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Adrian Gonzalez | First Baseman | #23

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, including a two-run two-bagger, in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Gonzalez picked up a two-run double against Randall Delgado in the fifth inning after the reliever was forced into early duty due to an injury to starter Shelby Miller. The veteran first baseman has been slow to find his power stroke early. Not only is Gonzalez still searching for his first home run of the season -- he clubbed 18 in 2016 -- he is slugging a mere .344. Apr 23 - 7:39 PM

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Adrian Gonzalez is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

The Dodgers figured this would be a good day to sit him with Robbie Ray throwing for Arizona. Gonzalez is hitless in 11 at-bats with two strikeouts against Ray in his career. Scott Van Slyke will make a rare start at first on Saturday. He's batting fifth.
Apr 22 - 5:47 PM

Adrian Gonzalez is starting at first base and batting sixth for the Dodgers in Monday's game versus the Cubs.

Gonzalez has either hit sixth or been out of the lineup in the Dodgers' four matchups against lefties so far. Joc Pederson is starting in center field and batting eighth Monday after sitting out Sunday versus a southpaw.
Apr 10 - 5:33 PM

Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Wednesday's win over the Padres.

Gonzalez's ground rule double to left in the first inning against Trevor Cahill scored Corey Seager and jumped the Dodgers to an early 1-0 lead in the process. A Wil Myers fielding error would allow one more run to score in that frame. That was all the support action that Rich Hill and company would need, as the Padres managed just one run against Dodgers pitching in the contest. Gonzalez hit a relatively light 18 home runs in 2016, his fewest since 2012.
Apr 6 - 1:34 AM

Adrian Gonzalez (elbow) went 1-for-2 with a single, a walk, and two runs scored in his return to action Friday against the Diamondbacks.

It was his first game since tweaking his elbow on a check swing last Sunday. Gonzalez hasn’t had the smoothest spring, but he should be ready for the season if he can avoid setbacks. He still carries the name appeal in fantasy leagues, but his sharp drop in fly ball rate (and home runs) last season can’t be ignored.
Mar 24 - 8:55 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (elbow) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

Gonzalez has dealt with an elbow issue on and off during camp, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go again. The first baseman has been limited to just 10 Cactus League plate appearances this spring, but he also got 12 at-bats during the World Baseball Classic.
Mar 24 - 12:46 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (elbow) expects to play in Friday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks.

Gonzalez hasn't been in the lineup since Sunday when he tweaked his elbow on a check swing. Between injuries and a brief stint at the World Baseball Classic, Gonzalez has been limited to just four Cactus League appearances this spring. Luckily he still has a week and a half to dust off the cobwebs before the regular season starts.
Mar 23 - 10:46 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (elbow) plans to rest until Thursday.

Gonzalez tweaked his elbow on a check swing Sunday and has a bit of lingering soreness. The veteran first baseman fully expects to be ready for Opening Day, but it's worth checking back in on the situation this weekend.
Mar 20 - 2:47 PM

Adrian Gonzalez felt something in his elbow on a check swing Sunday and is sitting out Monday.

But the Dodgers have been assured by their medical staff that everything is fine, and Gonzalez said he plans to return to Cactus League action on Tuesday. It's something to monitor, but the veteran first baseman should be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 20 - 1:07 PM

Adrian Gonzalez went 0-for-2 in his spring debut against the Rockies on Monday.

Gonzalez was shut down for two weeks due to tennis elbow, but he was able to serve as the designated hitter on Monday and will play the field on Tuesday before joining Team Mexico for the World Baseball Classic. The 34-year-old is coming off a .784 OPS, his lowest since for a full season in the majors.
Mar 6 - 7:34 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (elbow) will make his first appearance this spring at first base on Tuesday.

Gonzalez made his Cactus League debut in the designated hitter spot Monday, but he'll play the field Tuesday before then leaving to join Team Mexico for the World Baseball Classic. The veteran slugger showed up to Dodgers camp last month with a case of tennis elbow, but it appears that ailment is pretty much a non-issue now.
Mar 6 - 7:02 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (elbow) is slated to make his Cactus League debut on Monday.

Gonzalez arrived in Dodgers camp last month with a case of tennis elbow, but he's picked up his activity level of late without any apparent setbacks. The first baseman will get in a few at-bats for the Dodgers before joining his native Mexico for the World Baseball Classic.
Mar 3 - 12:04 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (elbow) is scheduled to take dry swings Thursday.

That means no contact. Gonzalez showed up to Dodgers camp last month with a case of tennis elbow, but he's ramping up the baseball activities now. The veteran first baseman may take an at-bat or two this weekend in the Cactus League before reporting to duty for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.
Mar 2 - 1:31 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Adrian Gonzalez (elbow) could resume swinging off a tee in the next few days.

Gonzalez showed up to Dodgers camp with a case of tennis elbow and has been easing into baseball activities. He said last week that he is already pain-free, but the veteran first baseman might not appear in a Cactus League game before he has to report to duty for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.
Source: True Blue LA
Feb 27 - 11:59 AM

Adrian Gonzalez's right elbow is now pain-free.

Gonzalez was recently shut down for two weeks due to tendinitis in his right elbow, but apparently he's already feeling a lot better. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he's still planning on playing for Mexico in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Feb 21 - 12:03 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Andre Ethier
2Andrew Toles
3Franklin Gutierrez
4Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Brett Eibner
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Scott Kazmir
7Brock Stewart
8Alex Wood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Grant Dayton
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Ross Stripling
8Yimi Garcia
9Josh Ravin
10Josh Fields
11Adam Liberatore