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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
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Carlos Gonzalez believes he's nearly ready to bust out of his early-season offensive slump.
Gonzalez is batting just .197/.229/.364 in 17 games this season, but he went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Saturday and slugged his first home run since April 8 on Sunday. "I'm trying to use the whole field," CarGo said Sunday evening. "When I am doing well, I can hit to left with power and line drives into the gap. When I see that coming off my bat, I know that something good is coming." Apr 27 - 10:28 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Carlos Gonzalez is getting a day off Thursday.

Charlie Blackmon will start in right field and Drew Stubbs will cover center in the matinee versus the Padres.
Apr 23 - 12:21 PM

Carlos Gonzalez had a two-run homer and a double from the two-hole Wednesday against the Brewers.

It's great to see the Rockies employing Gonzalez as a No. 2 hitter, though it'd be greater still if Corey Dickerson were leading off rather than Charlie Blackmon. Gonzalez has three doubles, four RBI and four runs scored already.
Apr 8 - 11:56 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and a solo home run on Wednesday against the Rangers.

Gonzalez hit a game-tying solo home run -- his first long ball of the spring -- in the third inning off of Colby Lewis, then added an RBI double in the seventh inning to cap off a four-run frame. With the regular season drawing closer, Gonzalez owns a .316 average (12-for-38).
Apr 1 - 7:20 PM

Carlos Gonzalez was removed from Friday's Cactus League contest against the Padres with a sore left knee.

The oft-injured outfielder walked off with the team trainer in the middle of the fourth inning. The Rockies announced that he was pulled for precautionary reasons, so at the moment it doesn't sound to be a serious concern. This shouldn't impact his availability for the start of the regular season.
Mar 27 - 11:51 PM

Carlos Gonzalez collected two hits in three at-bats in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Dodgers.

Gonzalez is up to .421 (8-for-19) in Cactus League play so far. The 29-year-old had knee surgery last August, but is looking to play a full season in 2015. If he can stay off of the disabled list, he can still be an MVP-caliber player and would be almost a lock for a 20/20 season.
Mar 21 - 7:22 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-3 and drove home two runs as the Rockies fell to the Athletics in Cactus League action on Friday.

Gonzalez singled and doubled in his three trips, raising his spring average to .375 while plating his first two runs of Cactus League play. He appears to be recovering nicely from August's knee surgery, though counting on a full season of health from the oft-injured outfielder is a difficult proposition.
Mar 21 - 2:21 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a double on Saturday against the Reds.

Gonzalez made his Cactus League debut on Monday and is only up to nine at-bats on the spring. The Rockies are easing him back into action after the outfielder underwent knee surgery in August. Gonzalez is expected to be ready when the regular season begins and the Rockies hope he'll be able to improve on last year's .723 OPS in 281 plate appearances.
Mar 14 - 7:18 PM

Carlos Gonzalez is making his 2015 Cactus League debut Monday afternoon against the Reds.

CarGo is batting second and Troy Tulowitzki -- who is also making his Cactus League debut -- will bat third. Gonzalez eased his way into action this spring following August knee surgery. He is expected to be 100 percent for the beginning of the 2015 regular season.
Mar 9 - 11:00 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
2Rafael Ynoa
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Jordan Lyles
4Tyler Matzek
5Eddie Butler
6Christian Bergman
7Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Adam Ottavino
2John Axford
3Boone Logan
4LaTroy Hawkins
5Rafael Betancourt
6Christian Friedrich
7Brooks Brown
8Scott Oberg
9Ken Roberts