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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
Contract: view contract details

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Adrian Gonzalez went a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI double and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.
The three-hit game was much needed for the 34-year-old, who hadn't had a multi-hit game in his previous eight contests. The run batted in was also rare, giving A-Gonz just seven RBI this month. The 34-year-old has had a relatively disappointing season all around to date, batting .272/.347/.382 with six homers, 34 RBI and 26 runs scored. Jun 28 - 11:47 PM

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Adrian Gonzalez will sit for the second straight game Monday against the Pirates.

Scott Van Slyke got the nod at first base Sunday with Gonzalez appearing as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning and will start there again on Monday. Gonzalez has had a hard time this month (.181 with one homer in 83 at-bats) and manager Dave Roberts thinks defensive shifts could be to blame. "If you see the three infielders on the right side of the infield and you’re not getting hits, logic says that if I can put the ball on the ground the other way, I can get a hit," said Roberts. "It kind of plays into the psyche of the defense." Gonzalez's .262 average this year is his lowest since 2005 when he hit .227 in 43 games for Texas.
Jun 27 - 9:16 AM

Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with an RBI and scored a run on Saturday in his first strong game in a week.

Gonzalez got off to a good start in April but has cooled down of late. Prior to today he had a poor .500 OPS in June. All of his stats this season are well below his career norms. The 34-year-old is likely to heat up eventually but it might be time for the aging slugger's owners to start preparing a replacement plan.
Jun 19 - 2:55 AM

Adrian Gonzalez has been dropped to fifth in the Dodgers' lineup on Wednesday.

It will be his first time batting anywhere but third or fourth since July 19, 2014. Corey Seager is batting third and Trayce Thompson is at cleanup Wednesday in Arizona. Gonzalez has a weak .733 OPS with six home runs and 31 RBI in 62 games this season.
Jun 15 - 1:28 PM

Adrian Gonzalez hit an RBI double and then hit a go-ahead home run in the 10th inning in a game the Dodgers later lost to the Giants.

Gonzalez finished 2-for-4 plus a walk. The two RBI gave him 31 for the season. Gonzalez has yielded reduced power this season and it has put a cramp on his counting stats. He has posted 90+ RBI every year since 2007 but he'll have to pick up the pace to do it again this year.
Jun 11 - 11:41 PM

Adrian Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in a win over the Cubs on Tuesday.

It was Gonzalez who broke a scoreless tie in the eighth inning with an RBI single off Cubs reliever Clayton Richard. The two-hit game was his fourth multi-hit affair in his last five games, helping raise his line to .299/.376/.418.
May 31 - 11:32 PM

Adrian Gonzalez went 2-for-4 and drove home three runs on Sunday night as the Dodgers defeated the Mets 4-2 in New York.

Gonzalez delivered an RBI single off Bartolo Colon in the fifth inning that extended the Dodgers' lead to 2-0. After the Mets had rallied to tie the game in the eighth, he smacked two-run single off of Mets closer Jeurys Familia in the top half of the ninth to propel his club to victory. With his two-hit night, Gonzalez is now hitting .299/.376/.424 with five homers and 26 RBI on the season.
May 29 - 11:26 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Julio Urias
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brock Stewart
9Bud Norris
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Casey Fien
10Adam Liberatore
11Chin-Hui Tsao