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Carlos Gonzalez | Outfielder

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

Carlos Gonzalez left Monday's game versus the Braves with right knee soreness.

It's the same thing that forced him from a game last week. It didn't cost him any starts last week and the Rockies are listing Gonzalez day-to-day for the time being. The slugger was hitless in two plate appearances before exiting.
Aug 24 - 9:06 PM

Carlos Gonzalez smashed his 30th home run of the season as the Rockies fell to the Mets on Sunday.

He finished the day 1-for-4. His fourth inning blast off Logan Verrett was the lone run that the Rockies would muster in the ballgame. He has been on an absolute tear over his last 65 games, and is now slashing .273/.333/.544 with 30 long balls and 71 RBI on the season.
Aug 23 - 7:05 PM

Carlos Gonzalez was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, and three runs scored against the Mets on Friday.

CarGo's ridiculous power surge continues. After beginning the year with just four home runs through his first 49 games, he has 25 over his last 64 games. The 29-year-old is batting .272/.333/.539 overall on the year.
Aug 22 - 1:04 AM

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

Gonzalez made an early exit from Tuesday's game with discomfort in his right knee, but it was only mild inflammation. He is starting in right field and batting third Wednesday versus Washington righty Stephen Strasburg.
Aug 19 - 5:06 PM

Carlos Gonzalez left Tuesday's game versus the Nationals with right knee inflammation.

CarGo had surgery on his other knee last season. The Rockies are listing him as day-to-day for the time being but could offer more on his status after Tuesday's contest.
Aug 18 - 11:05 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Gonzalez took an Ian Kennedy offering for a solo ride in the fourth inning. He's been nothing short of remarkable of late, hitting .306/.373/.745 since the All-Star Break. For reference's sake, he hit 13 home runs in 82 games leading into the break, but has launched 14 in just 27 games since. On the year, he owns a .270/.328/.530 batting line with 27 home runs and 67 RBI.
Aug 16 - 7:52 PM

Carlos Gonzalez's bat stayed aflame on Monday, homering in one of his four at-bats in Monday's loss to the Mets.

Gonzalez gave the Rockies a 2-1 lead when he drove a Jon Niese offering to left-center, marking his 16th home run in his last 28 games. His 26 home runs on the season matches his highest output since 2010, when he hit 34. He has also knocked in 64 runs while batting .281/.337/.548.
Aug 10 - 9:44 PM

Carlos Gonzalez scorched the Nationals for a pair of solo home runs across five plate appearances in Sunday's win.

Gonzalez gave the Rockies an early 1-0 lead with a solo home run off of Max Scherzer in the first inning. He provided an encore against Scherzer in the sixth, as his solo home run tied the game at three apiece. The outfielder has homered 15 times in his last 27 games. Gonzalez now has 25 home runs, 62 RBI, and a .281/.338/.543 triple-slash line.
Aug 9 - 5:02 PM

Carlos Gonzalez blasted a grand slam off Drew Storen in the eighth inning on Friday, propelling the Rockies to a stunning come-from-behind 5-4 victory.

The Nationals had cruised into the eighth inning with a 4-1 lead, but the Rockies were able to string together a couple of hits and a walk against former closer Drew Storen to set the stage for CarGo's dramatic two-out blast. He also had a single in the contest finishing the night 2-for-4. Gonzalez is now hitting .282/.340/.533 with 23 homers and 60 RBI on the season.
Aug 7 - 10:37 PM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Brandon Barnes is handling right field with CarGo out.
Aug 2 - 12:03 PM

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Rockies have told teams they will revisit trading Carlos Gonzalez next month or over the winter.

They evidently haven't been able to find a robust enough market for CarGo this month. Gonzalez is one of the hottest hitters in baseball with a .431/.481/.958 batting line and 11 homers over his last 18 games.
Jul 31 - 2:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Dustin Garneau
3Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
3Wilin Rosario
4Matt McBride
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Jose Reyes
2Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Chad Bettis
4Chris Rusin
5Yohan Flande
6Jon Gray
7Jordan Lyles
8Tyler Chatwood
9Tyler Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3Scott Oberg
4Christian Friedrich
5Christian Bergman
6Gonzalez Germen
7Jairo Diaz
8Simon Castro
9Jason Gurka
10Miguel Castro
11Rex Brothers
12Adam Ottavino