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Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Delivers Ominous Update on Tony Gonsolin

The Dodgers will be down a starting pitcher for the rest of the season, Dave Roberts revealed Sunday morning.

Tony Gonsolin was placed on the 15-day injured list Aug. 19. The 29-year-old had struggled in his start against Miami the night before, giving up 10 runs, eight hits (including five home runs) and four walks.

Gonsolin told the media following the game that he had been pitching through an unspecified elbow injury, and now Roberts reveals that the pitcher might need surgery.

According to Jack Harris of the L.A. Times, Gonsolin got an MRI on his elbow and, while no final decision has been made, it could impact his availability for next year. This afternoon, the team transferred Gonsolin to the 60-day IL, ending his 2023 season.

If the pitcher’s prospects of playing next season are being called into question, it is all but a guarantee that Gonsolin will not take the mound again this season.

Following a career year last season, in which he held a 2.14 ERA and a 16-1 record as a starter, Gonsolin struggled to maintain the same efficiency this season. If he doesn’t return this year, he will finish with a 4.98 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP and an 8-5 record across 20 starts.

In an effort to add depth to their starting rotation, the Dodgers have recalled rookie Gavin Stone, who has been dominant in AAA, perhaps in an effort to replace Gonsolin.

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Patrick Warren

Patrick Warren is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California who works to cover the Los Angeles Dodgers with Dodgers Nation. Warren is originally from Chattanooga, TN and is currently based out of Buffalo, NY.

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