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Adrian Gonzalez | First Baseman | #23

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/8/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (1) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Dodgers president Andrew Friedman said Tuesday that he expects Adrian Gonzalez (back) to be healthy and in spring training next season.
Gonzalez appeared in just 71 games this season due to a back injury and struggled with a .242/.287/.355 batting line in 252 plate appearances when he was actually healthy enough to play. Cody Bellinger has taken over as the regular first baseman, so it's unclear where the 35-year-old old Gonzalez fits at this stage of his career. He's owed $21.5 million next year in the final year of his contract. Nov 7 - 2:35 PM

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Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Adrian Gonzalez (back) is not traveling with the Dodgers this postseason.

The veteran first baseman is sidelined with a back injury, but rather than experiencing the postseason with his teammates, Gonzalez is at home with his family, resting and preparing for spring training.
Oct 15 - 6:12 PM

Adrian Gonzalez is dealing with tightness in his back and will be shut down for the remainder of the regular season.

Now the question not only becomes will Gonzalez make the playoff roster, but should he? He offers no defensive versatility and he's struggled to both get on base and hit for power in 2017. The only argument might be that Gonzalez has postseason experience and could be useful off the bench, but it might be hard for manager Dave Roberts to trust any of that given how he's played this year.
Sep 27 - 7:59 PM

Adrian Gonzalez finished 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Tuesday's win against the Padres.

The homer was just the third of the season for Gonzalez, who has been sidelined for a huge chunk of the season due to a back ailment. He had never been on the 10-day disabled list until this season, but he certainly made up for lost time. He will continue to work in a bench role for the Dodgers in the final days of the regular season and likely into the postseason, giving the team a still potent bat off the bench.
Sep 27 - 3:57 AM

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

Gonzalez was unavailable for nearly a week after being given an epidural in his ailing back. He's hit only .226/.250/.377 during an injury-plagued season and will be a part-time player down the stretch.
Sep 11 - 6:59 PM

Adrian Gonzalez will be shut down for at least "a couple days" after being given an epidural in his ailing back, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Thursday.

Gonzalez hasn't played since Tuesday. "He’ll be down for a couple days," Roberts said. "As that dissipates we’ll get him back in there. Hopefully his back responds to the treatment." Gonzalez has been limited to 64 games this season due to back and elbow issues and has hit only .226/.250/.377 with one homer over 15 contests since returning last month. The Dodgers aren't counting on the 35-year-old being a regular for them down the stretch or in the postseason.
Sep 8 - 1:30 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Adrian Gonzalez continues to be bothered by back issues.

Gonzalez has managed to play in just 64 games this season due to a herniated disc in his back. While he was activated from the 10-day disabled list in mid-August and has played since that activation, he continues to feel pain and discomfort. Roberts said that if this does not clear up soon -- he is currently being viewed as day-to-day -- Gonzalez could potentially be left off the playoff roster.
Sep 6 - 7:36 PM

Dodgers activated 1B Adrian Gonzalez from the 60-day disabled list.

Gonzalez went 6-for-31 (.194) with one home run over nine rehab games as he shook the rust off following a back injury. The Dodgers seem likely to use Gonzalez mostly as a bat off the bench, although they could give Cody Bellinger some starts in the outfield. Gonzalez will at least get starts this weekend in Detroit for the Dodgers' interleague series.
Aug 18 - 3:22 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Adrian Gonzalez (back) will be activated sometime this weekend.

Gonzalez, out since June 12 with a herniated disc, is batting just .182/.154/.318 through seven games on his current minor league rehab assignment. The 35-year-old first baseman figures to serve as a bench player for Los Angeles down the stretch and into the postseason.
Aug 15 - 7:25 PM

The Dodgers are expected to activate Adrian Gonzalez (back) from the disabled list during their upcoming road trip.

He should be back next weekend when the Dodgers begin their seven-game road trip with stops in Detroit and Pittsburgh. So far A-Gon has hit .308 (4-for-13) with a homer and six RBI on his minor league rehab with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Manager Dave Roberts expects Gonzalez to play against right-handers upon his return but will likely sit versus lefties. Cody Bellinger will shift to left field on days when Gonzalez starts.
Aug 12 - 7:14 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Rob Segedin (wrist) is also beginning a rehab stint with OKC. Gonzalez hasn't seen game action in almost two months after going down with a herniated disc in mid-June. He'll likely return to a backup role now that All-Star rookie Cody Bellinger has taken the reigns at first base.
Aug 3 - 6:49 PM

Dodgers transferred 1B Adrian Gonzalez (back) from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

That clears a spot on the 40-man roster for minor league left-hander Luis Ysala, who was acquired from the Red Sox on Saturday. It doesn't change much for Gonzalez, who has been on the DL for almost two months anyway. Gonzalez, who is slated to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City next week, could be relegated to a backup role upon his return with Cody Bellinger playing so well at first base.
Jul 29 - 9:00 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City next week.

Gonzalez isn't expected to rejoin the Dodgers any time soon and will likely require a lengthy rehab stint. With Cody Bellinger firmly entrenched at first base, Gonzalez could be used in a limited role upon his return.
Jul 29 - 2:30 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (back) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.

Gonzalez ran curves without issue on Tuesday as he continues to progress in his recovery from a herniated disc. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the veteran first baseman will spend at least one week taking at-bats in the minors, which pegs his return for sometime in mid-August. He'll probably be a bench bat for Los Angeles down the stretch.
Jul 25 - 7:26 PM

Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts confirmed Friday that he expects Adrian Gonzalez (back) to rejoin the club prior to September 1.

Gonzalez has progressed to hitting off of a tee and taking soft toss recently, but is still a couple of weeks away from a minor league rehab assignment. With Cody Bellinger entrenched at first base, Gonzalez will presumably be a platoon player upon his eventual return.
Jul 21 - 7:36 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Charlie Culberson
3Tim Locastro
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Joc Pederson
2Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Brandon McCarthy
7Brock Stewart
8Scott Kazmir
9Wilmer Font
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Luis Avilan
4Tony Cingrani
5Ross Stripling
6Jesen Therrien
7Josh Fields
8Edward Paredes
9Walker Buehler
10Yimi Garcia
11Adam Liberatore
12Pat Venditte