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Dodgers News: Tony Gonsolin Heading to Injured List, ‘Unlikely’ to Return This Season

The Los Angeles Dodgers are placing RHP Tony Gonsolin on the injured list with an elbow injury, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters ahead of Saturday’s game.

Following Friday night’s game — the worst of Gonsolin’s career in which he allowed five home runs and 10 earned runs in 3.1 innings — Roberts made it clear that a decision would be made regarding a potential IL for Gonsolin, who’s been pitching less than 100 percent for the last four to six weeks.

Well, that decision has been made, and Gonsolin is going on the injured list, where he’ll likely spend the rest of the season, as Roberts confirmed that it’s “unlikely” he returns this season.

With Gonsolin on the IL, RHP Ryan Pepiot, who’s been out since spring training with an oblique injury, is going to be called up. Additionally, LHP Bryan Hudson is back with the team as they’re allowed 27 players for the doubleheader.

Pepiot is expected to be the bulk guy in the first game of the doubleheader, and after Gonsolin was only able to go 3.1 innings last night, the Dodgers really need some bulk from him.

Caleb Ferguson is going to be the opener, but expect Pepiot to get a heavy workload, and hopefully prove that he’s more than ready to take Gonsolin’s spot in the rotation and run with it.

As for Gonsolin, it appears the worst stretch of his career is finally over. The Dodgers will let him get back to being 100 percent, and hope that a fully healthy Gonsolin can regain his 2022 form in 2024.

Get well soon, Tony.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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