Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a three-run homer in a 4-2 win over Cleveland on Tuesday. Gonzalez single-handedly ruined Corey Kluber's night after missing nearly a week with a hamstring injury. His three-run homer in the second set the tone for the game and he added two doubles later on for good measure. Still, this light-hitting first baseman hasn't consistently delivered the power numbers (six homers, 27 RBI for the second half) needed at the position. While it's tough to overlook a performance like Tuesday's, it's hard to consider him anything beyond a waiver wire pickup in deeper leagues at this point.
Gonzalez (hamstring) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Indians. Gonzalez was held out of the lineup four days in a row due to his hamstring injury, but he was able to pinch-hit Monday, and will return to the lineup one day later. Gonzalez will man first base and hit eighth against Indians starter Corey Kluber.
Gonzalez (hamstring) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Angel Verdejo of the Houston Chronicle reports. Gonzalez will sit out for a third straight game while he contends with the hamstring issue. The Astros haven't indicated whether Gonzalez's injury is more significant than a day-to-day issue, but until the utility man deemed ready to go, Yulieski Gurriel could continue to see regular starts at multiple positions.
Gonzalez (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Saturday, according to Angel Verdejo of the Houston Chronicle. It's not clear how long Gonzalez will be out with the hamstring injury he suffered Wednesday, but he will not start Saturday for the second day in a row.
Gonzalez left Wednesday's contest against the Athletics due to hamstring discomfort, Gonzalez exited in the fifth inning, and was replaced at first base by A.J. Reed. The team has listed him as day-to-day going forward.