Gonsolin was not among the starters named by Dave Roberts on Monday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Gonsolin has started two games during spring training and pitched three scoreless innings with three strikeouts, but he won't begin the season in the starting rotation. However, the right-hander has shown versatility in the past and could be considered for a spot in the major-league bullpen to open the season. Gonsolin made his major-league debut in 2019, recording a 2.93 ERA and 1.02 WHIP over 11 appearances (six starts).
Gonsolin is being considered for a relief role to open the season, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Though Gonsolin started the Dodgers' first spring training game -- he tossed one scoreless inning in a victory -- he is competing with a host of hurlers for the final slot in the team's Opening Day rotation. While fellow rookie Dustin May is viewed as a starter and will likely begin the season in the minors (per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com), Gonsolin's role is more flexible and could include time out of the bullpen. It may take some time to see how things shake out as spring training progresses.
Gonsolin is slated to start the Dodgers' spring opener Saturday versus the Giants, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Gonsolin will likely only throw an inning or two Saturday, but manager Dave Roberts said that the right-hander will be built up for a normal starter's workload as the spring unfolds, per Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA. Roberts' comments would seem to indicate that Gonsolin is in the mix for the Dodgers' Opening Day rotation, though the wealth of established starting options Los Angeles has on hand in addition to the fact that he still has two minor-league options remaining work against him winning a spot with the big club.
Gonsolin is not on the roster for the National League Division Series against the Nationals.
After posting a 2.93 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over 11 appearances (six starts), the 25-year-old will not be available out of the bullpen for the first series of the postseason. Dustin May will fill Gonsolin's bullpen spot for the NLDS.
Gonsolin (4-2) picked up the win Tuesday against the Padres, striking out three batters across two perfect innings.
Rich Hill pitched the first two innings before giving way to Gonsolin, who needed just 24 pitches (15 strikes) to retire all six batters he faced. It was a nice bounce-back performance from the right-hander after he allowed two runs across two innings in his previous outing. Gonsolin will likely make one more relief appearance before the end of the season as he auditions for a postseason bullpen role.
Gonsolin will throw two innings in relief against San Diego on Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Rich Hill is scheduled to start and toss the first two innings with Gonsolin coming on in relief at some point thereafter. The outing is likely to be viewed as an audition for the playoffs as Gonsolin is in contention for a postseason bullpen role.
Gonsolin is being considered for a postseason bullpen role, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Gonsolin was originally scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Rays, but the Dodgers decided to bring him out of the bullpen instead in preparation for his possible postseason role. Gonsolin responded by allowing two runs on one hit in two innings and walking three batters while picking up a pair of strikeouts while being charged with a blown save. If the 25-year-old makes the postseason roster, he would most likely be used in a piggyback situation in a potential fourth game, as the Dodgers seem committed to forgoing a traditional starter should the NLDS stretch that far.
Gonsolin will not start Wednesday as scheduled, according to J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News.
Gonsolin was in line to take the mound for the start of Wednesday's game, but the Dodgers decided to switch things up at the last minute for the second day in a row, so Casey Sadler will get the start instead. While Gonsolin will not start Wednesday, he said he will be summoned from the bullpen at some point, so he could still pick up a win if the Dodgers put him in position to do so.
Gonsolin will start Wednesday's game against the Rays, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Gonsolin will take the place of Rich Hill, who suffered a knee injury during Thursday night's start. The right-hander may be on a pitch count, considering he's worked just three and four frames in his last two outings, respectively.
Gonsolin (3-2) was credited with the win against Baltimore on Thursday, tossing three innings and allowing one run on two hits while striking out four.
Gonsolin was expected to follow Rich Hill after two innings, but the Dodgers were forced to bridge the gap with two additional relievers after Hill left with a knee injury after retiring only two batters. The change in plans did little to faze Gonsolin, who allowed a solo home run to Pedro Severino but otherwise limited the Orioles to a harmless single while whiffing four in his three innings. The 25-year-old has been impressive thus far in eight appearances for the big club, posting a 2.83 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 31:10 K:BB across 35 innings. Although six of his outings have come as a starter, Gonsolin's role moving forward is unclear, particularly with Hill's status hanging in the air and numerous other pitchers dividing time between starting and long relief this season.
Gonsolin will serve as the bulk reliever Thursday against the Orioles, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Rich Hill (forearm) is only expected to pitch two innings in his first start back from the 60-day IL, leaving Gonsolin to cover the majority of innings behind him. The rookie has been sharp across 32 big-league innings this season, posting a 2.81 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 27:10 K:BB in seven appearances (six starts).
It is unclear when Gonsolin will pitch next after it was announced that Hyun-Jin Ryu will start Saturday's game against the Mets.
The Dodgers are piggybacking Ross Stripling and Dustin May on Wednesday and then Rich Hill, Clayton Kershaw, Ryu and Walker Buehler will start the next four games. Gonsolin will likely be available to relieve Ryu on Saturday, but it's unclear if he will make any more starts in the near future.
Gonsolin (2-2) allowed one run on two hits and four walks whole striking out five in four innings to take the loss against the Giants on Saturday.
Gonsolin made a mess of the first inning, loading the bases with two singles and a walk. He then allowed a run on Kevin Pillar's groundout, which would account for the only run of the game. The 25-year-old would only allow two more walks over the next three innings. He's pitched to a 2.81 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 32 innings this season. With the return of Rich Hill (forearm) to the rotation Thursday, Gonsolin's next start is expected to come on six days rest versus the Mets next Saturday.
Gonsolin will start Saturday's game against the Giants.
An off day Thursday allowed the Dodgers to temporarily reshuffle their rotation, resulting in ace Clayton Kershaw moving ahead of Gonsolin in the pitching schedule. The rookie will rejoin the rotation Saturday on seven days' rest and will continue to stake his claim to a spot on the Dodgers' postseason roster. Through his first six outings in the big leagues (five starts), Gonsolin has posted a 2.89 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 22:6 K:BB in 28 innings.
Gonsolin is available out of the bullpen Wednesday and won't start Friday's game against the Giants, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Gonsolin isn't making an official move to the bullpen as he's still in play to start Saturday -- assuming he doesn't pitch Wednesday -- but the Dodgers will remain flexible with their starting rotation since the three-game set versus San Francisco is bookended by scheduled off days. The 25-year-old has a 2.89 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 22:6 K:BB over his first six major-league outings.
Gonsolin did not factor into the decision during Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks, yielding two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five across five innings.
The 25-year-old delivered a solid performance, adding an RBI single of his own in the second inning and exiting the game with the lead. His only two runs of the night came via a long ball from Eduardo Escobar in the sixth. Unfortunately, the Dodgers came up short in the end after the bullpen allowed a run to score on a balk in the eighth frame. Gonsolin has pitched well since being called up in late July, allowing two runs or fewer in all five of his outings. He'll carry a 2.89 ERA and 0.96 WHIP into his next start against the Giants on Friday.
Gonsolin (2-1) gave up one run on two hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings in a 2-1 victory over the Yankees on Saturday.
Once again, Gonsolin was somewhat limited in his pitch count, and he was removed after 76 pitches and a solid five-inning effort. His only blemish was a fourth-inning solo home run by Aaron Judge. The 25-year-old has a 2.74 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP and a 17:3 K:BB through 23 innings this season. Gonsolin lines up to make his next start Friday against the Diamondbacks on the road.
Gonsolin gave up one run on five hits and no walks while striking out two through four innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Sunday.
While rejoining the big club for the first time in nearly two weeks, Gonsolin was expected to have his pitch count limited, so it came as no surprise that he was removed after only 72 pitches and a solid four-inning showing. The 25-year-old has a 3.00 ERA and a 15:1 K:BB through 18 innings this season. The Dodgers' plans for Gonsolin for the rest of the season remain undetermined, but manager Dave Roberts said the rookie will get at least one more turn after Sunday, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Gonsolin lines up to make his next start Aug. 24 at home versus the Yankees.
Gonsolin was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City prior to his start Sunday in Atlanta, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
With Dustin May moving the bullpen in an effort to manage his workload and prepare him for that role in the postseason, Gonsolin will make at least one more start after Sunday's outing, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. He has a mid-90s fastball that has touched triple digits in shorter outings, and his last big-league start was an Aug. 5 gem against the Cardinals.
Gonsolin will be promoted to start Sunday in Atlanta, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
The Dodgers seem to be moving Dustin May to the bullpen for the stretch run in an effort to manage his workload, so Gonsolin will work as the fifth starter for the time being. His last big-league start was an Aug. 5 gem against the Cardinals, but he was not as sharp in his two other appearances in the majors. It's a tough matchup for Gonsolin, but he has big-time velocity and should get solid run support, so he's not a bad streamer.
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