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Apr 13, 2024 6.0 0 0 2.65 12.5
Apr 7, 2024 6.0 0 0 2.45 16
Apr 1, 2024 5.0 0 0 1.80 9

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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 37.512.5 17.0 11 5 2.65 1.18
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: Tosses bullpen session

    Gonzales (forearm) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, MLB.com reports. Wednesday's session marked Gonzales' first time throwing off a slope since hitting the injured list. He's expected to continue to ramp up with side sessions before heading out on what will presumably be a lengthy rehab assignment.
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  • Pirates' Marco Gonzales: Moved to 60-day IL

    The Pirates transferred Gonzales (forearm) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Monday. Gonzales hasn't been cleared to resume throwing since landing on the IL on April 14 with a left forearm strain, so the move to the 60-day IL won't affect his return date. Instead, the transaction clears up a spot on the 40-man roster for catcher Jason Delay (knee), who was reinstated from the 60-day IL and then optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
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  • Pirates' Marco Gonzales: Still not throwing

    Gonzales (forearm) will be assessed later in May to determine when he can resume throwing, MLB.com reports. Gonzales has been sidelined since mid-April but is expected to avoid surgery. He's experienced several consecutive symptom-free days, so he could be cleared to resume throwing by the close of the month. Even so, Gonzales is likely to be sidelined until at least mid-July.
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  • Pirates' Marco Gonzales: Expected to avoid surgery

    General manager Ben Cherington said Sunday he expects Gonzales (forearm) to pitch again this season, MLB.com reports. Gonzales received a second opinion during the final week of April. The Pirates haven't disclosed the exact diagnosis, but Cherington said "conservative treatment" is currently the right path for Gonzales. He has yet to begin throwing and will likely be sidelined for at least the first half of the campaign.
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  • Pirates' Marco Gonzales: Clarity coming soon

    The Pirates hope to have answers about Gonzales' (elbow) status "sooner rather than later," MLB.com reports. There has been very little information available about Gonzales' status since he landed on the injured list April 14. He has consulted with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who ordered Gonzales to undergo additional testing. It appears that the results of the imaging are still unknown, but that information should eventually provide a clearer timeline for Gonzales' return to the mound.
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  • Pirates' Marco Gonzales: Shut down for two more weeks

    Gonzales (forearm) will remain shut down for the next couple weeks, Alex Stumpf of MLB.com reports. Gonzales has been sidelined since last week with a left forearm muscle strain. He is not expected to require surgery, but between being shut down for multiple weeks and then a build-up period, it sounds like it will be a month or more before he'll be an option for the Pirates again.
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  • Pirates' Marco Gonzales: Lands on IL

    The Pirates placed Gonzales on the 15-day injured list Sunday with a left forearm muscle strain, Danny Demilio of PittsburghBaseballNow.com reports. Gonzales was able to turn in his second straight quality start in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Phillies, but he evidently was pitching with an arm injury at some point during that outing and will now be shut down for at least the next two and a half weeks. The Pirates recalled Ryder Ryan from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Gonzales' spot on the active roster and provide a heathy arm out of the bullpen in the short term, but the focus now turns to whom Pittsburgh will tab as the veteran lefty's replacement in the rotation. Top prospect Paul Skenes turned in a dominant 3.1-inning start with Indianapolis on Friday and would line up for Gonzales' spot in the rotation, if the Pirates feel ready to bring the 21-year-old to the majors. Quinn Priester also pitched Saturday for Indianapolis and, unlike Skenes, already has a spot on the 40-man roster, so he could represent another potential Gonzales replacement.
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  • Pirates' Marco Gonzales: Provides quality start Saturday

    Gonzales came away with a no-decision in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Phillies, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out five. The veteran southpaw delivered his second straight quality start and left the game nursing a 3-2 lead, but the Pirates' bullpen couldn't get Gonzales his first win of 2024. He tossed 64 of 90 pitches for strikes, and through his first three outings this season he sports a 2.65 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 11:5 K:BB over 17 innings. Gonzales will try to get into the win column in his next start, scheduled to come at home next weekend against the Red Sox.
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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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