The Dodgers announced on Tuesday that first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with back discomfort. Outfielder Joc Pederson was activated from the seven-day concussion DL as well.
Gonzalez, 35, left Sunday’s game in the seventh inning when his back “locked up” on him. He exacerbated a previously-existing herniated disk.
Cody Bellinger is starting at first base in Gonzalez’s place for Tuesday’s game against the Indians and that will figure to be the case going forward while Gonzalez is absent.
Gonzalez was batting a meager .255/.304/.339 with one home run and 23 RBI in 182 plate appearances on the season.
A lot of teams do funny promo videos during spring training. The Seattle Mariners have led the league in this category for years now, with their marketing and p.r. folks producing and a lot of game and sometimes hammy players starring in some excellent clips. They’re doing them again this year, if you’re curious.
The Milwaukee Brewers have hopped on the humor train in 2018, and their latest entry in this category of commercials is excellent. It’s their riff on “The Sandlot.”
The biggest difference: Smalls really could kill you in this one. Brett Phillips is a lot more jacked than the kid who played Scotty in the original was.
The Beast, however, is just as terrifying now as he was in 1993.