Dodgers quick hits: Tony Gonsolin, trade rumors, Kristopher Negrón

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JUNE 26: Tony Gonsolin #46 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a second inning pitch against of the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 26, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. It is Gonsolin's MLB debut. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JUNE 26: Tony Gonsolin #46 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a second inning pitch against of the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 26, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. It is Gonsolin's MLB debut. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – rJUNE 26: Tony Gonsolin #46 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a second inning pitch against of the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 26, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. It is Gonsolin’s MLB debut. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

One of the Dodgers’ biggest weeks is here, the week of the MLB trade deadline.  We have the latest rumors from the past week and some more Dodgers’ news.

The Dodgers are reportedly going to call Tony Gonsolin up to make a start for the injured Ross Stripling.  Stripling strained his neck in his last start and according to Dave Roberts, he will miss a start or two.  The timing of Gonsolin’s start is interesting given that he will start the day before the trade deadline and Gonsolin is one of the few top prospects the Dodgers can afford to part with.

Gonsolin has spent time on the minor league IL and last started on Thursday lasting just two-plus innings while allowing two runs for the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers.  Gonsolin currently ranks as the Dodgers’ number six prospect so it wouldn’t be surprising if scouts watch him pitch on Tuesday.

This season, Tony Gonsolin made one start for the Dodgers in Arizona and lasted four innings while allowing four runs.  The runs were not entirely all his fault as he had some shaky defense behind him.  With his first two big-league starts coming in Arizona and at Coors Field,  Gonsolin has sure been thrown into the fire to begin his big league career.

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