The last week in MLB was about a starting pitcher in the National League who was placed on the injured list with a forearm injury, a pitcher is out indefinitely with a rib cartilage fracture, and an outfielder in the American League will not need to undergo surgery in the offseason.
Los Angeles Dodgers Starting Pitcher Tony Gonsolin Out for Season with Forearm Inflammation
The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without a crucial part of their starting rotation for the rest of the regular season as Tony Gonsolin was placed on the injured list with forearm inflammation.
The Dodgers recalled LHP Bryan Hudson from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed RHP Tony Gonsolin on the injured list with right forearm inflammation.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 19, 2023
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts mentioned that Gonsolin will undergo more tests on his elbow after struggling in his last outing against the Miami Marlins.
Gonsolin yielded 10 runs in three and one-third innings against the Marlins while allowing a career-high five home runs.
The right-handed pitcher has struggled in the Dodgers’ rotation this season, as he has posted a 4.98 ERA in 103 innings pitched (20 starts) with 82 strikeouts, 40 walks issued, 19 home runs surrendered, an 87 ERA+, 5.44 FIP, and a 1.22 WHIP.
Gonsolin was selected as an MLB All-Star last year but has dealt with elbow issues this year, contributing to his having a sub-optimal season on the mound.
Gonsolin is unlikely to pitch in the postseason, even if the Dodgers advance far.
Chicago Cubs Starting Pitcher Marcus Stroman Out Indefinitely with Rib Cartilage Fracture
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman was diagnosed with a fracture in his right rib cartilage, and his return to the Cubs is unknown, per Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune.
Marcus Stroman has been diagnosed with a right rib cartilage fracture.
There is no timeline for his return.
— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) August 16, 2023
Stroman was close to returning from a hip injury but felt pain in his rib area.
Stroman has pitched well in his second season with the Cubs.
The right-hander has compiled a 3.85 ERA in 128 2/3 innings pitched (23 starts) with 111 strikeouts, 50 walks allowed, eight home runs given up, one complete game, a 119 ERA+, 3.58 FIP, and a 1.23 WHIP.
The loss of Stroman is enormous for the Cubs, considering the team is battling for a Wild Card spot in the National League.
If the Cubs were to make the postseason, they would have to leave Stroman off the roster, as he might not return before the regular season ends.
Stroman had signed a three-year contract with the Cubs ahead of the 2022 season and has a player option for next season.
New York Yankees Outfielder Aaron Judge Not Expected to Need Toe Surgery in Offseason
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is expected to avoid toe surgery during the offseason, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said several days ago.
Boone said that Judge has been moving well since he returned from the injured list on July 28.
The MLB outfielder was out for two months after tearing a ligament in his right big toe on June 3 after he crashed into the right-field fence while making a catch at Dodger Stadium.
Judge is having a solid season even with the time missed, as he has posted a .280 batting average and 1.038 OPS in 69 games with 11 doubles, 24 home runs, 52 runs scored, 48 RBIs, and a 183 OPS+.
- Chris is a New Jersey native whose favorite sports team is the Arizona Diamondbacks. He previously attended Western New England College to study Sports Management. Chris has been following the Diamondbacks since he was 12. You can find him on Twitter at @aecanada12.
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