Dusty told Hal McCoy that Alex Gonzalez (.176/.215/.284/499) will be back in the lineup Friday night. 

“I was looking for signs of him wincing but I didn’t see it. I’ve done everything I can to hold him off, and he’ll play Friday (in San Diego). He’s my shortstop.”

Maybe he shouldn’t be.  

Reds record when Gonzalez plays:  9-12

Reds record when he doesn’t play:  11-2