was flipped from Seattle to Atlanta and then to Pittsburgh via multiple offseason trades. If healthy, he should provide bulk innings for the Pirates, but offers a low floor and a low ceiling in fantasy.

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2024 2512.5 11.0 6 2 2.45 1.00
2023 10010 50.0 4 1 34 18 5.22 1.46
2022 314.59.8 183.0 10 15 103 50 4.13 1.33
3y Avg. 24911.3 125.3 8 7 82 37 4.24 1.29
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  • Pirates' Marco Gonzales: Allows two runs over six innings

    Gonzales did not factor into the decision Sunday against the Orioles, allowing two runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out four. Gonzales allowed two runs to cross in the fourth inning but otherwise kept things clean, earning a quality start in his second start with the Pirates. He left with a one-run deficit, but a late comeback salvaged a win for the Bucs and took Gonzales off the hook for what would have been a tough-luck defeat. Gonzales, whom the Pirates traded for in the offseason from Seattle, needed just 77 pitches to complete six innings and has now allowed just three runs over 11 innings in his two outings with Pittsburgh.
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  • Pirates' Marco Gonzales: Allows one run in Pirates debut

    Gonzales did not factor into the decision Monday against the Nationals, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out two. Gonzales drew an easy assignment in his Pirates debut Monday facing the Nationals and made the most of it. The 32-year-old turned back the clock as he averaged 90.2-mph on his fastball, up 1.2-mph from last year. The last full season in which Gonzales averaged above 90-mph on his fastball was in 2018. However, he remains useful in only the deepest of fantasy leagues at the moment. The Pittsburgh lefty is tentatively scheduled to face the venerable Orioles offense on the road in his next start.
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  • Pirates' Marco Gonzales: Slated to pitch Monday

    Gonzales is listed as the Pirates' probable starting pitcher for Monday's game against the Nationals. With 155 career MLB starts to his name, Gonzales has experience working in his favor as he begins his first campaign in Pittsburgh, but he could be at risk of losing his spot later in the season if top prospect Paul Skenes and promising 23-year-old righty Quinn Priester are summoned to the big leagues. For now, he'll be entrusted to eat innings for the Pirates, but the soft-tossing Gonzales isn't especially appealing for fantasy purposes. Never a high-volume strikeout pitcher, Gonzales is difficult to depend on as an ERA and WHIP stabilizer coming off a season in Seattle in which he ranked in the bottom seven percent of the league with a .288 expected batting average, per Statcast.
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  • Pirates' Marco Gonzales: Ready to pitch

    Gonzales (forearm) is healthy to begin spring training, Alex Stumpf of MLB.com reports. Gonzales managed only 10 starts and 50 innings in 2023 before undergoing surgery to address a forearm issue. He was then traded twice this offseason but figures to settle into being either the second or third starting pitcher in Pittsburgh behind Mitch Keller and potentially Martin Perez. In addition to his rehab, Gonzales also went to Driveline during the offseason to work on regaining the feel on his cutter while attempting to pick up some added velocity.
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  • Pirates' Marco Gonzales: Rerouted to Pittsburgh

    Atlanta traded Gonzales (forearm) and cash to Pittsburgh on Tuesday in exchange for a player to be named later, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. Gonzales was sent from Seattle to Atlanta as part of the Jarred Kelenic deal, but his time in Atlanta will last just 48 hours. Gonzales logged a 5.22 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 50 innings across 10 starts last season, but his 2023 campaign was cut short by a forearm injury in May, and he underwent surgery to address the issue in August. Gonzales is expected to be ready for spring training, where he will compete for a spot in the back of Pittsburgh's rotation.
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  • Braves' Marco Gonzales: Will be flipped to another team

    Atlanta is expected to flip Gonzales (forearm) to a new team in another trade, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Gonzales was acquired from the Mariners on Sunday as part of the Jarred Kelenic trade, but it appears his stay in Atlanta will be a brief one. It is not yet known which club will be acquiring the left-hander, but it sounds like Atlanta already has something in the works. Gonzales posted a 5.22 ERA over just 10 starts in 2023 before requiring season-ending surgery in mid-August to address a nerve issue in his left forearm. He is expected to be healthy for spring training.
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  • Braves' Marco Gonzales: Shipped to Atlanta

    Gonzales (forearm) was traded from Seattle to Atlanta on Sunday along with Jarred Kelenic and Evan White in exchange for Jackson Kowar and Cole Phillips. Gonzales had been pretty durable early in his career, but he was limited to 10 starts last season and ended up needing season-ending surgery in mid-August to address a nerve issue in his left forearm. He is expected to have a normal offseason, but his 5.22 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 2023 were easily his worst marks since 2017. Gonzales is owed $7.5 million for the 2024 season, and he could be part of a competition for the final couple spots in Atlanta's rotation.
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  • Mariners' Marco Gonzales: Normal offseason expected

    Gonzales is expected to have a normal offseason after recently undergoing surgery for a nerve issue in his left forearm, Shannon Drayer of Seattle Sports 710 AM reports. Gonzales had already been ruled out for the rest of the current campaign, but it sounds like he should enter the offseason without any restrictions. The left-hander is set to earn $12.25 million in 2024 and the Mariners have a $15 million option on him for 2025. Gonzales was limited to just 10 starts in 2023 before getting hurt, posting a 5.22 ERA.
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  • Mariners' Marco Gonzales: Out for season

    Gonzales will undergo season-ending surgery on his left forearm, Shannon Drayer of Seattle Sports 710 AM reports. Gonzales was initially placed on the injured list in June with a flexor strain in his left forearm and was later shut down from a throwing program due to a nerve issue in his elbow. He had hoped to avoid surgery, but undergoing the procedure will give him the best chance to be ready for the start of the 2024 season. The 31-year-old southpaw will conclude 2023 with a 5.22 ERA and 1.46 WHIP alongside a 34:18 K:BB across 50 innings in 10 starts.
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  • Mariners' Marco Gonzales: Return this season in doubt

    GM Justin Hollander said Tuesday that Gonzales (forearm), who was recently transferred to the 60-day injured list, is running out of time to pitch again in 2023, the team's official site reports. Per Hollander, the nerve issue that led to Gonzales' initial placement on the IL back on June 3 persists, and that's preventing the left-hander from beginning any type of ramp-up activity. Hollander remarked "the clock is ticking on that" when asked about Gonzales' chances of returning this season, noting the veteran would need an extensive amount of time to build his arm strength back up once he's finally cleared to begin a throwing program.
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  • Mariners' Marco Gonzales: Shifts to 60-day IL

    The Mariners transferred Gonzales (forearm) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Wednesday. Gonzales was initially placed on the 15-day IL on June 3 and hasn't even begun a rehab assignment yet, so he was already expected to miss more than 60 days before the Mariners made the transaction Wednesday. The move allowed the Mariners to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for reliever Trent Thornton, whom Seattle acquired via trade from Toronto.
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  • Mariners' Marco Gonzales: Optimistic about progress

    Gonzales (elbow) said upon his return from the All-Star break that his progress from a left flexor strain has been good, but he didn't elaborate any further, the team's official site reports. The left-hander has been on the shelf since June 3 and was shut down from all activity for two weeks after meeting with Dr. Neal ElAttrache on June 26 in Los Angeles. There's no indication yet that Gonzales is inching closer to a throwing program, and he'll be in store for a lengthy rehab assignment whenever he does progress to that stage of his recovery.
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  • Mariners' Marco Gonzales: Shut down with nerve issue

    Gonzales has been shut down for two weeks because of nerve issues in his elbow, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Gonzales resumed throwing earlier this month, but he's hit another snag and can probably be ruled out through at least the end of July. The left-hander originally landed on the injured list June 3 due to a forearm flexor strain.
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  • Mariners' Marco Gonzales: Begins throwing program

    Gonzales (forearm) will play catch for the third day in a row Tuesday, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports. "Very light, like nothing, no tension," Gonzales said. "So I'm not really putting a timeline on it. I'm day by day, obviously. I just want to take this slow because I don't want this to be something that lingers for sure." Gonzales will take a break from catch Wednesday before determining the next step in his rehab. He's working his way back from a flexor strain and there is no timetable for his return.
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  • Mariners' Marco Gonzales: Diagnosed with flexor strain

    MRI results revealed a flexor strain in Gonzales' left forearm, Shannon Drayer of Seattle Sports 710 AM reports. The good news is that there doesn't seem to be any damage done to Gonzales' UCL, but he will still be shut down from throwing for another 7-to-10 days. If all goes well during his rehab process, the 31-year-old lefty should be able to return right before the All-Star break.
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  • Mariners' Marco Gonzales: Placed on 15-day IL

    Gonzales was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday with a left forearm strain. Gonzales felt discomfort in his forearm following his last start May 28 against the Pirates and testing has since revealed a strain. Bryan Woo is up from Double-A Arkansas to fill the vacant spot in the Mariners' starting rotation, beginning with his MLB debut Saturday versus the Rangers. There's no timetable yet on Gonzales, but this type of injury usually requires more than just a couple weeks of rest and rehab.
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  • Mariners' Marco Gonzales: Undergoing testing on forearm

    Gonzales will undergo testing on his forearm and have his start skipped Saturday versus the Rangers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Gonzales felt some discomfort in his left forearm after his outing Sunday against the Pirates and will now reportedly be replaced on the mound Saturday by Bryan Woo, who's set to be called up from Double-A Arkansas for the start. Once the results of the testing on his forearm come to fruition, it's possible that Gonzales could be set for a stint on the injured list.
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  • Mariners' Marco Gonzales: Allows one run

    Gonzales yielded one run on three hits and four walks over 5.1 innings in Sunday's win over the Pirates. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision. Gonzales rolled through four scoreless frames before the Pirates finally put a run on the board in the fifth inning. He's given up three runs over his last two starts after getting crushed for eight runs against Boston on May 17. The 31-year-old southpaw dropped his ERA to 5.22 with a 34:18 K:BB across 50 innings. Gonzales recorded a 5.68 ERA with just 15 punchouts in five May starts. His next start is projected to be a road matchup with the Rangers.
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  • Mariners' Marco Gonzales: Rebounds for fourth win

    Gonzales (4-1) allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out four over six innings to earn the win Tuesday over the Athletics. Gonzales was coming off an ugly start last Wednesday versus Boston in which he allowed eight runs in just 1.2 innings. He had trouble in the opening frame Tuesday as well, but he then settled in and got some run support to get back in the win column. Gonzales now has a 5.68 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 30:15 K:BB through 44.1 innings across nine starts this season. He's still tough to trust in fantasy as a low-strikeout starter, especially since his walk rate of 3.0 BB/9 is his highest since he became a major-league regular in 2018. The southpaw is lined up for a home start versus the Pirates this weekend.
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  • Mariners' Marco Gonzales: Earns win after quality start

    Gonzales (3-0) earned the win Friday, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk over six innings during a 9-2 win over Detroit. He struck out two. Gonzales got plenty of early run support and cruised through four scoreless frames before surrendering a two-run home run to Jake Rogers in the fifth. The long ball was the lone blemish on the night for the left-hander, who notched his second straight quality start and third of the season. He has allowed a homer in four of his first seven appearances this year and sports a 4.41 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 25:12 K:BB through 36.2 innings. While the numbers don't jump off the page, Gonzales continues to be a steady piece of Seattle's rotation to start the campaign and has gotten the job done more often than not.
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