Gonzalez is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. Gonzalez sits for just the second time in the last 22 games. He's hitting just .221/.272/.302 on the season, so it wouldn't be surprising to see his role decrease in the future. Oscar Mercado will make his MLB debut in left field.
Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run, two runs scored and a walk Tuesday against the Marlins. Gonzalez took Sandy Alcantara deep in the third inning to give the Indians the lead for good. It was his second home run of the season, both of which have come in the last four games. He has no extra-base hits besides the two long balls, though he is 5-for-15 in his last four games and continues to get regular playing in the outfield and as designated hitter.
Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 6-3 win over the Astros. The former Rockie took Collin McHugh deep in the fourth inning for his first homer in a Cleveland uniform. Gonzalez is now slashing .257/.333/.343 through nine games, and it remains to be seen what kind of power he'll be available to provide without the benefit of playing his home games at Coors Field.
Gonzalez is out of the lineup for the first game of the Indians' doubleheader against the Braves on Saturday. Gonzalez started three of the Tribe's four games following his April 14 promotion, going 3-for-14 with three runs and five strikeouts in those contests. Though he's been deployed in left field on each of those occasions, he could see more work at designated hitter moving forward after the Tribe designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment Saturday.
Gonzalez is starting in left field and will bat third in Monday's game against the Mariners, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Monday marks Gonzalez's second consecutive start since joining the Indians. He went 1-for-5 in Sunday's contest and will face the lefty Yusei Kikuchi in the series opener.
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