Dodgers News: Dave Roberts ‘Doesn’t Feel Good’ About Tony Gonsolin Being Ready for Opening Day
For anybody that was hoping to see Tony Gonsolin suit up for LA on Opening Day, Dave Roberts had quite the heartbreaking news. Spring Training has not been too kind to the Boys in Blue thus far when it comes to injuries and Gonsolin was among the unlucky bunch. His right ankle took a painful roll during morning workouts on Monday, and he was originally listed as day-to-day.
However, Roberts has provided us with an update, and expressed that he does not feel too good about the Cat Man being ready to go by Opening Day. Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic was among those to report on the news. Other members of the Dodgers such as Gavin Lux and Miguel Vargas have also found themselves on the wrong side of injuries this spring.
Gonsolin’s X-rays came back negative and there are no fractures to worry about. But his ankle is still swollen and an MRI may be necessary to see exactly how bad the sprain is.
Gonsolin is currently on a two-year, $6.65 million contract with LA and agreed to that deal to avoid arbritration this past offseason. He was originally set to start in today’s game against the Mariners prior to the injury.
These comments from Roberts go against his earlier statements where he believed Gonsolin would be ready to go for Opening Day.
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