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Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez expects to take more walks
Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez expects to take more walks

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Adrian Gonzalez drew another walk Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals, his fourth in 26 plate appearances this spring. This is by design. "I'm not going to go up there looking for a walk, but I do think I can get back to walking more," Gonzalez said. Gonzalez led the major leagues in walks in 2009 with 119. He drew a combined 89 walks over the last two seasons, including 47 last year. Gonzalez attributes the decrease to the change in players around him. In 2009, he was playing for the light-hitting San Diego Padres, who offered him little protection in the lineup. Opponents used to pitch around him and there was nothing he could do about...

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