White Sox’s utility participant Romy Gonzalez underwent surgical procedure to restore a labrum tear in his proper shoulder final month, the membership knowledgeable reporters (together with Scott Merkin of MLB.com). He’ll miss the remainder of the season however is anticipated to be prepared for Spring Coaching.
It’s not too stunning that Gonzalez received’t return this yr. He hasn’t performed since June 17, at which level he went on the shelf with what the crew had known as shoulder irritation. It was his second IL stint of the season, as he’d additionally missed every week and a half in early Could with shoulder discomfort. The Sox moved him to the 60-day injured listing shortly after his second IL placement.
Gonzalez was within the combine for the beginning second base job till Chicago re-signed Elvis Andrus early in Spring Coaching. He in the end appeared in 44 video games and tallied 97 plate appearances in a multi-positional capability. The 26-year-old had a .194/.208/.376 batting line and now owns a .222/.239/.361 slash in 89 contests over the previous three seasons.
Since he’s already on the 60-day IL, Gonzalez isn’t at the moment counting towards the Sox’s 40-man roster. They’d must reinstate him to the roster or put him on waivers initially of the offseason. Within the interim, he’ll be paid across the $720K minimal charge and acquire MLB service. He surpassed the one-year mark this yr and wouldn’t be eligible for arbitration till the top of the 2025 marketing campaign in the event that they preserve him on the roster.