Gonsalves is a native of Fairfield, Calif. who played two seasons at the NAIA's Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. Gonsalves posted a 4-3 record with a 4.70 earned-run average in 13 games and eight starts for Culver-Stockton last year. Of his eight starts, two were complete games and one was also a shutout.
In 2010 Gonsalves went 4-5 with a 7.77 earned-run average in 11 games and 10 starts. He also had two complete games and a shutout that year.
Gonsalves finished his collegiate career with an 8-8 record and a 6.34 earned-run average in 24 games and 18 starts. The 24-year-old is entering his first professional season.
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