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Carlos Gonzalez | Outfielder

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Thursday.
It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the 29-year-old slugger. He has hit an absurd .281/.336/.643 with 27 homers and 61 RBI over 68 games since the All-Star break. Oct 1 - 7:21 PM

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Carlos Gonzalez hit his 40th home run of the season, but the Rockies dropped Tuesday's contest in 11 innings to the Diamondbacks.

Gonzalez finished 2-for-5. He hit an RBI single to open the scoring in the second inning, then added a solo homer in the third inning. Both hits came against lefty starter Robbie Ray. Gonzalez joins teammate Nolan Arenado in the 40-homer club. He's also knocked in 96 runs while batting .269/.324/.542.
Sep 30 - 1:25 AM

Carlos Gonzalez hit a walk-off two-run homer to defeat the Dodgers 8-6 on Saturday.

The Rockies jumped out to a four-run lead early in the game only to watch the Dodgers tie things up in the sixth inning. Gonzalez made sure this one wouldn't just fall into a long, long list of Colorado losses, though, stepping up with a runner on in the ninth inning and belting a two-run homer off Dodgers reliever Yimi Garcia to end the whole shebang. The 29-year-old slugger has risen from the ashes to slash .267/.323/.539 with 39 homers and 93 RBI this season.
Sep 26 - 11:27 PM

Carlos Gonzalez launched his 38th home run of the season on Friday, powering the Rockies to a 7-4 victory over the visiting Dodgers.

The entire Rockies starting outfield all went deep against Mike Bolsinger in the fourth inning, with Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson all getting in on the fun. The 29-year-old outfielder also singled and drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-3 with three runs scored. He's hitting .263/.321/.531 with 38 homers and 91 RBI on the season. Gonzalez has smashed 34 of his long balls in the last 97 games.
Sep 25 - 11:50 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (foot) is back in the Rockies' lineup Friday.

CarGo sat out on Wednesday after fouling a ball off his foot Tuesday, but he's fine. He'll hit third against Ian Kennedy and the Rockies.
Sep 18 - 5:23 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (foot) is not in the Rockies' lineup Wednesday.

CarGo fouled a ball off his foot in the 15th inning of Tuesday's marathon, leaving the game. He said the foot is fine, but the oft-injured outfielder will get the day off anyway. Brandon Barnes is starting in right field with Gonzalez absent.
Sep 16 - 8:26 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 0-for-7 with four strikeouts before exiting Tuesday's 16-inning win against the Dodgers with an apparent injury.

Gonzalez struck out to lead off the 16th inning. During the at-bat, he fouled a ball off of his leg and appeared to be in some pain. He was replaced in right field by pitcher Jason Gurka. That's obviously a night Gonzalez will want to forget. He's batting .266/.322/.541 with 37 home runs and 88 RBI.
Sep 16 - 3:50 AM

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said Saturday that "there was a little uptake on calls" on Carlos Gonzalez in August and "we were gauging our own interest in trading" him.

"There was a little uptake on calls," Bridich said. "But there were really two parts. First, we were gauging our own interest in trading CarGo. It wasn't like we were doing a full-court press internally to make the trade. We treated him like everyone else on the team. We would think about it and have a discussion when it was warranted. It wasn't like it was some huge orchestrated effort on our part. And, with the pedigree of CarGo, it can be tough to find dance partners in a trade." Obviously CarGo isn't going to be traded this season now, but there's a good chance the Rockies look to move him over the winter. The timing makes sense, as Gonzalez has been fantastic over the last few months and Colorado doesn't look like a probable contender for the next couple years. CarGo is due $17 million in 2016 and $20 million in 2017 before hitting free agency.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 6 - 1:41 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts in Friday's win over the Giants.

Gonzalez homered off Giants starter Chris Heston in the first inning. Nolan Arenado would follow with a solo shot of his own and Jorge De La Rosa would take that 2-0 lead and spin it into a victory. Gonzalez's power turnaround has been absolutely remarkable. In 82 games prior to the All-Star Break, he hit just 13 bombs. He's cracked 23 and driven in 50 over 44 post-break contests. For the season, he's slashing .276/.322/.567 with 36 homers and 85 RBI.
Sep 5 - 1:04 AM

Carlos Gonzalez had another spectacular game Thursday, going 4-for-5 with two homers and four RBI in an 11-3 drubbing of the Giants.

Gonzalez had a career-high seven RBI in a two-homer game against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. He's the seventh player this year to have consecutive two-homer games, which is particularly impressive since he was also the fourth back on July 25-26. Gonzalez is now tops in the NL with 35 homers, one more than teammate Nolan Arenado. He's hit 31 of those in his last 76 games.
Sep 4 - 12:10 AM

Carlos Gonzalez had a grand slam, a two-run homer and a sac fly to power the Rockies to a 9-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Gonzalez is the eighth player to drive in seven runs in a game this year. He's now just one away from matching his career high of 34 homers, and with 80 RBI, he has a chance to reach the century mark for the second time in his career. It's too bad for his fantasy value that he doesn't try steals any more, but his owners will make that trade off in return for continued health.
Sep 3 - 12:54 AM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks.

Brandon Barnes will start in right field. Look for CarGo to play in the nightcap.
Sep 1 - 1:25 PM

Carlos Gonzalez blasted his 31st home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough for the Rockies to overcome the Pirates.

His solo shot in the sixth inning tied the score at 3-3 but would wind up being the extent of the Rockies offense. After an absolutely miserable start to his season, Gonzalez is hitting .299 (75-for-251) with 27 homers and 59 RBI in his last 69 games.
Aug 28 - 10:30 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (knee) is back in the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday night against the Braves.

Gonzalez missed Tuesday's game after making an early exit Monday with a nagging right knee injury. He will start in right field and bat third in his return Wednesday.
Aug 26 - 4:59 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that Carlos Gonzalez (knee) is "definitely available" off the bench Tuesday.

He didn't start the game after exiting Monday's contest with a nagging right knee injury. The knee has bothered CarGo off and on for a few weeks but this is the first time he's missed a game because of it. "He's day to day, but he's definitely available," Weiss said. "I don't anticipate it being a major deal."
Aug 25 - 8:30 PM