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Carlos Gonzalez | Outfielder | #5

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-3, both singles, in a loss to the Royals on Thursday.
He is now 4-for-14 in the early going this spring. He put up yet another excellent season in 2016, batting .298/.350/.505 with 25 home runs and 100 RBI. He is entering the final year of his contract with the Rockies, meaning his tenure at Coors Field might be coming to an end soon -- either via trade or free agency. Departing the high-altitude city could put a big damper on his fantasy value. He has a career .983 OPS at home and a .750 OPS on the road. Mar 2 - 7:40 PM

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Carlos Gonzalez said that "there's no conversation" with the Rockies regarding an extension right now.

"It’s up to them. They’re the ones that make the decision. We don’t make the decision. We just listen and work," Gonzalez said. He is entering the final year of his contract. In early January, general manager Jeff Bridich indicated that the team was hoping to work out an extension. There do not appear to have been any substantive talks since. This past season, the 31-year-old Gonzalez whacked 25 home runs and notched an even 100 RBI while slashing .298/.350/.505 in 584 at-bats.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 23 - 12:03 AM

Carlos Gonzalez was non-committal Thursday when asked about the possibility of signing an extension with the Rockies.

Gonzalez is entering the final year of his contract with Colorado, and while both sides have expressed interest in a potential extension, he's not providing any indication that an agreement is imminent. "Do you know what’s going to happen tomorrow? I don’t know," said Gonzalez. "I might sign an extension … but I take it day by day now and I’m excited for this journey. It’s been the same situation for the past probably four to five years and I think it’s just part of my career. It’s a part of baseball." CarGo will be 32 in October, so this could be his final opportunity to land a lucrative long-term deal. He might ultimately prefer to test the open market. The Rockies have high hopes for this season, but CarGo could become a trade candidate if no agreement is reached and the team falls out of the race by midseason.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 16 - 8:28 PM

In an interview with Jim Bowden of ESPN, Rockies' general manager Jeff Bridich made it clear that he's still looking to work out an extension with outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

The veteran outfielder is entering the final year of his contract, but is a strong leader in the clubhouse and is coming off another terrific season. Bowden notes that the two sides are still very far apart, but there is mutual interest in getting a deal done.
Jan 8 - 3:06 PM

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Tuesday that the club has zero intention of trading Carlos Gonzalez.

In fact, CarGo recently told Venezuelan journalist Wilmer Reina that the Rockies are interested in negotiating an extension. It's unclear if there has been any strong push on the matter, but we've seemingly been talking about CarGo as a trade possibility forever, so Bridich was forced to address it Tuesday. The 31-year-old has one year remaining on his seven-year, $80 million contract with the Rockies.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 12:38:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez told Venezuelan journalist Wilmer Reina that the Rockies are interested in negotiating an extension.

CarGo indicated that nothing was imminent in regard to the possibility. The 31-year-old has one year remaining on his seven-year, $80 million contract with the Rockies. There's been some speculation about the possibility of a trade this winter, as the Rockies have plenty of outfield depth with CarGo, Charlie Blackmon, David Dahl, and Gerardo Parra. It doesn't sound like a move to first base will be in CarGo's future, so something will have to give here.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 01:34:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez told Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post that he's open to a move to first base.

He's never played the position at any level as a pro, but CarGo doesn't think the move would be a big deal. "Every player that’s good offensively, as soon as you get to be 30 years old, they start moving you to the corner. That’s natural. That’s normal. I feel like I’m still a good outfielder and can help the team defensively," he says. "But if first base is what’s best for the team, I will be good with that … In the long run, it’s probably going to extend my — or anybody’s — career if you play first base. And it won’t be a crazy move." It's probably more likely that the Rockies trade CarGo this winter than entertain a move to first base, but it's a possibility worth filing away.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 10:06:00 AM

Carlos Gonzalez said he's open to playing first base.

"I feel like I’m still a good outfielder and can help the team defensively," said CarGo. "But if first base is what’s best for the team, I will be good with that." The Rockies have plenty of outfield depth with David Dahl, Gerardo Parra and Charlie Blackmon but are thin at first base. Moving to first would also reduce Gonzalez's risk of injury and could extend his career. Gonzalez has played exclusively in the outfield throughout his nine major league seasons.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 11:36:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies' lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

Gerardo Parra will fill in at right field and bat fifth. It's a convenient night for Gonzalez to take a breather, as he holds a .199 career average in 36 at-bats against Clayton Kershaw.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 07:16:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 4-for-5 with three doubles and three RBI against the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Gonzalez's numbers are shaped a bit differently -- he had 25 doubles and 40 homers this year, as opposed to 38 doubles and 25 homers this year -- but he's been just about as valuable of a hitter as he was in 2015. The Rockies probably still should have traded him, but they'll have another opportunity this winter if they want.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 01:45:00 AM

Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 and knocked in two runs in a loss to the Padres on Saturday.

He doubled in the first inning but was left stranded. He drove in two runs with a single in the eighth inning but it wasn't enough to bring home a win. The two hits boosted his batting average to an even .300 in 510 at-bats. He has 25 home runs, 80 runs scored and 88 RBI.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 12:11:00 AM

Carlos Gonzalez doubled and ripped a grand slam in Monday's win over the Giants.

The Rockies did all of their damage in the third inning, picking up four hits, four walks and six runs in the frame, with all of the damage coming off of starter Matt Moore. It was the only half-inning in the game where runs were scored, which is pretty improbable at Coors Field. CarGo has been in a power drought of late, as this was only his second homer over his last 23 games. Hopefully it gets him going.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 06:59:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk Friday in the Rockies' 14-7 drubbing of the Diamondbacks.

Gonzalez has been quiet since the All-Star break, but there's a good chance he has one more run in him left before the season ends. Even as is, he has an .888 OPS and 84 RBI in 123 games.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 12:35:00 AM

Carlos Gonzalez is getting the day off Wednesday.

CarGo has been bothered recently by a left ankle injury, but this appears to be a routine day of maintenance. Gerardo Parra will start in right field and bat fifth Wednesday against Stephen Strasburg.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 12:43:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez is in Monday's lineup against the Nationals.

CarGo returned from his left ankle injury on Saturday, but he was limited to a pinch-hit appearance on Sunday. After getting a breather, he's back in there against Max Scherzer on Monday.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 06:26:00 PM

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