The Red Sox have re-signed left-hander Stephen Gonsalves to a minor league pact, per Christopher Smith of MassLive.com. The team previously outrighted Gonsalves in late August. His new deal includes an invitation to major league spring training.
Gonsalves, now 26 years old, became a pro when the Twins used a fourth-round pick on him in 2013. He eventually became a top 100 prospect, though he didn’t see much major league time with the team or make a notable impact in Minnesota. Gonsalves concluded his Twins tenure with 24 2/3 innings of 6.57 ERA/5.72 FIP ball with ghastly strikeout and walk numbers (5.84 K/9, 8.03 BB/9). The 2018 season has been his lone big league experience to this point.
The Twins moved on from Gonsalves going into 2020, when the Mets added him via waivers. Gonsalves didn’t last long with the Mets, though, as the Red Sox picked him up as a waiver claim in July. He’ll continue trying to work his way back to the majors as a member of the Red Sox.
Bloom found his new Ace to back up the ailing Sale and Erod.
Pennants won, promises kept…..(barf)…..
Prior to making it to the majors Gonsalves put up some very impressive numbers in the minors. Hopefully he can get back on track to resemble the pitcher he was pre 2018 — or really just pre-MLB 2018 because if he can, he could turn into a really solid major league pitcher. Maybe a transition to the bullpen could be in order? He seemed to have strikeout stuff when he was working his way through the minors so maybe his stuff could even play up a bit in sorter stints. We’ll see — he also could amount to nothing but at essentially no risk, it’s a solid enough depth signing with high upside for the Sox — I just hope they also plan to make some legitimate additions to their pitching staff at some point… because all the Gonsalves’s in the world aren’t going to help enough if the foundation of their rotation and bullpen aren’t significantly improved from where they were last year.
The news today is so slow that my boy Jeff here wrote a paragraph about Stephen Gonsalves. Please GMs, get to work already lol
It is old news from 11/2/2020
Hahaha that’s fair!! And yes I am far too bored with no real rumors/transactions to comment on… but got to get my points out somehow 🙂
Boston is going to sign Sugano….book it!
Does that leave enough to sign Kluber?
Extra analysis is always nice, even on the obscure guys. Keep doing what you’re doing.
If this move can be done, bring back The Brockstar…LOL
Red Sox: Re-signed Roldani Baldwin, Seth Blair, Raynel Espinal, STEPHEN GONSALVES, Joey Meneses, Johan Mieses, Josh Ockimey, Jhonny Pereda, and Caleb Simpson to minor league contracts.
12/20/2020: Added Roldani Baldwin, Seth Blair, Raynel Espinal, Stephen Gonsalves, Kevin McCarthy, Josh Ockimey, Jhonny Pereda, Cesar Puello, and Caleb Simpson to the Spring Training roster as non-roster invitees.
Jeff – totally agree! Gonsalves pitched a lot at the alternative training sit at Pawtucket. He would strike out the side one inning and get hit the next. He has great stuff, but control is a problem.
Hopefully Bloom has targets he is making progress signing that will make a difference at the mlb level.
The new Brian Duensing?
“He has great stuff, but control is a problem”
“Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?”.
I spit out my water with that one Bob, I plan to recycle it in the future
Bob gone finish eating your Ostrich balls…lol
Hey ostrich balls are my specialty. They are super yummy
he deserves another shot. he’s quite talented.
In one 3 inning stint Gonsalves struck out 6 batters in three innings, and the batters looked completely overmatched. Toward the end of the alternative training site camp most of the pitchers had been called up, so Gonsalves and Seth Blair were pitching two and three innings stints every other day. They both looked good and were resigned.
i was curious when you mentioned Blair and, wow, heck of a story.
Randy Red Sox
If there is a scrub out there that deserves another shot you just know Mr Bloom will sign him
Another stellar pickup by Bloom!!! We’re Back Baby !!!!
Get your World Series Tickets on Landsdowne Street ASAP!!!!
Wake Me up when he actually signs a notable free agent or makes a descent trade please!
Don’t bother AL34 until spring training……that way he can skip all these minor league signing and see Bloom’s finished product.
I hope so! I’m concerned about this guy!!!
Gonsalves is AAA depth. He is not listed as a starting pitcher at Soxprospect.com, and was was not used as a starting pitcher at the alternative training site. He was AAA depth used as a multiple inning relief pitcher last year. As he is left handed, he is AAA depth behind Josh Taylor and Darwinzon Hernandez.
RH Bryan Mata 40
RH Connor Seabold 40
RH Chris Mazza 40
LH Kyle Hart
RH Ryan Weber
RH Colten Brewer 40
RH Eduard Bazardo 40
RH Joel Payamps 40
LH Stephen Gonsalves NRI
RH Raynel Espinal NRI
RH Kevin McCarthy NRI
RH Durbin Feltman
RH Mike Shawaryn
LH Matt Hall
C Deivy Grullon 40
1B Michael Chavis 40
2B Jeter Downs
3B Yairo Munoz
SS Jonathan Arauz 40
LF Cesar Puello NRI
CF Jarren Duran
RF Michael Gettys
DH Josh Ockimey NRI
C Jhonny Pereda NRI
SS CJ Chatham (40)
IF Chad De La Guerra
UT Joey Meneses
NRI and (40) will both be at spring training as will Duran, Downs, Weber, and plenty other not currently listed as NRI.
Randy Red Sox
his hands are tied by John Henry
I wish John Henry had tied Ben Cherington’s hands (Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez, Rusney Castillo…..)
Chaim Bloom loves serving Sox fans Ham n eggs.
His name gives me dyslexia
Don’t expect the Sox to open the check book until the pandemic is under control. This team is probably a year away from making a strong return to competitiveness. It makes little sense increasing payroll substantially when they must leapfrog the AL east. They will sign players that will bring prospects @ the trade deadline like last season. If on the other hand they play well early, I believe they will add players for a run. Either way, Bloom’s plans are long term sustainable. That’s what he was hired to do.