The Dodgers have already suffered the biggest blow of spring training in the form of a Gavin Lux torn ACL. On Monday, though, the news may have gotten even worse. Dodgers All-Star RHP Tony Gonsolin appeared to roll his ankle during a drill on Monday, as reported by Doug Padilla. Gonsolin reportedly spent some time with the training staff, before heading back to the clubhouse for further treatment.
This is the last thing the Dodgers need, as their rotation is already pretty thin. We knew they were relying on four injury-prone starting pitchers, but we at least hoped they would be able to start the season healthy.
We obviously don’t want to speculate on Gonsolin’s injury, and we can hope that he doesn’t have to miss any regular season time. But even if he just misses spring training time, it’ll mess with his ramp up and still affect his regular season playing time.
Gonsolin put together his best season as a big leaguer in 2022, going 16-1 with a 2.14 ERA over 24 starts. The 28-year-old hurler did, however, miss time with an elbow issue late in the season that likely cost him some Cy Young consideration. While he did make it back in time for the postseason, he was mostly ineffective in his lone start against the Padres.
So far this spring, Tony has appeared in one game, throwing 2.1 scoreless innings against the Angels on Friday.
We’ll continue to update you on this potential injury when we know more, but for now, let’s hope Gonsolin is okay and they’re just taking him back for further testing as a precaution.