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Adrian Gonzalez | First Baseman | #23

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/8/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 216
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (1) / MIA
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Adrian Gonzalez is back in the Dodgers' starting lineup Saturday against the Padres.
He missed three games because of back stiffness earlier in the week. Gonzalez returned as a pinch-hitter Friday night, lining out in his only at-bat. He'll bat cleanup Saturday against Padres right-hander Cesar Vargas. May 21 - 7:26 PM

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Adrian Gonzalez appeared as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of Friday's game and lined out.

It was Gonzalez's first action since he left Monday's game with back stiffness. He could rejoin the starting lineup before the weekend is over.
May 21 - 2:16 AM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts expects Adrian Gonzalez (back) to return Saturday against the Padres.

He'll be available to pinch-hit Thursday after taking 50 swings in the batting cage earlier today. This has been one of the longest absences of Gonzalez's career. He hasn't missed three games in a row since 2005 when he was with Texas. Fortunately for fantasy owners, it looks like he'll be back on Saturday.
May 19 - 8:59 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (back) took 50 swings in the batting cage on Thursday.

That's a pretty heavy workload for a player who's supposedly dealing with back stiffness. Gonzalez seems to be feeling better and should be back in the lineup this weekend. Perhaps he'll even be available to pinch-hit on Thursday.
May 19 - 7:47 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (back) is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Thursday against the Angels.

He hasn't played since exiting Monday's game with back stiffness. Utility man Howie Kendrick will fill in at first base and bat cleanup. Gonzalez is hitting a respectable .282 but his power numbers are down from last year. He's still day-to-day.
May 19 - 6:34 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (back) is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Angels.

Gonzalez was forced out of Monday's game with the Angels due to back stiffness. Manager Dave Roberts held him out on Tuesday and is doing likewise once more on Wednesday. Howie Kendrick earns the start at first base and is hitting fourth. Manager Dave Roberts indicated that Gonzalez could return to the lineup on Thursday or Friday.
May 18 - 7:01 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (back) is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Angels.

Gonzalez made an early exit Monday after experiencing stiffness in his back and will take a full day of rest on Tuesday. Consider him day-to-day for now. Howie Kendrick is at first base, Chase Utley is at second, and Justin Turner is at third Tuesday night against Angels right-hander Jered Weaver.
May 17 - 5:47 PM

Adrian Gonzalez exited Monday's game against the Angels after five innings because of back stiffness.

He's day-to-day. Gonzalez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before exiting. Howie Kendrick moved over to play first base while Justin Turner entered the game to play third.
May 17 - 12:18 AM

Adrian Gonzalez is not in Monday's lineup against the Marlins.

He'll get the day off as the Dodgers go with an all right-handed lineup against Wei-Yin Chen. Yasmani Grandal will start at first base and A.J. Ellis is behind the dish.
Apr 25 - 6:04 PM

Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a walk and launched a two-run homer in the sixth inning to temporarily tie the game in what eventually was an extra-inning win over the Braves on Wednesday night.

The Braves opted for a lefty out of the bullpen on Wednesday, pulling Julio Teheran after just 75 pitches. Gonzalez made manager Fredi Gonzalez pay when he blasted a 404-foot homer to straight-away center to tie the game. His power numbers have taken a step backward since joining the Dodgers, but the 33-year-old slugger remains a quality fantasy first baseman and is hitting .328/.385/.500 this year with two homers and 10 RBI.
Apr 20 - 11:17 PM

Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles off Jake Peavy on Thursday.

Gonzalez had something like 14 homers by this point of last season, so this doesn't quite compare. Still, he's 7-for-14 with four walks already.
Apr 7 - 7:53 PM

Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with three RBI in Monday's rout over the Padres.

All three hits were singles, as he drove in runs in the first, third and eighth innings. Gonzalez also added a walk. The Dodgers somehow managed to score 15 runs against the Padres without the aid of a home run, as they pounded out 17 hits and also benefited from a couple errors. Chase Utley, Justin Turner, Yasiel Puig and Joc Pederson also had multiple hits.
Apr 4 - 10:54 PM

Adrian Gonzalez connected for his first home run of the spring Friday against the Angels.

It was a solo shot off Jose Alvarez in the third inning. Gonzalez has been remarkably durable over the past 10 years and has reached at least 22 home runs and 90 RBI in each of his first three full seasons in Los Angeles. While he might not get mentioned among the top-tier fantasy first baseman these days, he remains a strong option.
Mar 11 - 6:06 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (neck) is expected to make his Cactus League debut on Friday.

Gonzalez sat out drills on Sunday due to a bulging disc in his neck. It's no longer a concern, but he will miss Thursday's Cactus League opener.
Mar 1 - 2:48 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (neck) was back on the field in Dodgers camp on Monday.

Gonzalez sat out of drills on Sunday due to a pinched nerve in his neck. It obviously wasn't serious. The veteran first baseman batted .275/.350/.480 with 28 home runs and 90 RBI in 156 games last year for Los Angeles.
Feb 29 - 12:10 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Mike Bolsinger
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Chin-Hui Tsao