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Carlos Gonzalez | Outfielder | #5

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 217
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Gonzalez went 1-for-4 and drove in a run during Saturday's loss to the Rangers.
He singled to center to plate Ian Desmond with the first run of the game in the second inning. The outfielder used to be a perennial first round pick in fantasy leagues but those days have fallen by the wayside. He is following up last year's poor campaign with another similar one in 2018. He has a dull .263 batting average with six home runs and 27 RBI despite playing half his games in Coors Field. Jun 16 - 8:18 PM

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Carlos Gonzalez (rib) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his return to the Rockies' lineup Tuesday.

CarGo hadn't played since last Friday due to a rib issue on the left side of his back. It was something that was able to be treated with a visit to the chiropractor. The veteran outfielder has posted a relatively weak .261/.301/.435 batting line with six home runs and 26 RBI in 48 games this season for Colorado.
Jun 13 - 8:38 AM

Carlos Gonzalez (rib) expects to return to the Rockies' lineup Tuesday following Monday's off day.

CarGo is dealing with a rib issue on the left side of his back, but he's undergone chiropractic treatment and feels better. He will miss a second straight start Sunday but could be available off the bench. Noel Cuevas is in right field Sunday.
Jun 10 - 1:05 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (back) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, manager Bud Black said.

CarGo was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup after back spasms forced him to the sidelines, and it seems as though they're somewhat serious. Noel Cuevas started in place of Gonzalez on Saturday and may draw the start Sunday as well. The 32-year-old is hitting .268/.308/.446 overall this year.
Jun 10 - 12:11 AM

Carlos Gonzalez was a late scratch from the Rockies' lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks due to a back issue.

That's all that's been reported thus far, so the specific injury and the possible extent of the injury are as of yet unknown. Noel Cuevas got the start in right field in CarGo's absence. The Rockies should have an update on Gonzalez's status after the contest.
Jun 9 - 5:46 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBI in leading the Rockies to a 9-6 win over the Reds on Tuesday.

Gonzalez looks quite a bit better in mixed leagues now with David Dahl unfortunately out of the mix for the Rockies. He certainly hasn't been a quality regular for Colorado thus far, but he's in line for consistent playing time for the foreseeable future and, with Coors helping him along, he should be better than this.
Jun 5 - 11:29 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went a perfect 4-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored to propel the Rockies to an 8-2 win over the Reds on Sunday.

Matt Harvey was throwing batting practice, but it was during the first inning of Sunday's game, unfortunately for Harvey. CarGo took advantage, mashing a ball 461 feet to right field for his fifth homer of the year. The four-hit game was especially rare -- Gonzalez had just seven hits in 43 at-bats in the month of May prior to Sunday. Injuries and age have caught up to the 32-year-old, contributing to his .241/.286/.414 line through Sunday's game.
May 27 - 6:42 PM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies' lineup for the second straight game Friday.

CarGo has started just two of the last seven games for the Rockies, as the club has mostly been using Gerardo Parra and David Dahl in the corner outfield spots of late. Gonzalez is batting just .216/.258/.369 with four home runs over 120 plate appearances this season.
May 25 - 5:09 PM

Carlos Gonzalez drove in the go-ahead run on a pinch-hit single against the Dodgers on Monday.

It wasn't exactly hard contact, but Gonzalez put the ball in play against Scott Alexander and Chase Utley wasn't able to make the play. It's the 16th RBI of the season for the outfielder, and it "ups" his line to .226/.270/.387 over 106 at-bats in 2018.
May 22 - 12:48 AM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies' lineup Saturday.

It's the second straight game he's been benched, and this time it comes against a right-hander. CarGo is hitting just .156/.243/.281 so far in May. David Dahl is in right field Saturday. The Rockies also have Tony Wolters catching over Chris Iannetta.
May 19 - 1:48 PM

Carlos Gonzalez is absent from the Rockies' starting lineup on Friday night against the Giants.

It looks to be a routine day of rest for the veteran outfielder with left-hander Derek Holland on the hill for the Giants. Noel Cuevas will start in his place in right field and bat fifth for the Rockies on Friday.
May 18 - 6:36 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 1-for-5 with a go-ahead two-run single in the 12th inning of Thursday's win over the Giants.

Gonzalez stepped to the plate in the top of the 12th inning following a walk of Nolan Arenado which loaded the bases with two outs. He fell behind 1-2 against Cory Gearrin, but kept his head in the at-bat to whack a high fastball for a solid single to score two runs. Wade Davis would close out the win in the bottom of the frame. Simple single though it might have been, the veteran slugger needed this one. He entered action on Thursday hitting just .148/.226/.290 in 27 at-bats this month. Gonzalez will occasionally hit these kind of Himalayan cold streaks, but fantasy owners are advised to be patient. He's shown the ability to extricate himself from extended slogs in the recent past.
May 18 - 2:42 AM

Carlos Gonzalez, who didn't play Thursday, went 2-for-5 with a homer and a walk against the Brewers on Friday.

The Rockies sat Gonzalez on Thursday even though they were facing a right-hander. He's hitting a modest .236 with four homers in 89 at-bats this season, though his .705 OPS is still a higher mark than what Gerardo Parra or Ian Desmond is sporting.
May 12 - 1:45 AM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies' lineup Thursday against the Brewers.

Gonzalez has struck out in five of his last eight at-bats and is now hitting just .226 for the season. David Dahl will spell CarGo in right field and bat cleanup against Brewers right-hander Jhoulys Chacin. Gonzalez will continue to lose playing time to Dahl if his bat doesn't wake up.
May 10 - 4:48 PM

Carlos Gonzalez ripped two hits Wednesday in the Rockies’ loss to the Angels.

Rockies fans obviously didn’t have much to cheer about on Wednesday but at least Gonzalez put together a decent outing with a pair of hits including his third double of 2018. CarGo has gotten off to a slow start this year, hitting a mere .226 with three homers and 22 strikeouts in 84 at-bats. If his struggles continue, Gonzalez might start losing playing time to up-and-comer David Dahl.
May 9 - 7:53 PM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Tony Wolters
3Tom Murphy
1B1Ian Desmond
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Pat Valaika
SS1Trevor Story
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Gerardo Parra
2David Dahl
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Noel Cuevas
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Gray
2Tyler Anderson
3Chad Bettis
4German Marquez
5Kyle Freeland
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Jake McGee
3Bryan Shaw
4Adam Ottavino
5Chris Rusin
6Mike Dunn
7Brooks Pounders
8Harrison Musgrave
9Carlos Estevez
10Zac Rosscup
11Rayan Gonzalez
12Scott Oberg
13Jeff Hoffman