Gonzalez, who was working his way back from an offseason knee procedure, should be fully up to speed by the time the season starts, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
He had only played in three spring games, going 3-for-7 with one home run and one strikeout, and had been gradually getting acclimated with playing the outfield. However, this time off will allow him to get to where he needs to be from a physical standpoint, particularly with regard to his outfield defense.
Gonzalez (knee) will start at second base and bat eighth in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The 30-year-old will be making his spring debut after he was limited in the early stages of camp while working back from the minor right knee procedure he required in October. Assuming Gonzalez experiences nothing more than minor soreness in the knee this spring, he should avoid the injured list to begin the regular season. Gonzalez is expected to serve as the Twins' top utility man in 2020, a role that should afford him a handful of starts per week.
Gonzalez is taking part in daily rehab sessions after undergoing a minor procedure on his right knee in October, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
He's going to miss Minnesota's annual TwinsFest next weekend as a result, but it doesn't sound like an injury that will be a significant issue when spring training begins. Still, monitor his progress. Gonzalez is set to return to a utility role after the Twins signed Josh Donaldson with Miguel Sano moving to first base. The Twins will still likely give him regular duty at different positions to give other players rest, as they did last year. He'll also get regular playing time when a starter is injured.
Gonzalez (oblique) will bat seventh and play left field in Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday against the Yankees.
Gonzalez returns from an oblique strain to start for the first time since Sept. 22. He recorded a .264/.322/.414 slash line in his first season in Minnesota and should fill a regular role in the back half of the lineup during the playoffs.
Gonzalez (oblique) is on the Twins' ALDS roster.
Gonzalez missed the final week of the regular season with a tight right oblique, partially in a bid to rest him up for the playoffs. He appears to be good to go now and should fill an important role in the Twins' postseason campaign.
Gonzalez (oblique) won't play Sunday against the Royals but appears on track for Game 1 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Friday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Gonzalez hasn't seen game action since Sept. 22 due to the oblique injury, but manager Rocco Baldelli indicated he was potentially available to return this weekend. The Twins secured the AL Central crown Wednesday, so there was no real reason to risk rushing back the 30-year-old. Gonzalez's status should receive an update by mid-week as he figures to ramp up his workouts in preparation for the playoff opener.
Gonzalez (oblique) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Royals.
He has been out for almost a week with this oblique injury and it's possible he's just not going to be healthy enough to make the playoff roster for the ALDS. Luis Arraez and Willians Astudillo are occupying the super utility role in his absence.
Gonzalez (oblique) isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Royals.
Gonzalez has been out since Sunday due to a right oblique injury, and with the Twins having already clinched the division, he'll remain sidelined Friday. He'll continue to be considered day-to-day moving forward.
Gonzalez (oblique) is not in Thursday's lineup against the Tigers.
While the Twins are resting their top hitters after clinching the division Wednesday, Gonzalez is not ready to be part of the bench game. It is unclear if he will be able to return this weekend against the Royals.
Gonzalez (oblique) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.
Gonzalez was scratched from Tuesday's series opener with right oblique tightness and still isn't 100 percent. As such, C.J. Cron is starting at first base and hitting seventh in place of Gonzalez, who is day-to-day with less than a week left in the regular season.
Gonzalez was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Tigers with right oblique tightness, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The Twins are calling the move precautionary. Willians Astudillo is starting at first base in place of Gonzalez, who should be considered day-to-day for now.
Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a two-RBI double in Friday's 4-3 win over the Royals.
Gonzalez plated Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano with the sixth-inning double. Those proved to be important runs, as the Royals managed a pair in the eighth but couldn't tie the game. The versatile Gonzalez has 15 homers, 52 RBI and 51 runs scored in 112 games while posting a .264/.322/.417 slash line.
Gonzalez (abdomen) is back in the lineup Monday against the White Sox.
Gonzalez wound up missing just shy of three weeks. He'll bat eighth as the first baseman Monday and should fill a variety of roles over the final two weeks of the season.
Gonzalez (abdomen) took batting practice Friday, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
Gonzalez has missed two and a half weeks with an abdominal strain. His return timeline remains somewhat unclear, but he appears to be making progress.
Gonzalez (abdomen) is taking it slow and is not yet ready to take swings against a pitching machine, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
He is swinging, but is still limited to low-effort baseball activities. Gonzalez, who has not played since Aug. 27, would likely be on the 10-day injured list if not for expanded rosters in September. Luis Arraez is occupying the super-utility role for the Twins.
Gonzalez (abdomen) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Red Sox.
Gonzalez hasn't played in a game since Aug. 27, when he suffered an abdominal injury against the White Sox. The Twins have yet to provide a timetable for his return, leaving Jake Cave to pick up starts in the outfield in the meantime.
Gonzalez (abdomen) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox.
The Twins' super-utility man has not appeared in a game since Aug. 27. He probably would have been placed on the IL if this were any point during the first five months, but there is no need to make a move with expanded rosters. It's uncertain when Gonzalez may be ready to go.
Gonzalez (abdomen) isn't in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Boston.
Gonzalez remains sidelined with an abdominal injury. He hasn't seen any action in a week and the Twins have yet to provide a timetable for his return.
Gonzalez (abdomen) remains out of the lineup Monday against Detroit, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Gonzalez hasn't played since leaving Tuesday's game with an abdominal injury. He's been considered day-to-day and remains without a clear return date. With expanded September rosters, the Twins can afford to give him extra time to recover as other players can cover his utility role.
Gonzalez (abdomen) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.
Gonzalez hasn't started in any of the Twins' previous four contests and went unused off the bench while battling the abdominal issue. Minnesota continues to view the utility man as day-to-day and can take a conservative approach with his recovery with the wave of September callups bolstering the big club's depth.
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