ALTOONA, Pa. - We might be starting to finally see the real Nick Gonzales.
Two years after being drafted by the Pirates with the seventh overall pick, Gonzales is making his way back from his latest injury.
This time, his plantar fascia was torn in half, after coming down wrong on the first base bag.
Last year, he dealt with a broken pinky.
The injuries aren't in a nature that would make Gonzales "injury prone". They have prevented him from developing his game.
"I want to play more than 40 games at a time," Gonzales said.
Prior to the injury this year, Gonzales was starting to make some adjustments with his swing. Originally drafted due to his strong ability to make contact, Gonzales opened the season in Altoona hitting for a low average, with a high strikeout rate.
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