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Will Smith optioned to OKC

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This move comes behind the selection of Tony Gonsolin’s contract

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Will Smith sent down to make room for Tony Gonsolin on the 25-man roster.
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Tony Gonsolin got the call to make his major league debut. The official move came on Wednesday, the same day he will pitch.

As always, in order to make room for one player, another must go. This time around, Will Smith is the one heading back to Oklahoma City.

Smith was recalled to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday and saw action every day he was on the 25-man roster. He even made the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. In these three games, he was 1-for-5 with three RBIs.

His one hit was one for the books. Smith became the third-straight Dodgers rookie to hit a walk-off home run in the series against the Colorado Rockies. Talk about clutch. It was a truly magical weekend. Sidenote: you can get shirts to commemorate these rookies here.

Gonsolin also needed a spot on the 40-man roster; correspondingly, Tony Cingrani was moved to the 60-day injured list. This is a “paper” move, as Cingrani has already missed more than 60 days this season.

Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register talked to Dave Roberts and it seems like he shares the same sentiment as many of us.

It sure is a tough one.