Miguel Gonzalez was promoted by the Chicago White Sox to make his first start of the season Monday night. After a shaky outing against the Blue Jays in which he allowed five runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings, it is unclear if the right-hander will get another chance.
Asked if Gonzalez will start again, manager Robin Ventura told reporters, “right now we will check and see that.’’
Gonzalez was signed to a minor league deal earlier this month and did pitch effectively in two starts at Triple-a Charlotte before being called up. If Ventura decides otherwise, it could mean another opportunity for veteran John Danks, who has a 6.23 ERA in his first three starts.
There are signs the White Sox may show less patience this year when a starter falters. “The front office is convinced the 14-6 start signals they can be in it for the long haul, and with such a small margin for error in a tough American League Central, there won’t be room for a squeaky wheel,” writes Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.