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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
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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

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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

Dodgers placed 1B Adrian Gonzalez on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 12, with lower back discomfort.

Gonzalez suffered a herniated disc on Sunday, which is an aggravation of a previous injury. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but injuries are piling up with Gonzalez and he's been unproductive, so the Dodgers might take their time. Cody Bellinger will move back in to cover first base.
Jun 13 - 2:59 PM

Adrian Gonzalez has been diagnosed with a herniated disc in his back and will undergo an MRI on Monday.

Manager Dave Roberts said Gonzalez's back "locked up" on him, which led to his departure in the seventh inning Sunday against Cincinnati. Roberts said that placing him on the DL and activating outfielder Joc Pederson is "an option." In that scenario, Cody Bellinger would likely slot in as the Dodgers' everyday first baseman.
Jun 11 - 7:35 PM

Adrian Gonzalez is not in the Dodgers' lineup Friday against the Reds.

Gonzalez will get the night off against lefty Amir Garrett. Cody Bellinger is filling in for him at first base. Gonzalez is in the midst of a career-worst year, slashing just .264/.316/.352 over 129 at-bats.
Jun 9 - 8:03 PM

Adrian Gonzalez was ejected from Thursday's game against the Cardinals for arguing balls and strikes.

Gonzalez was heated after home plate umpire Marty Foster rung him up on a called third strike in the ninth inning. Replays showed Seung-Hwan Oh's 3-2 pitch was clearly outside, though Foster had been calling that pitch a strike all game. Yasmani Grandal, who came in to pinch-hit for Brandon Morrow in the following at-bat, was also ejected for arguing. Gonzalez went 0-for-4 with two punch-outs in the Dodgers' 2-0 loss.
Jun 1 - 4:53 PM

Adrian Gonzalez finished 1-for-4 with a two-run home run off of Cubs starter Jake Arrieta in Friday's victory.

Gonzalez only had four home runs at this point last season and he ended up with 18 homers and 90 RBI, so he isn't that far behind last year's production. He heats up as the weather gets warmer and he still possesses the ability to post clouts and RBI in bunches.
May 27 - 1:44 AM

Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a two-run double in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Gonzalez handed Brandon McCarthy an early 2-0 lead with his two-run double off Vance Worley in the first inning. He later picked up a single and another double to finish with three hits on the afternoon. Since being activated from the disabled list on May 18 after missing the bulk of the month due to back and elbow injuries, the veteran first baseman has picked up four hits over 12 at-bats. He is still searching for his first home run.
May 21 - 7:29 PM

Dodgers activated 1B Adrian Gonzalez from the 10-day disabled list.

Gonzalez went 2-for-6 during a two-game rehab stint with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. He's ready to resume his role as the Dodgers' everyday first baseman after missing two weeks with an elbow issue. Hot-hitting rookie Cody Bellinger helped out at first during Gonzalez's absence but now he'll spend most of his time in left field. Gonzalez was only hitting .255 before his injury and has yet to homer in 94 at-bats this season.
May 18 - 4:18 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (elbow, back) went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in his second minor league rehab game Wednesday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

The veteran first baseman declared himself healthy after his first rehab game Tuesday, and it sounds like he could be cleared to return to the Dodgers' active roster within the next couple of days. Gonzalez was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career on May 5 due to lingering soreness in his back and right elbow.
May 18 - 9:23 AM

Adrian Gonzalez (elbow, back) went 0-for-2 with two walks in his first rehab game with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday.

It was actually the first minor league rehab game ever for Gonzalez, who is on the disabled list for the first time in his major league career. "It was fun," he said. "You get to interact with the fans a little more, more of a close-knit stadium. Everybody is right there, so it was fun." The veteran first baseman could return to the Dodgers' active roster before the end of this week.
Source: True Blue LA
May 17 - 9:13 AM

Adrian Gonzalez (elbow, back) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday.

He's slated to play seven innings Tuesday and then might only need one additional game before being activated. Cody Bellinger is now entrenched in left field for the Dodgers, so Gonzalez will get his first base job back later this week, it appears.
May 15 - 8:34 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that the team is hoping to fast-track the recovery of Adrian Gonzalez (elbow, back).

Roberts said on Tuesday that Gonzalez was on the "slow program" in his recovery. However, with Andrew Toles now expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL, a speedy return for Gonzalez becomes all the more imperative for the Dodgers. On Wednesday, Roberts said that the aforementioned slow program "got a little quicker." No matter how quickly the Dodgers might hope to move him through his rehab and get him back at first base, there remains no concrete timetable for his return.
May 10 - 7:38 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
3Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Chris Taylor
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4Andrew Toles
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Alex Wood
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Kenta Maeda
7Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Adam Liberatore
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Grant Dayton
8Brock Stewart
9Yimi Garcia