Dodgers News: Tony Gonsolin Officially Recalled from OKC; Sborz Optioned

Will the next healthy arm please stand up?

Today the Dodgers announced that have recalled right-handed pitcher Tony Gonsolin from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned RHP Josh Sborz to OKC.

Top prospect Gonsolin will be making his second start with the big club this season. He made his MLB debut in Arizona on June 26, but was roughed up for 4 earned runs in 4 innings of work. As is the common narrative more than one month later, the Dodger defense was not his friend that day.

Sborz appeared in his second game of the season last night in Colorado and allowed 3 earned runs in 2 mop-up innings pitched. Sborz was in his third tour of duty with the team this season — his first he did not make an appearance — but has yet to get it going with Los Angeles. In 3 IP in 2019, he has an 18 ERA, giving up 6 hits and 6 runs along the way.

Gonsolin — or Tony Smokes, if you’re nasty — has been roughed up at AAA since his debut outing. In 4 games, he’s piled up only 10.1 IP while allowing 12 earned runs. He missed some time with a hamstring issue and is really being viewed by manager Dave Roberts and the team as an extra healthy arm for a depleted pitching staff.

Roberts already announced that Julio Urias will be making his sixth start of the season on Tuesday evening in Colorado. Urias has a 1-1 record and 3.18 ERA in his previous starts.

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.

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