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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 (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

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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

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that he's only mildly concerned over Adrian Gonzalez' elbow injury.

While it doesn't sound like it's going to be a lingering issue, Roberts did say that he didn't want Gonzalez to start as many games in 2017 in an effort to keep him fresh later in the season. Gonzalez has averaged 159 games per year over his 11 full seasons in the big leagues.
Feb 18 - 11:58 AM

Adrian Gonzalez won't swing a bat for two weeks due to a bout with tennis elbow.

It shouldn't be a long-term concern for the veteran first baseman, but Gonzalez's ability to play for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic is now in doubt. The Dodgers should have more on Gonzalez's status early next month. He batted .285/.349/.435 with 18 homers and 90 RBI for Los Angeles last season.
Feb 17 - 2:38 PM

Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a single in Wednesday's NLCS Game 4 loss to the Cubs.

Gonzalez drove in three runs over the first two games of the NLCS, but the Cubs have kept him in check over the last two. In Games 3 and 4, he has gone a combined 1-for-8. The veteran slugger will try to help his club to a 3-2 series advantage when he faces off with Jon Lester in Game 5 on Thursday.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 12:27:00 AM

Adrian Gonzalez clubbed a solo home run leading off the second inning on Sunday, powering the Dodgers to a 1-0 victory over the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS.

With the victory, the Dodgers have evened up the series at one game apiece as the series transitions to Los Angeles for Game 3 on Tuesday night. Gonzalez got ahead of Kyle Hendricks 1-0, then took him deep to left-center to give the Dodgers an early 1-0 lead. That would prove to be all of the offense the Dodgers required as Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen combined to shut out the opposition. Gonzalez finished the day 1-for-3 and is now hitting .259/.310/.481 with a pair of homers and five RBI in the postseason.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 10:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Ike Davis
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Andrew Toles
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Trayce Thompson
3Enrique Hernandez
4Tyler Holt
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Alex Wood
6Scott Kazmir
7Julio Urias
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
9Ross Stripling
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Grant Dayton
5Luis Avilan
6Adam Liberatore
7Chris Hatcher
8Josh Ravin
9Josh Fields
10Steve Geltz
11Yimi Garcia
12Brandon Morrow