The team announced that the veteran starting pitcher had shoulder surgery Wednesday and that his expected recovery time is nine to 12 months. That would obviously run past the end of the one-year deal he signed during the offseason, effectively wrapping up his time with the White Sox.
#WhiteSox pitcher Miguel González today underwent surgery on his right shoulder at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Doctors performed a labral repair and debridement on the shoulder. His recovery time is expected to be 9-12 months.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 12, 2018
Gonzalez returned to the South Side after being traded away last summer in an August deal with the Texas Rangers. He was brought back on a one-year contract knowing full well that part of his role this season would be to help mentor young starting pitchers Reynaldo Lopez and Lucas Giolito, each important pieces of the White Sox rebuild in their first full major league seasons.
Gonzalez made just three starts before hitting the disabled list in April. He was rocked in those outings to the tune of a 12.41 ERA, allowing five, four and eight earned runs in the starts, respectively.
All in all, Gonzalez made 48 starts in a White Sox uniform over the last three seasons with a 4.39 ERA.