Report: Chi Chi Gonzalez might make MLB debut Saturday with Rangers
The Texas Rangers, always on the lookout for more starting pitching, may be diving into their minor league system this weekend.
According to reports that circulated on Thursday, right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez was scratched from his start with Triple-A Round Rock, fueling speculation that he will be called up to make his Major League debut on Saturday at Globe Life Park in Arlington against the Boston Red Sox.
Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News notes that Rangers officials said Gonzalez was not scratched due to a medical issue, which only further suggests he will get the call this weekend.
Phil Klein, who excelled in his first MLB start last week at Boston, was optioned on Thursday - so he's no longer an option for Saturday either.
As for Gonzalez, he's a potential high-upside pitcher for the Rangers, and is currently 3-5 with a 4.15 era across eight starts in Triple-A.