During what was his most extensive workout since his injury, Adrian Gonzalez catches Roberts’ eye after a very strong workout and batting practice.
Doc said Adrian Gonzalez is running bases, fielding grounders, and hitting with group. Could be ready for a rehab assignment soon.
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) July 26, 2017
Dave Roberts said in an interview “I was actually surprised by the effort he exerted, He hit some balls out of the ballpark and says he feels good. I think for him to get onto the field and take batting practice, was a good thing.”
Adrian Gonzalez should be starting a rehab assignment next week.
Roberts says Adrian Gonzalez should start rehab when Dodgers go on road next week
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) July 25, 2017
Adrian Gonzalez has been on the disabled list but has been scuffling through injury all year. The power in his bat has been nowhere to be seen and he continues to struggle to get on base. If Adrian Gonzalez made a return this year and would start, that’d mean that Bellinger would go to left field and the Dodgers’ would lose the production of Chris Taylor. Dave Roberts has some hefty decisions to make coming up. But a hot hitting healthy Adrian Gonzalez may be a great tool come playoff time.
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) July 23, 2017
Adrian Gonzalez continues to be a great club house guy for the Dodgers’ and their surplus of young talent. It may be crucial to the success of Cody Bellinger. Adrian Gonzalez has won multiple gold gloves at first base is one of the best fielding first baseman’s to play the game. There’s no doubt that the Dodgers’ love having the veteran around especially as they close in on a potential 100+ win season and a shot at the first World Series since ’88.
The Dodgers will wrap up the series against the Twins tonight as they go for the sweep and look to extend their winning streak to 5 games. Starting tonight will be Dodgers’ young stud, Brock Stewart. A guy who has been up and down all year, but has high hopes to be able to take over while Kershaw is hurt.