Dodgers News: RHP Ryan Pepiot is Still Ways Away From Making a Return
Dodgers RHP Ryan Pepiot is not close to making a return. The young starting pitcher, who was set to open the season as the No. 5 starter before sustaining an oblique injury right before the start of the season, still hasn’t picked up a baseball. That’s per Dave Roberts’ recent update on Monday.
Pepiot hasn’t really made much progress, according to Roberts. He’s been doing some one-arm plyometric work in Arizona, but that’s about it. He still hasn’t started a throwing program, which doesn’t exactly bode well for a return anytime soon.
It does, however, sound like RHP Tony Gonsolin will be back by early May, which means Pepiot wouldn’t really have a spot on the roster anyway, barring an injury. So if Gonsolin is able to return in a couple weeks, there will be no rush to get Pepiot back and throwing.
Hopefully he’s able to get on a throwing program soon, though, because you never know when an injury can strike — especially with the injury-prone Dodgers rotation.
But for now, RHP Michael Grove will continue to man the No. 5 spot in the rotation, and the Dodgers will look forward to Gonsolin’s impending return. Grove is getting the ball on Thursday, in the Dodgers’ series opener against the Cubs in Chicago.
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