Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin suffered a left ankle sprain during a pitcher-fielding practice on Monday.
The is worse than originally thought. Or at least the Dodgers Gonsolin is not progressing as quickly as hoped, manager Dave Roberts told reporters on Wednesday.
“He’s still swelling, obviously, still tender. We had an X-ray to rule out any type of fracture. Now I guess it’s just day to day,” Roberts said. “It’s going to be a few days before he picks up a baseball. Every day that lingers obviously is going to cost us on the back end.”
Gonsolin has only made one start this spring, throwing 41 pitches in 2 ⅓ innings against the Los Angeles Angels.
Roberts didn’t say Gonsolin will be unavailable for Opening Day, but given the circumstances, it doesn’t seem likely.
In 2022, Gonsolin had the best season of his career. He finished with a career-low 2.14 ERA and went 16-1 in 24 starts. It earned him his first All-Star appearance.
Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin. Photo courtsey of news247planet