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Injured Adrian Gonzalez not with Dodgers as team begins World Series

As Shaikin pointed out, the 35-year-old Gonzalez has played more major league games without appearing in a World Series than any other active player apart from Ichiro Suzuki and Brandon Phillips.

He’s been in constant contact with the front office, the players, the coaching staff, and Doc [Manager Dave Roberts], expressing his support.

After playing in at least 156 games in each of the previous 12 years, he appeared in just 71, making the first two trips to the disabled list of his career, and batted .242, his lowest average since becoming a full-time player in 2006.

In addition, Cody Bellinger, who took over at first base after Gonzalez began missing time in May, put together a stellar season that has him in strong contention for National League rookie of the year honors.

Gonzalez said in September that he wants to come back in 2018, and he will be in the final year of a contract set to pay him $21.5 million, but his stated desire to “be an everyday player again” might be hard for the Dodgers to fulfill.

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