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47 Gio Gonzalez SP
Height/Weight: 6-1/205 | Birthdate: 9/19/1985 | Birthplace: Hialeah, FL | Bats/Throws: R/L | Team: Washington | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $6,350,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/70 | Average Draft Position: 57.01
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Gio Gonzalez bounces back, still takes tough-luck loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez (6-6) bounced back with a dominant outing but was not backed by any run-support in a tough-luck loss to the Reds in Cincinnati on Saturday. The left-handed permitted one run on four hits and two walks while striking out eight over seven innings of a 1-0 defeat.

Gonzalez has not won a decision since July 5 against the Cubs. Over his last three turns covering 17 innings, he has allowed seven earned runs. He owns a 3.56 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over 16 starts (93 2/3 innings). His next start will come Thursday at home against Philadelphia.

Gio Gonzalez has shortest start of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez had his shortest start of the season Sunday during a no-decision against the Brewers. A high pitch count forced Gonzalez from the game after 3 1/3 innings.

The left-handed hurler, who tossed 88 pitches, allowed three runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out five. He tossed two scoreless innings before giving up two runs in the third inning. He was charged with allowing another run in the fourth inning, as Milwaukee took a 3-1 lead.

He was off the hook for the loss as Washington rallied for a 5-4 win. Gonzalez is set to return to action Saturday at Cincinnati. Gonzalez is 3-4 with a 3.83 ERA in eight starts on the road.


Scheduling snafu forces Nationals rotation juggle


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) The Nationals made a slight change to the rotation for this weekend's series against the Brewers, after Gio Gonzalez was late arriving to Washington following the All-Star break.

Gonzalez could not get to Washington in time to throw his usual between-starts bullpen session, so he has been pushed back one day in the rotation, reports the Washignton Post. He will now start Sunday to close out the series, with Tanner Roark pitching Saturday.

The move also pushed Doug Fister back to Monday's series opener against the Rockies. 


Nationals map out rotation plans for start of second half


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Nationals manager Matt Williams announced following Sunday's game against the Phillies that starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg will start the second-half opener Friday against the Brewers. He will be followed by Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister in the three-game series.

Williams added Jordan Zimmermann, who left his last start Friday due to a biceps injury, will throw on the side Thursday. If all goes well, then he could rejoin the rotation July 21 at Colorado. Tanner Roark is expected to start either July 21 or July 22 depending on Zimmermann's status.


Gio Gonzalez loses game, and scoreless streak Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez was unable to pick up a win Thursday against the Orioles.

Gonzalez gave up four runs, three earned, on six hits over 6 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out seven during the appearance. Gonzalez was tagged by Baltimore early. Steve Pearce belted a solo home run in the first inning, snapping Gonzalez’s scoreless streak at 22 innings. 

He later found himself in trouble in the third inning. After getting two outs, Gonzalez struggled. He walked Nick Markakis, and then allowed three hits, which drove in three runs. Gonzalez tossed 109 pitches during the start.

The loss dropped Gonzalez to 6-5 on the year. He’ll make his next start shortly after the All-Star break. 


Gio Gonzalez goes eight scoreless Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez tossed eight scoreless innings Saturday against the Cubs.

Gonzalez allowed just four hits and one walk during the appearance. He struck out seven hitters. Gonzalez threw 109 innings during the start. With the start, Gonzalez has now thrown 22 consecutive scoreless innings. The win brings Gonzalez to 6-4 on the year. His next start is slated to come against the Orioles. 


Gio Gonzalez has second straight strong start Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) What was one strong start for Nationals right-hander Gio Gonzalez is now two and might be considered a trend. Gonzalez was lights-out Saturday again against the host Cubs.

Gonzalez turned in his finest effort of the season with seven shutout innings on two measly singles. He walked two and fanned seven. He was coming off a six-inning blanking of Milwaukee. His ERA has dropped under 4.00 for the first time since May 11

He will attempt to maintain his momentum with another start against the Cubs next week.


Gio Gonzalez tosses six scoreless innings in win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez earned a win Monday after giving up three hits and four walks in six scoreless innings and striking out five in his team's 3-0 victory over the Brewers.

Gonzalez (4-4) was a little shaky last week in his first start back from the disabled list, but the results were much better Monday despite the pitcher issuing four free passes. He owns a 4.38 ERA and 64:27 K:BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings. Gonzalez is on track to face the Cubs Saturday.


Gio Gonzalez says he's good to go


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez said he's over a shoulder issue following Wednesday's game, according to The Washington Post.

Gonzalez took some time off to rehab after the team found some inflammation in his throwing shoulder. He's been adamant that the injury hasn't bothered him during rehab starts. Manager Matt Williams said Gonzalez tried to talk him into going another inning, but Williams decided against it."I think he felt fine, which is the most important thing," Williams said. "He wanted to go out for one more inning, but we couldn’t let him do that. So, I think overall his health is good."


GIo Gonzalez strikes out six in return from disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez didn't record a decision in his return from the disabled list Wednesday after giving up four earned runs on five hits and three walks in five innings and striking out six in his team's 6-5 win over the Astros.

Gonzalez gave up 12 runs in 7 1/3 innings in his two starts before going on the disabled list with shoulder soreness a month ago, but he fared better Wednesday, though he was still in line for a loss before the offense rescued him late in the game. He owns a 4.85 ERA and 59:23 K:BB ratio in 55 2/3 innings. Gonzalez is on track to face the Brewers Monday.


Nationals activate Gio Gonzalez for Wednesday start


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) The Nationals activated Gio Gonzalez (shoulder soreness) from the disabled list, and he'll start Wednesday night against the Astros. Gonzalez, who last pitched May 17, is 3-4 with a 4.62 ERA in nine starts.

Nationals manager confirms rotation plans for Astros series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed Sunday starting pitcher Tanner Roark will take the hill Tuesday against the Astros and starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez will come off the disabled list to make his return Wednesday, per The Washington Post.

Tanner Roark to start Tuesday, Gio Gonzalez likely back Wed.


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark said he's slated to start Tuesday against the Astros, which means starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) is expected to return from the disabled list Wednesday, per The Washinngton Post.

Gio Gonzalez on track to return June 17


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez is on track to return to action June 17, according to MASN.

Gonzalez has been able to get through his rehab starts, and has not experienced any setbacks. If the Nationals choose to keep him on a normal schedule, Gonzalez would return to action June 17 against the Astros. 

Gonzalez has a 4.62 ERA over 50 2/3 innings. He's been sidelined with shoulder soreness. 


Gio Gonzalez Ks seven in final rehab start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) made his final minor-league rehab start with Class A Potomac Thursday. Gonzalez pitched four innings and yielded one run on two hits, with four walks and seven strikeouts. He tossed 79 pitches.

Barring any setbacks, Gonzalez is expected to return to the Nationals next week.

Gio Gonzalez set to make Class A rehab start Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez is scheduled to make a rehab start with high Class A Potomac Thursday, MLB.com reports.

If things go well with the outing, Gonzalez will return to the Nationals next week. He's working his way back from a shoulder injury that has kept him out since May 17.


Gio Gonzalez set for another Class A rehab start next week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez will make another rehab start with Class A Potomac next week, MLB.com reports.

Gonzalez needs to show better command after walking four batters and giving up seven hits in 3 2/3 innings Friday. He has been out since mid-May with a shoulder injury.


Gio Gonzalez rusty in rehab debut


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez took an important step in his recovery from a shoulder injury Friday, as he made his first rehab start at Class A Potomac.

Gonzalez tossed 65 pitches in the outing, but showed some rust in his first game action since May 17. Gonzalez threw only 34 of those pitches for strikes. He walked four batters and hit one, while allowing eight runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings of work.

Gonzalez was initially expected to need just one rehab outing, and it is not clear how Friday's struggles will impact that timeline. He told MLB.com a decision will likely be made Saturday, depending on how his arm responds to the workload.

"I'll talk to Matty and talk to [pitching coach Steve] McCatty and see where we'll go," he said. "If they think you're ready go, hopefully I'll meet the guys out in San Francisco, but that's a discussion I would have to finish up with them to see what they want. Maybe they feel I might need one more start down here. I'll find out [Saturday]."


Gio Gonzalez set to begin brief rehab assignment Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez is likely to make the last step in his recovery from a shoulder injury this weekend, as he gets set to go out on a minor-league rehab assignment.

Gonzalez threw a 50-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, and manager Matt Williams told the Washington Post the team will have Gonzalez make his rehab debut at Class A Potomac Friday. Gonzalez could even be able to return to the bullpen after that, though it will depend on his response to his return to competitive pitching.

"Even at 65 [pitches], we're still pushing him," Williams said. "It's fairly quick. He hasn't gotten to a 100 yet. We'll have to see."

Gonzalez could be back in the rotation June 11 in San Francisco, at this pace. 


Gio Gonzalez sharp in simulated game, could return June 11


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez (shoulder inflammation) looked sharp in a simulated game Sunday and likely will pitch five or six innings in a rehab start in five days, reports the Washington Post. If all goes well, Gonzalez could rejoin the rotation June 11 against the Giants.

Gio Gonzalez throwing simulated game


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez, who's been out with shoulder inflammation, is throwing a simulated game Sunday, reports MASN. If he comes through it fine, he'll make a rehab start in five days.

Gio Gonzalez gets through bullpen session Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez was abe to get through a bullpen session Friday.

Gonzalez tossed 35 pitches during the session. As long as he doesn't experience a setback, he'll throw a simulated game Sunday.  Gonzalez has been sidelined with shoulder inflammation. He posted a 4.62 ERA over 50 2/3 innings prior to the injury.


Gio Gonzalez getting close to rehab assignment


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez's bullpen session Thursday went well, according to MLB.com, and he could be cleared to take the next step in his recovery from a shoulder injury.

Gonzalez will move on to a simulated game Sunday, and if all goes well could be pitching in competitive games five days later. According to the report, Gonzalez is scheduled to begin his minor-league rehab assignment next Thursday, though the details are still currently being worked out. 


Gio Gonzalez scheduled for bullpen session Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Thursday, the Washington Post reports.

Gonzalez has been playing catch for several days, and as long as he feels good after catch Wednesday, the team will move forward with the bullpen session. If he gets through the bullpen session without issue, he'll throw a simulated game. The team has yet to decide if he'll need a rehab assignment before being activated.


Gio Gonzalez 'working toward' bullpen session


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez will continue his throwing program Monday, as he recovers from left shoulder inflammation, per MASNsports.com.

"He will throw today, stretch it out a little bit," manager Matt Williams said. "Yesterday, we were about 90 feet. He let some balls go yesterday and felt good about it. So we will stretch him out a little bit further today and he is working toward that bullpen session. Feels good though."

Gonzalez is reporting no discomfort in his shoulder.

"Not as of yesterday," Williams said. "He has been doing his strengthening exercises. All of the rehab, all of that. Now he has started his throwing program -- we were out to 90 feet yesterday. He will stretch it from there.

"It is like anything else. You do all the rehab and strength and all of that, then you have to stretch it out. He is in that process now. I don't know exactly when that bullpen session will happen. But he is working toward it."