Gonzalez had been a mainstay in the Orioles rotation dating back to his MLB debut in 2012. From that point through 2014, he consistently produced excellent results — he carried a 3.45 ERA over 435 2/3 innings — but his peripherals always suggested a fall-off. That’s exactly what occurred last year, as Gonzalez produced a 4.91 ERA over 144 2/3 innings.
I expected Gonzalez to be the team’s 4th starter this season, but he’s had a disastrous spring training, and it appears the team is ready to move on after a poor 2015. No work on who will be replacing him in the rotation, although my best guess is on either Mike Wright or Tyler Wilson. I will miss Miguel, I was a big fan of his.