Adrian Gonzalez has been on the disabled list for most of the year, and it’s looking like he is still not 100% healthy. On Wednesday, Dave Roberts told reporters that Gonzalez was still dealing with back issues. He also noted that it’s possible these back issues result in him being kept off the playoff roster.
Adrian Gonzalez's back is still bothering him, and Roberts said it's possible Gonzalez does not make the playoff roster because of that.
— Andy McCullough (@ByMcCullough) September 6, 2017
Gonzalez is an absolute pro and consistent when healthy, sporting a career .289 batting average and 310 home runs. However, this season has brought out a side of Gonzalez that fans are not used to.
Due to injuries, Gonzalez has only played in 64 games this season. His slash line this year is .248/.291/.349 and he has hit just 2 home runs. The power decrease was a huge sign that something was wrong, considering Gonzalez has hit as many as 40 in a season and hit 18 in 2016.
Since coming off of the disabled list, Gonzalez is hitting just .226, with 1 home run in 53 at-bats. Unfortunately, injury has plagued his entire year and it does not look like it is letting up any time soon. It is terrible news to hear Dave Roberts say that it’s possible A-Gon doesn’t make the playoff roster, but it’s looking like it might be what is best for the team.
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