Signed to a three-year deal worth $12 million there are a lot of expectations on Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.
Thus far the 27-year-old has not blown away anyone on the Philadelphia Phillies coaching staff according to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly.
“Um, well, he’s a guy that’s coming back from injury and hasn’t pitched competitively really for a couple of years,” Sandberg said. “I know that we’re using a lot of patience with him. That’s really the biggest part of the strategy with him so we’ll see how things go and how he progresses and really see what that looks like.
“He’s still a little bit of a mystery to me. I know the facts about him. Those are the things that stand out. I want to see progression and how he is from one time to the next and see how that looks.”
The Phillies have been considering Gonzalez for a rotation spot but right now he’s going to need to put up a strong showing in the Grapefruit League to make that a reality.