Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Michael Chavis will get the nod at second base while Gonzalez sits for the first time since May 1, ending a streak of 10 consecutive starts. Gonzalez slashed a respectable .286/.333/.429 over that span, seemingly solidifying himself as the Red Sox's preferred leadoff option in the process.
Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a walk, two doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the A's.
The switch hitter is putting together a solid May, going 12-for-42 (.286) with six doubles, three RBI and four runs so far. Despite the barrage of two-baggers, Gonzales is still only slashing .223/.323/.330 on the season with one homer, two steals, nine RBI and 14 runs through 32 games.
Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Sunday's 4-3 win over Baltimore.
Gonzalez has hit safely in seven straight contests, going 10-for-31 with four doubles and three RBI. He started at second base for the second time in three games, with both starts coming against a right-hander. Sandwiched between his two starts at the keystone was Michael Chavis starting against a lefty. This should be Boston's plan for second base going forward while Enrique Hernandez (hamstring) and Christian Arroyo (hand) are on the injured list.
Gonzalez started at second base, batted leadoff and went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Friday's 6-2 win over the Orioles.
Gonzalez filled in at second base with both Enrique Hernandez (hamstring, IL) and Christian Arroyo (hand) dealing with injuries. Hernandez's absence leaves openings at second base, center field and leadoff. This was Gonzalez's first time leading off in 2021, and he has just 37 career at-bats atop an order. Manager Alex Cora told Ian Browne of MLB.com that he hopes Arroyo can be ready to start by Sunday. That means either Gonzalez or the recently called up Michael Chavis will man second base Saturday against Baltimore left-hander Zac Lowther.
Gonzalez isn't starting Saturday's game against the Rangers, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Gonzalez will be on the bench for a second straight game after he went 0-for-12 with an RBI, two walks and two strikeouts in his last four contests. Christian Arroyo will start at second base and lead off.
Gonzalez is out of the lineup Friday against the Rangers, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
The 32-year-old started 10 of the previous 11 games, including the past three at second base, but he'll head to the bench for Friday's contest after going 5-for-33 during that stretch. Christian Arroyo didn't start the past few games after being it by a pitch, so he could reclaim some playing time at the keystone from Gonzalez.
Gonzalez will start at second base and bat seventh Thursday against the Rangers, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Making his 10th start in 11 games, Gonzalez looks to be an everyday player for the Red Sox at this point rather than a utility man. While he still has the ability to play all over the infield and outfield, he seems to have found a home of late at the keystone, where he'll be starting for the third straight contest. Enrique Hernandez has been seeing more work in the outfield of late as a result, pushing Franchy Cordero into more of a reserve role.
Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to Toronto.
It's been a slow start to the season for Gonzalez, who's now hitting .235 with four RBI in 51 at-bats. The utility player has been a staple in the bottom third of Boston's order, but the team's depth will continue to pressure Gonzalez and, if his meager offensive output continues, threaten his role as an everyday player. The switch-hitter struggled considerably with Minnesota in 2020, so it's reasonable to question whether his days as a productive hitter are behind him.
Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's 7-4 win over the White Sox.
Gonzalez smacked the go-ahead hit when he kicked off a four-run eighth inning with his first home run -- and first extra-base hit -- of the season. His defensive versatility has been on display early, as Gonzalez has played five different positions through 12 games. However, he's batting just .216 (8-for-37).
Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and a stolen base Thursday against the Orioles.
Gonzalez returned to the starting lineup for this one after sitting for the first time this season on Wednesday. He put together a strong performance, but it's been a relatively uninspiring start to the campaign for Gonzalez, as he has only four hits (all singles) in 25 plate appearances.
Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Gonzalez doesn't have a direct path to an everyday gig at any one position, but his ability to play all over the infield and outfield has allowed him to hold down a quasi-full-time role so far this season. He started each of Boston's first five games, going 3-for-16 with two runs. Gonzalez will head to the bench while manager Alex Cora keeps Christian Vazquez's bat in the lineup at DH, but the utility man still looks like he'll still have a decent chance at picking up at least three or four starts per week moving forward.
Gonzalez started at first base and went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in Monday's 11-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Gonzalez filled in for a struggling Bobby Dalbec, who's 0-for-10 with five strikeouts over the first three games. Gonzalez has started all four games to open the season, lining up at four different positions: left field, second base, third base and first base. Manager Alex Cora has history with Gonzalez from their days in Houston and will surely keep rolling him out across the field. Gonzalez has gone 3-for-11 with two walks, an RBI and two runs scored to open the season.
Gonzalez started at second base and went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Orioles.
Gonzalez started in left field Friday against the left-handed John Means, then shifted to second base against right-hander Matt Harvey. Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports Saturday's defensive alignment likely will be used often against righties. "It's just the nature of who we are and what we can do on a daily basis," manager Alex Cora said.
Gonzalez will serve as Boston's left fielder and bat seventh in the team's season opener Friday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
The Red Sox appear set to use a platoon in left field, with Gonzalez starting against southpaws and Franchy Cordero against righties. With the left-handed John Means slated to take the mound for Baltimore on Friday, Gonzalez will begin the campaign in the starting lineup.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Thursday that he's comfortable with Gonzalez serving as the team's everyday left fielder to begin the season if Franchy Cordero (COVID-19 injured list) isn't ready to play by Opening Day, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
After clearing the COVID-19 protocols earlier this week, Cordero is scheduled to put in a full workout Thursday, but he may not have enough time to get up to full speed before the April 1 season opener. As a result, Gonzalez looks like he might have a path to everyday at-bats early on during his first season in Boston, though he'll presumably move into more of a utility role once the Red Sox have their full complement of position players available.
Gonzalez will play all over the field this season, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Gonzalez has played all over the diamond throughout his career, racking up starts at first, second and third base as well as both corner outfield spots. There's no clear opening on the Red Sox roster for him to play every day, making it little surprise that he will continue to shift around the field. Gonzalez will look to bounce back from one of his worst seasons, as he hit just .211/.286/.320 across 199 plate appearances with the Twins in 2020.
Gonzalez agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with the Red Sox on Thursday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Gonzalez played a versatile role for the Twins in 2020, earning substantial playing time at first, second and third base as well as in right field. He should have the chance to fill a similar utility role in Boston, serving as insurance for the likes of Bobby Dalbec and newly-acquired Franchy Cordero. Since posting a 104 wRC+ in 2018 as a member of the Astros, Gonzalez has slipped to post marks of 93 and 66 in the past two seasons.
Gonzalez (illness) went 1-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the White Sox.
Gonzalez played the full game at second base after missing two contests due to illness. The 31-year-old is slashing a mild .215/.291/.333 with five homers, 19 RBI and 11 runs scored in 44 games this season. He figures to be the Twins' primary second baseman down the stretch, although Ehire Adrianza could also see the occasional start at the keystone.
Gonzalez (illness) is starting at second base and batting seventh Wednesday against the White Sox.
The 31-year-old missed the past two games due to a non-COVID-19 related illness, but he'll rejoin the lineup for Wednesday's contest. Gonzalez has hit homers in his last two games and should see the bulk of his time at second base with Luis Arraez (knee) on the injured list.
Gonzalez (illness) isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.
Gonzalez was scratched from Monday's lineup due to an illness not related to COVID-19, and he'll remain on the bench Tuesday. Travis Blankenhorn will make his major-league debut as the second baseman in his absence.
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