Orioles place struggling closer Gonzalez on DL
The Baltimore Orioles have placed struggling closer Mike
Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left
The move announced Wednesday is retroactive to April 10.
Gonzalez notified manager Dave Trembley on Tuesday night that he
wasn’t available to pitch against Tampa Bay because he couldn’t get
his shoulder loose in the bullpen. Gonzalez was examined by a
doctor Wednesday and then placed on the DL.
Gonzalez has blown two saves in three tries, and in his only
converted opportunity he loaded the bases before getting the final
out. The left-hander is 0-2 with an 18.00 ERA and has allowed five
hits and four walks in only two innings.
He was signed as a free agent in December.