Too bad to see about this about Miguel Gonzalez; however, it is probably for the best at this point. It is early in the season and better to rest him now with the blister issue than later.
Gonzalez being lost could be a minor blow to the team considering how well he pitched last season. I would not be too alarmed as the Orioles have depth right now in their system and are playing very well at the moment.
Orioles recall RHP Alex Burnett from Triple-A Norfolk
RHP Miguel Gonzalez placed on 15-day disabled list
The Orioles today announced that they have recalled RHP ALEX BURNETT from Triple-A Norfolk and placed RHP MIGUEL GONZALEZ on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 4, with a right thumb blister.
Burnett, 25, had one earlier stint with the Orioles, April 22-24, but did not appear in a game. He is 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA (9.1IP, ER) in six relief appearances for the Tides this season, with eight strikeouts and no walks. Burnett was claimed by the Orioles off waivers from Toronto on April 12. He went 4-4 with a 3.52 ERA (71.2IP, 28ER) in 67 appearances for Minnesota in 2012.
Gonzalez, 28, is 2-2 with a 4.58 ERA (35.1IP, 18ER) in six starts this season. He left his last start, May 3 against the Angels, after 6.0 innings because of the blister.