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Miguel Gonzalez Newsbeat

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Orioles move to cut ties with Miguel Gonzalez, placing him on release waivers

The Miguel Gonzalez era with the Orioles is over. According to The Baltimore Sun’s Eduardo Encina, the O’s have given Gonzalez his unconditional release. Next, Gonzalez will be placed on waivers, and if he goes unclaimed for 48 hours, he will become a free agent.

It’s a move that’s surprising in the sense that the O’s under Buck Showalter have tended to stick with their guys, and Gonzalez was definitely one of their guys. It’s less surprising in that Gonzalez had a bad year last year, posting a 4.91 ERA for 2015. He also has not had a good spring, and Showalter has periodically hinted through the spring that there is more competition for the starting rotation than people have realized.

More than just not having good results in spring training, Gonzalez didn’t have very good stuff underneath those results.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 30, 2016 at 03:24 PM | 17 comment(s)
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