Dodgers place Adrian Gonzalez on DL for first time in his career
Adrian Gonzalez in in his 14th MLB season, and he has never spent time on the disabled list.
That streak has come to an end as the Dodgers placed the 34-year-old first baseman on the DL Friday with right elbow soreness.
“(I’m) leaning towards putting (Gonzalez) on the DL, not officially, but I think Cheap Jerseys And Snapbacks that’s where we’re going to go,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told MLB Network Radio earlier in the day. “With Adrian potentially on the DL, it will give (Cody) Bellinger a chance to be out there essentially every day at first base.”
The team announced that Gardenhire will have his prostate removed at a later date, at which point he will take a leave from the team.
“We are a family,” new Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said in the team’s release. “As a family there’s a series of tests that are going to come up and this is a big one, but we’re going to come together and help Gardy through this to the best of our ability. We’re not going to miss a step because we are committed to him.”
Arizona general manager Mike Hazen said that Gardenhire wanted to ensure his diagnosis would not negatively impact the club.
“It says a lot about Gardy that his first thought when he told us about his diagnosis was that he didnt want to be a distraction to the team,” Hazen said. “We are all behind him and, of course, our first concern is with getting him healthy and tackling this the way he plans to — head on.”
The Diamondbacks open the season April 2 against the San Francisco Giants.