Married Lucia … has one daughter: Leah ... Attended Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar, Calif., where he earned his Associate's Degree in Arts in 2004 ... Graduated in 2002 from San Fernando (Calif.) High School … competed against former National League Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year Ryan Braun in high school ... His family moved to the San Fernando Valley from Guadalajara, Mexico when he was four years old.
Combined to go 8-13 with a 4.62 ERA (80 ER/156.0 IP) and 100 strikeouts in 27 starts between the White Sox and Rangers ... Was traded to Texas on 8/31 in exchange for INF Ti'Quan Forbes … at the time of the trade, ranked among the Sox pitching leaders in wins (T1st, 7), starts (2nd, 22), IP (2nd, 133.2) and strikeouts (3rd, 85) ... Went 3-0 with a 2.00 ERA (6 ER/27.0 IP) and 20 strikeouts over his first four starts from 4/8-24 … earned the win in his season debut on 4/8 vs. Minnesota (2 ER/6.0 IP) … his scoreless streak dating back to 9/28/16 was snapped at 13.0 IP ... Earned his second win on 4/18 at Yankee Stadium, allowing one run on four hits (all infield singles) over 8.1 IP … carried a three-hit shutout (78 pitches) into the ninth before being removed after allowing his fourth infield single and a four-pitch walk ... Moved to 3-0 on 4/24 vs. Kansas City after allowing just one unearned run on two hits over 8.0 scoreless IP … retired 12 straight hitters in one stretch from the third-seventh inning ... Worked 8.0 IP in consecutive starts for the second time in his career (also on 7/5-11/14 with Baltimore) ... Lost five consecutive starts from 4/30-5/22, posting a 6.99 ERA (22 ER/28.1 IP) ... Ended his five-game losing streak on 5/28 vs. Detroit (3 ER/7.2 IP) … took a perfect game into the seventh inning before allowing a leadoff single to Andrew Romine … became the first White Sox pitcher to retire the first 18 hitters of a game since Chris Sale on 5/12/13 vs. the Angels (19) … source: STATS ... Was placed on the 10-day disabled list on 6/18 (retro to 6/15) with A/C joint inflammation in his right shoulder … made rehab starts at Class AAA Charlotte and Class AA Birmingham before being reinstated on 7/14 ... Went 2-0 with a 1.85 ERA (7 ER/34.0 IP), 28 strikeouts and five quality starts over his final five starts with the Sox (8/9-31) ... Received a ND on 8/15 at the Dodgers (1 ER/6.0 IP), his first career start at Dodger Stadium (was a Dodgers fan as a child) ... Struck out a season-high nine batters over 8.0 IP on 8/25 vs. Detroit … did not factor in the decision in his final start with Chicago on 8/31 at Minnesota (3 ER/6.0 IP) ... Made his Rangers debut on 9/6 at Atlanta (ND; 4 ER/3.0 IP) ... Went 1-2 with a 2.65 ERA (5 ER/17.0 IP) over his last three starts with Texas.
Made 24 appearances (23 starts) with the White Sox after agreeing to terms on a minor-league contract on 4/3 … was released by Baltimore on 3/30. Limited opponents to a career-low .380 slugging percentage and .686 OPS … made 15 quality starts and allowed one run or less 10 times. Was 5-4 with a 3.79 ERA(26 ER/61.2 IP) at home, compared to 0-4 with a 3.68 ERA (30 ER/73.1 IP) on the road. Lowered his ERA from 4.39 (34 ER/69.2 IP) over 13 games (12 starts) in the first half to 3.03 (22 ER/65.1 IP) in 11 starts after the break … posted a sub-3.00 ERA in July (2.50) and September (2.76). Limited left-handers to a .237 average (62-262), compared to a .272 mark vs. right-handers (70-257). His contract was purchased from Charlotte on 4/25 … made his White Sox debut as the starting pitcher that night at Toronto, receiving a no decision (5 ER/5.1 IP). Was optioned back to Charlotte on 4/27 and recalled on 5/9 for the remainder of the season … went 1-1 with a 2.94 ERA (11 ER/33.2 IP) and 27 strikeouts over his first six starts after rejoining the club. Received a no decision in his second start on 5/9 at Texas despite allowing just one run over 5.2 IP … retired 11 straight from the first-fifth inning. Suffered his first loss on 5/21 vs. Kansas City (2 ER/6.0 IP) despite making his first quality start … received a no decision on 5/27 at Kansas City despite making his second straight quality start (3 ER/6.1 IP). Made his only relief appearance of the season on 6/5 at Detroit, working 1.1 scoreless IP … earned his first win on 6/9 vs. Washington, allowing one run on three hits over 6.0 IP to snap Chicago's five-game losing streak. Received his sixth no decision on 6/20 at Boston despite allowing just one run on four hits over 6.2 IP … Sox won, 3-2, in 10 innings on Jose Abreu's game-winning double. Surrendered a career-high eight runs on 10 hits and three walks over 5.1 IP in a loss on 6/25 vs. Toronto. Went 3-4 with a 2.70 ERA (20 ER/66.2 IP), .232 opponents average (59-254) and 1.05 WHIP over an 11-start stretch (10 quality) from 7/1-9/17. Earned his second win on 7/6 vs. the Yankees after allowing just five hits (four singles) over 7.0 scoreless IP … it marked his longest scoreless outing since 5/2/15 at Tampa Bay (7.2 IP). Received his second straight no decision on 7/24 vs. the Cubs despite allowing two runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts over 6.2 IP … left with a 4-2 lead. Surrendered just two runs (one earned) on six hits over 7.0 IP on 7/30 at Minnesota but received a no decision … the White Sox tied the game in the ninth inning on Melky Cabrera's RBI single and won it on Dioner Navarro's RBI double in the 10th. Worked just 1.0-plus IP on 8/11 at Kansas City before leaving the game in the second inning with a right groin strain … was placed on the disabled list on 8/12. Made one rehab start with Charlotte before being reinstated from the disabled list on 9/6 … earned the win that night vs. Detroit after allowing just six hits with no walks and four strikeouts over 6.1 scoreless IP. Worked a season-high 8.1 scoreless IP in a win on 9/28 vs. Tampa Bay … surrendered just three hits with no walks and five strikeouts … retired 16 of the first 17 batters and nine of the final 10 in the second-longest outing of his career (9.0-IP complete game on 9/3/14 vs. Cincinnati). Opened the season with the Knights and made four starts … earned his only win on 4/17 vs. Durham (1 ER/6.0 IP).
Ranks 20th on the all-time strikeout list for Mexican-born pitchers with 417 strikeouts...He trails RHP Enrique Romo (436 strikeouts) for 19th place • On 4/14 vs. NYY, he recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts, which was tied for an Orioles season high by a starting pitcher (also, RHP Kevin Gausman, 9/30 (G2) vs. TOR) • Posted a 4.60 ERA (56 ER/109.2 IP) in 19 nighttime starts and a 5.91 ERA (23 ER/35.0 IP) in seven daytime starts • Went 3-5 with a 5.27 ERA (40 ER/68.1 IP) in 12 starts at Oriole Park...Went 6-7 with a 4.60 ERA (39 ER/76.1 IP) in 14 road starts • In 37 starts since the 2014 All-Star break, has gone 15-16 with a 4.02 ERA (96 ER/214.2 IP) and 16 Quality Starts...He surrendered three earned runs or fewer in 25 of those 37 outings • Went 6-3 with a 2.89 ERA (23 ER/71.2 IP) in 12 starts against the AL East • From 8/2/14-4/19/15, he earned a decision in 12 consecutive starts...He went 7-5 in that span and posted a 2.31 ERA (19 ER/74.0 IP) with seven Quality Starts • Was placed on the 15-day disabled list, 6/11 (retroactive to 6/10), with a right groin strain...Made one start on a Major League rehab assignment, 6/20 with Double-A Bowie (W, 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K)...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list (right shoulder tendinitis) on 9/4 (retroactive to 8/31)
Spent the majority of the season with the Orioles and posted the lowest ERA of his three-year career, allowing three earned runs or fewer in 23 of his 26 starts. Became the O's fourth starting pitcher to record 10 wins this season, the first time the O's accomplished the feat since 1997. Posted a 2.19 ERA (70.0IP, 17ER) in his final 11 starts of the season. Tossed his first career complete game shutout, September 3 vs. CIN (4H, season-high 8K). Posted six straight Quality Starts, August 7-September 13, the longest streak by an Oriole starter this season. Went 5-2 with a 2.78 ERA (71.1IP, 22ER) in 12 starts against the AL East. Pitched to a 1.82 ERA (29.2IP, 6ER) in four July starts. Placed on the 15-day DL on June 6 (retroactive to May 31), with a right oblique strain…Reinstated, June 17. Appeared in one rehab game with the Double-A Bowie Baysox on June 11. Started Game 4 of the ALCS, suffering the loss in the series-clinching game (5.2IP, 4H, 2R/ER, 4BB, 4K)
In his 13 home starts, went 7-2 with a 3.53 ERA (81.2IP, 32ER) and nine quality starts and the Orioles were 10-3 in those 13 games... Worked at least six innings in 10 of his 13 home starts... Was 4-6 with a 4.08 ERA (88.1IP, 40ER) and 10 quality starts in 15 road starts and the Orioles were 5-10 in those 15 games... In his 17 starts through July 20, was 8-3 with a 3.34 ERA (107.2IP, 40ER) and 13 quality starts... In nine starts after July 20, was 3-5 with a 4.62 ERA (62.1IP, 32ER) and six quality starts... Allowed 24 home runs (14 solo, five two-run, four three-run homers and one grand slam)... Recorded at least one out in the sixth inning in 25 of his 28 starts in 2013 and in 31 of 34 dating back to August 31, 2012... In 10 day time outings (nine starts) was 4-2 with a 3.42 ERA (55.1IP, 21ER)... Went the first 33 starts of his career without losing consecutive decisions before losing July 25 at Kansas City and July 31 against Houston, tying Ken Dixon for the longest such streak to start a career by a pitcher in Orioles/St. Louis Browns history (Dixon went his first 33 career starts from September 22, 1984-June 16, 1986 without losing two straight decisions but he lost once as a starter and once as a reliever in consecutive outings during that span)... Made eight consecutive Quality Starts from June 6-August 20, which tied for the third-longest QS streak by an O's starter since 1980 behind Jeremy Guthrie's 10 from May 8-June 26, 2007 and Erik Bedard's nine from July 7-August 21, 2007... The Birds won 12 straight home starts by Gonzalez from August 10, 2012-July 11, 2013, making it the fourth-longest such streak by an O's starter since 1954 (Mike Flanagan started 16 straight home wins from 7/17/82-5/17/83 and 15 from 6/4/79-5/7/80, while Mike Cuellar started 14 straight home wins from 6/20/70-4/18/71)... Lost his first career home start against an AL East foe on July 25, 2012 (against Tampa Bay), but in his 10 home starts against the East since then, the Birds are 8-2 and he is 5-1 with eight Quality Starts (Gonzalez has pitched to a 3.30 ERA (62.2IP, 23ER) in those 10 starts and beat Toronto three times and Boston twice
Had contract selected from Norfolk May 29 and was optioned back to Norfolk June 9...Was recalled on July 1 for the second
time and remained with the club through the end of the season
... Made his MLB debut May 29 @TOR and struck out the first batter he faced (J.P. Arencibia)
... Notched first major league win in his first MLB start July 6 @LAA (7.0IP, 3H, 1ER)
... Made 10 Quality Starts in 15 starts
... Worked seven or more innings five times and eight innings once
... Won road starts @LAA, BOS, NYY (2x), TB and CLE
... Beat the Yankees in New York July 30 and August 31 to become the first Orioles rookie starter to beat the Yankees twice on their
own field within a span of 33 days since the Orioles' Tom Phoebus did so on July 17 and August 16 of 1967
... Phoebus and Gonzalez are also the only Orioles rookies to earn a pair of road wins over the Yankees in the same season
... Allowed nine home runs in his first five starts, but just four in his last 10 starts
... In five August starts, was 3-1 with a 1.91 ERA (33.0IP, 7ER) and his ERA in August was 3rd-best in the AL behind Felix
Hernandez and Bartolo Colon (it was the 6th-best in all of baseball)
... Allowed a home run to the leadoff batter in each of his first two home starts (Austin Jackson July 15 and Desmond Jennings July
25) to become the first pitcher in Orioles history to allow a leadoff homer in each of his first two home starts in the major leagues
... Allowed a third leadoff homer on September 12 (B.J. Upton) and allowed a homer to the second batter of his July 20 start
... Threw a career-high 114 pitches July 20 @CLE, including 79 strikes...The 79 strikes tied Chris Tillman (July 4 and 21) for the
most strikes by a starter this year
... Appeared in 14 games (six starts) for Triple-A Norfolk, going 3-2 with a 1.61 ERA (44.2IP, 8ER)
... Was named Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May as he was 2-1 with a 2.20 ERA (16.1IP, 4ER) in six appearances
(two starts) for the Tides
... In six starts for the Tides, went 2-2 with a 1.98 ERA (6ER, 27.1IP) and in eight relief outings, he went 1-0 with a save and a 1.04
ERA (2ER, 17.1IP) while holding opponents to a .143 batting average
... Started Game 3 of the ALDS @NYY (7.0IP, 5H, ER, 8K) but did not receive a decision
Pitched at three levels in the Boston system, combining to go 0-7 with a 5.40 ERA (56.2IP, 34ER) and 54 strikeouts in
18 games (9 GS).
Pitched for High-A Salem in his first action since 2007...Went 4-0 with a 1.51 ERA (35.2IP, 6ER) over 7 starts, July
17-August 26...Named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week, August 2-8 (Win, 3H, 1UER, 9K on August 3 at Frederick)...
Went3-2 with a 4.22 ERA (64.0IP, 30ER) over 14 winter ball appearances (11 GS) for Mazatlan of the Mexican Pacific League
Spent the entire year on the Red Sox Major League roster after being selected from the Angels in the Rule 5 Draft...Did
not play due to injury.
Did not pitch in the Angels system due to injury...Went 4-1 with a 1.52 ERA (41.1IP, 7ER) in 11 appearances (8 GS) for
Mazatlan of the Mexican Pacific League
Pitched for the Angels Double-A Arkansas club and finished 2nd in the Texas League with a 3.38 ERA (130.2IP, 49ER)...
Selected to the circuit's post-season All-Star Team...Named Texas League Pitcher of the Week, July 9-15...Made 14 appearances
for Mazatlan of the Mexican Pacific League, posting a 2.63 ERA (13.2IP, 4ER) and not recording a decision.
Compiled a 1-2 record with 5 saves (6 chances) and a career-best 3.16 ERA (79.2IP, 28ER) in 45 relief outings between
Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Arkansas...Allowed one run in his final 10 contests with the Quakes (20.2 IP) to earn
a May 17 promotion to Arkansas...Went 2-1 with a 4.32 ERA (33.1IP, 16ER) in 16 games (2 GS) for Mazatlan in the Mexican
Made his pro debut with stops at 3 levels in the Angels' farm system: Rookie-level Arizona League, Single-A Cedar Rapids
and Rancho Cucamonga...Combined to go 3-5 with a 3.93 ERA (52.2IP, 23ER)...Spent most of the year with Cedar Rapids,
converting 8 of 12 save tries.