Dodgers’ Gonsolin to undergo Tommy John surgery

Dodgers' Gonsolin to undergo Tommy John surgery

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin will undergo Tommy John surgery Friday to repair the damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, the team announced.

It’s likely that Gonsolin will miss the entire 2024 season as a result of the surgery, according to J.P. Hoornstra of Southern California News Group.

Gonsolin was placed on the injured list Aug. 19 with what the Dodgers termed forearm inflammation. The team was already not expecting him to pitch again in 2023, and made that official Sunday when he was transferred to the 60-day IL.

The 29-year-old enjoyed a solid start to his season, posting a 3.86 ERA and 1.12 WHIP over 13 first-half starts. But he fell off considerably after the All-Star break, turning in several rough starts leading up to his injury. In his final outing of the season, Gonsolin surrendered 10 earned runs on eight hits and failed to get out of the fourth inning.

This is the latest long-term blow to a Dodgers staff that’s been decimated by injuries all year. L.A. was already poised to be without Dustin May, who underwent flexor tendon surgery last month, in 2024. Former All-Star Walker Buehler is currently working his way back from last year’s Tommy John surgery, while rookie Michael Grove (lat strain) is also sidelined. Clayton Kershaw and Julio Urias have also spent time on the IL this year.

An All-Star in 2022, Gonsolin owns a lifetime 34-11 record with a 3.19 ERA, 4.00 FIP, and 1.05 WHIP over five seasons with the Dodgers.

Copyright © 2023 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Full Story »


Leave a Comment

More in News

Phillies could get key player back from injury for NLCS

The Philadelphia Phillies could be getting a significant boost for ...

Phillies’ Realmuto calls D-Backs’ confidence ‘daunting’

Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto isn't going to take the ...

Rangers activate Max Scherzer for ALCS: What starter means for Texas’ chances vs. Houston

Max is back. The Rangers officially placed starter Max Scherzer ...

2023 MLB odds: Why you should bet on Astros to win the ALCS, MVP pick

Astros baseball in October has become inevitable. FOX Sports MLB ...

Rangers vs. Astros predictions, start time, how to watch, pitching matchups: Live updates

Follow along as the Rangers take on the Astros in ...

Trending on Baseball Chronicle

White Sox closer Hendriks undergoes Tommy John surgery

Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks had Tommy John surgery ...

Little League Softball World Series teams, ages, rules & more to know for 2023 tournament

Here's what you need to know about the Little League ...

Nightmare in pinstripes: Yankee says 2023 his ‘worst year’ in baseball

For Luis Severino, the 2023 season is a nightmare the ...

Angels’ Phil Nevin won’t return as manager, per source: Why this wasn’t a surprise

Los Angeles Angels manager Phil Nevin will not be returning ...

Rangers make another pitching splash as the trade deadline heats up

Less than 24 hours after making a deal for pitcher ...