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Dodgers veteran Adrian Gonzalez settling into role on bench

On Saturday, the day before the Dodgers faced Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg in a series finale, manager Dave Roberts met with Adrian Gonzalez. Roberts had planned to start Gonzalez against Strasburg. He pointed to Gonzalez’s seven hits in 15 at-bats against the pitcher. Gonzalez...

Adrian Gonzalez will be out a few days after getting injection in his back

Adrian Gonzalez received a pain-killing epidural injection for the herniated disk in his back as part of the Dodgers’ attempt to get him healthy for the postseason. Gonzalez will not be available for a few days as the team waits for the medicine to take effect, manager Dave Roberts said before...

Manager Dave Roberts and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez are close friends, and it benefits Dodgers

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

In the fall of 2015, as the Dodgers searched for a new manager, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman consulted with a handful of veterans about the candidates. Adrian Gonzalez started to rave when Friedman mentioned Dave Roberts. The praise came with a caveat. “Dave would be great,...

Dodgers to return Cody Bellinger to first base, move Adrian Gonzalez to bench

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

When the Dodgers opened the regular season, Adrian Gonzalez was the cleanup batter. When they open the postseason, Gonzalez probably will not be in the lineup at all. Cody Bellinger will reclaim his spot at first base when the Dodgers activate him from the disabled list Wednesday, Manager Dave...

It’s been 5 years since the Dodgers trade that changed everything

Adrian Gonzalez wasn’t cheap, and the Dodgers were suddenly concerned about winning again. In 2011, I felt sorry for the Dodgers. This was six years ago. We had phones that recorded videos, electric cars, and everything. It wasn’t that long ago at all, and it stuns me to look back at how pitiful the Dodgers were. Show More Summary

Curtis Granderson makes a splash as Dodgers beat Pirates, 5-2, for 90th win

Yasmani Grandal and Adrian Gonzalez go back-to-back in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 90th victory

Adrian Gonzalez collects 2,000th hit during Dodgers' 8-5 battering of Pirates

Standing at second base, 2,400 miles away from the ballpark he calls home, Adrian Gonzalez doffed his batting helmet. A modest crowd at PNC Park rose to salute his achievement, the 2,000th hit of his career, a double roped down the first-base line in the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ 8-5 victory...

Adrian Gonzalez gets back into the swing of things in Dodgers' 8-5 victory over Tigers

The pitch registered on the Comerica Park radar gun at 92 mph and it offered a test for Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. In his prime, when he anchored lineups on both coasts, he treated misplaced pitches like this fastball from Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann with malice. Earlier this season,...

Dodgers Notes: Adrian Gonzalez returns with healthier back, limited role

DETROIT — Two months of rest and physical therapy allowed Adrian Gonzalez to roll back the odometer on his back. His role, however,  is very much a part of the present. “I feel great,” Gonzalez said after being activated from the 60-day disabled list on Friday. “Last year was when the whole issue started with […]

Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez won't let his return from disabled list lead to a team crisis

A proud veteran with a distinguished track record is returning from the disabled list. His team has played exceptionally well in his absence, and his role on the team is now in question. This could be awkward. This could be trouble. This could be Dave Roberts’ first major crisis as Dodgers manager....

Could Adrian Gonzalez's return push Joc Pederson out of center field?

Adrian Gonzalez is expected to rejoin the Dodgers this week. The domino effect of his return could lead to reduced playing time for center fielder Joc Pederson. Pederson has one hit in his last 35 at-bats. He is batting.216, and the only lower batting averages among National League players with...

Dodgers Notes: Adrian Gonzalez will have part-time role upon his return

A bad back has kept the amount of entries Adrian Gonzalez has written into this storybook Dodgers season. And now that he’s due to return soon, just how often will the veteran slugger be allowed to pen?

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is set to return, but he won't be an everyday player

Adrian Gonzalez was 23 when the San Diego Padres made him their everyday first baseman. That was in 2006, and he never missed more than six games in a season from that season until this one. He is 35 now. This season included his first career trip to the disabled list, and then his second. He is...

Dodgers Dugout: Here's what to do when Clayton Kershaw and Adrian Gonzalez come back

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I’m wondering if the team will wait until after the regular season or after the playoffs to retire Cody Bellinger’s number. Crowding the lineup The Dodgers should be getting a couple of key players back soon:...

Dodgers mailbag: What happens when Adrian Gonzalez returns from the disabled list?

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Dodgers are 79-32. That translates to a 115-win pace. In case you were wondering: Yes, this is real life. The Dodgers demolished the Mets this past weekend at Citi Field. They won by a cumulative score of 21-4 and pitched a pair of shutouts. Yu Darvish looked good in his Dodger debut. Justin...

Dodgers veterans Andre Ethier, Adrian Gonzalez making progress in rehab from back injuries

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Andre Ethier and Adrian Gonzalez, a pair of Dodgers veterans recovering from herniated disks, took batting practice on Sunday afternoon. Both are likely to begin rehabilitation assignments in August, with Gonzalez expected back from the disabled list before Ethier. Ethier is likely to be activated...

Dodgers notes: Adrian Gonzalez ready to put injured back to test in rehab games

LOS ANGELES – Adrian Gonzalez is ready to find out. “It feels good,” the Dodgers first baseman said of the back injury that sent him to the DL. “I’m not playing in pain. But I haven’t been playing baseball games.” Gonzalez hasn’t played a baseball game since June 11. Since then, he has two examinations […]

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez expected to start rehab assignment in Oklahoma City next week

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is expected to report to triple-A Oklahoma City next week to begin what is likely to be a lengthy rehabilitation assignment to test the readiness of his injured back. Manager Dave Roberts indicated Saturday morning that it had not determined what day exactly...

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez takes batting practice as rehab assignment draws near

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Dave Roberts left his office Sunday morning to see an unexpected sight. Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was in the midst of a particularly vigorous round of batting practice at Dodger Stadium. It was the first time he had taken the field since being placed on the disabled list on June 13...

Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez might not play until September, but whatever happens, he's at peace with it

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Adrian Gonzalez sighed. “We have some hypotheticals,” he said of current plans to rehabilitate the herniated disks in his back. He sounded uncertain. “We’re being cautious,” he added. Gonzalez has played in only 49 of the Dodgers’ 84 games. He has been on the disabled list for the last three weeks...

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