Adrian Gonzalez’s Infection Sends Him To Hospital, Bench

Adrian Gonzalez’s skin infection ended up needing treatment at a local hospital. That in turn meant that the Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman had to miss the start on for his team on Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Gonzalez was able to eventually rejoin the team and entered the game in the seventh inning. That return to the lineup ended up being too little, too late as the Dodgers lost to the Brewers 6-4.

After the game, the former San Diego Padre and Boston Redsox player said that the trip to the hospital was being more proactive than something that needed to happen because he was being bothered.

Adrian Gonzalez’s skin infection on his right leg wasn’t something that anyone felt was too serious a threat to his long term health but he did receive an anti-biotic treatment just to be on the safe side.

There was also no real indication that this was something that might need continued or prolonged treatment but it is something teams like to get out of the way just to make sure it doesn’t become an issue later in the season.

The first baseman was acquired by the Dodgers in a blockbuster trade that also brought teammate Carl Crawford over. Since coming over, the slugger has been a consistent bat in the lineup but hasn’t brought quite as much power as the team might have hoped for when they traded for him.

Last season he hit.297 with three home runs and 22 RBI in 36 games after the trade. So far this year, the native San Diegan had started every game prior to last night. He has hit.354 but just two home runs while driving in 17 for a Dodgers team that hasn’t gotten off to the start they were hoping for.

Adrian Gonzalez’s infection wasn’t expected to make him miss the start of last night’s game but treatment at the hospital took longer than the team expected.