White Sox sign right-hander Miguel Gonzalez to 1-year deal

White Sox Sign Miguel Gonzalez to One-Year Contract

White Sox Sign Miguel Gonzalez to One-Year Contract

Gonzalez pitched 2016 and most of 2017 with the Sox.

The Chicago White Sox agreed to a one-year, $4.75 million contract with right-handed pitcher Miguel Gonzalez, the team announced Thursday.

Gonzalez, 33, was traded to the Rangers last August for Aug. 31 for minor-league infielder Ti'QuanForbes. Just as they did in 2017, it would not be surprising to see the White Sox try and flip Gonzalez at the trade deadline for prospects once again.

Gonzalez brings much-needed veteran depth to a White Sox rotation built primarily off of second-year pitchers. Gonzalez went 7-10 with a 4.31 earned-run average with the Sox last season and was 1-3 with a 6.45 ERA in five starts with the Rangers. However, after a shaky 2015 campaign which saw the veteran hurler log a 4.91 ERA over 26 starts, Baltimore allowed Gonzalez to walk in free agency that offseason, where he eventually signed with the White Sox.

Gonzalez will likely slot into the White Sox's starting rotation, especially with left-hander Carlos Rodon's health uncertain.

Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Carson Fulmer are all projected to open the season in the White Sox 5-man rotation. Gonzalez will need to provide valuable innings and consistent outings with the uncertainty surrounding the young arms.

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