Dodgers News: Gonsolin Heading for MRI, Arm ‘Isn’t Quite Responding Yet’
When Dodgers starter Tony Gonsolin went on the injured list earlier this week, there was optimism from both Gonsolin and the Dodgers that he would miss the minimum required time.
That optimism took a bit of a hit on Thursday, when Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts gave an update on Gonsolin’s condition prior to the series finale in New York.
Tony Gonsolin’s arm isn’t quite responding yet and he remains shut down. Dave Roberts said he will go for an MRI when the team gets back to LA.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) September 1, 2022
Some had even speculated that Gonsolin’s injury was more of an “injury,” a phantom IL stint designed to manage his workload heading into the postseason. It seems clear that, while the level of concern was low, the injury is very real, and we’re now forced to grapple with the possibility that it’s somewhat severe.
Gonsolin is eligible to return from the IL on September 10, which would have given him about five more starts to finish the season. With him not even picking up a baseball yet, the September 10 date seems highly unlikely. So even a best-case scenario now would probably only give Gonsolin three regular-season starts to get ready for October.
We should get news tomorrow or Saturday on the results of Gonsolin’s MRI, but this setback is nothing but bad news for the Dodgers right now. Clayton Kershaw returns today and Dustin May will make his third start of the year tomorrow, so the Dodgers can compete with their starting pitching even in a worst-case scenario for Gonsolin, but losing a guy of his caliber is always a setback.
Let’s just hope the news isn’t too bad this weekend.
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Of course. If the Dodgers are going to win the WS they will have to do it with their bats.
Tyler Julio and Dustin 3 aces Kershaw can relieve 2 innings a game