Adrian Gonzalez Placed on 10-Day DL with Back Injury; Joc Pederson Reinstated

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistJune 13, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (23) in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Denver. The Dodgers won 12-10. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Tuesday they have placed Adrian Gonzalez on the 10-day disabled list with lower back discomfort.

Joc Pederson, who had been on the seven-day concussion list, will take Gonzalez's place on the 25-man roster.

Despite this setback, durability has been a defining characteristic of Gonzalez's game, and he has played at least 156 contests in each of the last 11 seasons. He has a .255 average with one home run and 23 RBI in 2017. 

Still a dangerous slugger at the age of 35, Gonzalez drilled a combined 95 home runs over the four years coming into the 2017 campaign. The five-time All-Star also hit 30 or more home runs in every season from 2007 to 2010 as a member of the San Diego Padres and has seven different seasons with at least 100 RBI on his resume. 

Gonzalez, a four-time Gold Glove winner, was responsible for 68 total defensive runs saved above average at first base in his career entering the season, per FanGraphs. 

Los Angeles will miss that type of talent, but it does have talented rookie Cody Bellinger to fill in while Gonzalez is out. 


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