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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that there's a "30/70" chance that Carlos Gonzalez is traded.

The Rockies are willing to listen to offers for Gonzalez, but they apparently haven't gotten any yet to motivate them to trade the slugger. CarGo is the hottest hitter in baseball with a .431/.471/.969 batting line and 10 homers over his last 16 games. He's owed $37 million from 2016-2017.
Jul 29 - 2:13 PM

Jerry Crasnick of hears from a source who believes the Rockies are more likely to trade Carlos Gonzalez over the winter as opposed to this week.

We're not so sure about that, as Gonzalez has been red-hot this month. Given his injury history, this could be the perfect time for the Rockies to get aggressive. The 29-year-old is still owed $37 million from 2016-2017.
Jul 28 - 3:57 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies are planning to trade outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

And the timing couldn't be better, as Gonzalez went deep twice on Monday against the Cubs and now has 10 home runs this month. The 29-year-old is batting .278/.332/.520 with 20 home runs and 51 RBI overall this season. His injury history and contract could cause some teams to shy away, but he has the potential to be an impact bat for a contender. He's making $16 million this season and is owed $37 million from 2016-2017.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 28 - 9:44 AM

Carlos Gonzalez homered twice in a 4-for-5 effort, but the Rockies lost to the Cubs on Monday.

Gonzalez started the scoring when he drilled a two-run home run to left-center off of Kyle Hendricks in the third inning. He helped the Rockies rally for a four-run ninth inning, drilling a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth inning against Rafael Soriano. It wasn't a lead they would hold, however. Gonzalez has been on fire in July, racking up 10 multi-hit performances in 19 games. He has 20 home runs on the season with 51 RBI and a .278/.332/.520 triple-slash line.
Jul 27 - 11:42 PM

Carlos Gonzalez stayed red-hot on Sunday, blasting another pair of home runs and driving in six as the Rockies routed the Reds 17-7 at Coors Field.

Gonzalez delivered an RBI single to start a 10-run third inning, which he finished with a two-run homer. He wasn't finished though, as he clobbered a three-run shot in the fifth to cap off his massive afternoon. He has now hit seven home runs in his last nine games and is slashing .270/.326/.497 on the season with 18 long balls and 47 RBI.
Jul 26 - 8:22 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo homers in Friday's win over the Reds.

Make that five home runs in his last eight games. Who knows if the Rockies will actually deal CarGo before next Friday's non-waiver trade deadline, but the recent power surge is surely appreciated by the front office.
Jul 25 - 12:43 AM

Carlos Gonzalez smashed a three-run homer in Wednesday's 10-8 loss to the Rangers.

Gonzalez's three-run homer in the eighth inning tied the game at 8-all, but alas, the Rockies bullpen immediately blew the team's new-found lease on life. The outfielder would finish the game 1-for-4. After some tough sledding early in the season, the once-mighty slugger has shown signs of life in June and July and has pushed his overall slash-line to .258/.315/.455 to pair with 14 homers and 39 RBI. He's bounced back nicely from an injury-plagued 2014 and he could post a very good second half to the season if he's able to keep this going.
Jul 22 - 7:25 PM

Carlos Gonzalez was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Braves early due to tired legs.

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said afterwards that it wasn't serious, just that the outfielder had fatigue in his legs. With the long layoff over the All-Star break, he should be fully rested and ready to return to the lineup on Friday.
Jul 12 - 7:43 PM

Carlos Gonzalez played hero in a 3-2 win over the Braves on Saturday, hitting a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to send the home fans off on a happy note.

Nice symmetry here for Gonzalez, who opened the scoring with a two-run homer off of Braves starter Matt Wisler in the first inning and closed it out with a run-scoring single in the ninth off reliever Mike Foltynewicz. He finished the game 2-for-4 with three RBI and two strikeouts. The once-mighty slugger is hitting .258/.313/.454 with 13 homers and 35 RBI this season. Owners who are crossing their fingers for a big second half should take hope from Gonzalez's .280/.317/.548 June (93 at-bats) and a strong start to July.
Jul 11 - 8:48 PM

Carlos Gonzalez launched a solo homer Friday against the Braves.

Gonzalez is now up to 12 home runs and 32 RBI on the year. After getting off to a very slow start this season, the 29-year-old is hitting .299 over 35 games dating back to the start of June.
Jul 11 - 12:43 AM

Carlos Gonzalez doubled three times Thursday as the Rockies beat the Braves 5-3.

The game ended about five hours after its scheduled start time following a long rain delay in the first. With the field soaking wet, the Rockies took Troy Tulowitzki out for a pinch-runner late in the game. It's really kind of surprising that they didn't do the same with Gonzalez, but he finished up with a nice night. It's the third time in four games that he's picked up three hits, pushing his average from .237 up to .254. He's the 13th player this year to collect three doubles in a game, and the first Rockie to do it since Charlie Blackmon on Apr. 4, 2014.
Jul 10 - 2:39 AM

Carlos Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's 3-2 setback against the Angels.

CarGo's frustratingly hot-and-cold season continues. On one hand, he's had two three-hit games in his past three. On the other, he'd gone hitless in seven of his previous 10 coming into tonight. The Venezuelan, who had a strong June after a punchless April and May, is slashing a disappointing .247/.304/.419 with 11 homers and 30 RBI on the whole.
Jul 9 - 2:19 AM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Patrick Corbin is pitching for Arizona and Gonzalez is batting just .161 against left-handers this year. Drew Stubbs will start in left field and bat sixth. Since blowing up for five hits against San Francisco on June 27, Gonzalez has gone just 3-for-28 with six strikeouts.
Jul 4 - 7:09 PM

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C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Jose Reyes
2Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
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S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Chad Bettis
4Chris Rusin
5David Hale
6Eddie Butler
7Jordan Lyles
8Tyler Anderson
9Tyler Chatwood
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R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3Rafael Betancourt
4Tommy Kahnle
5Brooks Brown
6Christian Friedrich
7Christian Bergman
8Yohan Flande
9Justin Miller
10Gonzalez Germen
11Aaron Laffey
12Adam Ottavino