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July 25, 2020 06:12 PM
Red Sox's Stephen Gonsalves: Claimed by Boston
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Gonsalves was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox on Saturday and optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

The 26-year-old lefty struggled to a 6.57 ERA and a 16:22 K:BB in his 24.2-inning debut for the Twins back in 2018 before missing most of last season due to elbow issues. The Mets claimed him off waivers over the winter but evidently didn't value him too highly. He'll likely be little more than organizational depth in Boston this season.

July 13, 2020 01:12 PM
Mets' Stephen Gonsalves: Added to pool
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Gonsalves was added to the Mets' 60-man player pool Monday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

Gonsalves has been on the Mets' 40-man roster since getting claimed off waivers from Minnesota in November, so he'll have a decent chance of making some big-league appearances this year. His first taste of major-league action didn't go well, as he struggled to a 6.57 ERA in his 24.2-inning debut back in 2018. He didn't throw a big-league inning in 2019 as he battled elbow issues for most of the year.

April 7, 2020 01:04 PM
Mets' Stephen Gonsalves: Sent to Triple-A
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The Mets optioned Gonsalves to Triple-A Syracuse on March 6.

Gonsalves moved up a spot in the Mets' organizational depth chart after Noah Syndergaard was recently diagnosed with an elbow injury that will require Tommy John surgery, but New York will first turn to Michael Wacha to fill the opening in the rotation. Corey Oswalt and Walker Lockett may also rank ahead of Gonsalves in the pecking order, so the 25-year-old lefty won't necessarily be the next man up if the Mets lose additional starters to injury as the season unfolds.

November 5, 2019 11:32 AM
Mets' Stephen Gonsalves: Claimed by Mets
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Gonsalves was claimed by the Mets off waivers from Minnesota.

Gonsalves battled elbow issues last season and made just one appearance at Triple-A Rochester where he threw two innings (he threw 11 innings in rehab outings in rookie ball and Double-A). Gonsalves was coming off his first taste of the majors in 2018 and looked set to compete for a big-league job before the injury. He'll now try to win a role with the Mets, but he likely will need to prove he's healthy at Triple-A.

August 26, 2019 03:08 PM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Activated at Double-A
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Gonsalves (elbow) was resinated from the injured list and sent to Double-A Pensacola on Monday, Brandon Warne of reports.

Gonsalves has battled elbow issues for most of the season, making just a single appearance before beginning his rehab assignment at the rookie-league level in mid-August. He spent the bulk of last season at the Triple-A level and could head there soon before potentially pushing for a big-league bullpen spot for the last few weeks of the season.

August 10, 2019 01:56 PM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Begins rehab assignment
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Gonsalves (elbow) began a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League on Saturday.

Gonsalves has not pitched since May 21 due to an elbow injury. It sounds like he could return to the Triple-A Rochester rotation before the end of the season, and he could join the big-league bullpen when rosters expand in September.

May 25, 2019 09:04 PM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Shut down with elbow injury
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Gonsalves is dealing with a stress reaction in his elbow/forearm and will be shut down indefinitely, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

His UCL is reportedly intact, so it will be a period of rest before he is reexamined, likely sometime in June. Gonsalves made just one start this season in between injuries, walking five in two innings for Triple-A Rochester. It's possible that he will get right and eventually earn a promotion to the majors this season, but there is little recent evidence to suggest he will be a quality big-league starter, so he may have to settle for a bullpen role.

May 20, 2019 09:36 PM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Set to return from IL
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Gonsalves (elbow) is scheduled to come off the 7-day IL and start Tuesday for Triple-A Rochester.

Gonsalves has been out since the start of the season with a left elbow flexor/pronator strain. Gonsalves showed a potential significant improvement in spring training when he reached 93 mph with his fastball during one outing after averaging just 89.8 mph last season. However, he'll likely need several weeks to get back to full speed.

April 14, 2019 03:16 PM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Still sidelined at Triple-A
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Gonsalves, who is on the 7-day injured list with a sore forearm, is expected to remain sidelined at Triple-A Rochester for several more weeks, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It doesn't look like Gonsalves is close to returning and it sounds like this issue could be significant. However, there are not too many details as his injury was previously described as a left elbow flexor/pronator strain.

April 2, 2019 11:20 AM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Battling elbow strain
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Gonsalves will open the season on the injured list at Triple-A Rochester due to a left elbow flexor/pronator strain, Brandon Warne of reports.

The severity of the injury is not yet clear, but it's never good to see a pitcher dealing with elbow issues. If he gets healthy, Gonsalves has a chance to return to the big leagues at some point this season but will need to do much better than last year if he's to stick around, as he stumbled to a 6.57 ERA in 24.2 innings in his debut last year.

March 12, 2019 04:28 PM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Sent to Triple-A
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Gonsalves was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Gonsalves wasn't a strong candidate for a roster spot after struggling to a 6.57 ERA with a 16:22 K:BB in 24.2 innings last season. He'll head back to the level at which he recorded a 2.96 ERA last season and wait for his next chance. A positive note was that he reached 93 mph with his fastball during one spring outing after averaging just 89.8 mph last season, according to

September 28, 2018 12:52 AM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Earns win
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Gonsalves (2-2) allowed two earned runs on three hits and four walks while striking out two across 3.1 innings to earn the win Thursday against the Tigers.

Gonsalves wasn't effective, allowing seven baserunners in his short outing as the primary pitcher Thursday. Still, he limited the Tigers to just one earned run due to a timely strikeout in the second inning to strand two runners. He also got the assistance of Matt Magill, who stranded both of the runners he inherited from Gonsalves. It hasn't been a pleasant debut at the major-league level from Gonsalves, as he's posted a 6.57 ERA and 2.03 WHIP across 24.2 innings.

September 27, 2018 12:08 PM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Slated for primary pitching duties Thursday
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Gonsalves is expected to serve as the Twins' primary pitcher in Thursday's game against the Tigers, Rhett Bollinger of reports.

Gabriel Moya will serve as the Twins' opening pitcher, likely working no more than two innings before giving way to Gonsalves, who will be making what's expected to be his final appearance of 2018. After serving up 19 runs (16 earned) in 12.1 innings while being deployed as a traditional starter in his first four big-league appearances, Gonsalves seems to have found his footing as a primary pitcher out of the bullpen. In his two relief outings, Gonsalves has given up just one unearned run on one hit and five walks over nine innings while striking out eight.

September 19, 2018 06:12 PM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Fires six scoreless in relief
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Gonsalves (1-2) picked up the win Wednesday against the Tigers, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out four across six scoreless innings.

Gonsalves followed "opener" Gabriel Moya and shut down the Tigers en route to his first career big-league victory. The 24-year-old was shifted to the bullpen after struggling as a starter upon initially joining the Twins -- allowing 16 earned runs across 12.1 innings through his first four outings -- and he's responded with nine scoreless innings of relief over his last two appearances. Gonsalves will likely continue to work as a long reliever down the stretch.

September 19, 2018 11:28 AM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Set for primary pitcher role
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Gonsalves is expected to serve as the Twins' primary pitcher Wednesday against the Tigers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Gonsalves made his first four appearances with the Twins as a starter, posting a miserable 11.68 ERA and 3.00 WHIP across 12.1 innings. In light of those struggles, the Twins opted to experiment with him out of the bullpen as a primary pitcher during his most recent turn in the rotation Sept. 13 against the Royals, with Gonsalves responding by tossing three no-hit innings. He'll work out of the bullpen behind opener Gabriel Moya again Wednesday and attempt to replicate the success he enjoyed his last time out.

September 8, 2018 09:00 AM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: No-decision in short start
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Gonsalves allowed five runs on five hits in 2.1 innings in a no-decision against the Royals on Friday. He walked three and struck out one.

Gonsalves got knocked around in the third inning, giving up three runs and getting the hook with one out and two runners on only to have those runners score on a Salvador Perez home run. In four starts -- covering 12.1 innings -- Gonsalves has only once gone five innings and has given up 16 earned runs and 13 walks while striking out just six. He's now carrying a .414 batting average against and is slated to take on the Yankees at home in his next start.

September 1, 2018 02:44 AM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Escapes with no-decision against Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonsalves didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 10-7 win over the Rangers, coughing up six runs (three earned) on six hits and four walks over 3,2 innings. He failed to strike out a batter.

While a two-out error by Jorge Polanco in the fourth inning helped cushion the blow to the rookie's ERA, this was still another poor performance from Gonsalves, who's been tagged for at least four runs in all three of his big-league starts to date. He'll try to find some measure of success at home against the Royals next Friday.

August 26, 2018 03:20 AM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Allows four runs in loss
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Gonsalves (0-2) took the loss Saturday against the A's, allowing four runs on seven hits and four walks across five innings. He struck out two.

Jonathan Lucroy got the best of him in this one, knocking an RBI single in the second inning before depositing a three-run homer in the fourth frame. Gonsalves has now allowed four runs in each of his first two major-league appearances, leaving him with an unsightly 11.37 ERA through just 6.1 big-league innings. He's also compiled an ugly 5:6 K:BB across those starts, highlighting the command issues that have plagued him all year (65 walks in 120.2 minor-league frames). It's unclear if the rookie will get another turn through the rotation at this point, but if he does, Gonsalves would line up to face the Rangers on the road.

August 21, 2018 12:04 AM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: To get another turn
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Gonsalves, who gave up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three in 1.1 innings Monday against the White Sox, will get at least one more turn in the rotation, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The game was delayed due to rain, and Gonsalves warmed up before the delay, so his routine for his big-league debut was a little off. That said, as a 24-year-old righty without high-end stuff and with significant command/control issues in the minors this year (65 walks in 120.2 innings), Gonsalves will make for a very risky option, even when his pregame routine goes off without a hitch. His next start figures to come Saturday against the A's.

August 20, 2018 11:20 PM
Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Rocked in big-league debut
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Gonsalves (0-1) gave up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three in 1.1 innings Monday against the White Sox. He took the loss.

Expectations should have been very low for Gonsalves' big-league debut, as he lacks high-end stuff and has really struggled with his command/control this year in the minors (65 walks in 120.2 innings). He was already on the 40-man roster and the Twins want to use the final five-plus weeks to give some valuable experience to some of their younger pitchers. It is unclear if he will be sent back down to Triple-A until September or stay up for another turn in the rotation.

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vs Chicago 1.101 27.00023
vs LHB 5.000 7.20042
vs RHB 19.200 6.4101814
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