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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 (knee) ran the bases in Rockies camp Monday for the first time this spring.
Troy Tulowitzki did the same. Gonzalez is recovering from August surgery to repair the patellar tendon in his left knee, and Tulo is on his way back from a hip procedure. Both players are expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season. Mar 2 - 12:25 PM

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Carlos Gonzalez (knee) will begin running the bases next week.

CarGo is recovering from surgery to repair the patella tendon in his left knee last August. The outfielder won't be in the lineup when Cactus League games begin on Wednesday, but he doesn't appear to be too far away from game action. Assuming things go well, Gonzalez will be in the Rockies' lineup on Opening Day.
Feb 28 - 6:31 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (knee) has been cleared for straight-ahead running and will be allowed to change directions when spring training begins.

CarGo has also been taking batting practice for about a month now. Recovering from surgery to repair the patella tendon in his left knee, Gonzalez will be eased into things in spring training but is expected to be ready to roll for Opening Day. "He's going through the routine check-ins, and he's exactly on schedule," Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said. "We're hopeful to get him on the field sometime soon. Obviously, it's winter here, so it's tough."
Jan 23 - 12:26 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (knee) announced Wednesday that he has been cleared to begin hitting.

Gonzalez is coming off surgery in August to repair the patella tendon in his left knee, which had bothered him dating back to 2013. The 29-year-old could be a little behind at the start of spring training, but the hope is that he'll be ready for Opening Day.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 02:20:00 PM

A source tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that the Rockies will keep their "eyes and ears open" on trade offers for Carlos Gonzalez.

With the club having extended a $15.3 million qualifying offer to Michael Cuddyer, the Rockies outfield is shaping up to be a bit crowded (and pricey) next season. Unloading CarGo and his $16 million contract in 2015 -- and the $37 million remaining in the two years after that -- would help alleviate that logjam. With a new general manager running the show, the team may be more willing to talk about Gonzalez and star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki than it has in the past.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 07:36:00 PM

Rockies activated OF Carlos Gonzalez from the 60-day disabled list.

CarGo is recovering from left patella tendon surgery. He might not be ready for the beginning of spring training but should be fine by the time Opening Day rolls around.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 11:38:00 AM

Rockies transferred OF Carlos Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for the return of Christian Bergman. CarGo is out for the season following surgery on his left patella tendon.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 02:17:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez might not be ready for the start of spring training after undergoing surgery Tuesday on his left patella tendon.

CarGo had a torn portion of the tendon cut out and also a bursa sac removed and a "fat pad" cleaned up. The operation went well, but the recovery period is a bit of an unknown. "We really don't know how he's going to be until that 4 1/2- to 5-month mark," Rockies head athletic trainer Keith Dugger said. "He might be a little delayed in spring training. But our goal is to get him there and get him ready."
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 08:56:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez could require surgery to repair the tendinitis in his left knee.

The Rockies are consulting with Gonzalez as well as doctors to determine whether he should have surgery or it could heal with rest. Either way, his season is likely over. Gonzalez has battled knee tendinitis since last season and an MRI on Wednesday showed the ailment had gotten worse in recent weeks. His disappointing season has likely concluded with a .238/.292/.431 batting line and 11 homers over just 70 games.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 09:23:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (knee) is likely done for the year.

CarGo underwent a follow-up MRI on his aching left knee this week and the news wasn't good. "It did show some changes from his previous MRI on his patella tendon, meaning that it is getting worse," head trainer Keith Dugger said. "The irritation to the area is a little worse off than it was when we did one earlier in the year." There's no reason at this point for the out-of-contention Rockies to push it.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 09:39:00 AM's Thomas Harding said Carlos Gonzalez' patella tendon damage "has increased slightly."

That development was discovered after CarGo visited Dr. Thomas Hackett on Wednesday. The outfielder, the team and doctors will meet Thursday to discuss what that might mean for Gonzalez' outlook the rest of the way, but it's obviously not good. At this point, the Rockies might be best-served to shut him down for the rest of the season in hopes of having him back and healthy for 2015.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 10:29:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (knee) will visit Dr. Thomas Hackett on Wednesday.

The Rockies are hoping that Dr. Hackett will recommend a treatment that will help the chronic tendinitis in Gonzalez's left knee. Platelet-rich plasma injections and/or stem-cell therapy are options, but they would likely end CarGo's season. It's possible rest and rehab will be recommended, which would allow the outfielder to return this year.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 11:58:00 PM

Rockies placed OF Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 9, with left knee tendinitis.

It's an ailment he's been nursing off-and-on all season. CarGo has also been battling a right ankle injury of late, so the Rockies have decided to give him some rest. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but the club has said to this point that they don't feel the need to shut him down yet.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 03:41:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (knee) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

He's been dealing with tendinitis in his left knee off-and-on all season and also recently has had a right ankle issue. Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Saturday that he wasn't ready to shut CarGo down for the season, but we'll just have to see how the outfielder recovers. In you're in a redraft league and don't have room on the DL to stash him, CarGo is probably droppable at this point.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 12:57:00 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Saturday that the club isn't at the point of considering shutting Carlos Gonzalez (knee, ankle) down for the season.

CarGo has nursed tendinitis in his left knee off-and-on all season and recently has had a right ankle issue. He's also had an appendectomy and finger surgery, with all the ailments adding up to a disappointing season at the plate. However, it appears the Rockies will let Gonzalez fight through the soreness for now. "I think it's important for every player to finish strong," Weiss said. "I think it's important for their confidence and for their psyche. It's important going into the offseason. ... I think that's what you have to gain."
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 10:19:00 AM

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