With less than one week until Opening Day, the pieces will slowly become clearer as the Dodgers narrow down their 30 man roster. One thing that has been made clear is that Tony Gonsolin will not be a part of the initial pitching plans. According to the league’s transaction page, LA has optioned Gonsolin to this year’s version of minor league camp, and LA Times’ beat writer Jorge Castillo confirmed.
According to MLB's transactions page, the Dodgers optioned Tony Gonsolin to their alternate training site.
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) July 18, 2020
In hindsight, this move isn’t all that surprising considering how behind Gonsolin was. He was a late arrival to camp, meaning that he was not built up as much as others. The team is playing it safe by not rushing him to be ready by next week, a smart move considering how many other options they still have for their bullpen and rotation.
Gonsolin is still a part of the 60-player pool that the Dodgers have available to them for the season, so he will likely make an appearance at some point. He will join the secondary group of Dodgers players at USC to continue training for a potential call up at some point during the season.