Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin Talks About New 2-Year Contract
The pitcher joined MLB Network to talk about this milestone in his career.
This week, the Dodgers announced that Tony Gonsolin agreed to a two-year, $6.65 million contract.
This is currently Gonsolin’s first two years of arbitration out of his four. The team agreed on this specific deal to avoid arbitration for this year and next year. Gonsolin is guaranteeing close to $7 million over the next two years and could even see up to $10 million in the coming seasons.
The pitcher joined MLB Network and spoke with former Dodgers reporter Alanna Rizzo about his reaction to this milestone in Gonsolin’s career.
“It’s awesome. That’s kind of the goal to get that security to go out there and just compete and not have to worry about anything. You know you’re going to come back, you know you’re set up for the next two years and you just get to go out there and throw.”
Rizzo asked the 28-year-old about how he was able to produce such an effective 2022 season.
The 2020 World Series champ was 16-1 with a 2.14 ERA. Before his forearm strain that impacted his activity the last six weeks of the season, the righty was involved in many Cy Young discussions.
“I was able to repeat my delivery for most of the year. I think that led to me being in the strike zone a lot more and being effective with all my pitches and, luckily, got some guys out when I needed to.”
With a new contract under his belt, Rizzo also asked the pitcher what he plans to do with his new influx of funds.
“I’ve been looking into buying a house, so that’ll probably be the first thing. Get settled in a location and have a good spot to be.”
Gonsolin is locked in for at least four more years, so he is safe to settle down in the city. As long as he continues to pitch well, he can continue to hold a high value on the team.