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Adrian Gonzalez | First Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/8/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Adrian Gonzalez stayed on a roll Sunday, going 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in the Dodgers' 8-6 win over the Diamondbacks.
Gonzalez hit a three-run shot off Trevor Cahill in the third inning, and he also doubled off the right-hander in the game. Gonzalez has a nine-game hitting streak and has homered in four straight. After a slow start, the first baseman leads the National League in runs scored, he's second in home runs and third in RBI through two weeks of play. Apr 13 - 9:18 PM

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Adrian Gonzalez had a two-run homer, a two-run single and an RBI single in the Dodgers' 6-0 win Friday.

Gonzalez drove in Hanley Ramirez three times and finished with five RBI, more than doubling his previous season total of four. He's just 10-for-41 for the season, but included among those 10 hits are three homers and four doubles.
Apr 12 - 12:53 AM

Adrian Gonzalez smashed his first home run of the 2014 season in a losing effort against the Giants on Friday.

The solo shot off Ryan Vogelsong in the fourth inning was his only hit in four trips to the plate on the afternoon. He's off to a bit of a slow start this year, hitting just .143/.240/.333 with three RBI. Hitting cleanup in the powerhouse Dodgers lineup, he should have no problem accumulating an impressive number of RBI again this season.
Apr 4 - 7:43 PM

Adrian Gonzalez was back in the lineup for Saturday's game and went 1-for-3 against the Angels.

Gonzalez left Thursday's game as a precaution after getting hit on the elbow by a pitch.
Mar 29 - 1:57 AM

Adrian Gonzalez will play Opening Night against Arizona on Saturday, Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly said.

Gonzalez is suffering from lower back tightness that he thinks came from sightseeing. He hit in the cage Thursday but was held out of workouts. The MLB season will kick off at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Mar 20 - 10:49 PM

Adrian Gonzalez left in the fourth inning of Thursday's exhibition against Team Australia with a tight lower back.

Gonzalez appeared to tweak his back on a 1-1 swing in the top of the fourth inning and the Dodgers' trainers pulled him as a precautionary measure before the bottom of that frame. It's a minor issue, and he is fully expected to be in the starting lineup for the Dodgers' season-opener Saturday against the Diamondbacks. The game will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Mar 20 - 9:02 AM

Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-2 and drove home a pair of runs as the Dodgers and Rockies played to a 2-2 draw on Sunday.

Gonzalez wraps up Cactus League play hitting .303/.400/.485 with a homer and five RBI. He's being selected after the top seven first base options are off the board, making him a terrific value in fantasy drafts. He's plated 99 or more runs in each of the last seven seasons, and should have no problem continuing that trend in 2014.
Mar 16 - 10:37 PM

Adrian Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored against the Reds on Wednesday.

Gonzalez hit the home run, his first of the spring, off Reds reliever Sam LeCure in the sixth inning. He's 5-for-12 through the first few games of spring and appears to be in midseason form already. The 31-year-old looks primed for another big season as the Dodgers' first sacker.
Mar 6 - 12:01 AM

Adrian Gonzalez, Paul Goldschmidt and Anthony Rizzo have been named finalists for the National League Gold Glove award at first base.

Gonzalez is a three-time winner, which probably makes him the favorite by default. It's the first time Goldschmidt and Rizzo have been named finalists. The winner will be announced next week.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:53:00 AM

Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with two home runs as the Dodgers avoided elimination with a 6-4 win over the Cardinals in Wednesday's Game 5 of the NLCS.

Gonzalez is one of the few hitters in the Dodgers' lineup that is healthy and dangerous, and he continues to torment Cardinals pitching in this series. Gonzalez scored the first run of the game after a single in the second inning, and he later crushed a Joe Kelly pitch 450 feet according to ESPN's HitTracker. His second shot of the day was also a no-doubter, off reliever John Axford. The first baseman is now hitting .353/.450/.824 through the first five games of the series that now heads back to St. Louis for Friday's Game 6.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 07:46:00 PM

Adrian Gonzalez singled and smacked a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Braves.

Gonzalez's longball to dead center field in the third inning extended the Dodgers' lead to 4-0, which was more than Clayton Kershaw needed. Mark Ellis, Yasiel Puig and A.J. Ellis also had a two-hit night, while Ellis, Skip Schumaker and Hanley Ramirez knocked in runs in addition to A-Gone's dinger. The Dodgers and Braves will match up again on Friday.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 12:14:00 AM

Adrian Gonzalez is not in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to just be a day off, though A-Gone has dealt with a minor quad strain recently. Michael Young is handling first base Wednesday.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 06:22:00 PM

Adrian Gonzalez had a single in four at-bats in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Gonzalez missed a couple starts with a minor quad strain. He'll probably get some extra rest over the final week.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 08:21:00 AM

Adrian Gonzalez is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Thursday due to minor quad discomfort.

It was initially announced as a routine day off, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly cleared that up with the media before first pitch. Gonzalez is available to pinch-hit and play defense, and should return to action on Friday night. "We don't think it's major," Mattingly said.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 01:54:00 PM

Adrian Gonzalez is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon versus the Diamondbacks.

It's just a day off. Gonzalez is batting .294/.342/.462 with 21 homers and 98 RBI in 147 games this year for the Dodgers, who have basically locked up the NL West.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 01:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Tim Federowicz
3Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
3Chone Figgins
CF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Josh Beckett
6Paul Maholm
7Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Chris Withrow
6Jamey Wright
7Brandon League
8Scott Elbert
9Onelki Garcia