Tuesday, June 13, 2017

MLB news: Gonzalez, Cabrera land on DL


      We have even more injuries. Today, the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets lost a part of their team to the 10-day DL. The Dodgers lost 1B Adrian Gonzalez (back), and the Mets lost SS Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb).

       Gonzalez, 35, has a .255 batting average, one homer and 23 RBIs in 182 Plate Appearances this season. He has a career batting average of .289, 309 homers and 1169 RBIs in 7789 Plate Appearances with the Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers. He's a five all-star, four time gold glove and two time silver slugger.

       To replace Gonzalez, the Dodgers activated CF Joc Pederson from the 7-day concussion DL. Pederson, 25, has a .200 batting average, two homers and 11 RBIs in 123 Plate Appearances. He has a career batting average of .222 with 53 homers, 133 RBIs and 10 steals in 1222 Plate Appearances, all with Los Angeles.

       Cabrera, 31, has a .244 batting average, six homers, 20 RBIs and three steals in 196 Plate Appearances this year. He has a career .268 batting average with 131 HRs, 591 RBIs and 86 stolen bases in 5385 Plate Appearances with the Mets, Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Nationals and Cleveland Indians.

        To replace Cabrera, the Mets recalled INF T.J. Rivera from the Las Vegas 51s (AAA). Rivera, 28, has a .255 batting average, two homers, 13 RBIs and one steal in 114 Plate Appearances this year. He has a career .295 batting average, five homers, 29 RBIs and that one stolen base in 227 Plate Appearances, all for the Mets.

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