Found May 09, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Adrian Gonzalez exited Wednesday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a neck strain while slipping on a foul ball, Steve Dilbeck of the LA Times reports, #Dodgers confirm Adrian Gonzalez left game in fifth after aggravating strained neck. Currently on the ever popular day-to-day list. — Steve Dilbeck (@stevedilbeck) May 9, 2013 While Adrian Gonzalez is listed as day-to-day, he previously had an MRI which revealed that he had a muscle strain. He continued to play during the series against the Diamondbacks hoping that the injury would not aggravate him while he played. Gonzalez has been the igniter of the Dodgers' offense while they continue to under preform. He has a batting line of .340/.397/.491 which includes three home runs and 23 RBI. With all the spending that the Dodgers have made in less than a year, Adrian cannot be a player that they can afford to lose. Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier have not produced to the all-star levels that they are capable of. Adrian has carried the load and is a vital piece in the middle of the lineup. If the Dodgers want to make a push at the NL West, Gonzalez must be healthy.
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