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75 Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/200 | Birthdate: 9/23/1986 | Birthplace: Havana, Cuba | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Philadelphia | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 3/0 | Average Draft Position: 237.84
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Phillies announce September roster moves


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) The Phillies announced their September callups on Monday.

Before announcing the moves, Philadelphia transferred pitcher Cliff Lee to the 60-day DL to create room on the 40-man roster. The team recalled infielder Cesar Hernandez, catcher Cameron Rupp and right-handed pitchers Luis Garcia and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Additionally, the team purchased the contracts of infielder Maikel Franco and outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr.. Right-hander Mike Adams was also activated off the disabled list.


Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez likely to get first taste of the majors


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Phillies pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has thrived since making the switch to the bullpen at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and the Philadelphia Inquirer reports Friday is "almost a lock" to join the team when rosters expand next week.

Gonzalez has appeared in 11 games out of the bullpen at Triple-A, posting a 1.72 ERA with 17 strikeouts and eight walks in 15 2/3 innings. The 27-year-old struggled mightily at Class A Clearwater earlier in the season, before the switch to the bullpen was made, after a disappointing run in spring training.

"He wasn't sharp, he wasn't strong in spring training," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "So to see what he's doing now, see what that looks like, anxious to see that if he's one of the guys. He should be one of the guys."


Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez off DL, sent to Reading


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Phillies right-handed prospect Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has been activated off the disabled list and assigned to Double-A Reading. He has been sidelined with what has been described as a dead arm.

Gonzalez has never pitched in a major league game.


Rehab assignment awaits Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez is set for a rehab stint with Class A Clearwater, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has yet to pitch for the Phillies this season.

He had been diagnosed with what was described as a "dead arm."


Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has no structural damage


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) An MRI on the arm of Phillies pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez revealed no structural damage, MLB.com reports.

Gonzalez said that he was going through a "dead arm" phase after his last rehab start but said he wasn't dealing with any pain. He'll continue his throwing program Thursday.


Arm troubles shut Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez down


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Phillies starter Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez continues to have trouble staying healthy, as he was shut down in recent days with "dead arm" at Class A Clearwater.

Gonzalez, who has made just three starts since joining the Phillies, was placed on the disabled list at Clearwater with shoulder soreness. He was examined by Phillies physicians Tuesday, but the results of that are not yet known.

"Hopefully," general manager Ruben Amaro told the Philadelphia Inquirer Tuesday, "it's nothing serious."


Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez lasts five innings in first professional start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, who is working his way back from a shoulder injury, began a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday night with Class A Clearwater.

Gonzalez went five innings, yielding three runs on six hits in a no-decision. He struck out one and walked two in his first professional start of his career.

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to make rehab start Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Clearwater Thursday.

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez nearing extended spring game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Phillies right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez threw to hitters prior to Sunday's game against Arizona, MLB.com reports. Gonzalez will pitch in an extended spring training game in the near future, as he continues to work his way back a right shoulder injury.

"His mechanics are looking much more fluid," general manager Ruben Amaro said. "We're just building his arm back after being injured. He was up to 94 [mph] when he pitched for us in Spring Training. We just have to get him going again."


Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez throwing off mound


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Phillies pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has thrown off a mound a few times, MLB.com reports.

The Phillies hope Gonzalez will be able to throw to hitters by the end of the month. He's recovering from right shoulder tendinitis.


Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez throwing from 100 feet


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez is throwing from 100 feet, as he continues to work his way back from right shoulder tendinitis, MLB.com reports. The team has not provided a timetable for his return.

"Still working on some of his mechanics and it's getting better and better," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He's feeling good."

Three added to 40-man roster by Phillies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) The Phillies have added outfielder Tony Gwynn, right-hander Jeff Manship and southpaw Mario Hollands to their 40-man roster, per MLB.com. They also placed pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (shoulder) on the 60-day disabled list.

Phillies place five on 15-day disabled list


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) As expected, the Phillies placed pitchers Mike Adams, Ethan Martin, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, and outfielder Darin Ruf and second baseman Freddy Galvis on the 15-day  disabled list on Thursday, ESPN reports.

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez receives cortisone injection


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez received a cortisone injection into his injured right shoulder, per MLB.com. Gonzalez has been sidelined since March 12 with a shoulder injury.

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez might resume throwing Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure said starting pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (shoulder) might resume throwing Monday, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. McClure considers the state of Gonzalez's shoulder soreness to be "minimal."

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez unsure of when he'll throw again


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez said he doesn't know when he will test his injured shoulder, per The Philadelphia Inquirer. Gonzalez added the soreness in the front of his right shoulder is an ailment he's never encountered before.

"This popped up on me," Gonzalez said through a translator.

No MRI is currently scheduled for Gonzalez, who is expected to begin the season in the minors. However, he's still holding out hope he will open the year in the majors.

"As long as I'm here, I feel like I have an opportunity," Gonzalez said. "[The injury] is something out of my control. I feel like as long as I'm still here I have a shot."


Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez sidelined by shoulder injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez is being listed as day to day with a shoulder injury.

"He had some anterior soreness in his shoulder yesterday after throwing long toss," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said, per the Philadelphia Daily News. "So we just pushed him back. Hopefully it’s only a day or so."

Amaro reiterated it was just soreness and Gonzalez was checked out by the medical staff Wednesday.

"Nothing alarming," Amaro said. "He felt better today."


Rotation spot slipping away for Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) The Phillies had slotted Cuban import Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez for the middle of their rotation in 2014, but his struggles are likely altering those expectations.

Gonzalez was pounded for four runs on four hits and two walks Friday against the Orioles. His second pitch was blasted for a triple by Nick Markakis and his next one was wild and allowed Markakis to score.

He has given up six hits and five earned runs in his 2 2/3 innings this spring. He has also walked six and struck out just one. Such numbers were not what the Phillies hoped for when they signed Gonzalez to a $12 million contract.

Gonzalez could be sent down to the minor league camp before the regular season begins to work on his delivery. "We're just going to be slow with him and adjust to what he does and help bring him along to get him ready for the baseball season," Ryne Sandberg told the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez struggles vs. Orioles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Phillies pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez surrendered four earned runs on four hits and two walks in one inning of work in his team's 15-4 loss to the Orioles Friday.

"In some ways, from the get-go, it's been a process with him," manager Ryne Sandberg told MLB.com Friday. "Not just to see him, but to help him along and build him up and help him get ready for a baseball season. It's still an unknown and he's still in the process of getting rust off and trying to improve quality and have some outings. But he threw too many pitches in an inning there to allow him to go back out."

Gonzalez is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, but his ERA sits at 16.88 through his first two outings. He's walked six batters in 2 2/3 innings while striking out two.


Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez struggles on Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) Phillies right-hander and Cuban import Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez was disappointed in his velocity and sharpness in his two-inning stint Saturday against the Yankees. He topped out at 93 mph, but pitched mostly between 88-91 mph, per MLB.com.

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez's spring debut pushed back


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said starting pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez will have his spring debut pushed back from Thursday to Saturday because of an illness. He did not participate in Monday's team workout, but he will throw a side session before pitching Saturday.

Report: Phillies new pitcher struggling with velocity, control


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2014) The struggles have continued for Phillies right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, who is listed as their fourth starter on the depth chart. His velocity is a concern, according to the Washington Daily Times, which is reporting that he cannot throw the ball past anyone in spring training.

The Cuban import, who has also shown shaky control, signed a three-year deal with the team in August.


Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez struggles with control


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) Phillies pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez struggled with his control facing live hitters, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Manager Ryan Sandberg didn't seem too concerned about Gonzalez's struggles. "It was his first time doing that," Sandberg said, "and it's something he can learn from and build on." Gonzalez is taking part in his first spring training as part of a major-league team. He's expected to compete for a spot on the team's 25-man roster.


Phils counting on Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to meet potential


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2014) Phillies starting pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez threw a bullpen session last week for new pitching coach Bob McClure at the team's spring complex in Florida, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the Cuban pitcher, who signed a three-year, $12 million deal in August, will have no restrictions and will throw a normal schedule in spring training as the Phillies try to solidify their rotation plans.

"I'd like to have more depth in the middle of the rotation," Amaro said. "If I knew more what Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez was, I would feel better about it. We think he has the potential to be that guy. It's not a slam dunk. We haven't seen him pitch. In some ways, we have to get lucky on that one."


Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez getting acclimated in instructional league


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/13/2013) The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Phillies pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has been playing catch in the Florida instructional league, as he is working up to eventually throwing off a mound. The Phillies are hoping Gonzalez can enter the 2014 season as their No. 3 starting pitcher behind Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels.

Gonzalez defected from Cuba earlier in 2013 and was signed to a three-year, $12 million deal in August.