SYDNEY, Australia -- Two days before opening day,
Gonzalez said he should be ready to play in the regular-season opener Saturday against the
“I’m all right,” he said. “I’ll be good.”
Gonzalez said his back felt tight as he stretched before the Dodgers’ 4-2 victory over Team Australia.
"I thought it would let go and loosen up," he said. "But it got tighter."
Gonzalez grabbed his back after taking a swing in the fourth inning. He lined out to right field and exited the game.
Gonzalez's first-inning single was the only hit in the first seven innings for the Dodgers, who reversed a two-run deficit with a four-run eighth inning.
The comeback started with a towering two-run home run by
"I'm content," Puig said in Spanish. "I haven't hit one in a while."
Puig admitted there were times he was frustrated by his spring performance.
“I felt bad,” he said. “I prepared to do the best I could in
"My coaches and teammates have been telling me not to worry, that everything will turn out fine."
Puig also saved a run in the sixth inning, throwing out Mike Walker at the plate from right field on a single by Tim Kennelly.
Zach Lee started the game for the Dodgers, limiting Team Australia to one run and three hits over four innings. He struck out six.
Other than at pitcher, the Dodgers fielded what will likely be their opening-day lineup.