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July 20, 2021 01:36 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Lit up in return
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Gonzalez gave up three runs on four hits while striking out one batter over two-thirds of an inning against the Giants on Monday.

The southpaw made his first appearance in two weeks after being reinstated from the injured list earlier in the day. He appeared rusty in the brief outing, giving up a pair of singles and a pair of doubles sandwiched around a sacrifice fly. The subpar performance pushed Gonzalez's season ERA up to 3.45 -- it had been a much tidier 2.57 prior to Monday.

July 19, 2021 01:44 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Returns from injury
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The Dodgers reinstated Gonzalez (foot) from the 10-day injured list Monday.

Los Angeles optioned reliever Jake Reed to Triple-A Oklahoma City to open up a spot on the 26-man roster for Gonzalez, who missed two weeks with the left foot injury. Prior to being sidelined, Gonzalez had been serving as a key part of the bridge to closer Kenley Jansen. Over 36 appearances out of the Dodgers bullpen, Gonzalez has collected three wins, 16 holds and one save while posting a 2.57 ERA.

July 16, 2021 02:32 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Beginning rehab assignment Friday
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Gonzalez (foot) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday.

It was reported earlier Friday that the southpaw was nearing a rehab assignment, and now he'll officially make the short trip to Rancho Cucamonga. The 25-year-old has only been out 10 days with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, so he shouldn't need more than an appearance or two in the minors before being activated. With that in mind, he could rejoin the Dodgers' bullpen as soon as Sunday in Colorado or Monday when the club returns home to play the Giants.

July 16, 2021 02:16 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Could begin rehab assignment soon
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Gonzalez (foot) is a strong candidate to begin a rehab assignment in the coming days, Eric Stephen of reports.

Gonzalez landed on the 10-day injured list July 6 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The southpaw is eligible to be reinstated Friday, though it sounds like the club could be leaning toward the 25-year-old getting an appearance or two under his belt in the minors first. If Gonzalez does indeed begin a rehab stint in the next few days, he should have a good chance to return to the Dodgers' bullpen by the end of next week.

July 12, 2021 12:24 AM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Tosses bullpen session
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Gonzalez (foot) threw a bullpen session at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Gonzalez will be eligible to return from a battle with plantar fasciitis when the Dodgers return from the All-Star break Friday. The club hasn't officially confirmed that he'll do so, but the fact that he's already throwing bullpens nearly a week before that date bodes well for his timeline.

July 6, 2021 06:36 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Placed on 10-day IL
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Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day injured list with left plantar fasciitis Tuesday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Gonzalez had made relief appearances in each of the last two games, and he allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out two in 1.2 innings. Per Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic, manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that he's hopeful it will be a short IL stint for the southpaw, which indicates that he could be activated when the club returns from the All-Star break July 16. Left-hander Garrett Cleavinger was recalled by the Dodgers in a corresponding move.

July 3, 2021 01:12 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Records two outs as opener
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Gonzalez didn't factor into the decision Thursday against the Nationals after allowing one run on two hits across two-thirds of an inning.

Gonzalez served as the opener Thursday and only recorded two outs before being lifted, as he was far from effective and allowed two of the four batters he faced to reach base. His seven-pitch outing ended a streak of four straight scoreless appearances, but he still owns a solid 2.39 ERA across 26.1 innings and 34 games.

July 1, 2021 05:28 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Serving as opener
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Gonzalez will serve as the opener in Thursday's game against the Nationals, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Gonzalez last pitched Monday, and he allowed one hit and no walks while striking out one in a scoreless inning to earn his 16th hold. The southpaw hasn't pitched more than 1.1 innings in any of his 33 relief appearances to begin the year, but it's not yet clear how long he could last ahead of primary pitcher Tony Gonsolin on Thursday.

June 30, 2021 12:04 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Secures 16th hold
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Gonzalez earned a hold against the Giants on Monday with a scoreless inning during which he gave up one hit and struck out one batter.

The left-hander came on in the seventh inning with the Dodgers protecting a one-run lead. He hit LaMonte Wade Jr. to begin the frame and surrendered a one-out single to Buster Posey, but the lefty managed to escape the inning without allowing any runs. Gonzalez and teammate Blake Treinen -- who also notched a hold in the contest -- have been running neck-and-neck for the team lead in holds, with Gonzalez establishing a narrow 16-to-15 advantage. They both rank among the top five in the category leaguewide.

June 10, 2021 04:32 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Credited with win Wednesday
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Gonzalez (3-0) earned the win Wednesday versus Pittsburgh. He struck out one in 1.1 scoreless innings.

The 25-year-old relieved Tony Gonsolin with two outs in the second inning and got Colin Moran to line out to end a bases-loaded threat. The southpaw then pitched a perfect third inning. He's been solid this year with a 2.14 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 21:9 K:BB across 21 innings. He's picked up a save, 13 holds and a blown save in 25 appearances, serving as one of the primary setup options behind closer Kenley Jansen.

May 21, 2021 01:28 AM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Notches first win
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Gonzalez (1-0) won Thursday's 3-2 match with the Diamondbacks, throwing 1.1 innings with three strikeouts.

Gonzalez entered a 2-2 tie in the sixth with two out and runners on the corners and whiffed Domingo Leyba before pitching a 1-2-3 seventh with two more strikeouts. A Will Smith homer in the bottom of the inning put him in line for the win, his first of the season. Gonzalez has only surrendered three runs in 16 innings all season and leads MLB with 12 holds, proving why he's a key piece in one of the best bullpens.

May 15, 2021 03:24 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Notches 10th hold
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Gonzalez struck out one batter and hit one batter in a scoreless one-third of an inning Friday to pick up a hold against Miami.

Los Angeles jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the second inning, but the Marlins gradually clawed their way back into the contest. They loaded the bases and sent the tying run to the plate in the top of the eighth, prompting Dodgers manager Dave Roberts to turn to Gonzalez. The lefty hit the first batter he faced to force in a run but then struck out Jon Berti to finish the inning. Gonzalez has emerged as one of the team's most trusted late-inning relievers, registering a 1.38 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 11:7 K:BB across 13 innings. He is tied for the MLB lead with 10 holds.

April 28, 2021 02:20 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Reinstated from COVID-19 IL
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Gonzalez (illness) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday.

Gonzalez was dealing with COVID-19 vaccine side effects Tuesday, but he'll be available once again Wednesday. Outfielder DJ Peters was sent down in a corresponding move.

April 29, 2021 02:40 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Out due to vaccine side effects
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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed after Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Reds that Gonzalez was placed on the injured list earlier in the day due to COVID-19 vaccine-related reasons, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Gonzalez and Mitch White both apparently weren't feeling 100 percent after recently receiving vaccine shots, prompting the Dodgers to place the two pitchers on the IL. Roberts indicated that Gonzalez could be activated from the IL as soon as Wednesday.

April 27, 2021 10:40 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Lands on injured list
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Gonzalez was placed on the injured list Tuesday for undisclosed reasons.

Manager Dave Roberts said earlier in the day that the Dodgers could put some players on the injured list while they deal with side effects from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, and that may be the reason behind the move. Gonzalez could be activated as soon as he feels better if he is indeed on the COVID-19 injured list, though the team didn't specify the reason for his absence.

April 18, 2021 03:32 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Records crucial save
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Gonzalez recorded the save in Saturday's win over the Padres, walking one and recording the final two outs of the game.

The 25-year-old came in shaky with a wild pitch to advance a runner and proceeded to walk Jurickson Profar, but he got himself together and retired the following two batters. Gonzalez recorded his first save of the season, partially due to limited bullpen availability after Friday night's extra-inning affair.

April 10, 2021 11:00 AM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Picks up third hold
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Gonzalez was credited with the hold Friday against Washington as the result of a perfect inning during which he struck out two batters.

Gonzalez threw nine of his 10 pitches for strikes in the spotless outing and induced a swing-and-miss on five of his offerings. The left-hander's three holds are tied for first in MLB, and he has posted a 3:1 K:BB across 2.2 frames covering four outings.

March 17, 2021 11:28 AM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Yet to allow a run this spring
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Gonzalez has pitched in five Cactus League contests, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out six over 5.1 innings.

Gonzalez broke through with a 1.33 ERA and 0.74 WHIP across 20.1 innings during his 2020 rookie campaign, and his fabulous numbers were largely backed up by advanced metrics. He is rolling again this spring and figures to be the Dodgers' top left-handed bullpen option. Gonzalez will be even more important at the start of the campaign if Brusdar Graterol and Joe Kelly (soreness) aren't ready by Opening Day.

September 28, 2020 08:04 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Tosses scoreless inning
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Gonzalez pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and striking out one as the opener in Sunday's win over the Angels.

Gonzalez did his job as the opener with a solid first inning. He allowed Shohei Ohtani to reach on a single in the second before Dustin May took over on the mound. Gonzalez ends the regular season with a strong 1.33 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 23:2 K:BB across 20.1 innings this season. He went 3-0 with two holds and could be a strong option out of the bullpen during the Dodgers' playoff run.

September 27, 2020 01:20 PM
Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Opening in regular-season finale
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Gonzalez will serve as the Dodgers' opening pitcher in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Angels, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.

Though he'll be making his first big-league "start," Gonzalez shouldn't be counted on to handle much more than two innings or 32 pitches, the longest he's worked in any of his prior 14 relief appearances this season. Dustin May is expected to serve as the Dodgers' bulk reliever and is the likeliest pitcher to factor into any decision.

Last 7 Games
07/21vs SFL 2-40.20011
07/19vs SFL 2-70.24301
07/05@ MIAL 4-511.01112
07/04@ WASW 5-10.22000
07/01@ WASW 6-20.22100
06/28vs SFW 3-21.01001
06/25vs CHCW 6-20.21011
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2013R-Azl Dodgers 38.0111003204512313.791.132
2014R-Ogden Raptors 54.2121204504122796.141.864
2015AFX-Great Lakes Loons 57.1161101604516755.521.594
2015R-Azl Dodgers 2.01100006110.001.000
2015R-Ogden Raptors 7.022001052106.431.714
2016AFX-Great Lakes Loons 94.22219036010444793.631.306
2018AFX-Great Lakes Loons 25.2660030185335.711.508
2018ROK-Ogden Raptors 8.0420120741813.502.750
2019AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua 27.18502103614171.661.144
2019AAX-Tulsa Drillers 48.115803124414482.251.289
2019AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger 14.01500000134163.861.429

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Los Angeles Dodgers

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