The Dodgers look as if they will go with a 4-man rotation until Tony Gonsolin is ready. Until then, they are planning out bullpen games in order to keep their starters healthy. Gonsolin is progressing towards a return but without a clear timeline.
But the Dodgers will be getting some help out in the bullpen this week. They activated David Price off of the injured list today ahead of the series against the Diamondbacks. Price has not played since April 25th when he suffered a grade 2 hamstring strain.
Price appeared in front of Dodgers media over the weekend to talk about his progress. The left-handed veteran said that he was feeling great and ready to go whenever he was needed. There were questions about if Price would go on a rehab assignment, but Dave Roberts said on Saturday that he would go straight to activation.
With Price back out there, the Dodgers have another high-leverage type of arm available to them. They’ve had to rely on a lot of younger guys in big spots over the last few weeks, turning to Garrett Cleavinger and Dennis Santana.
The hope is that Price can further bridge the gap to Blake Treinen and Kenley Jansen. The Dodgers bullpen has been very good at times, but health is the number 1 priority for the moment. Getting Price back is a huge step.
Mitch White was optioned to make room on the active roster.