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Carlos Gonzalez | Outfielder | #5

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Gonzalez (wrist) is not in the Rockies' lineup Friday.
CarGo tweaked his right wrist on a swing Thursday and had to be lifted from the game. It looks like a minor thing at this point, but he could need a few days off. Ryan Raburn is in right field. Jun 24 - 5:12 PM

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Carlos Gonzalez suffered a right wrist injury in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

CarGo struck out with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and was then removed in a double switch in the ninth. Rockies team doctor Tom Noonan looked at Gonzalez after the game and believes the injury is minor, but the outfielder will be re-evaluated on Friday. "I sprained it a little bit, and it’s sore," Gonzalez said Thursday. "We will see how it feels tomorrow, but I don’t think it’s anything major."
Source: Denver Post
Jun 24 - 11:46 AM

Carlos Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

Gonzalez's double -- No. 14 on the season -- stood as the Rockies' only extra-base hit in the 3-0 loss. This season, the slugger is slashing a superlative .313/.357/.556 with 15 homers and 37 RBI in 259 at-bats.
Jun 19 - 5:17 PM

Carlos Gonzalez finished 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored, and the Rockies held on to beat the Yankees 13-10 on Tuesday.

CarGo finished the proverbial triple shy of the cycle, but the good evening helped him climb onto the league leaderboard in a number of offensive categories. The 30-year-old is now sixth in the National League in home runs (15), fourth in the league in runs scored (44) and sixth in the league in slugging percentage (.560) among qualified hitters. He's hitting .309 with a .914 OPS and while Gonzalez likely isn't worrying much about his trade value, the Rockies have to like seeing him thrive as the trade deadline creeps ever closer.
Jun 15 - 1:28 AM

Carlos Gonzalez plated four of the Rockies' five runs Saturday in a victory over the Padres.

Three of those runs came across on a first-inning homer off Padres right-hander Erik Johnson. Gonzalez also contributed an RBI single in the fifth. CarGo hit a rough patch in May but has rebounded by hitting .389 with nine homers over his last 18 games. Saturday's explosion boosted his slash line to an impressive .303/.351/.547.
Jun 11 - 7:17 PM

Carlos Gonzalez will take a day off Thursday.

CarGo struck out four times for the second consecutive game Wednesday versus the Dodgers. He'll take a mental and physical break in Thursday night's makeup game versus Pittsburgh, with Gerardo Parra covering right field and Ryan Raburn starting in left.
Jun 9 - 3:09 PM

Carlos Gonzalez struck out four times for the second straight game Wednesday against the Dodgers.

At least he did manage to go 1-for-5 on Tuesday; tonight's was a straight 0-for-4. He's the first player to whiff four times in back-to-back games since Evan Gattis did in April 2015.
Jun 9 - 1:29 AM

Carlos Gonzalez swatted a pair of home runs and drove home five runs on Sunday night as the Rockies blasted the Padres 10-3 in San Diego.

Gonzalez got the Rockies on the board in the first inning with a two-run shot off of Padres starter Luis Perdomo. He plated another run with a fielder's choice in the third inning, then capped off the scoring with a two-run blast in the ninth. It's the second multi-home run game of the season for Gonzalez and 18th of his career. He has been on fire at the dish lately and is now hitting .307/.355/.553 with 13 long balls and 29 RBI on the season.
Jun 6 - 12:17 AM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies starting lineup for Friday's game against the Padres.

It's just a routine day of rest for Gonzalez against opposing southpaw Colin Rea. Ryan Raburn will start in his place and bat cleanup for the Rockies on Friday.
Jun 3 - 7:37 PM

Carlos Gonzalez homered in his fourth consecutive game Tuesday against the Reds.

CarGo had one of the team's seven home runs on the evening, finishing 3-for-5 with two RBI in the contest. The outfielder has been one of the league's most dangerous hitters during a nine-game hitting streak that has included his homer binge, as he's 19-for-37 with five homers, nine RBI and 11 runs scored in that time. Gonzalez is hitting .312/.354/.533 with 10 homers, 22 RBI and 35 runs scored overall.
Jun 1 - 1:16 AM

Carlos Gonzalez doubled and smacked a two-run homer in Monday's loss to the Reds.

Both hits were to center field and they were both lasers, with the longball coming in the ninth inning off of Reds closer Tony Cingrani. Gonzalez also walked twice on the day. He has been inconsistent this season, sandwiching a couple homer binges around the longest homerless drought of his career. The good news is CarGo is in the midst of one of the good streaks, as he's gone deep in three straight and four out of his last five.
May 30 - 7:48 PM

Carlos Gonzalez belted his eighth home run of the season as the Rockies fell to the Giants on Sunday afternoon in Colorado.

His solo shot came in the eighth inning, after the outcome of the game had already been long decided. Gonzalez also singled in the ballgame, finishing the day 2-for-4 to raise his season slash to .297/.335/.484 to go along with eight homers and 18 RBI.
May 29 - 9:27 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a win over the Red Sox on Thursday.

CarGo jumped on a Clay Buchholz pitch in the fourth inning for the two-run shot. The homer was his sixth of the season, as he oddly has just 15 RBI but 29 runs scored in 45 games. He's been heating up in his last four games, going 8-for-16 to raise his overall line to .287/.328/.455.
May 26 - 10:35 PM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.

With left-hander Jon Niese on the hill for the Pirates, Walt Weiss figures it's a good day to give his oft-injured outfielder a breather. Lefty-masher Ryan Raburn is starting in his place and will bat fifth for the Rockies on Saturday.
May 21 - 12:34 PM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Diamondbacks.

It's just a day of rest for the 30-year-old outfielder, who went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Tuesday night. CarGo hasn't homered since April 16 and he's batting .256/.289/.302 over 45 plate appearances in May.
May 11 - 12:07 PM

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