Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 23 hours ago

Gonzalez (knee) is in the lineup Friday against the Cubs and will bat third in the order.

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Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 3 weeks ago

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is out of the lineup Monday against the Washington Nationals due to minor neck and calf issues, according to Dodgers Insider. Gonzalez is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday.

Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.