Feb 12, 2014; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (75) works out as they report at Bright House Networks Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez' debut goes sour for Phillies

Minutes before Masahiro Tanaka had a relatively painless half inning, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez made his debut and was outright unimpressive.

In a Spring Training relief outing against the Yankees, Gonzalez was supposed to go two innings, but only ended up going only 1.2 IP. In that 1.2 IP, he only allowed one earned run on one hit while striking out two. That part of his line sounds impressive, but the rest does not. He walked four, faced eleven batters, allowed a passed ball, had terrible control, low velocity, and threw 51 pitches.

The Philly Inquirer’s Matt Gelb caught up with Gonzalez, and the 27-year old Cuban defector was about as pleased as Phillies fans probably were.

Last week, manager Ryne Sandberg also voiced his lack of enthusiasm surrounding the pitcher that the Phillies gave a 3-year, $12 million contract to.

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