Gonzalez (back) will be activated from the 60-day disabled list sometime during this weekend's series against the Tigers, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. Gonzalez has been out of commission for the past two months with a back injury, but he is set to rejoin the Dodgers for the stretch run of the 2017 season. The exact date of his activation from the DL has not been announced, but manager Dave Roberts confirmed that it'll be during the team's weekend series in Detroit.
Gonzalez (back) is expected to be activated from the disabled list during the Dodgers' upcoming road trip that begins Friday in Detroit, Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times reports. The veteran first baseman has been on the shelf since early June with a back issue, but Gonzalez has recently been making steady progress during a rehab assignment and is now very close to a return. He'll miss the remainder of the Dodgers' series with the Padres in addition to their upcoming set against the White Sox, but a return next weekend appears to be on the table. It will be interesting to see how manager Dave Roberts handles Gonzalez's return given the rise of Cody Bellinger at first base, but Bellinger can shift to left field if necessary.
Gonzalez will play a rehab game at High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. Gonzalez hit .308 with a home run over five games for Triple-A Oklahoma City and took four at-bats in his last contest there. Even though his rehab is moving down in league classification, the fact that the Dodgers are moving him closer to home suggests that he's nearing a return. Gonzalez is likely halfway through his rehab assignment; expect him to play four or five games for Rancho Cucamonga before making his way back to Los Angeles.
Gonzalez (back) will start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports. Gonzalez will likely spend a decent amount of time with Oklahoma City as he continues to work his way back from his injury. The first baseman has been steadily getting into the swing of things, and could use the full 20 days of his allotted rehab time over the next few weeks. There will likely be a more definitive timetable after he's able to play a few games with Oklahoma City.
Gonzalez has been moved to the 60-day disabled list, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports. The move means Gonzalez can't return until at least August 11. That said, Gonzalez said he would prefer to use all 20 days on his upcoming rehab assignment, so he's not looking at returning until late August anyway. As a result, the Dodgers will be able to use his 40-man roster spot for flexibility as the trade deadline approaches.