Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez is hoping to represent Mexico in World … – Los Angeles Times

At some point during the first week of March, Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez will have his right elbow examined.

“Up until then,” Gonzalez said, “there’s no updates.”

Gonzalez was diagnosed with inflammation before his arrival at Camelback Ranch last week. His availability for opening day is not considered in doubt. But he may have to sit out the World Baseball Classic. Gonzalez hopes to play in one or two games for the Dodgers before joining Team Mexico on March 9 in Jalisco.

Gonzalez wants to play for his country, which is managed by his brother, Edgar. Gonzalez has been told the injury should heal within two weeks, but he should take an extra week as a precaution. If the team doctor does not clear him to play in early March, Gonzalez expects to be prescribed a couple more weeks of rest.

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