Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 1 week ago

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has been added to the lineup Saturday against the New York Mets after recovering from a neck issue, according to the team's official website. Gonzalez missed Thursday's game because of a stiff neck and was initially out of Saturday's lineup, but he was added after testing his neck prior to the game.

Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 3 weeks ago

Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Brewers.

It was his only hit in four at-bats, but Gonzalez enters the break as an All-Star batting .283/.355/.520. He had a great April but has slowed down a bit the last couple months.

Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 4 weeks ago

Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Monday's win over the Phillies.

Any concerns about the health of his hand should be erased, as Gonzalez swatted a Sean O'Sullivan offering into the bleachers for his 16th long ball of the season. After a torrid April (1.222 OPS), Gonzalez has produced at numbers right in line with his recent career norms over the past two-plus months. During that span, he's hitting .258 with a .345 OBP, eight homers, and 32 RBI in his last 62 games -- numbers that translate to a 21-homer, 84-RBI campaign over a full 162-game season.

Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 4 weeks ago

Gonzalez (hand) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

Though the Dodgers removed Gonzalez from Sunday's series finale against the Mets after he was struck on the hand by a pitch in his first at-bats, it appears his exit was mostly for precautionary purposes. With Gonzalez showing enough improvement with his condition during batting practice to give it a go, he'll slot back into the cleanup spot in a favorable matchup against struggling Phillies right-hander Sean O'Sullivan.

Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 4 weeks ago

Gonzalez (hand) declined X-rays after Sundays game, and he thinks he'll be able to play Monday against the Phillies, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

Gonzalez did acknowledge that the contusion could get worse overnight, but he'll likely just be day-to-day. He was hit on the hand by a pitch during the first inning of Sunday's game against the Mets, and he later left the contest in the fourth inning.

Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 1 month ago

Gonzalez exited Sunday's game with a right hand contusion, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Gonzalez was hit by a pitch in the first inning, but remained in the game until he was due to hit again in the fourth. He was replaced in the game by Alex Guerrero, but a hand contusion is good news. He'll likely be day-to-day moving forward, but it's worth monitoring the situation to ensure nothing more comes of it over the next few days.

Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 1 month ago

Gonzalez was pinch hit for in the bottom of the fourth inning during Sunday's game, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Gonzalez stayed in the game after being hit by a pitch in the first inning, but was removed prior to his second at-bat. Alex Guerrero replaced him at first base, but it's unclear at this point what caused the veteran first baseman to leave the game. However, the team should provide an update at some point indicating the nature of his injury.

Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 1 month ago

Gonzalez represented the whole of the Dodgers' offensive production with a solo homer in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Mets.

The early-season power surge we saw from Gonzalez is in the distant past now, and his stats have settled into their normal levels -- his .293 batting average, .367 OBP and .514 slugging percentage are all in line with his career marks. However, Gonzalez hasn't finished with an OBP over .350 or a slugging percentage over .500 in any of the last four seasons, so it remains to be seen whether he'll be able to maintain stats that lofty all year long.

Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 1 month ago

Gonzalez is out of the lineup Wednesday against Arizona.

Manager Don Mattingly is opting to use a mostly right-handed lineup Wednesday against Robbie Ray and the Diamondbacks, which leaves Gonzalez out of the mix. Instead, Scott Van Slyke will take over at first base for Gonzalez. Still, Gonzalez is listed as available on the lineup card should he be called upon to pinch hit during Wednesday's contest.

Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 1 month ago

Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

With Sunday's two-bagger, Gonzalez tied Anthony Rizzo for the NL lead in doubles with 23. The 33-year-old's power contributions may capture most of the headlines, but his 30:48 BB:K ratio might be his most impressive stat. It has led to a .375 on-base percentage, his highest mark since 2011.