The Dodgers are continuing a trend of mixing recent former players back into the equation. This postseason, the organization welcomed back long-time LA star and two-time All-Star Andre Ethier to throw out the first pitch during the NLDS against the hated Giants.
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Gonzalez played 6 seasons with Los Angeles, hitting .280 with 101 home runs and 448 runs batted in over 735 games. A-Gon came to the Dodgers by way of a deadline deal with the Red Sox during the summer of 2012, helping spark a run of dominance in the National League that is still going strong in 2021. He was traded to the Atlanta Braves during the 2017-2018 offseason after a rookie by the name of Cody Bellinger cemented himself as one of the up-and-coming superstars in the league at first base.
Most recently, Gonzalez suited up for team Mexico in the 2020 Olympics.
Altogether, the veteran earned 5 all-star berths, 4 Gold Gloves, and 2 silver slugger awards over his 15-year major league career. He finished with 317 homers and 1202 RBI in 1929 games.
First pitch is set for 2:08 PM PT this afternoon at Dodger Stadium. Walker Buehler pitches for LA against Braves’ right-hander Charlie Morton.
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