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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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Carlos Gonzalez (hamstring) is not in the Rockies' lineup Friday.
The good news is he hasn't been placed on the disabled list, so the Rockies apparently are viewing it as a day-to-day injury at this point. Gerardo Parra, who is still waiting for the ruling on the appeal of his four-game suspension, is in right field in CarGo's place, with Ian Desmond in left and Ryan McMahon at first base. Apr 20 - 5:38 PM

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Carlos Gonzalez tweaked his right hamstring on Wednesday afternoon against the Pirates.

Gonzalez pulled off a tremendous diving catch in the PNC Park outfield in the bottom of the fourth inning, but Gerardo Parra hit for him in the top of the fifth and finished the game in right field. Rockies manager Bud Black said the extent of the injury is unknown, but some Colorado beat writers are calling it a hamstring strain and that could mean a trip to the disabled list.
Apr 18 - 4:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez was removed from Wednesday's game against the Pirates with an apparent injury.

CarGo made a nice diving catch in the bottom of the fourth inning, but Gerardo Parra hit for him in the top of the fifth. There should be an update soon from PNC Park. Gonzalez was 1-for-2 with a single before exiting.
Apr 18 - 2:12 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a sacrifice fly, and a stolen base in Friday’s 2-1 victory over the Nationals.

CarGo turned back the clock by carrying the load for the Rockies’ offense on Friday, slugging a solo homer off Tanner Roark in the fourth inning before delivering a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the sixth. That was all the Rockies’ bullpen would need. After returning to Colorado on a one-year, $8 million deal last month, Gonzalez is batting .255/.278/.510 with three homers and nine RBI through 15 games this season. He’s not much of an option in mixed fantasy leagues these days.
Apr 13 - 10:54 PM

Carlos Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in a loss to the Padres on Monday.

It was Gonzalez's only hit of the game, but he did reach and score again on a walk. He's now slugging .500, but even with the walk and hit his on-base percentage sits at just .268. It was an uneven -- to put it nicely -- year for the outfielder in 2017, and it might be more of the same for Gonzalez in 2018.
Apr 9 - 11:43 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a triple and a home run as the Rockies fell to the Braves on Friday afternoon in Colorado.

Gonzalez plated the Rockies' first run with an RBI triple in the first inning, then cranked a solo homer off of Brandon McCarthy in the fourth inning to cut the Rockies' deficit to 4-2. He's hitting .267/.290/.467 with one homer and four RBI on the young season.
Apr 6 - 8:31 PM

Carlos Gonzalez slugged his first homer of the spring in Friday’s 8-2 victory over the Reds.

Nolan Arenado and CarGo actually went back-to-back in the fourth inning. It’s worth noting that Gonzalez batted cleanup on Friday, which is where he should be against right-handed pitching to begin the season. The 32-year-old posted an underwhelming .762 OPS in 2017, but it’s worth taking a shot in deeper mixed fantasy leagues given this situation.
Mar 23 - 10:50 PM

Carlos Gonzalez will get some at-bats in a minor league game on Tuesday.

CarGo just returned to the Rockies on a one-year, $8 million deal, but he's itching to get started. It makes sense to shake the rust in a minor league game first, but it probably won't be long before he moves over to the Cactus League side. The 32-year-old figures to see most of the time in right field, though that could be subject to change.
Mar 13 - 11:01 AM

Rockies re-signed OF Carlos Gonzalez to a one-year, $8 million contract.

The deal was reported last Friday and has now become official after CarGo passed a physical. Gonzalez had trouble gaining traction in the market this winter after he hit a disappointing .262/.339/.423 with 14 home runs in his walk year. He has blamed most of his struggles on sleep issues and did bat .377/.484/.766 line with six home runs in September after seeing a sleep specialist. A bounce-back is possible for the 32-year-old, but he wouldn't appear to be guaranteed everyday at-bats with as many mouths as the Rockies have to feed.
Mar 12 - 7:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Rockies are finalizing a contract with Carlos Gonzalez.

It was Heyman who reported Thursday that the two sides were close to a deal, and he says all that's left is to finalize the language details in the contract. It's expected to be a one-year deal for the veteran outfielder, and Bob Nightengale of USA Today says Gonzalez will receive $8 million. CarGo would figure to see the bulk of the playing time in right field, although he might see fewer starts than he's used to with all of the outfielders the Rockies have.
Mar 9 - 9:46 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports the Rockies are close to re-signing free agent Carlos Gonzalez.

Heyman says it will be a one-year deal. This comes mere hours after Manny Randhawa of reported the sides were open to reuniting. Gonzalez got off to a disastrous start last season but turned things around by hitting .314 in the second half. Assuming a deal gets done, CarGo will likely split time with Gerardo Parra in right field. The Rockies' outfield is getting crowded with CarGo, Parra, Ian Desmond, Charlie Blackmon and Raimel Tapia in the majors and David Dahl on the way.
Mar 8 - 9:15 PM

According to's Manny Randhawa, a reunion between the Rockies and free agent Carlos Gonzalez "remains possible."

For now, the Rockies are set with Ian Desmond, Charlie Blackmon and Gerardo Parra as their starting outfielders, but they'd be open to bringing back Gonzalez if injuries arise. The Rockies have also considered reuniting with Mark Reynolds, who slugged 30 home runs last season. CarGo struggled to a .262 average in 2017 but finished the year on a high note by batting .377 with six homers and 16 RBI in September.
Mar 8 - 7:04 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Carlos Gonzalez is a "possibility" for the White Sox and that there's "been some contact" with the Astros, as well.

CarGo would provide the White Sox with a much-needed power bat either in a corner outfield spot and/or the designated hitter slot. Of course, Chicago probably isn't going to contend anytime soon and if CarGo gets a short-term deal it makes it a curious fit. The Astros could use Gonzalez in a corner spot and/or DH, as well, and would make more sense as a destination on a one-year "pillow" contract. The Orioles are one team that's been connected to Gonzalez, although they might move on after signing Colby Rasmus. The Rockies also haven't ruled out re-signing CarGo.
Feb 23 - 11:30 AM

Rockies' general manager Jeff Bridich told Jim Bowden of Sirius XM that he has continued to keep in touch with Scott Boras regarding Carlos Gonzalez.

The Rockies are flush with quality options in their outfield, so a return to Colorado still looks unlikely, but Gonzalez hasn't been a hot commodity on the free agent market. The Blue Jays, Orioles, Giants and Mets are among the teams that have kicked the tires on the veteran outfielder.
Feb 18 - 9:09 PM

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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2B1DJ LeMahieu
SS1Trevor Story
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LF1Gerardo Parra
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
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5Chris Rusin
6Mike Dunn
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