Dodgers recall RHP Gonsolin, activate IF Gyorko

RHP Josh Sborz and IF Edwin Ríos optioned to Triple-A

August 18th, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Tony Gonsolin and activated infielder Jedd Gyorko from the 60-day injured list while optioning right-handed pitcher Josh Sborz and infielder Edwin Ríos to Triple-A Oklahoma City. 

Gonsolin, 25, was recalled for the third time this season and will make his fourth career start today. In his three starts this season, he is 1-1 with a 3.21 ERA (5 ER/14.0 IP), including 10 innings of one-run ball over his last two starts. Gonsolin, 25, was 2-4 with a 4.35 ERA (20 ER/41.1 IP) and 50 strikeouts in 13 starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City. The righty was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the ninth round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of St. Mary’s College.

Gyorko, 30, was originally placed on the injured list on June 8 by the St. Louis Cardinals with a lower back strain. He appeared in 38 games for the Cardinals, batting .198 (11-for-56) with two homers and seven RBI, before being traded to the Dodgers on July 31 for left-handed pitcher Tony Cingrani and right-handed pitcher Jeffry Abreu. He has spent parts of seven Major League seasons with the San Diego Padres and Cardinals, compiling a .246 (625-for-2540) batting average with 112 homers and 351 RBI. The infielder was originally drafted in the second round by the San Diego Padres of the 2010 First Year Player Draft out of West Virginia University.

Sborz, 25, was recalled on Friday and did not appear in a game. He has appeared in two games for the Dodgers this season, allowing six runs on six hits in 3.0 innings of work. In 41 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City, he is 4-3 with a 4.27 ERA (22 ER/46.1 IP) and 63 strikeouts, including a 2-0 record with a 2.31 ERA (3 ER/11.2 IP) and 17 strikeouts over his last 10 games. 

Ríos, 25, has appeared in 17 games for the Dodgers, clubbing two homers and four RBI with a .286 (10-for-35) batting average. On Wednesday, he became the 17th Dodger this season to record a multi-homer game and the third rookie, joining Alex Verdugo and Will Smith. In 92 games with Oklahoma City, he slashed .266/.339/.551 with 25 homers and 75 RBI. In five Minor League seasons, he has hit .294 (479-for-1627) with 89 homers and 310 RBI. The Puerto Rican native was originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 First Year Player Draft out of Florida International.