10DAdrián González
1B LAD
1 week ago

Gonzalez underwent an epidural for his injured back Monday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez was placed on the disabled list with the back injury June 13. Manager Dave Roberts says he is hoping for a return around the All-Star break, which would put Gonzalez's absence at roughly four weeks.

10DAdrián González
1B LAD
2 weeks ago

A second opinion confirmed Gonzalez's initial diagnosis of a herniated disc, and he'll likely receive an epidural shot soon, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran doesn't have a solid timetable to return, but perhaps this injection will help speed up his recovery. Either way, Gonzalez may need to show overwhelmingly positive progress to return before the end of June. It's likelier the Dodgers will keep Cody Bellinger at first base as long as possible and let the 35-year-old take his time to get right for the Dodgers' late-season push.

10DAdrián González
1B LAD
2 weeks ago

Manager Dave Roberts said surgery is not an option for Gonzalez (back), Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez will head for a second opinion after Monday's MRI revealed a degenerative problem with his herniated disc. According to Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register, Roberts said Gonzalez could return before the All-Star break, though the team won't slap any sort of official timetable on the veteran first baseman as of now. More on his status should be known following Tuesday's second opinion.

10DAdrián González
1B LAD
2 weeks ago

Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with lower back discomfort.

EDGE Analysis

After avoiding the disabled list for the first 13 years of his career, this will now mark Gonzalez's second trip to the DL this season. He exited Sunday's game early with a herniated disc, which is the injury that forced him to miss an extended period of time earlier in the year. It's unclear if he ever fully recovered, as he slashed just .254/.273/.380 in 20 games since last coming off the disabled list. An update on his condition and possible return date should become available in the near future, while Joe Pederson was activated from the 7-day DL to take his place on the roster. Cody Bellinger will likely slide over to first base in Gonzalez's absence.

10DAdrián González
1B LAD
2 weeks ago

Gonzalez was removed from Sunday's game against the Reds due to a herniated disc in his back, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. He will get an MRI on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran first baseman went 0-for-3 prior to departing, dropping his average to .255 this season. Gonzalez already sat out 13 games in May with a back issue, so hopefully he's not forced to miss much more time with what sounds like could be a similar injury. At 35 years of age with nearly 7000 major-league at-bats to his credit, it wouldn't be surprising to see Gonzo take something of a sharp decline in the durability department, but owners shouldn't rush to conclusions before further diagnosis is provided by the team early this week.

10DAdrián González
1B LAD
3 weeks ago

Gonzalez is not starting in Friday's game against the Reds, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's noteworthy that Gonzalez is sitting against Scott Feldman, Cincinnati's right-handed starter. Still, there is no indication that Gonzalez is injured, so expect him back in the heart of the Los Angeles order shortly. Cody Bellinger is getting the start at first base Friday in his stead.

10DAdrián González
1B LAD
3 weeks ago

Gonzalez is out of the lineup Monday against the Nationals, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has been pretty brutal against all pitchers this season, but particularly bad against southpaws, posting a 65 wRC+ in 39 plate appearances. Enrique Hernandez will start at first base and hit fifth against lefty Gio Gonzalez.

10DAdrián González
1B LAD
1 month ago

Gonzalez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

With southpaw Jon Lester on the hill for the Cubs, manager Dave Roberts will grant two of his veteran left-handed bats, Adrian Gonzalez and Chase Utley, the afternoon off. It's only the second day off that Gonzalez has received since being activated from the disabled list May 18. Over his eight games since returning, Gonzalez is batting .250 over 32 at-bats, but five of his eight hits have gone for extra bases.

10DAdrián González
1B LAD
1 month ago

Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's 4-0 win over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez has now hit safely in five of seven games since coming off a 12-game disabled list stint with back and elbow injuries, and Friday's homer was his first of the season overall. The veteran has plenty of ground to make up in that department, as he's hit no less than 18 round trippers in any of his previous five seasons. He has been putting good wood on the ball in the seven games since returning, as he's sporting a 28.6 percent line drive rate and 33.3 percent hard contact rate over that span.

10DAdrián González
1B LAD
1 month ago

Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in Sunday's 6-3 win over Miami.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez had recently come off the disabled list after missing 12 games with elbow and back problems, and his three-hit performance was the first of the season. He came into the game 1-for-8 in his first two contests back. It's a good sign for the aging slugger, as he's still searching for his first long ball of the season. The 35-year-old is now an injury risk and is performing well below expectations at his position, which doesn't make him a must hold in shallow mixed leagues anymore.