Gonsolin (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch two innings against live hitters this week, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
The 26-year-old is building up as a starter after being shut down from throwing in early April. Gonsolin should receive a look in the starting rotation once fully cleared with Dustin May (elbow) lost for the season.
Gonsolin (shoulder) is slated to throw a bullpen session Sunday and a simulated game later in the week, Matthew Moreno of Dodger Blue reports.
The right-hander was placed on the 10-day injured list and shut down from throwing in early April, but he has since been cleared to begin tossing bullpens. Upon his return, Gonsolin is likely to be looked at as a rotation option to replace the injured Dustin May (elbow).
Manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Gonsolin (shoulder) is being built up as a starter and is about 3-to-4 weeks from being available, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
The 26-year-old will need to be built up to about five innings and 75 pitches before being available, which will take a few weeks after he was forced to delay the start of his throwing program in mid-April. Gonsolin figures to go on a minor-league rehab assignment and could be a rotation option for the Dodgers once cleared, depending on the severity of Dustin May's arm injury.
Gonsolin (shoulder) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Thursday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Gonsolin made the Dodgers' Opening Day roster but landed on the injured list with shoulder inflammation before he got the chance to make his season debut. An attempt to start his throwing program in mid-April was halted due to continued soreness, but he's making progress again now. The Dodgers have yet to provide a clear timetable for his return.
Gonsolin (shoulder) began a throwing program at the Dodgers' alternate training site Saturday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Gonsolin attempted to start throwing two weeks ago but was still feeling too much soreness in his shoulder. He's still in the early stages, throwing long toss on flat ground. It will still be a while before he's ready to return to the active roster.
Gonsolin (shoulder) didn't throw a bullpen session Sunday since he's still experiencing soreness, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
The 26-year-old is eligible to return from the 10-day injured list Sunday, but manager Dave Roberts said the right-hander is "a ways away" from being activated. Gonsolin landed on the injured list April 4 with right shoulder inflammation and has yet to make his season debut.
Gonsolin will attempt to throw a bullpen session Sunday but is still dealing with shoulder soreness, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Gonsolin is eligible to come off the 10-day injured list Sunday, but Toribio notes that the right-hander isn't close to returning to game action. Gonsolin has yet to pitch in a regular-season game thus far in 2020 as he has been dealing with the shoulder issue since the start of the campaign. When he does ultimately return, the 26-year-old is expected to fill a multi-inning relief role out of the bullpen.
The Dodgers placed Gonsolin on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right shoulder inflammation.
Gonsolin didn't appear in any of the Dodgers' first three games of the season, so his IL stint can be backdated to April 3. According to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times, manager Dave Roberts said Gonsolin had been dealing with the injury for "the last few days," so the Dodgers will shut him down temporarily with the hope his inflammation calms down. Los Angeles called up Dennis Santana from the taxi squad in a corresponding move.
Gonsolin will begin the year in a bullpen role for the Dodgers, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Gonsolin battled for a starting spot in Los Angeles' rotation throughout the spring, but an embarrassment of riches has resulted in a relief role for the right-hander. Gonsolin will join Jimmy Nelson and David Price in a multi-inning relief role, giving manager Dave Roberts plenty of weapons at his disposal out of the bullpen.
Gonsolin has pitched six scoreless innings over three outings this spring, allowing one hit and no walks while striking out seven.
Gonsolin has been nearly perfect thus far in Cactus League play as he makes his case to be included in the Dodgers' starting rotation. The right-hander has posted a 2.60 ERA (3.02 FIP) and 0.92 WHIP through 86.2 big-league innings, which would guarantee him a starting role in almost any other rotation. Unfortunately for him, Los Angeles has a wealth of starting pitching talent, so Gonsolin could open the campaign in the bullpen. However, Juan Toribio of MLB.com notes that veteran starter David Price is being looked at as a multi-inning relief option, which could open the door for Gonsolin to start.
Gonsolin pitched 1.2 innings Tuesday, allowing one run, three hits and two walks while striking out four in a no-decision against the Rays in Game 6 of the World Series.
The damage against Gonsolin was done on a solo home run off the bat of Randy Arozarena in the first inning (who else). The 26-year-old threw 30 of his 48 pitches for strikes. The right-hander had a great regular season but was unable to replicate that success in the postseason.
Gonsolin will be a conventional starter, not an opener, in Game 6 of the World Series against the Rays on Tuesday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Gonsolin has been used in shorter outings thus far in the postseason, throwing 7.2 innings across three appearances. He hasn't had much success, posting a 9.39 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP while walking 19.4 percent of opposing batters. While the Dodgers will hope to get at least five innings out of him, it's far from guaranteed he lasts that long, as they'll have a full bullpen worth of rested relievers ready to step in following Monday's off day should his struggles continue.
Gonsolin allowed one run on a solo homer and also issued a walk and recorded a strikeout while serving as an opener in the Dodgers' 6-4 loss to the Rays in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday.
Gonsolin struggled in his brief appearance, allowing a solo home run to Brandon Lowe in the first inning. The 26-year-old threw 16 of his 29 pitches for strikes and recorded a first-pitch strike on four of the six batters that he faced. The right-hander has now allowed eight earned runs in 7.2 innings of work throughout the postseason.
Gonsolin will start Game 2 of the World Series against the Rays on Wednesday, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
The 26-year-old threw 41 pitches over two innings during Game 7 of the NLCS against the Braves on Sunday, so he'll be taking the mound on two days' rest. Gonsolin figures to be on a fairly short leash, and Dustin May and Julio Urias (both of whom also pitched in Game 7) will be available as well, according to Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register. Gonsolin has labored in his two postseason outings, giving up seven runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and six walks over 6.1 innings.
Gonsolin is expected to enter Sunday's Game 7 against Atlanta after starter Dustin May, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN reports.
May pitched in Friday's game and is thus expected to be used as an opener rather than as a traditional starter in Game 7 of the NLCS. Gonsolin has not pitched since Tuesday's Game 2 loss, so he would be pitching on normal rest.
Gonsolin allowed five runs on three hits and three walks while striking out seven over 4.1 innings Tuesday as he was charged with the loss in Game 2 of the NLCS against Atlanta.
Gonsolin started Game 2 on short notice and held Atlanta's potent offense in check over the first three innings. However, he faltered over the fourth and fifth innings prior to his removal. The right-hander was forced to settle for the loss in his first postseason appearance, but he had a relatively high strikeout rate during his start. It's unclear whether Gonsolin could start later in the postseason.
Gonsolin will start Game 2 of the NLCS against the Braves on Tuesday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Gonsolin will step in to replace Clayton Kershaw, who was scratched due to back spasms. It will be his first career postseason appearance. Gonsolin is coming off a regular season in which he recorded a 2.31 ERA in eight starts and one relief appearance, striking out 26.1 percent of opposing batters while walking just 4.0 percent.
Gonsolin (2-2) earned the win Saturday against the Angels. He allowed four runs on seven hits while fanning six across six innings.
Gonsolin gave up a season-worst four runs in his final start of the regular season, but he still earned the win as the offense backed him up. Gonsolin ends the regular season with a 2.31 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in nine appearances (eight starts), besting what he did during the 2019 season when he posted a 2.93 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP across 11 appearances (six starts).
Gonsolin (1-2) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Rockies, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk across five innings. He struck out 10.
Gonsolin appeared to be on his way to a dominant outing after striking out each of the first six Rockies he faced. The right-hander ran into trouble in the fourth, however, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk. He bounced back to finish the start with a three up, three down fifth. Despite falling to 1-2, Gonsolin has been a pleasant surprise for the Dodgers this season, posting an impressive 1.77 ERA and 40:7 K:BB across 40.2 innings. He's slated to make his final regular-season start Saturday against the Angels.
Gonsolin (1-1) allowed a run on four hits and struck out two over seven innings in a win over the Padres on Tuesday.
While he wasn't fanning many batters, Gonsolin did a good job of limiting baserunners. The 26-year-old now has a 1.51 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 30 strikeouts in 35.2 innings across seven outings (six starts). Gonsolin should remain in the rotation a bit longer with Walker Buehler (finger) out. Gonsolin's next start is expected to be Sunday in Colorado.
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