Dave Roberts announced Monday evening that the Dodgers number four prospect, Tony Gonsolin, will get the call-up and make his major league debut on Wednesday night in Arizona. Gonsolin has spent the 2019 season in Triple-A OKC, appearing in eight games.
Pitching prospect Tony Gonsolin is en route to Arizona. He will start Wednesday afternoon, Dave Roberts said.
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Ken Gurnick writes, following the great news, Gonsolin says:
“My heart started racing, started sweating immediately — excitement, nervousness, anxious, all the emotions flooded me at once,”
Gonsolin was the Dodgers 9th round pick in 2016 out of Saint Mary’s College (CA). Over the past four seasons, Tony has effectively maneuvered his way through the Dodgers organization. These 8 games in OKC have been his only time at the Triple-A level. An oblique strain kept Gonsolin out for the first month of the season but returned in late May.
His short stint in OKC resulted in 26 innings, 31 punch-outs, and a 2.77 ERA.
The Dodgers and Dave Roberts are hoping their number two pitching prospect can eat up as many innings as possible. Injuries, and 24 games in 25 days has really stretched the Dodgers pitchers thin as of late. They can use all the arms they can get their hands on, which recently included the call-up and major league debut of Josh Sborz.
Tony Gonsolin and his fantastic hair and stache are ready for the big leagues.