Adrian Gonzalez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Adrian Gonzalez plans to play opener despite sore back

    MLB.com "Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has lower back tightness he thinks was triggered by sightseeing, but it shouldn't keep him from starting Opening Night against the D-backs. "I need to rest, get off my feet," said Gonzalez, who was removed from Thursday night's 4-2 exhibition win against..." March 20

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Gonzalez is available to pinch hit and play defense. "We don't think it's major" Mattingly said.

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Adrian Gonzalez had slight cramping in his leg. Said that if this was earlier in the season he would have stayed in the game.

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Crawford returns to lineup Kemp starts as does Gonzalez but Ramirez is out.

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Mattingly said Adrian Gonzalez is bothered by recurring neck stiffness. But "could have played but he knows the day will be good for him."

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Adrian Gonzalez is back in the lineup at first base.

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Gonzalez back in #Dodgers lineup: Crawford LF Punto 3B Gonzalez 1B Kemp CF Ethier RF Ellis C Schumaker 2B Gordon SS Magill P.

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Adrian Gonzalez said MRI showed a mild strain of neck muscle. Plans to play through pain. Skipped BP. Didn't want to aggravate before game.

  • Crawford, Gonzo find relief in LA

    Fox Sports "The jury remains out on Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who is in the final year of his contract and still must prove that he can properly manage a bullpen. But Mattingly’s even demeanor is a strength, and the impact of his managing style on two former Red Sox, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and..." April 30

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    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Lineup change for Dodgers: Adrian Gonzalez scratched

  • Adrian Gonzalez leads Team Mexico

    L.A. Daily News "The ground ball was coming at Walter Ibarra's glove slowly and predictably Wednesday. The Mexican second baseman turned his glove to his backhand and watched the ball hop past him into center field. As Ibarra turned to retrieve the ball, Ramiro Pena jogged over from his shortstop position to..." March 07

  • Adrian Gonzalez's fitness regimen gives him fighting chance

    Los Angeles Times "The more punches Adrian Gonzalez throws, the louder the former boxing champion's voice becomes. "I don't feel 230! I don't feel 230!" Chris Byrd shouts, his arms wrapped around a heavy bag. Gonzalez, the Dodgers' 230-pound first baseman, continues punching. Byrd continues barking. "Drive..." February 09

  • Adrian Gonzalez, Then And Now

    Gaslamp Ball "For those of you that lived under a rock or only watched ESPN from 2006 to 2010, Adrian Gonzalez was a San Diego Padre during that time. The team made the playoffs in 2006 and won their only playoff game that didn't occur in 1984 or 1998. In 2007 and 2010, the team won 89 and 90 games..." September 26

  • Adrian Gonzalez returns to Petco Park as a Dodger

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Adrian Gonzalez will always have strong ties to San Diego. This is where he was born and raised. His family remains in San Diego. In fact, San Diego is the first baseman's off-season home. When asked Tuesday if he grew up a Dodger fan, Gonzalez wasted no time with his response: "I was a..." September 26

  • Fore-Gonz conclusion

    Boston Herald "Given the way everything ended in Boston, it's easy to forget just how good Adrian Gonzalez is. There's a reason the Red Sox [team stats] signed him to a $154 million extension, and it's not because they thought he represented everything wrong with the team and the game. Red Sox fans would..." August 31

  • Magic Johnson thinks that Padres fans will root for the Dodgers because of Adrian Gonzalez

    Gaslamp Ball "Marty Caswell interviewed Dodger owner Magic Johnson right after the blockbuster trade happened between the Dodgers and the Red Sox that sent former Padre Adrian Gonzalez to LA. Magic suggested that Padres fans will now root for the Dodgers because of Adrian. Magic Johnson: He's born and raised..." August 27

  • Adrian Gonzalez homers in his first at-bat with Dodgers

    Los Angeles Times "Adrian Gonzalez had only been in Los Angeles for a couple of hours and was wearing his Dodgers uniform for the first time when he found himself rounding the bases at Dodger Stadium. One of the four players acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Boston Red Sox, Gonzalez sent the second pitch..." August 26

  • Blockbuster trade involving Red Sox and Dodgers is complete

    Boston Herald "The rebuilding of the Red Sox begins today. Early this morning, the Red Sox and Dodgers concluded a blockbuster deal in which the Red Sox shipped four players – Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto – in exchange for a massive relief in salary as well as four..." August 25

  • Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford close to being traded to the Dodgers

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox are not just cleaning house. They are gutting it. A proposed megadeal between the Red Sox and the Dodgers was in deep discussion last night according to a Red Sox source, a blockbuster that would send Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the..." August 25

  • Source: Dodgers, BoSox agree to deal

    Fox Sports "The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are on the verge of a blockbuster trade. The Dodgers have agreed in principle with the Red Sox on a trade for Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto, according to a major league source. Discussions between the clubs had reached the..." August 24

  • Dodgers, Red Sox talking blockbuster

    MLB.com "The Red Sox are talking with the Dodgers about a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles, according to a source. Their season spiraling downward at a rapid pace of late, the Red Sox could be on the verge of a blockbuster trade that would..." August 24

  • Adrian Gonzalez: His Value and the Waiver Move

    Over The Monster "NEWSFLASH! Adrian Gonzalez has been placed on waivers. As with Manny Ramirez before him, Gonzalez' antics have led the Red Sox front office to throw their hands up in the air and scream, "take him, please! Just take him away!" After all, there is only so long that a team can be expected to..." August 23

  • Report: Red Sox place Adrian Gonzalez on trade waivers

    CBSSports.com "The Boston Red Sox have placed first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on trade waivers, according to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com. While many players are routinely placed on trade waivers only to be removed once claimed, the move is an indication the Red Sox could potentially make Gonzalez available this..." August 23

  • Gonzalez, Valentine explain ejection

    WEEI Boston "Both Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and manager Bobby Valentine were ejected by home plate umpire Mike Everitt in the eighth inning of the Sox' game against the Orioles Wednesday night at Camden Yards. Gonzalez was first to be tossed, having complained about a quick-pitch by Baltimore..." August 16

  • Adrian Gonzalez refutes claims made in report

    WEEI Boston "Speaking to WEEi.com prior to the Red Sox' game against the Orioles Wednesday night at Camden Yards, Adrian Gonzalez said that the Yahoo! Story portraying the first baseman as a ring-leader in the players' July 26 meeting with ownership was not factual. "The source is inaccurate," Gonzalez..." August 16

  • Adrian Gonzalez in swing of things

    Boston Herald "Adrian Gonzalez had to choose between two versions of himself to start the season. He could be the slugger of 2008 and 2009 who blasted 76 homers with the Padres. Or he could be the line drive hitter of the next two years who favored a bad shoulder. He chose Option A, and his reasons were..." August 10

  • Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez remain hot at plate

    Boston Herald "Funny, isn't it, what happens when the Red Sox' highest-paid players also are their best players? Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez, in whom the Red Sox invested nearly $300 million prior to last season, combined to go 5-for-9 with three doubles and six RBI in a 9-2 rout of the Texas Rangers..." August 07

  • Red-hot Adrian Gonzalez understands the deal

    Boston Herald "Adrian Gonzalez wasn't surprised to hear that the Red Sox and Dodgers engaged in trade talks before last week's deadline. The main topic? Adrian Gonzalez. Despite signing a seven-year, $154 million contract with the Sox last April, Gonzalez has been around long enough to understand that no..." August 06

  • At long last, Gonzalez seems to have found his home-run stroke

    Providence Journal "He didn't come away with anything to show for it, but Adrian Gonzalez launched fly ball after fly ball to deep left-center field during the weeklong road trip to Seattle and Oakland two weeks ago. Perhaps the most dramatic was a shot he hit to the warning track off Felix Hernandez on June 28, a..." July 20

  • Adrian Gonzalez hits clutch home run as Red Sox win

    Boston Herald "Adrian Gonzalez picked an opportune time to rediscover his power stroke. Homerless in 63 at-bats dating back to June 24, Gonzalez came to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning of last night's game against the Chicago White Sox with two runners on and the score tied. With one sweet..." July 17

  • Gonzalez sidelined with back issue

    Boston Globe "Adrian Gonzalez felt fine when he worked out with the Red Sox on Thursday night at Tropicana Field. A routine trip to the mall on Friday changed that. Gonzalez was getting a cup of coffee at the International Plaza in Tampa when he bent over to say hello to a child in a stroller. That's when he..." July 15

  • Gonzalez' back requires rest

    Boston Herald "Adrian Gonzalez was just trying to be a good guy, but after bending over to pick up a small child Friday, his back locked up. The first baseman missed his second game last night when the Red Sox continued their series with the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, and he will likely miss today's..." July 15

  • Adrian Gonzalez' focus singular

    Boston Herald "Despite building the longest active hitting streak in the major leagues over the past 21/2 weeks, Adrian Gonzalez hadn't been immune from criticism. As Gonzalez racked up single after single, his detractors pointed out the lack of power during the streak, which reached a career-high 18 games in..." July 08

  • Adrian Gonzalez out of lineup 1st time this season

    ESPN.com "For the first time in 66 games this season, Adrian Gonzalez was not in the Red Sox starting lineup Sunday night. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said Gonzalez agreed when he told him after Saturday night's 4-3 win over the Cubs that it would be good to take a day off Sunday, especially with a..." June 17

  • Adrian Gonzalez, Sox end slides

    Boston Herald "It took only a few weeks last year for David Ortiz to rate Adrian Gonzalez among the most impressive hitters he ever has laid eyes on. So, he didn't need to see Gonzalez get three hits last night to know the slugging first baseman's two-month funk won't last all season. Of course, a little..." June 08

  • Gonzo feels the pinch

    Boston Herald "Adrian Gonzalez was surprised and not that thrilled to come out of the game in the sixth inning last night. But even though he got pulled for a pinch runner (Che-Hsuan Lin) who never scored, the fact that the Red Sox survived his absence trumped any disappointment for not contributing late to..." May 27

  • Gonzalez at first; Middlebrooks odd man out

    Boston Globe "When Bobby Valentine filled out his lineup card for Friday night's game against Tampa Bay at Fenway Park, rookie third baseman Will Middlebrooks was the odd man out. But it allowed Valentine to give first baseman Adrian Gonzalez a much-needed break, as well. "I kind of gave Adrian a day off -..." May 26

  • Power outage

    Boston Herald "Over the past six seasons, Adrian Gonzalez has averaged 31 home runs, 103 RBI and a .520 slugging percentage. Thus, his lack of power through 44 games has been among the most surprising developments for the Red Sox. Gonzalez has only three homers in 198 plate appearances (175 at-bats), and..." May 25

  • Gonzalez gets outfield start as Youk returns

    MLB.com "Adrian Gonzalez is starting again in right field Tuesday night, this time in an American League ballpark as the Red Sox try to create lineup space for Kevin Youkilis and fill the gaps in an injury-depleted outfield. Boston activated regular third baseman Youkilis (back strain) from the 15-day..." May 22

  • Adrian Gonzalez call was no hit

    Boston Herald "It's safe to say that Adrian Gonzalez' "guarantee" of a home run did not go unnoticed in either clubhouse yesterday. Made partly in jest following Wednesday's frustrating 2-1 loss to the Rays, teammates playfully mocked Gonzalez as "Broadway Joe" and "Babe Ruth." In the home clubhouse, Rays..." May 18

  • Adrian Gonzalez slams plate ump calls

    Boston Herald "After going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts last night, Adrian Gonzalez conceded that Tampa Bay Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson pitched well. But Gonzalez also blasted plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt for offering a big assist. Gonzalez took issue with the width of Wendelstedt's strike zone,..." May 17

  • Adrian Gonzalez at loss for words

    Boston Herald "Here's how rough things have gotten for Adrian Gonzalez — he waved away reporters before taking any questions last night. Gonzalez has faced the cameras in good times and bad throughout his Red Sox career, but yesterday's game was apparently too much to take. He went 0-for-8 in a 9-6 loss to..." May 07

  • Sox' luck going, Gonzo

    Boston Herald "Regardless of what's happening around him, Adrian Gonzalez typically is as even-tempered as a monk. But after the former San Diego Padres slugger struck out to leave the bases loaded in the seventh inning, he stood at home plate and punched his bat to the dirt. It's been that kind of..." May 03

  • Adrian Gonzalez hasn't clicked in

    Boston Herald "If the Red Sox lineup included a sure thing entering this season, it was Adrian Gonzalez. Fans wondered if Jacoby Ellsbury could repeat his MVP-caliber 2011. They wondered if David Ortiz could produce at age 36. They wondered if Mike Aviles could replace Marco Scutaro. They did not wonder..." May 02

  • Adrian Gonzalez frustrated by failings

    Boston Herald "A year ago, when the Red Sox trudged home after going winless on a season-opening six-game road trip, Adrian Gonzalez projected panic amid a sea of calm. This season, a 1-5 start has only left the slugger annoyed. So after the Red Sox wasted another stellar start from ace Jon Lester..." April 12

  • Mark McGwire applauds Adrian Gonzalez

    Boston Herald "Adrian Gonzalez had just been drafted No. 1 overall by the Marlins in 2000 when he attended batting practice before his hometown Padres hosted the Cardinals. If he felt like a big shot, the photo he was about to pose for would fully disabuse him of the notion. The picture, which remains in his..." March 16

  • Ortiz, Gonzalez in position

    Boston Herald "David Ortiz played first base in the Red Sox' 6-3 exhibition win against Boston College last night. And in today's workout, Adrian Gonzalez will take fly balls in the outfield. It isn't a case of mistaken identity, just part of manager Bobby Valentine's plan to better prepare the Red Sox for..." March 04

  • Healthy outlook to Adrian Gonzalez' swing

    Boston Herald "Looking back now, five months after the Red Sox' ignominious end to last season, Adrian Gonzalez finally can admit it. He regrets participating in the Home Run Derby. Just not for the reasons you may think. Gonzalez still bristles at the notion, to which Red Sox hitting coach Dave Magadan..." February 28

  • More gone from Gonzo

    Boston Herald "For all the reasons the Red Sox should be better in 2012 than they were in 2011, here's one that probably deserves a little more attention: Adrian Gonzalez' power. The first baseman had an outstanding Red Sox debut any way you slice it — winning Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards, and nearly..." January 08

  • Adrian Gonzalez looks for answers

    Boston Herald "Until the season's dying breath, Adrian Gonzalez maintained his unyielding faith that the Red Sox would snap out of a monthlong free fall and sneak into the playoffs. Three weeks later, he still seeks a reason for why that didn't happen. Gonzalez hasn't found it in reports of the in-game..." October 20

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