As expected, the Dodgers optioned Tony Gonsolin back to the alternate site after he made the start for the Dodgers last night. With an open spot in the starting rotation, the team turned to Gonsolin who made his first start of the season.
He was solid for LA, giving them four shutout innings.
In the move, the Dodgers call up Mitch White, who will make his major-league debut should he appear in a game for the club. Manager Dave Roberts mentioned yesterday that White was a name we could potentially see with the club soon.
White, 25, was placed on the 40-man roster on November 20, 2019. He has been with the Dodgers four season, across five different levels, posting a 14-15 record with a 3.97 ERA and 311 strikeouts. Last season, White split the season between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, going a combined 4-6 with a 5.09 ERA and 105 strikeouts. He was originally selected by the Dodgers in the second round of the 2016 First Year Player Draft out of Santa Clara University.
At the moment, it’s likely White’s stint with the team will be brief. He’s likely needed tonight for bullpen assurance should the Dodgers need arms. With Clayton Kershaw set to be activated off the injured list tomorrow, you’d figure White would be the player to be optioned.