Dodgers RHP Tony Gonsolin Allows 5 Home Runs Against Marlins Before Landing on IL

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin in June 2023
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin in June 2023. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock (13965868u)

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Saturday that their right-hand pitcher Tony Gonsolin is heading to the 15-day injured list with “right forearm inflammation”. The move came just one day after Gonsolin allowed five home runs in the 11-3 loss to the Miami Marlins.

As it turns out, Gonsolin had been struggling with an “arm issue” for the past month but decided to pitch through it. However, after an abysmal outing against the Marlins, which included him allowing 10 earned runs in less than four innings, the Dodgers decided to sideline him.

Speaking with reporters on Saturday, the Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts said that Gonsolin is “unlikely” to return to the mound in 2023. The 29-year-old player might also end up needing surgery to resolve the issue. 

“I think that all pitchers have something going on with their arms and elbows, with the mileage,” Roberts said. “But (we) were all aligned as far as it made sense for us to continue to give (Gonsolin) the baseball. And right now, we just feel where we’re at, the IL is the best course of action.”

Tony Gonsolin went 8-5 in 20 starts this season. He has a career-worst 4.98 ERA with 82 strikeouts. This is a stark contrast to the All-Star campaign Gonsolin delivered in 2022 when he had a 16-1 record with a 2.14 ERA and 119 RBIs.