Phillies will have Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez compete for a rotation spot
MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports that the Phillies will have Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez compete for a spot in the starting rotation during the spring if he’s healthy. The Phillies signed Gonzalez to a three-year, $12 million deal in 2013, but haven’t gotten much out of the investment as the right-hander has mostly been injured.
In 5 1/3 innings out of the bullpen in 2014, Gonzalez allowed four runs on nine hits and three walks.
Matt Klentak, the Phillies’ new GM, had this to say about Gonzalez:
The Phillies recently acquired Jeremy Hellickson from the Diamondbacks but they are still trying to round out the back of their rotation and make sure they have rotation depth, a luxury which they did not have this past season. Only two teams got fewer innings from its starters than the Phillies did (892 2/3) -- the Rockies and D-Backs.