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Dodgers News: Tony Gonsolin Getting Closer to Potential Rehab Assignment



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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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

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  1. Whether it’s a WS hangover finally, or injuries, the team does need to step up. Bauer was being competitive, but his competitiveness can backfire and make him seem like he’s not being a team player and trusting the bullpen to do the job. He has to fit on this proven Dodgers team. He also needs to tread lightly and pick his battles. Dodgers have always respected Dave’s pitching decisions even if they didn’t like them because it was always about the team, and when Roberts goes to the bullpen, the bullpen feels valued and the starting pitcher should also demonstrate that trust by not arguing to stay in with a 110 plus pitch count. In my opinion, it probably wasn’t the right battle…With that said, it is a lot of fun watching Bauer pitch for the Dodgers! Let’s go!

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