Gonzalez, who picked up the win in the Orioles' 6-3 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday, is expected to be placed on paternity leave, although that hasn't officially happened yet -- and manager Buck Showalter said following Monday's game that it's not definite.
The right-hander could theoretically not miss a start, particularly with Thursday's off-day, but the Orioles would still be afforded the luxury of having an extra player anywhere from 1-3 days if Gonzalez is on paternity leave.
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