Tony Gonsolin, who won 16 games last year and played an active part in the Los Angeles Dodgers starting lineup, is unlikely to start this season normally.
Gonsolin suffered an ankle injury during practice pitching on the 7th (hereafter Korean time). He underwent a quick X-ray examination, and fortunately no fractures were found.
However, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said in an interview with many media outlets including ‘The Athletic’ on the 9th, “Gonsolin’s ankle is soft. But preparing for the opening day doesn’t seem easy,” he explained.
Gonsolin now avoids a fractured ankle, but is still very swollen and unable to get on the mound. Accordingly, he has not been able to digest the normal pitching plan, and it seems that he will not be ready until the opening game.먹튀검증
He had a career-high season with his first All-Star last year, going 16-1 with a 2.14 ERA and 119 strikeouts. However, he was placed on the disabled list due to an elbow injury, and this time, the Dodgers’ sigh is growing due to an ankle injury.
If Gonsolin really misses Opening Day, he will need to find a short rotation player. ‘MLB Trade Rumors’ said, “Ryan Pepiot, Michael Grove, and Andre Jackson are the next ones. All three players are on the 40-man roster. For now, Pepiot is likely.”
Peppiot is a rookie right-handed pitcher who stepped onto the big league stage for the first time last year, recording 3 wins in 9 games (7 starts), an ERA of 3.47 and 42 strikeouts. He is recording a 2-game ERA of 3.00 and 5 strikeouts in this exhibition game.