The Dodgers made it official on Friday — Adrian Gonzalez will be going to the DL for the first time in his 14-year major league career. He had the big league record among active players for most games played without going on the disabled list, going 1,774 games since 2006. He had never missed more than six games in a season in that time frame.
In 29 games so far this season, Gonzalez is batting .225 with six runs, five doubles, 11 RBI and 10 walks.
Adrian has been fighting injuries throughout the season, dealing with both a mild herniated disc in his back and complications from elbow tendinitis. He has battled through many injuries in his long career, but has finally been forced to take time to rest and recuperate.
In the corresponding move, outfielder Joc Pederson rejoins the Dodgers after his own stint on the 10-day DL. Pederson had strained his right groin and was placed on the disabled list on April 24. He appeared in three games with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, going 1-7 with three walks. Before being placed on the DL, Pederson was hitting .220 with six runs, three doubles, one home run and seven RBI.
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