On Saturday, the Dodgers announced that they had optioned RHP Tony Gonsolin to their alternate training site.
Gonsolin reported to camp on July 8 after missing the first five workouts at Dodger Stadium. He was scheduled to face hitters in a simulated situation today at Dodger Stadium.
Dave Roberts spoke to the media the other day and shared an update with how he views Gonsolin for the 2020 season.
“We see Tony as a starting pitcher, but he has a lot of versatility,” Roberts said. “Anything can happen, and we haven’t set a roster yet. But I certainly see Tony of huge value for us in some capacity throughout the season.”
Gonsolin made 11 appearances for the Dodgers in 2019, including six starts. He went 4-2 with a 2.93 ERA and had 37 strikeouts in 40 innings.
Here’s what Roberts had to say today about optioning Gonsolin:
“More of build up, giving him an opportunity to throw more innings. With this year, starting pitching, length in the pen, you’ve got to have depth because you don’t know how it’s going to play out. To option him, keep him built up, it’s without a doubt he’s going to impact us and help us this year.”