It will be the fourth start of the season for Gonsolin, who has a 0.00 ERA and a 2.14 FIP in 14⅔ innings this season. The Dodgers will need to make a corresponding roster move Sunday to recall Gonsolin, who was optioned on August 19.
Gonsolin threw 99 pitches in 5⅔ innings in Monday’s intrasquad scrimmage at Dodger Stadium.
Dustin May starts the series opener for the Dodgers in Texas, followed by Ross Stripling on Saturday.
Julio Urías will start the Dodgers’ series opener next Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, after Monday’s off day, which is coincidentally the trading deadline this season. Not counting Caleb Ferguson's one inning of work Thursday in a bullpen game, no Dodgers starter has pitched on fewer than five days rest yet this season.
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Edwin Rios won’t be activated on the road trip, manager Dave Roberts said. Rios, who has been sidelined since August 17 with a left hamstring strain, got simulated bats on Thursday. “I think he’s getting better every day,” manager Dave Roberts said Thursday on a conference call. “We have the off day Monday, and we’re hoping things go as planned, to see him activated shortly thereafter.”
Vin Scully is auctioning off his personal collection for charity. Among the items up for bid at Hunt Auctions on September 23 are four of Scully’s championship rings and his scorebook from his final season of broadcasting in 2016.
“The sport has given a redheaded kid playing stickball in the streets of New York even more than he had nerve to pray for and allows my wife Sandi and me to contribute some assistance to Neuromuscular Research at UCLA to which my family is proud to support,” Scully said in a statement. “This auction contains pieces of my life and dreams as well as baseball memories. Here’s hoping they will be enjoyed by many.”
In an ESPN video, Dodgers first base coach George Lombard shared the story and inspiration of his mother Posy Lombard, an activist and artist in the 1960s in the deep south.
The Players Alliance, a group of over 120 current and former Black major league players, pledged to donate their salaries from Thursday and Friday (the Jackie Robinson Day), “supporting our efforts to combat racial inequality and aid the Black families and communities deeply affected in the wake of recent events.”