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Adrian Gonzalez sidelined by sore elbow

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

GOODYEAR — Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez felt some discomfort near his right elbow on Sunday and will rest a few days, manager Dave Roberts said on Monday.

Gonzalez, who was prohibited from swinging a bat with tendinitis in his right elbow for two weeks earlier in camp, was 0-for-3 in an exhibition game on Sunday against Team Japan, just his fifth game with the Dodgers this spring.

He felt soreness during an at-bat on Sunday.

"He took a check swing, and there was a little something with the same elbow. It was a different part, more of the belly of the arm,” Roberts said. “He's assured us that it's not a big deal.“

The Dodgers have an off day on Wednesday.

Roberts has already talked this spring about giving his first baseman more rest in 2017. Gonzalez has averaged 159 games and 155 starts per season over the last 11 years, never playing in fewer than 156 games in those campaigns.

"With Adrian, you have to manage the workload. You're trying to get your swing right, so you're working,” Roberts said. “Part of the balance is trying to get healthy but still trying to get your swing right.”