LA Dodgers Lose Another Pitcher To Tommy John Surgery

The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost yet another pitcher to Tommy John surgery, this time it's 2022 All-Star Tony Gonsolin. He'll likely be out until the 2025 season.

Gonsolin will go under the knife on Friday, essentially wiping out his 2024 season. 

His 2023 didn't exactly go swimmingly, either, as his 4.98 ERA was a far cry from his All-Star season the previous year of 2.14. Much of his decline, however, can be attributed to the elbow injury, as he posted an 8.17 ERA in his last five starts struggling with the issue. In fact, according to manager Dave Roberts, Gonsolin was essentially pitching at less than 100% for his last four to six weeks before going on the IL ten days ago. He began the season on the IL with an ankle sprain as well. 

The Dodgers have also lost starter Dustin May to season-ending arm surgery, after Dustin May went down to a flexor tendon issue in July. He could possibly be back by sometime mid-season 2024. 

Ace Walker Buehler has missed the entire season to date after his own TJ surgery last year, though he is expected to pitch a bit in September, though likely not as a full-time starter. 

The Dodgers could also be without Julio Urias in their rotation next season, as he enters free agency this winter. 

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