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Carlos Gonzalez | Outfielder | #5

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 217
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Blue Jays, Orioles, Giants and Mets are among the teams that have shown interest in Carlos Gonzalez.
The Rockies also haven't ruled out re-signing CarGo, although it doesn't appear that they view him as a priority at this point. Heyman notes that Gonzalez might be best off taking a one-year "pillow" contract in hopes of re-establishing his value following a disappointing showing in 2017. The 32-year-old batted .262/.339/.423 with 14 home runs and 57 RBI over 136 games for the Rockies last season. Jan 5 - 11:00 AM

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Date:'s Thomas Harding reports the Rockies don't sound very excited about the possibility of re-signing free agent outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

When asked about Gonzalez at a Friday press conference, Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich merely said "He's part of the market." The Rockies are looking for a corner outfield bat but may be ready to move on from Gonzalez, who has starred in Denver for the last nine years but slumped to a .262 batting average with 14 home runs and 57 RBI in 136 games in 2017. Several other teams are interested in the veteran slugger, including the Blue Jays, Astros, Athletics, Orioles and Phillies. Gonzalez has a career .977 OPS at Coors Field and a .735 OPS on the road, so switching teams could severely impact his fantasy production.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 08:26:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez is drawing free agent interest from the Blue Jays, Astros, Athletics, Orioles, and Phillies, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported Tuesday that the Giants, Royals, and Rays have also checked in. Gonzalez is probably so popular because many teams view him as a good buy-low option, but this much interest could obviously work to drive up his price. The 32-year-old outfielder batted just .262/.339/.423 with 14 home runs and 57 RBI over 136 games for Colorado in 2017. He carried an outstanding .295/.353/.534 batting line between 2009-2016.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 12:01:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of reports that the Giants, Royals, Athletics, Rays, and Blue Jays are among the teams believed to be keeping an eye on free agent outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

There hasn't been much chatter about Gonzalez, but teams could look at him as a reasonable buy-low possibility. The thought is that he'll sign a short-term deal in hopes of reestablishing his value. The 32-year-old batted just .262/.339/.423 with 14 homers over 534 plate appearances in 2017.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:22:00 PM

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Rockies have yet to decide whether or not to make a qualifying offer to impending free agent Carlos Gonzalez.

Given the fact that the 32-year-old outfielder is coming off the worst season of his career, it's unlikely that the Rockies will risk him taking the $17.4 million offer. Gonzalez hit just .262/.339/.423 with 14 homers in 534 plate appearances for the Rockies this season.
Source: Boston Globe
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 02:21:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Carlos Gonzalez was helped after visiting a sleep doctor late in the season.

CarGo is on the record as crediting a return to his old grip on the bat with his late-season turnaround at the plate, but apparently getting more rest after not sleeping well early on in the year also helped. Gonzalez batted just .239/.308/.356 for the first five months of the season but closed with a .377/.484/.766 line and six home runs in September. The impending free agent will turn 32 next week and it will be interesting to track his market this winter.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 03:13:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez finished 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss against the Dodgers.

Gonzalez has three multi-hit games over his past four outings, and he is hitting .377 (29-for-77) with 12 doubles, six homers and 16 RBI for his best month of the season by far. That's music to the ears of manager Bud Black heading into the postseason.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 02:50:00 AM

Carlos Gonzalez finished 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

CarGo struggled for most of the season, but he is finishing up strong and getting in tip-top form for the postseason. Gonzalez is 23-for-66 (.348) with nine doubles, five homers and 13 RBI in the month of September to raise his average from .239 to .255.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 01:45:00 AM

Carlos Gonzalez (shoulder) is back in the Rockies' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

CarGo will start in right field and bat third after missing a couple of games with a sore left shoulder. He's slashing .323/.455/.694 so far in September.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 04:46:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (shoulder) remained out of the Rockies' lineup Monday.

CarGo hurt his left shoulder on a dive Saturday and has now missed two straight contests. It's unclear whether he'll be available off the bench. Gerardo Parra is in right field Monday.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 04:57:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez missed Sunday's game due to left shoulder soreness.

CarGo injured his shoulder while attempting to dive for a ball on Saturday. He's receiving treatment, but it's not a sure thing he'll be able to return Monday against the Marlins.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 10:59:00 AM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

CarGo has been red-hot this month, but he was hitless in the first three games of the series against the Padres so he'll get a breather for the finale. Jonathan Lucroy is also sitting out, as the Rockies have Gerardo Parra in right field and Tony Wolters at catcher.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 02:22:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against San Francisco.

Gonzalez is crushing the ball (1.127 OPS over his last nine games) but Colorado has a lot of mouths to feed in the outfield. Ian Desmond gets the start in left, and Gerado Parra will be in right.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez posted a pair of singles and a two-run home run with two runs scored in Saturday's victory against San Diego.

Gonzalez has really heated up down the stretch. He managed to hit just .221 with 13 doubles, six home runs and 22 RBI in 263 pre-All-Star break at-bats. However, in the second half he is hitting .307 with 16 doubles, seven homers and 32 RBI over just 176 at-bats.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 12:57:00 AM

Carlos Gonzalez swatted a pair of two-run home runs in four at-bats with a walk in Tuesday's game at Arizona.

After a difficult first half, CarGo is making up for lost time after the All-Star break. He is hitting .309 (50-for-162) with 16 doubles, six homers and 30 RBI since the break after he hit just .221 with 13 doubles, sox homers and 22 RBI across 263 at-bats.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 01:10:00 AM