Miguel Gonzalez, Pitcher, Texas Rangers
Date of Birth: 5/27/1984
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
Miguel Gonzalez, pitcher for the Texas Rangers, was first signed by the Los Angeles Angels in 2005. He pitched in the Angels' minor league system from 2005 through 2007.
Gonzalez was acquired by the Boston Red Sox in 2008. He had a knee injury in 2008 and Tommy John surgery in 2009. When he returned from the injuries that kept him out of baseball for two years, he went to the minor leagues and played there in 2010 and 2011.
In March, 2012, Gonzalez signed with the Baltimore Orioles. He pitched 105.1 innings in 18 games in 2012 and he finished the season with a 9-4 record and a 3.25 ERA. He pitched 171.1 innings in 30 games in 2013 and he finished the season with an 11-8 record and a 3.78 ERA.
Gonzalez finished the 2014 season with a 10-9 record, 111 strikeouts to 51 walks, and a 3.23 ERA in 159.0 innings in 27 games. In the postseason, he pitched 5.2 innings in one game and he gave up 4 hits and 2 runs.
Gonzalez pitched in 26 games with the Orioles in 2015. He finished the season with a 9-12 record, 109 strikeouts to 51 walks, and a 4.91 ERA in 144.2 innings.
The Orioles released Gonzalez on April 1, 2016. Five days later, he signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox. He finished the 2016 season with a 3.73 ERA, 5 wins to 8 losses, and 95 strikeouts to 35 walks in 135.0 innings in 24 games with the White Sox.
Gonzalez was traded to the Rangers on August 31, 2017.
Career pitching statistics for Gonzalez through 2016 include:
- 125 games played
- 715.1 innings pitched
- 44-41 win-loss record
- 512 strikeouts to 225 walks
- 3.80 ERA