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.
Gonzalez (shoulder) will start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.
Gonzalez recently threw a pair of simulated games and is set to pitch around three innings during his upcoming minor-league outing. The right-hander is expected to require a couple rehab games, as the White Sox will likely have him stretch his arm back out before returning to the fold in Chicago.
Gonzalez (shoulder) threw a two-inning, 30-pitch simulated game Tuesday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Gonzalez will be reassessed Wednesday to determine if he's close to starting a rehabilitation assignment.
Gonzalez (shoulder) threw 25 pitches in a simulated game Saturday.
Gonzalez will have another simulated game and a bullpen session next week. He's expected to begin a rehab assignment as soon as the following Sunday. Given the length of his absence, which has lasted for nearly two months, the veteran could need multiple rehab starts, which would put his return sometime in early July.
Gonzalez (shoulder) completed a bullpen session Sunday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
It was the second time Gonzalez had thrown off a mound since landing on the disabled list in late April with right rotator cuff inflammation. Gonzalez indicated that he felt good during the session, so he could be cleared to face hitters in live batting practice during the upcoming days. A minor-league rehab assignment would then follow, but it seems unlikely that Gonzalez would be ready to return from the DL before late June at the earliest.
Gonzalez (shoulder) played catch Wednesday and Thursday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Gonzalez is slowly working his way back from inflammation in his right shoulder and hopes to begin throwing next week after he was shut down from such activity for 10-14 days. "I think I can pitch after this long rest,'' he said. "I want to be out there [at the end of June] and help out.'' By then, the White Sox should get Carlos Rodon (shoulder) back in the rotation and there may not be a spot available for Gonzalez.
Gonzalez (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday.
Gonzalez has been sidelined since April 23 with right rotator cuff inflammation. He was recently shut down from throwing after suffering what the White Sox deemed a minor setback, and his placement on the 60-day DL assures he'll be sidelined until at least June 19. It also frees up a spot on the 40-man roster, which the White Sox used to claim Dustin Garneau off waivers.
Gonzalez (shoulder) will be shut down from all throwing activities for 10-to-14 days, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Gonzalez recently suffered a "little setback" during his recovery from right rotator cuff inflammation. The right-hander will likely need more time building his arm back up once he's able to resume a throwing program, so don't expect to see him back in the majors until mid-June.
Manager Rick Renteria said Gonzalez (shoulder) suffered a "little setback" Friday, but the right-hander will try and resume throwing Tuesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Gonzalez has been working his way back from rotator cuff inflammation that warranted a place on the disabled list following his start against Oakland on April 17. He will need some time to build his arm back up before going out on a minor-league rehab assignment, so don't expect to see Gonzalez back on a major-league mound until the end of May, at the earliest.
Gonzalez (shoulder) threw a simulated game Tuesday, Andy Masur of WGN Radio 720 reports.
Gonzalez has been able to steadily increase his level of activity recently, as he threw a bullpen session Sunday and was able to throw a simulated game two days later. It's unclear when Gonzalez will be ready to return from the disabled list, although manager Rick Renteria recently said that he will likely need to go on a rehab assignment.
Gonzalez (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.
Gonzalez was able to throw long toss the past two days with no issues, clearing the way for him to throw his first bullpen session since landing on the disabled list with rotator cuff inflammation in the second half of April. Gonzalez remains without a timetable for his return, but manager Rick Renteria mentioned that the right-hander will probably require a minor-league rehab stint before rejoining the White Sox, suggesting that his return isn't imminent.
Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with right rotator cuff inflammation.
It's unclear when the issue cropped up or how long it will keep Gonzalez sidelined at this point, but he'll be forced to miss his scheduled start against the Mariners on Monday at the very least as a result. Carson Fulmer will step in to start in place of Gonzalez on Monday, while Chris Beck was promoted to the big club to provide an additional bullpen arm. The 33-year-old held an unsightly 12.41 ERA and 2.43 WHIP across 12.1 innings prior to landing on the shelf.
Manager Rick Renteria said it's too soon to ask if Gonzalez is pitching for his job when he is expected to take the mound Monday against Seattle, Steve Greenberg of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Despite Gonzalez's 12.41 ERA over 12.1 innings, Renteria has a point. After all, it's just three games into the season, and the 33-year-old was expected to be a stable presence in a rotation packed with young starters. The right-hander is coming off a start that he termed "a tough one to swallow", in which the Athletics ran him off after three innings and eight runs. The most likely short-term replacement for Gonzalez, if Renteria does make a change, is Hector Santiago, a 30-year-old veteran with major-league experience as a starter, but top prospect Michael Kopech can't be ruled out as an option given his quick start for Triple-A Charlotte.
Gonzalez (0-3) was blown up for eight earned runs on eight hits in Tuesday's 10-2 loss to Oakland, striking out one and walking two over just three innings.
The right-hander took his third straight loss to start the campaign and he has yet to go deeper than five innings or give up fewer than four runs in any of those starts. He's off the fantasy radar and he might not be long for a spot in the White Sox's rotation either. His next turn comes Monday at home against the Mariners.
Manager Rick Renteria said that Gonzalez will start Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Gonzalez was originally scheduled to pitch Saturday's contest, but the game was postponed. As a result, he'll be delayed to Tuesday, when he lines up to face Trevor Cahill in the second game of the series.
Gonzalez's rotation turn may be skipped this weekend, as Reynaldo Lopez was named the starter for Sunday's game against the Twins.
It's easy to see why the White Sox would prefer to give Lopez the ball instead of Gonzalez, whose scheduled Saturday start was postponed due to poor weather. Gonzalez has allowed nine earned runs in 9.1 innings through two starts and is not a long-term piece. The White Sox won't need a fifth starter again until April 24, so Gonzalez could be temporarily moved to the bullpen.
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFA-Salem Red Sox||73.0||17||16||0||6||4||0||47||18||82||4.56||1.370|
|2011||AFA-Salem Red Sox||5.0||2||2||0||0||1||0||4||2||5||1.80||1.400|
|2011||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||5.0||1||1||0||0||1||0||5||2||2||1.80||0.800|
|2011||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||46.0||15||6||0||0||5||0||45||19||55||6.26||1.609|