Gonzalez (side) has exceeded expectations and is ahead of schedule in his recovery, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports. Gonzalez was expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks after his placement on the injured list in early July, but he's progressed quickly in his recovery and has resumed taking grounders and playing catch up to 90 feet. The 29-year-old is expected to resume hitting in the near future, and a better idea of his return timetable could be revealed shortly thereafter.
Gonzalez (side) is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports. Although Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Gonzalez was progressing faster than expected in his recovery, he'll still miss several weeks as a precaution. Wilmer Difo, Cole Tucker and Rodolfo Castro could see increased playing time while Gonzalez is sidelined, and the Pirates also signed Dee Strange-Gordon to a minor-league contract Wednesday.
Gonzalez (side) is progressing faster than expected in his recovery, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports. Gonzalez landed on the 10-day injured list with a right side injury Friday, but he's resumed running at 60 percent. The 29-year-old could be sidelined through the All-Star break, yet it appears he could return following a fairly brief stay on the injured list if he remains on track.
The Pirates placed Gonzalez (side) on the 10-day injured list Friday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports. The infielder exited Thursday's game after suffering the injury. It's unclear how long Gonzalez will be sidelined, but Wilmer Difo, recalled Friday, will fill in for now on the Pirates' infield.
Gonzalez exited Thursday's game against the Brewers due to right side discomfort, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Gonzalez left the game after apparently suffering the injury while running out a single. With Colin Moran (wrist) already sidelined, the Pirates will be shorthanded along the infield if Gonzalez is forced to miss any further action. Ben Gamel took over at first base, with Jared Oliva entering the contest in the outfield.