Los Angeles Times
Gonsolin suffers sprained ankle
Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin suffered a sprained left ankle Monday that will force him to miss his spring training start Wednesday. The team described his status as “day to day.”
Manager Dave Roberts said the team “feels good” about Gonsolin’s status for the start of the season, but it will depend on how the pitcher progresses in the next couple of days. Gonsolin got hurt during pitcher fielding practice on the backfields at Camelback Ranch in Phoenix, when he appeared to roll an ankle while walking off the infield at the end of a drill.
The 28-year-old righthander looked to be in pain, bending down before gingerly walking back to the dugout.
He was evaluated by a trainer before returning to the clubhouse. Hours later, Gonsolin left the facility for the day with a noticeable limp and his left ankle wrapped.
In the Dodgers’ 8-3 victory over the San Diego Padres, Noah Syndergaard and Dustin May each threw three scoreless innings. Miguel Rojas homered and drove in three runs.
Turner hit in the face by pitch
Boston Red Sox third baseman Justin Turner needed 16 stitches after he was hit in the face with a pitch against the Detroit Tigers.
The 38-year-old former Dodger fell to the ground after getting hit by righthander Matt Manning. Medical personnel rushed to the plate, and Turner was bleeding and had a towel on his face as he walked off the field.
Turner’s wife, Kourtney, posted to Instagram that the infielder had “16 stitches and a lot of swelling but we are thanking God for no fractures & clear scans.”
“He’s receiving treatment for soft tissue injuries, and is being monitored for a concussion,” the Red Sox said in a statement. “He will undergo further testing, and we’ll update as we have more information. Justin is stable, alert, and in good spirits given the circumstances.”
The two-time All-Star signed a $15-million, oneyear deal during the offseason after nine years with the Dodgers.
Ohtani homers twice in tune-up
Shohei Ohtani hit a pair of three-run homers in a prep game for the World Baseball Classic in Tokyo, helping Japan win 8-1 at the Central League’s Hanshin Tigers.
The Angels’ two-way star went down to his left knee in the third inning when he homered to center off righthander Hiroto Saiki. Ohtani homered to center again in the fifth against lefthander Ren Tomida.
Ohtani, playing his first game for Japan since 2016, struck out in his first at-bat and suggested he might have had jet lag after traveling from the United States.
Chris Sale pitched two scoreless innings for the Red Sox as the seven-time AllStar tries to bounce back from three straight injurymarred seasons. Sale gave up two hits and struck out two in his first outing this spring . ... New York Mets left-hander José Quintana has a small stress fracture on his fifth rib on the left side, the team said. He’s headed back to New York for further evaluation . ... St. Louis Cardinals righthander Jack Flaherty pitched three innings in his first spring appearance, giving up one run, walking one and striking out five. Flaherty’s outing was pushed back a day because of calf tightness.