Adrian Gonzalez felt slight pain Sunday and the Dodgers aren’t taking risks.

Gonzalez will take the day off from game play, though he’ll continue with workouts. He said he expects to be full-go Tuesday.

Gonzalez was shut down earlier this month, so the team will proceed with caution until Opening Day.

Since returning, Gonzalez hasn’t shown signs of lingering pain. He took part in the World Baseball Classic, though the experience wasn’t what he hoped.

Despite rumors (and supporting numbers) of a decline, Gonzalez is still integral to the Dodgers’ success. His presence in the lineup, especially compared to the present alternatives, is enormous for a team seeking a World Series appearance.

After a record-setting number of injuries in 2016, Los Angeles has been conservative with any ailing this spring. The last thing the team wants is for injuries to stack up before the games start (as they did a season ago).

Boston needs pitching; are the Dodgers a match?

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