Los Angeles Dodgers Starter "Several Steps Away" From Return

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin continues to work on his recovery from an ankle injury that has kept him from pitching so far this season.

Gonsolin participated in live batting practice on Wednesday, according to a report by Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic, but he will need to complete at least one more bullpen session and additional batting practice before starting a rehab assignment.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stated that Gonsolin "got through" the bullpen session, but his recovery progress is unclear, and he is not expected to return to pitching in a big-league game for a few more weeks.

Gonsolin had an impressive season for the Dodgers last year, achieving a 2.14 ERA, 23.9% strikeout rate, and 0.87 WHIP with 16 wins. He led the league with a remarkable .941 win-loss percentage and earned his first All-Star berth.

However, his ankle injury has kept him out of action this season. Despite the setback, Gonsolin appears to be making progress in his recovery, and the Dodgers will look forward to having him back on the mound as soon as possible. Photo Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports