Dodgers Adrian Gonzalez refused to stay at Donald Trump's hotel in Chicago

Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez (left) during a 2016 season game and Donald Trump (right) in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in May 2007. (Mark J. Terrill/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez reportedly refused to stay at a Chicago hotel owned by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The Los Angeles Daily News reported that Gonzalez did not stay at the Trump International Hotel and Tower when the team played the Chicago Cubs at the end of May.

"I didn't stay there," Gonzalez told The Los Angeles Daily News. "I had my reasons."

The five-time All Star was born in San Diego, but was raised in Mexico. The slugger has played for the Mexican national team on several occasions for international competitions.

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A big pillar of the Trump campaign has centered on building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to help stop illegal immigration.

Trump also made controversial remarks about Mexico in his very first campaign speech in June.

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people," Trump stated.

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When pressed as to why he didn't stay at Trump's hotel, Gonzalez told The Los Angeles Daily News, "We're here to play baseball, not talk politics."

The Dodgers are tied 1-1 with the Cubs in the National League Championship Series and played the first two games in Chicago.

The team did not stay at Trump's hotel during its most recent trip, according to The Los Angeles Daily News, as arrangements were made with a different hotel due to their previous playoff series matchup with the Washington Nationals going all five games.
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