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Tony Gonsolin Injury: Dodgers Replace SP with Michael Grove

The injury bug has hit the Dodgers a bit so far this spring. Of course, Gavin Lux is out for the season following knee surgery — that’s the big one. But other little nagging things have afflicted the boys in blue. On Monday this week, left-hander Justin Bruihl left an outing while dealing with back spasms and All-Star right-hander Tony Gonsolin rolled his ankle during morning drills at Camelback Ranch. He was diagnosed with a mid-left ankle sprain and is listed as day-to-day.

Gonsolin was set to start for the Dodgers against the Mariners on Wednesday but that start now goes to rookie Michael Grove, as the team announced. This will be Grove’s third start of the spring.

As manager Dave Roberts explained Gonsolin’s injury, “it was just a random freak thing. It wasn’t even in the act of fielding a ground ball or anything.” For Tony, it’s another point of frustration for the 28-year-old hurler. He’s struggled with injuries in each of the last three years. In 2021, he was placed on the injured list just after opening day as he dealt with shoulder inflammation. In 2022 it was a forearm issue that knocked out most of the final month of his regular season.

Despite the mini setback, Roberts feels confident that it won’t cost Gonsolin too much time and he fully expects the pitcher to be in the starting rotation on opening day.

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Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. Under Clint's leadership as the Lead Editor, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. Find him online on Twitter/X or his YouTube channel!

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