Dodgers hoping Adrian Gonzalez will return before All-Star break
The Los Angeles Dodgers are apparently optimistic that their former All-Star first baseman will return to the lineup within a month’s time.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Monday that injured slugger Adrian Gonzalez recently received an epidural injection and that he hopes Gonzalez will be back before the All-Star break, per Andy McCullough of the LA Times.
Adrian Gonzalez received an epidural. Dave Roberts hopes he'll be back before the All-Star break.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) June 19, 2017
Gonzalez, 35, landed on the disabled list last week with a herniated disk in his back. He had an elbow injury earlier this season that also required a DL stint.
For Gonzalez, who is batting .255/.304/.339 with one home run and 23 RBIs in 49 appearances in 2017, it’s not nearly as interesting as the last time he injured his back, but it’s proving to be much more troublesome.