All-Star pitcher, Tony Gonsolin took time out of his offseason to show support to another sports team in the city, the LA Kings. On Saturday night, the Cat Man made an appearance for the LA Kings’ “Dodgers Night” at Crypto.com Arena where the Kings hosted the New Jersey Devils.
The Kings went all in on the Dodger-themed night as they shared their own versions of the Dodger Dog and had Tony Gonsolin take part in the ceremonial puck drop to kick off the game.
Every season, the hockey club honors several Dodgers players and organizational members. Last year, the Kings had Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrín participate in the ceremonial puck and the year before, Chase Utley came to represent. But this time, the All-Star pitcher had the honor in representing the Dodgers.
The Kings went into the game on a three-game winning streak but unfortunately took a loss to the Devils 5-2. The team still remains in a good position, as they are currently ranked third in the Pacific Division with a record of 25-15-6.
Beyond Gonsolin’s appearance at the Kings game, his name has been a topic of discussion, especially in the past few days, after the Dodgers left him as the only unsigned player amid salary arbitration.
Gonsolin filed at $3.4 million and submitted a salary of $3 million for 2023, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post and Mark Feinsand at MLB.com.
The right-hander was 16-1 this season with a 2.14 ERA and had a career year in 2022. The 28-year-old made his first All-Star team and was even thought to be a contender for the National League Cy Young Award.
With Gonsolin unsigned, there is still time for the Dodgers to negotiate a deal. If not, the two parties could see each other in an arbitration hearing starting at the end of this month.
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