Gonzalez pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and striking out one as the opener in Sunday's win over the Angels.
Gonzalez did his job as the opener with a solid first inning. He allowed Shohei Ohtani to reach on a single in the second before Dustin May took over on the mound. Gonzalez ends the regular season with a strong 1.33 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 23:2 K:BB across 20.1 innings this season. He went 3-0 with two holds and could be a strong option out of the bullpen during the Dodgers' playoff run.
Gonzalez will serve as the Dodgers' opening pitcher in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Angels, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
Though he'll be making his first big-league "start," Gonzalez shouldn't be counted on to handle much more than two innings or 32 pitches, the longest he's worked in any of his prior 14 relief appearances this season. Dustin May is expected to serve as the Dodgers' bulk reliever and is the likeliest pitcher to factor into any decision.
Gonzalez (3-0) allowed a hit and struck out a pair over two innings to earn the win Sunday versus the Astros.
Gonzalez was one of eight pitchers the Dodgers used in the contest and the only one to work multiple innings. His performance was worthy of the win in a game in which the Dodgers never trailed. Gonzalez has a 1.13 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and 17 strikeouts in 10 outings spanning 16 innings, mainly in the middle innings.
Gonzalez was recalled from the Dodgers' alternate training site Wednesday, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.
With Tony Gonsolin getting optioned down since the Dodgers don't need a sixth starter anytime soon, Gonzalez was brought up to help out the bullpen. He gave up one run in one inning in his lone appearance this season and will work in low-leverage situations.
Gonzalez was optioned to the Dodgers' alternate training site Wednesday, Pedro Moura of The Athletic reports.
Gonzalez spent less than a week on the big-league roster, allowing a run on three hits in one inning in his only appearance. Zach McKinstry was recalled in a corresponding move.
Gonzalez tossed one-plus inning in his major-league debut against Arizona on Friday, allowing one run on three hits and no walks while striking out one and hitting one batter.
One day after he was moved to the active roster, Gonzalez was called into a tight contest in the fifth inning. The southpaw worked his way around a pair of baserunners in his initial frame to hold Arizona scoreless, but he allowed a single and a double leading off the sixth and Arizona plated a run. Gonzalez figures to be relegated to low-leverage duties for the forseeable future.
Gonzalez was added to the Dodgers' 30-man roster Thursday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Gonzalez will take the roster spot of Terrance Gore, who was designated for assignment Thursday. There was speculation that the southpaw could take Alex Wood's (shoulder) spot in the rotation for Friday's game against the Diamondbacks. However, with the Dodgers announcing that Tony Gonsolin would get the nod in Friday's tilt, Gonzalez is likely destined to join the Los Angeles bullpen.
Gonzalez is among a group of pitchers whom the Dodgers are considering for a spot start Friday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Alex Wood (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, leaving the Dodgers without a definite starter for Friday's road tilt against Arizona. Gonzalez is traveling with the Dodgers on their current road trip as part of the club's taxi squad, notes Gurnick, so he could take a spot on the 30-man roster with ease. The southpaw's versatility makes him a good fit for the role -- he was impressive as both a starter and a reliever in the minors last season. Still, Gonzalez may not be the favorite for the start given the fact that he has pitched only 14 innings above Double-A ball.
Gonzalez is not a part of the Dodgers' Opening Day roster.
Gonzalez impressed while navigating from High-A to Double-A to Triple-A last season and was awarded with a spot on the 40-man roster, so the Dodgers clearly see him as a future major-league contributor. While the southpaw will open the season at the team's alternate training site, he could be among the first relievers to be moved over to the big-league club should the need for a bullpen arm arise.
Gonzalez was named to the Dodgers' summer-camp roster Sunday.
Gonzalez is on the team's 40-man roster, so it is no surprise that he received an invitation to summer camp. The southpaw ascended quickly through the Dodgers' system last season -- he began the year at High-A and ended at Triple-A -- and functioned as both a starter and a reliever, giving him a strong chance of making his major-league debut during the shortened 2020 campaign.
Gonzalez has a strong chance of making his major-league debut this season due in part to his ability to function as a starter or reliever, Rowan Kavner of Dodger Insider reports.
Gonzalez raced through the Dodgers' system last season, beginning the campaign with High-A Rancho Cucamonga and finishing with Triple-A Oklahoma City. He pitched in a total of 38 contests, making 13 starts. Though he fared better in relief, Gonzalez held his own as a starter, posting a 2.63 ERA and striking out 55 batters in 54.2 innings. Per Kavner, the southpaw is working on his command of secondary pitches in anticipation of being called upon to help at the big-league level at some point in 2020.
Gonzalez was optioned to minor-league camp Friday, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
Gonzalez was considered a long shot to break camp with the big league club and his bid to make the Opening Day roster officially came to an end Friday. Although the right-hander will begin the 2020 campaign in the minors, the 24-year-old reliever still figures to have a decent chance of making his MLB debut at some point this season.
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|2016||AFX-Great Lakes Loons||94.2||22||19||0||3||6||0||104||44||79||3.63||1.306|
|2018||AFX-Great Lakes Loons||25.2||6||6||0||0||3||0||18||5||33||5.71||1.508|
|2019||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||27.1||8||5||0||2||1||0||36||14||17||1.66||1.144|
|2019||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||14.0||15||0||0||0||0||0||13||4||16||3.86||1.429|