If 2016 goes anything like the last two seasons, Adrian Gonzalez is going to make you feel like the smartest man alive in April only to make you wish you had traded a couple months later. But is the way a player distributes his stats over a season predictable or even relevant? Maybe not, but if you're not one of those people who stays tuned into baseball for a full six months, when exactly you tuned out may color your opinion of Gonzalez one way or another. He has actually been one of the steadier run producers since leaving Boston a few years ago, but he also doesn't stand out at a deep position, consistently falling short of 30 homers. You'd do fine with him as your starting first baseman, but you'd be reaching for him in the first five rounds.
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (back) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants. Gonzalez will take the field Monday for the first time since Friday of last week. He will man first base and hit third against Giants starter Jake Peavy.
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (back) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports. Gonzalez is set to miss a second straight game, but manager Don Mattingly expressed optimism that the first baseman would be ready to go for Monday's series opener versus the Giants. For Sunday's contest, the Dodgers will go with Scott Van Slyke at first base.
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (back) will be held out through the weekend, AM 570's David Vassegh reports. Manager Don Mattingly said Gonzalez's back stiffness is not a long-term issue, but the team has every reason to hold out the veteran slugger until he is fully healthy. Yasmani Grandal started at first base Saturday. Gonzalez could return sometime in the series in San Francisco, which begins Monday.
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (back) was a late scratch Saturday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports. The back issue will keep Gonzalez out of Saturday's contest, with Yasmani Grandal playing first base and A.J. Ellis getting the start at catcher. He dealt with back stiffness earlier in the week, and with the Dodgers holding an eight-game lead in the division, they may opt to hold Gonzalez out until his back is truly 100 percent.
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is not in Thursday's lineup against Arizona, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports. Day game after a night game, coming off a sore back, and the team is facing a lefty. Scott Van Slyke will man first base.
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