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Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin’s Lingering Shoulder Issue Led to an Early Departure

Something the team will have to keep an eye on.



It took over 2 months for Tony Gonsolin to make his debut for the Dodgers in 2021. A lingering shoulder issue from Spring Training carried over into the season and he could not go on day 1. In fact, it took him a long time to even go out on a rehab stint. 

Since his return, Gonsolin’s control has been spotty at best. So much so that he resorted to pitching exclusively from the stretch on Sunday afternoon in Arizona. Gonsolin tossed 3.2 innings and was charged with 1 run but did not allow any walks. The Dodgers pulled him in favor of the bullpen in the 4th inning. 

That was not initially a concern since Roberts noted he would throw somewhere between 45-60 pitches before the game. Gonsolin threw just 46 pitches before Doc went to his relievers. As it turns out, that was due to that shoulder issue popping up again. 

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Roberts said after the game that Gonsolin came out of his last start with some soreness. He threw 81 pitches in that outing, so throwing just 46 was a big step back. Gonsolin spoke about the pain after his outing. 

It’s generally similar. It’s in the shoulder. It’s probably more muscle fatigue this time than whatever was going on last time. Throwing less this time will probably help the recovery for next time.

Gonsolin also noted that he was certain he would be ready to go for his next start. As of now, that would line up for this Friday in Los Angeles against the Cubs. Still, that shoulder will be something the Dodgers have to keep an eye on. They have a lot riding on Gonsolin being the 5th starter for the rest of the year. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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    • Yes! And even if Tony gets well they need 6 starters to keep them fresh for the playoffs.
      Wishing Tony the best, he’s been underrated and under appreciated.

  1. Unless T-gon can’t keep building up arm strength, he’s gonna be fine as a fifth starter. Dodger pitching is superb. The bullpen is right there doing better when our established pitchers are throwing. Uceta and the others are just biding time for us, and called in for a blow out game.

  2. Yes! And even if Tony gets well they need 6 starters to keep them fresh for the playoffs.
    Wishing Tony the best, he’s been underrated and under appreciated.

  3. I’m sorry but we can’t have a pitcher with a medical problem without resolve. It is impossible to throw strikes. I hope everything will work out for Tony Gonsolin.

  4. It’s frustrating that the Dodgers have any issues with their SP depth, when you consider that Ryu, Maeda, Wood and even 41 year old Rich Hill (named A.L. pitcher of the month for May) are gone, now.
    Dustin May’s injury and the injury issues with Gosolin have created problems and the Dodgers are holding their breath that there are no injury issues with Kershaw, Urias, Buehler and Bauer.
    I’m concerned that Urias is going to have some issues staying strong and effective now that he’s a full time SP in a full season.

  5. WISH ROBERTS WOULD TAKE EACH GAME MORE SERIOUS. IF WE FALL SHORT IT WILL BE BECAUSE OF HIS PLAYER USAGE. HE GAVE SMITH N TURNER A MAINTENCE DAY WITH THE NEXT DAY OFF AND NO MUNCY…BELLINGER OR SEAGER AGAINST PHILLIES AND WHEELER. THE TEAM NEEDS TO STOP SHOPPING IN THE DOLLAR STORE. OH BY THE WAY YOGI BERRA CAUGHT BOTH ENDS OF A DOUBLE HEADER 119 TIMES. SMITH NEEDS TIME OFF..SAD.(CAPS EASIER TO SEE N READ}

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