The Dodgers are making a few moves right before their series finale against the Cardinals. Looking to take 3 of 4 and win the series, Dave Roberts and his team made a move for 2 arms to come back, including a starting pitcher.
Originally, the Dodgers were going to throw Julio Urias on normal rest today against the Cards. But they pivoted and will instead start Tony Gonsolin. Gonsolin was just activated off of the injured list today and has not pitched a game since the last week of July.
The Dodgers will have Gonsolin as the bulk man for today’s game, though he is not expected to go more than 3 innings. He threw in just 1 rehab game this week before the team decided to activate him for the series.
They are also making a move to call up Andre Jackson. Roberts said that there was not an exact plan for him, but the Dodgers piggybacking him on Gonsolin’s start would certainly make sense. The bullpen has seen heavy usage most of the year, and this week has been no exception.
The Dodgers optioned Mitch White and designated Neftali Feliz for assignment to make room for both guys on the active roster. This is the second time this season that Feliz has received the DFA for Los Angeles.