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Dodgers News: Tony Gonsolin Dealing With ‘Overall Body’ Soreness

With the way that the Dodgers’ pitching staff has pitched lately, aside from Clayton Kershaw and rookie sensation Bobby Miller, maybe getting some extra time off is needed. The team decided to go with a bullpen game Sunday in Philadelphia, moving starter Tony Gonsolin’s scheduled start back. It was a bit of a questionable decision considering that the Dodgers needed to pick up a win and they ultimately went on to lose the game and series to the Phillies.

Gonsolin will start Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox at Dodger Stadium and Dave Roberts believes that the extra time off will benefit the pitcher and team.

“With Tony, the recovery hasn’t been great,” Roberts said. “So I think that trying to appreciate the short and the long term and make sure we take care of him, his health. Making sure the recovery is where it needs to be. We just felt that it’s the best for him.”

Roberts also mentioned that the issues that Gonsolin was dealing with were not related to his previous injuries with his shoulder, elbow or ankle and that it was more “overall body soreness.”

“He’s never been a great in between start guy, but I still believe that in talking to our pitching guys, that just the recovery is just not where it has been,” Roberts said. “So, there’s no smoke, it’s just more of just so then seeing that what can we do to kind of put them in the best position to have great outings when he does pitch.”

Gonsolin came off the injured list in late April and has started eight games this season. He has pitched effectively in those games and has an ERA of 2.21 in the starts. Gonsolin has also struck out 30 batters over 40.2 innings pitched so far.

With all the different injuries to the Dodgers rotation currently, the team needs Gonsolin to stay healthy and continue to be a key piece as the season goes on.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

One Comment

  1. It’s just unbelievable. These panty waist baseball players nowadays. Sign multi million dollar contracts and can’t stay healthy longer than 1 month. Pitchers can’t throw more than 70 to 90 pitches or 7 or 8 innings whichever comes first. All they can do is strut & flex in front of a mirror & run their foul mouths! Then at the first little sign of pain of some kind, they go running home to mommy to hide behind her skirt. If I were the owners I wouldn’t pay them over $500,000.00 for a 3 year contract!!

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