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Adrian Gonzalez | First Baseman | #23

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/8/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (1) / MIA
Contract: view contract details
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Dodgers activated 1B Adrian Gonzalez from the 60-day disabled list.
Gonzalez went 6-for-31 (.194) with one home run over nine rehab games as he shook the rust off following a back injury. The Dodgers seem likely to use Gonzalez mostly as a bat off the bench, although they could give Cody Bellinger some starts in the outfield. Gonzalez will at least get starts this weekend in Detroit for the Dodgers' interleague series. Aug 18 - 3:22 PM

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Adrian Gonzalez (back) will be activated sometime this weekend.

Gonzalez, out since June 12 with a herniated disc, is batting just .182/.154/.318 through seven games on his current minor league rehab assignment. The 35-year-old first baseman figures to serve as a bench player for Los Angeles down the stretch and into the postseason.
Aug 15 - 7:25 PM

The Dodgers are expected to activate Adrian Gonzalez (back) from the disabled list during their upcoming road trip.

He should be back next weekend when the Dodgers begin their seven-game road trip with stops in Detroit and Pittsburgh. So far A-Gon has hit .308 (4-for-13) with a homer and six RBI on his minor league rehab with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Manager Dave Roberts expects Gonzalez to play against right-handers upon his return but will likely sit versus lefties. Cody Bellinger will shift to left field on days when Gonzalez starts.
Aug 12 - 7:14 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Rob Segedin (wrist) is also beginning a rehab stint with OKC. Gonzalez hasn't seen game action in almost two months after going down with a herniated disc in mid-June. He'll likely return to a backup role now that All-Star rookie Cody Bellinger has taken the reigns at first base.
Aug 3 - 6:49 PM

Dodgers transferred 1B Adrian Gonzalez (back) from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

That clears a spot on the 40-man roster for minor league left-hander Luis Ysala, who was acquired from the Red Sox on Saturday. It doesn't change much for Gonzalez, who has been on the DL for almost two months anyway. Gonzalez, who is slated to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City next week, could be relegated to a backup role upon his return with Cody Bellinger playing so well at first base.
Jul 29 - 9:00 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City next week.

Gonzalez isn't expected to rejoin the Dodgers any time soon and will likely require a lengthy rehab stint. With Cody Bellinger firmly entrenched at first base, Gonzalez could be used in a limited role upon his return.
Jul 29 - 2:30 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (back) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.

Gonzalez ran curves without issue on Tuesday as he continues to progress in his recovery from a herniated disc. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the veteran first baseman will spend at least one week taking at-bats in the minors, which pegs his return for sometime in mid-August. He'll probably be a bench bat for Los Angeles down the stretch.
Jul 25 - 7:26 PM

Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts confirmed Friday that he expects Adrian Gonzalez (back) to rejoin the club prior to September 1.

Gonzalez has progressed to hitting off of a tee and taking soft toss recently, but is still a couple of weeks away from a minor league rehab assignment. With Cody Bellinger entrenched at first base, Gonzalez will presumably be a platoon player upon his eventual return.
Jul 21 - 7:36 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (back) is still at least a couple weeks away from a rehab assignment.

Gonzalez has progressed to hitting off a tee and taking soft-toss, but he still has a ways to go. His role when he finally returns is also up in the air.
Jul 16 - 11:45 AM

Adrian Gonzalez (back) took 40 swings off a tee on Friday.

Manager Dave Roberts expects him to take more swings on Saturday. Gonzalez has been out with a herniated disc since mid-June and really hasn't looked right all year. It's unclear if Gonzalez will return to a starting role when healthy. It's possible Gonzalez could resume first base duties with Cody Bellinger shifting to the outfield.
Jul 15 - 7:20 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (back) won't return until after the All-Star break.

Gonzalez has yet to resume baseball activities since going on the DL with a herniated disc in his lower back last month. There's no timetable for his return. With his replacement Cody Bellinger leading the National League in home runs, Gonzalez has not been missed.
Jul 1 - 9:49 PM

Adrian Gonzalez said that if he continues to deal with back pain, he would consider retiring when his current contract runs up.

Gonzalez, who is currently on the disabled list due to a herniated disc in his back, is under contract through the 2018 season. This is not the first time he has dealt with a back issue -- the first baseman has been bothered by them on-and-off since 2012. Said Gonzalez, "I want to be out there. I want to be out there playing. But I don’t want to be out there playing when I’m hurt." In the short term, the Dodgers are hoping that the veteran slugger will be able to return to action before the All-Star break.
Jun 21 - 11:47 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that he hopes Adrian Gonzalez (back) will return before the All-Star break.

Gonzalez was recently given an epidural to combat a herniated disc in his back. He's also had a nagging elbow injury this season and has never really looked healthy and certainly hasn't been productive (.255/.304/.339, one home run). The Dodgers will continue to roll with Cody Bellinger at first base and Chris Taylor in left field for the time being.
Jun 19 - 7:51 PM

A second doctor has confirmed that Adrian Gonzalez is dealing with a herniated disc.

Gonzalez will likely be given an epidural, per Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, and then comes an extended period of rest. The veteran first baseman has now landed on the disabled list twice this season, after avoiding the DL for the first 13 years of his career, and there's no real timetable for his return from this particular injury. Cody Bellinger has taken back over at first base for the Dodgers, with Chris Taylor now drawing most of the starts in left field.
Jun 15 - 10:30 AM

Adrian Gonzalez will get a second opinion on his lingering lower back injury Tuesday in San Diego.

Gonzalez returned to the disabled list on Tuesday afternoon after an MRI showed a herniated disc in his lower back. Surgery is not being considered at this point, but the Dodgers also don't have a clue as to when he might be ready again for live action. The veteran first baseman can probably be ruled out through the All-Star break.
Jun 13 - 5:21 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Joc Pederson
3Enrique Hernandez
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Yu Darvish
3Alex Wood
4Rich Hill
5Kenta Maeda
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Tony Watson
4Brandon Morrow
5Luis Avilan
6Grant Dayton
7Tony Cingrani
8Ross Stripling
9Josh Fields
10Adam Liberatore
11Yimi Garcia