White Sox bring back P Gonzalez on one-year deal

Annette Crawford
January 13, 2018

Chicago and right-hander Miguel Gonzalez have agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.75 million.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic was the first to report the Gonzalez signing.

Gonzalez, 33, went 7-10 with a 4.31 ERA with the White Sox last season before being traded to the Texas Rangers, where he was 1-3 with a 6.45 ERA in five starts. 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. May, 25, was the Sox Opening Day center fielder in 2017 but spent most of the season at Class AAA Charlotte, hitting.248 with four home runs, 27 RBI and 54 runs scored over 110 games.

His first year in Chicago was solid, as he recorded a 3.73 ERA through 23 starts. The veteran pitcher has pitched a total of 268.2 innings with the Sox over the past two seasons and he will be relied upon to provide stability for 2018.

With the addition of Gonzalez, the Sox starting rotation for 2018 is almost complete. James Shields, Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez will be in the rotation to open up the season, and Carson Fulmer is likely to be there as well.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Sox designated Jacob May for assignment.

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