Adrian Gonzalez left Monday’s game against the Angels with lower back stiffness and was held out of Tuesday’s lineup. Manager Dave Roberts spoke with the Los Angeles Times’ Andy McCullough about the possibility of Gonzalez heading to the DL:
“He’s completely against going on the DL, obviously,” Roberts said. “So right now, we’re going to give it a couple days, and see where we’re at.”
Gonzalez hopes he can return as the designated hitter in Anaheim on Thursday night following a couple of days off.
“They just want me to let it come down, and hope it loosens up,” Gonzalez said. “If everything goes as expected, I’ll be in there on Thursday or Friday.”
The first-baseman is hitting .282 on the year with four homeruns and 20 RBI.
In other Adrian Gonzalez news, the Dodgers will be having a bobblehead night for the 34-year old on May 25th against the Cincinnati Reds. The first 40,000 fans will get the bobblehead.
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