The Los Angeles Dodgers’ first baseman has officially been activated off of the disabled list.
The Dodgers officially announced that Adrian Gonzalez is back on the 25-man roster after missing 55 games due to a lumbar disc herniation. He will be taking the roster spot of Rob Segedin, who has been optioned to Oklahoma City.
Today, #Dodgers reinstated Adrián González (lumbar disc herniation) from the 60-day DL and optioned Rob Segedin to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 18, 2017
Gonzalez has told Dave Roberts that he does not expect to start every game and will be more of a role or platoon player. He does not want to change any of the vibe that the team has going for it at the moment. Dave Roberts also told the media that he plans to sit Adrian Gonzalez when the team faces left-handed pitchers.
Gonzalez has been in a slow decline over the last two season, this year hitting him hard due to the fact that he had a plethora of lingering injuries that forced him to sideline himself for two months. The Dodgers have not missed a beat without him, on pace to win their most in franchise history.
Gonzalez will start at first base tonight for the Dodgers. His first since going on the disabled list on June 11th. Cody Bellinger will play left field and Chris Taylor is at shortstop while Corey Seager is at DH.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) August 18, 2017