Miguel Gonzalez strains groin, headed to disabled list

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Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura calls for a new pitcher during the second inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. Starter Miguel Gonzalez left the game with an injury. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who has pitched superbly since the beginning of July, strained his right groin Thursday and is headed to the disabled list.

“I just need to get better and get ready within three weeks,’’ Gonzalez said. “That way I don’t have to rush it.”

Gonzalez had a similar injury, also on his right groing, with the Baltimore Orioles last season. Gonzalez, who pitched a scoreless first with two strikeouts, owned a 2.76 ERA in seven starts since July 1, the ninth-best mark in the American League.

Gonzalez felt it on his first pitch of the second inning to Salvador Perez. After going to a 3-2 count, trainer Herm Schneider and manager Robin Ventura came to the mound, and that was that.

“ I didn’t have anything to push off with, no strength,’’ he said. “Knowing you can’t have that strength, you can’t go out there and make it worse.’’

He was replaced by Michael Ynoa, who pitched three scoreless innings.

<em>Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)</em>

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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