The days of the Dodgers going with 4 starts and resorting to bullpen games appears to be coming to an end. They’ve made it this long with just 4 guys after losing Dusti May for the season, but they’re getting a big name back.
Tony Gonsolin made his 3rd rehab start with the Oklahoma City Dodgers this week. He officially built up to the point where Dave Roberts and the big league squad feel comfortable bringing him back up with the club. Gonsolin is traveling with the team in Atlanta today as confirmed by Roberts.
Doc also confirmed that Gonsolin would be starting for the Dodgers next week in Pittsburgh. While he could not provide a specific date, Doc noted that it would be on Tuesday or Wednesday. So it’s official, the Cat Man is back!
The timing of the Dodgers getting Gonsolin back couldn’t be better. It helps that they get to ease him back into big league action with a team like the Pirates, who are…well, they’re just not very good.
Gonsolin has yet to pitch a big-league game in 2021. He was expected to open the year in the Dodgers bullpen, but a shoulder issue landed him on the injured list on Opening Day. Since then, he’s been working his way back and finds himself as the new number 5 starter.