Adrian Gonzalez
1B LAD
23 hours ago

Gonzalez (elbow) is back in the Dodgers' Cactus League lineup Friday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran first baseman has been in and out of the lineup for much of spring as the club tends to his elbow issue, which flared up earlier this week on a check swing. Gonzalez appears set, though it would be more comforting for those taking a fantasy draft chance on him to see more sustained action to close out spring training.

Adrian Gonzalez
1B LAD
2 days ago

Gonzalez (elbow) is out of the Dodgers' lineup on Thursday but is expected to return on Friday, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez's elbow has bothered him at multiple times this spring, but him and the Dodgers have dismissed it as anything overly serious. The 34-year-old said he feels better, and barring any setbacks, the issue shouldn't affect his readiness for Opening Day.

Adrian Gonzalez
1B LAD
5 days ago

Gonzalez took a check swing Sunday and his elbow flared up, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez was bothered by his elbow earlier in spring, but he was able to participate in the World Baseball Classic without any limitations. Apparently the same elbow flared up, but manager Dave Roberts was assured that it wasn't anything serious. Consider him day-to-day for now, but the 34-year-old is expected to go through workouts today and return to the lineup tomorrow.

Adrian Gonzalez
1B LAD
1 week ago

Gonzalez has returned to Dodger camp and expects to play in the team's Cactus League game Thursday, David Vassegh of AM 570 Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger returns from a rough World Baseball Classic, in which he had just one hit in 12 at-bats for Team Mexico. Gonzalez, before his departure, participated in two Cactus League contests while battling right elbow inflammation, but seems to be at full health upon his return. The 34-year-old is expected to receive more off days this coming season after playing at least 156 games in each of the past 11 years.

Adrian Gonzalez
1B LAD
2 weeks ago

Gonzalez went 0-for-5 at the plate in his debut for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez was shutdown early in camp due to a sore elbow, getting just five at-bats before joining his fellow countrymen in the WBC, so it may take him a little time to get fully up to speed. Either way, the 34-year-old's spring training stats (Cactus League or WBC) are of little importance as long as he remains healthy. Gonzalez is no longer the power threat he once was, finishing below 20 homers for the first time since his "down" year in 2012, but he should be a solid source of batting average and counting stats while batting in the heart of the potent Dodger lineup.

Adrian Gonzalez
1B LAD
2 weeks ago

Gonzalez (elbow) made his spring debut in the field, going 1-for-3 in a loss to the Giants on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez was brought along slowly this spring after experiencing elbow soreness after arriving to camp. The elbow injury wasn't considered serious, and the Dodgers were simply taking it easy on their 34-year-old slugger in a lengthier spring training schedule. Now that he has passed his test both in the batter's box and in the field, Gonzalez is ready to join Team Mexico for the World Baseball Classic.

Adrian Gonzalez
1B LAD
3 weeks ago

Gonzalez (elbow) returned to the lineup Monday, going 0-for-2 as the Dodgers' designated hitter in a loss to the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

This was the plan all along for Gonzalez after he suffered a minor elbow injury at the start of spring training. The next step is for him to man first base in the field, which he is expected to do Tuesday against the Giants. If Tuesday's start goes without a hitch, then Gonzalez will join Team Mexico in the WBC.

Adrian Gonzalez
1B LAD
3 weeks ago

Gonzalez (elbow) will make his Cactus League debut Monday against the Rockies, serving as the Dodgers' designated hitter, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez is expected to receive two at-bats Monday, and then make his debut in the field at first base Tuesday against the Giants. Assuming his elbow checks out fine following those two outings, Gonzalez will then join the Mexican team later in the week in advance of the World Baseball Classic.

Adrian Gonzalez
1B LAD
3 weeks ago

Gonzalez (elbow) is expected to make his Cactus League debut Monday, according to manager Dave Roberts, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Previous reports said Gonzalez would visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache that day before suiting up, but Roberts' optimism perhaps shows the club expects the examination to go well, or maybe reveals it's been cancelled. Either way, A-Gon taking live reps will help solidify his value in the middle rounds of mixed fantasy baseball drafts, though seeing him show power in the World Baseball Classic -- or spring training, if the 34-year-old winds up dropping out -- would make prospective owners more comfortable.

Adrian Gonzalez
1B LAD
3 weeks ago

Gonzalez (elbow) will be examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Monday, and if cleared, he'll receive an at-bat Monday and two at-bats on Tuesday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The setting for those at-bats was not clarified, though it might be too soon to throw him into game action, so it's probably going to be a simulated contest. A-Gon's recovery will go a long way toward his fantasy potential, and he's worth watching in the coming weeks. If he can prove ready for Opening Day, Gonzalez, who turns 35 in May, could wind up a productive value pick for those who take advantage of draft room doubt. After all, the veteran has driven in at least 90 runs in each of the last 10 seasons.