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NL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
35-25 4-6 L2
35-25 6-4 L2
29-30 5-5 L1
27-32 5-5 L1
26-35 4-6 L1

2023 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 1 2 2.81 14 4 0.88

Top Victor Gonzalez News

  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Takes loss Saturday

    Gonzalez (1-1) was tagged with the loss against St. Louis on Saturday, surrendering three runs on two hits and one walk while striking out one batter over one-third of an inning.

    Gonzalez entered in the eighth inning of a tie game and allowed a double and an intentional walk before serving up a three-run homer to Nolan Gorman. The southpaw had been dominant coming into the contest, tossing 11.1 scoreless frames and posting a 12:3 K:BB over his first 10 appearances of the campaign. Given that context, it's unlikely that his rough outing against the Cardinals will impact manager Dave Roberts' trust in Gonzalez.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Back in big leagues

    The Dodgers recalled Gonzalez from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday.

    Gonzalez owns a 2.75 ERA in 55.2 career major-league innings, but he missed all of last season with elbow troubles and failed to win an Opening Day roster spot this year. After striking out 12 batters in seven innings for Oklahoma City while allowing just one run, he'll get the chance to prove himself at the highest level again. Jake Reed was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Optioned to minors

    Gonzalez was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City by the Dodgers on Friday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Gonzalez is a bit of a surprise demotion to Triple-A, but his poor spring training (10.38 ERA, 1.85 WHIP) will see him open the year in Oklahoma City where he'll try and work things out. With Gonzalez now in the minors, Ardaya speculates that Andre Jackson now has a path to be the multi-inning relief option for the Dodgers to begin 2023.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Available for postseason

    Gonzalez (elbow) could be activated if he's needed during the Dodgers' postseason run, per

    Gonzalez is currently on the 60-day injured list as a result of the elbow surgery he underwent in May. The lefty reliever experienced fatigue during his rehab but was able to log four minor-league appearances in late September, pitching four scoreless innings and striking out four batters. Gonzalez didn't take the mound for the Dodgers during the regular season, but he has playoff experience and will work to be ready in case injuries create the need for a lefty reliever during the team's postseason run.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Resumes rehab stint

    Gonzalez (elbow) returned to the mound with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, per

    Gonzalez was temporarily shut down from throwing earlier in the month due to fatigue, but he's since returned to pitching with the Dodgers' Triple-A club. The left-hander has made two appearances this week, allowing two hits and striking out two batters over two scoreless innings. Gonzalez has yet to pitch with the big-league club in 2022, so it's uncertain whether he will be able to ramp up in time to get back to the majors before the end of the regular season.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Puts halt to rehab

    Gonzalez (elbow) has stopped his rehab assignment due to fatigue, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Gonzalez will be shut down for the season after experiencing arm fatigue during his way back from left elbow surgery. He'll now have the offseason to reset and should be ready to go for spring training, barring any major setbacks.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Eyeing mid-September return

    Gonzalez (elbow) is on track to return from the 60-day injured list in mid-September, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Gonzalez began his rehab assignment Aug. 16, so the Dodgers will have 30 days from that date to evaluate him before he'll have to be activated or pulled off the assignment. Through his first five rehab appearances between rookie-level Arizona Complex League and Triple-A Oklahoma City, Gonzalez has covered five innings while striking out five and allowing three earned runs on five hits and two walks. Manager Dave Roberts said Tommy Kahnle (elbow) and Danny Duffy (forearm) are on similar return timelines, so the Dodgers may not have room for all three arms on the 28-man active roster down the stretch even if they all avoid setbacks during their respective rehab assignments.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Moves to Triple-A for rehab stint

    Gonzalez (elbow) joined Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday to continue his rehab, Eric Stephen of reports.

    Gonzalez actually kicked off his rehab stint in the Arizona Complex League, striking out two batters in a scoreless inning Tuesday. The left-hander was subsequently sent to OKC, though he's yet to pitch for the Triple-A squad. Gonzalez last pitched in the majors last August, so he'll likely be given ample time to ramp up.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Resumes throwing

    Manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that Gonzalez (elbow) has resumed throwing, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    It's not clear when Gonzalez resumed throwing, but it's encouraging to see him progressing in his recovery after he underwent left elbow surgery in mid-May. Roberts is optimistic that that the southpaw will rejoin the Dodgers sometime in August.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Gonzalez (elbow) was moved from the 10-day to the 60-day injured list Sunday.

    Gonzalez recently underwent left elbow surgery, and he's not expected to be able to return until at least August. With that in mind, his transfer to the 60-day IL doesn't impact his recovery timeline. The designation was one of a series of moves made by the Dodgers on Sunday to make room on the 40-man roster for Michael Grove and Shane Greene, both of whom were recalled from the minors.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Undergoes surgery

    Gonzalez underwent surgery on his elbow Wednesday, Sarah Wexler of reports.

    Manager Dave Roberts noted Gonzalez is feeling "as good as expected" after the procedure. There is no clear timetable for the left-hander's return to the mound, though late August is the team's current estimate.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Slated for arthroscopic surgery

    Gonzalez (elbow) will undergo arthroscopic debridement surgery that will force him to miss extended time, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

    Manager Dave Roberts was initially hopeful that Gonzalez would be able to return in mid-to-late May, but the southpaw will be forced to miss extended time due to his procedure. It's possible Gonzalez is able to return prior to the end of the regular season, but his return timetable depends on what the doctors find during his surgery.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Could return in mid-to-late May

    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday that Gonzalez (elbow) could join the big club in mid-to-late May, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Gonzalez has yet to pitch in a game this season due to inflammation in his left elbow that first cropped up in spring training. The left-hander is expected to start a rehab assignment soon and has recently been tossing bullpen sessions.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Nearing rehab assignment

    Gonzalez (elbow) tossed a bullpen session Tuesday, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated Gonzalez could be going on a minor-league rehab assignment soon, Jake Rill of reports.

    Gonzalez went on the 10-day injured list near the end of spring training due to left elbow inflammation, and he has yet to see game action this season. The left-hander has been throwing, however, and his bullpen session Tuesday included both fastballs and sliders. Gonzalez could vie for a big-league bullpen spot when fully healthy and ramped up.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Improving but won't return soon

    Gonzalez's elbow soreness has gone away, but he's still expected to miss another 3-4 weeks, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Gonzalez landed on the 10-day injured list Thursday and will apparently miss more than the minimum, though he's at least trending in the right direction. There's no guarantee he returns to the big-league roster once healthy, as he spent the end of last season in the minors.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Opens season on IL

    The Dodgers placed Gonzalez on the 10-day injured list Thursday with left elbow inflammation, Eric Stephen of reports.

    Gonzalez presumably picked up the injury coming out of his final Cactus League appearance March 31. Given that Gonzalez's elbow issue is being characterized as inflammation, he may just require a few days off to allow the swelling subside before he's able to ramp up again. A lengthy stint on the injured list wouldn't appear to be in the cards for Gonzalez, who turned in a 3.57 ERA over 35.1 innings with the Dodgers across 44 appearances last season.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Sent to minors

    The Dodgers optioned Gonzalez to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    The lefty has thrown 2.1 scoreless frames since returning from a knee injury Thursday. Gonzalez has had a solid season, posting a 3.57 ERA and 33:19 K:BB in 35.1 innings, but he was deemed not worthy of a roster spot now that Joe Kelly (undisclosed) is back from the injured list. Any injury in the Dodgers' bullpen would likely bring Gonzalez back to the big leagues.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Activated from injured list

    Gonzalez (knee) was activated from the injured list Thursday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Gonzalez was placed on the injured list Aug. 6. He made a brief rehab appearance on Aug. 17, surrendering three earned runs across one-third of an inning. Prior to his injury, Gonzalez logged 16 holds and will presumably return to a high-leverage role to provide some relief to the team's short-handed pitching staff.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Starts rehab assignment

    Gonzalez (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday, Juan Toribio of reports.

    Gonzalez has been on the injured list since Aug. 6 with right knee inflammation. Given that he's able to start a rehab stint after just 11 days on the IL, he will likely need just one or two outings in the minors before being activated. With that in mind, he could rejoin the Dodgers' bullpen during the upcoming series against the Mets.

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  • Dodgers' Victor Gonzalez: Heads to 10-day IL

    Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday due to right knee inflammation, retroactive to Aug. 4.

    Gonzalez's injury may have contributed to his lackluster stat line in Tuesday's appearance against Houston, when he allowed two runs on a hit and a walk while striking out one in one inning. Whether he's forced to spend more than 10 days on the shelf remains to be seen, but his move to the injured list will help clear room for Trea Turner, who was reinstated from the COVID-19 IL on Friday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Tuxpan Veracruz, Mexico
Age: 27
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, L