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Carlos Gonzalez | Outfielder

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Carlos Gonzalez (finger) went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in his return from the disabled list Friday.
He also made a pair of impressive defensive plays. Gonzalez ended up missing just over a month following surgery to remove a benign tumor from his left index finger. The 28-year-old wasn't his usual elite self prior to the procedure, so fantasy owners will have to hope that improved production is on the way now that the issue has been resolved. Jul 12 - 12:59 AM

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Rockies activated OF Carlos Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list.

CarGo had surgery last month to remove a benign tumor from his left index finger, but he hit .385/.467/1.077 with a couple homers during four rehab games to show he was ready. He'll be moved to right field upon his return. Gonzalez was hitting a disappointing .255/.307/.449 over 52 games before the injury but should improve upon that line with his finger no longer an issue.
Jul 11 - 9:42 AM

Carlos Gonzalez (finger) will be used as the Rockies' right fielder once he's activated from the disabled list on Friday.

CarGo was the left fielder before going on the DL, but Michael Cuddyer's (shoulder) injury has opened up a spot in right. He's played over 100 games in right field during his career, so the switch shouldn't be a big deal. The Rockies will mainly use Corey Dickerson in left and Charlie Blackmon in center.
Jul 9 - 1:57 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (finger) went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run and a double in his first rehab game with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.

It was his first game action since surgery last month to remove a benign tumor from his left index finger. If all goes according to plan, he'll play another couple of games in the minors before rejoining the Rockies this weekend.
Jul 8 - 8:31 AM

Carlos Gonzalez (finger) could begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Colorado Springs as soon as Monday.

CarGo felt good while taking batting practice Saturday and will take BP again Sunday. If it goes well, he could be cleared for game action. "I'm very encouraged. And Carlos is too," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "It's very different from before. He doesn't have any pain. And that's making him feel a whole lot better about things." Gonzalez is expected to need 2-3 rehab games, so it's likely he'll be activated later this week.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 6 - 10:25 AM

Carlos Gonzalez (finger) said Thursday that he's hoping to be activated prior to the All-Star break.

If he doesn't return before the end of the first half, he'll be back for the start of the second half. CarGo took batting practice on Thursday for the first time since landing on the disabled list and said his surgically-repaired finger feels good. The slugger was hitting .255/.307/.449 over 52 games before the injury but should improve upon that line with his finger no longer an issue.
Jul 3 - 6:10 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (finger) will take batting practice when the Rockies return from a road trip Thursday.

He'll then take another round of batting practice off fellow rehabber Eddie Butler (shoulder) on Saturday. The Rockies haven't set a timetable for Gonzalez's return, but he should be back quickly now that he's swinging a bat with no pain.
Jul 2 - 3:55 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (finger) hit off a tee on Monday.

"Now that he can swing a bat, his rehab will go rather quickly," Rockies trainer Keith Dugger said. CarGo is three weeks removed from surgery to remove a benign tumor from his left index finger. It's sounding like he has a shot to rejoin the Rockies prior to the All-Star break.
Jun 30 - 8:13 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (finger) has begun taking dry swings.

CarGo had surgery nearly three weeks ago to remove a benign tumor from his left index finger and he's finally starting to incorporate baseball activities again. There's no timetable for the slugger's return, but around the All-Star break seems about right if he can avoid setbacks.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 29 - 1:54 PM

Rockies trainer Keith Dugger guessed Wednesday that Carlos Gonzalez (finger) will be out five weeks.

Dugger told reporters that Gonzalez had a "fatty mass with tentacles" removed from his left index finger on Tuesday. It was a benign tumor that had been causing CarGo discomfort for much of the season. He's likely to resume swinging a bat at the end of June and should be back on the Rockies' active roster around the All-Star break.
Jun 11 - 5:46 PM

Rockies head athletic trainer Keith Dugger expects Carlos Gonzalez (finger) to be able to resume swinging a bat in two weeks.

CarGo had what is suspected to be a benign tumor removed from his left index finger Tuesday. Assuming he has no complications, it doesn't sound like he'll be sidelined terribly long. "Typically it'll take a couple weeks just for the tissue to heal," Dugger said. "And then he can get back his strength and start swinging."
Source: Denver Post
Jun 10 - 6:58 PM

Carlos Gonzalez underwent surgery Tuesday afternoon in Cleveland for his sore left index finger.

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that doctors removed a "foreign body" from CarGo's index finger. It's suspected that it's a benign tumor, but they'll do a biopsy just in case. There's no timetable for Gonzalez's return. Corey Dickerson will be the Rockies' regular left fielder in his absence and is a must-own in standard fantasy leagues.
Jun 10 - 5:53 PM

Carlos Gonzalez will undergo exploratory surgery on his left index finger Tuesday.

More will be known about a potential timetable when it's discovered what exactly needs to be fixed, but obviously this is a big blow for the Rockies no matter what. CarGo has been dealing with swelling in the finger since early May before finally being placed on the disabled list last Wednesday. Corey Dickerson will continue to serve as the left field while Gonzalez is on the shelf.
Jun 9 - 6:44 PM

Rockies placed OF Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with left index finger inflammation.

CarGo tried to play through the inflammation unsuccessfully and will now miss at least two weeks of action. This opens up playing time for Corey Dickerson, who has performed well for the Rockies in limited action and is worth grabbing in standard mixed fantasy leagues.
Jun 4 - 4:45 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (finger) could be headed to the disabled list.

CarGo aggravated a nagging left index finger injury Tuesday and after the game didn't sound optimistic about his chances of avoiding the DL. "I really don’t know what to do now at this point," Gonzalez said. "It’s frustrating. This is the third time. I try to stay in there, but it gets to the point where I can’t grip a bat. It gets so big, I can’t fit into a batting glove." Rockies manager Walt Weiss also indicated that a trip to the DL might be in the offing for the outfielder. "We’re at a point where we need to make a decision with him," the skipper said. The Rockies will re-evaluate CarGo Wednesday before making a decision, but with plenty of other capable outfielders on the roster, it wouldn't make sense to push the slugger.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 4 - 12:38 AM

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