For those waiting for some Dodgers to get healthy (and hopefully come save us all) consider this a bit of a positive update. On Saturday, Dave Roberts shared latest news on right-hander Tony Gonsolin as he recovers from shoulder inflammation.
He is gonna throw an up and down, extended bullpen [today]. And I think if we look out sometime next week, he’s gonna do a 3 inning simulated situation… so we’ll see how that goes at the end of next week and then we’ll know more.
Doc added that he would go out on a rehab assignment after that.
Gonsolin made the opening day roster out of spring training but never got into a game after hitting the injured list during the first series of the season. Once healthy, Roberts has said that he will take the rotation spot left open by the injured Dustin May, who will be undergoing reconstructive surgery on his right elbow next week.
The 26-year-old Gonsolin was lights out for the Dodgers last season, posting a 2.31 ERA in 9 games (8 starts) while earning Baseball America Rookie of the Year honors. However, the postseason was less friendly to him as he struggled thanks in large part to an inconsistent role on the pitching staff. In 4 truncated outings, he allowed 9 earned runs over 9.1 innings pitched.
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