White Sox To Sign Miguel Gonzalez

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Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox will sign right-hander Miguel Gonzalez to a minor league contract according to Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun.  Gonzalez was released last week by the Baltimore Orioles, and attracted interest from the A's, Yankees, White Sox, Blue Jays, and Marlins. It is reported that the Orioles had made him a competitive offer to pitch in the minor leagues. The back of the White Sox rotation is with John Danks, and Mat Latos is considered to be shaky at best, and could present a solid opportunity to get back to the Major Leagues soon. Latos has had series of injury problems over the last couple of seasons as well. 

Gonzalez had been the Orioles rotation since 2012, and is coming off a rough 2015 season where he went 9-12 with an ERA of 4.91. His hits and walks allowed per nine innings went up as well. He should provide the White Sox with depth in the starting pitching department. The White Sox hope he can return to his pre-2015 form, where he was solid member of the Orioles rotation.