Gomber, who dealt with shoulder and biceps injuries throughout most of last season, is healthy and working on a starter's schedule this spring, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
The 26-year-old southpaw made 11 starts in his only big-league stint back in 2018, and he's logged 102 overall during a minor-league career that dates back to 2014. Therefore, he's eventually expected to hold down a rotation spot at the big-league level, although he presumably has some rust to work off against major-league bats after not facing any last season. Gomber could be a candidate for the newly created rotation spot created by Miles Mikolas' flexor tendon injury, which is expected to keep the veteran right-hander out a month; however, it's more likely Gomber opens the season in a bullpen role or as a starter with Triple-A Memphis. Feb 18 8:45 pm (EST)
- Gomber (biceps) fired a scoreless first inning during which he allowed one hit and didn't record any walks or strikeouts in his most recent rehab appearance for Double-A Springfield last Monday.
- Gomber (biceps) opened High-A Palm Beach's loss to Fort Myers on Friday, allowing three earned runs on two hits, two walks and a wild pitch across one-third of an inning.
- Gomber (biceps) is slated to throw another live batting practice session this week, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. All Austin Gomber (L) News
2019 SEASON STATS
|Mar 10||L 9 - 1||@ NYM||0||1||0||2.1||6||2||5||2||1|
|Sep 30||L 10 - 5||@ CHI||0||0||0||2.0||4||1||4||1||2|
|Sep 25||L 12 - 4||MIL||0||1||0||3.2||7||2||5||0||6|
|Sep 18||W 8 - 1||@ ATL||1||0||0||5.0||6||1||1||2||5|
|Sep 13||L 9 - 7||LA||0||1||0||3.0||9||0||7||1||3|
|Sep 07||L 5 - 3||@ DET||0||0||0||6.0||6||0||3||3||6|
|Aug 31||W 12 - 5||CIN||1||0||0||7.0||10||0||2||0||3|
|Aug 26||W 12 - 3||@ COL||1||0||0||6.0||5||0||1||1||6|
|Aug 20||W 5 - 3||@ LA||0||0||0||5.0||5||0||2||4||4|
|Aug 15||W 4 - 2||WSH||1||0||0||6.0||3||0||0||4||6|