Ex-Lookout, LHP Stephen Gonsalves, Will Start For Twins On Monday

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - by Tim Evearitt
Stephen Gonsalves will start Monday for the MInnesota Twins against the Chicago White Sox.
Stephen Gonsalves will start Monday for the MInnesota Twins against the Chicago White Sox.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they will recall left-handed pitcher Stephen Gonsalves from Triple-A Rochester and will start tomorrow’s game against the White Sox.

The California lefty takes the place of Erwin Santana who is out with an injury.

Gonsalves has spent a good bit of time in Chattanooga with the Lookouts pitching in 2016, 2017, and parts of 2018.

His biggest issue has been his control

Another Ex-2018 Lookout, RHP Kohl Stewart, has pitched two games for the Twins this past month. He, too, has had control problems.

Gonsalves, 24, pitched at Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Rochester this season, combining to go 12-3 with a 2.76 ERA (120.2 IP, 37 ER), 65 walks and 120 strikeouts. 

Gonsalves was selected by the Twins in the fourth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, California. 

He was named the third-best prospect in the Twins system by Baseball America and fifth-best by MLB.com entering the season.

To make room for Gonsalves on the 25-man roster, the Twins have optioned right-handed another former Lookout pitcher Tyler Duffey to Triple-A Rochester.

Gonsalves is one of the top pitching prospects in the Twins' organization.
Gonsalves is one of the top pitching prospects in the Twins' organization.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt


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