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White Sox bring up Miguel Gonzalez to start Monday against Blue Jays

White Sox bring up Miguel Gonzalez to start Monday against Blue Jays

Miguel Gonzalez will make his White Sox deubt Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays as manager Robin Ventura & Co. re-worked the team's rotation before a seven-game road trip. 

The 31-year-old Gonzalez was scratched from his scheduled Triple-A start on Friday. He’s made two starts since the White Sox signed him to a minor league deal April 3, and allowed three runs on seven hits with 10 strikeouts, two walks and two home runs allowed over 11 innings. 

With Gonzalez coming up, the White Sox optioned right-hander Erik Johnson to Triple-A Charlotte after Sunday's win over the Texas Rangers. Ace left-hander Chris Sale will now start Tuesday and Jose Quintana will throw Wednesday against Toronto, and John Danks will be pushed back to pitch against the Baltimore Orioles. 

Blue Jays hitters had a 1.021 OPS last season against Danks, who made two starts against the American League East champs. In one start against Baltimore, Danks held the Orioles scoreless over seven innings. 

Gonzalez posted a 3.45 ERA in 435 2/3 innings (69 starts, six relief appearances) from 2012-14 with the Orioles. But he scuffled to a 4.91 ERA in 26 starts in 2015, and the Orioles released him near the end of spring training. 

The White Sox liked what they saw from Gonzalez in his first minor league start, in which general manager Rick Hahn said his fastball topped out at 93 mph. In his career, Gonzalez has a 2.61 ERA in 76 innings against the Blue Jays and limited that fearsome lineup to a .201 batting average and .614 OPS. 

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.