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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
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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. Oct 28 - 2:21 PM
Source: Boston Globe

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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.
Oct 13 - 3:13 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.
Oct 1 - 2:50 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.
Sep 27 - 1:45 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.
Sep 26 - 4:46 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.
Sep 25 - 4:57 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.
Sep 25 - 10:59 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.
Sep 24 - 2:22 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.
Sep 20 - 4:43 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.
Sep 17 - 12:57 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.
Sep 13 - 1:10 AM

Carlos Gonzalez homered in a second straight game Friday as the Rockies edged the Dodgers 5-4 in L.A.

Gonzalez whiffed three times tonight, but he made his hit count. He has seven extra-base hits in seven games this month, and his OPS has jumped 50 points from .665 to .715.
Sep 9 - 2:19 AM

Carlos Gonzalez clubbed his ninth home run of the season as the Rockies crushed the Dodgers on Thursday.

Gonzalez tagged Edward Paredes for the solo shot in the seventh inning, increasing the Rockies' lead to 7-1. He also singled twice in the ballgame, finishing the night 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. He has been a major disappointment this season from a fantasy perspective, slashing just .251/.327/.383 with nine homers and 47 RBI.
Sep 8 - 1:48 AM

Carlos Gonzalez doubled, singled, walked and was hit by a pitch Wednesday against the Giants.

Gonzalez is 6-for-12 with five extra-base hits, five RBI and six walks so far in September. His OPS is up to .697, near his high-water point for the season. Except for a three-day stretch in May, his OPS has been below .700 all year long.
Sep 7 - 12:20 AM

Carlos Gonzalez doubled twice and knocked in two runs against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Gonzalez could be in line to lose some playing time this month if he doesn't hit, but he has picked it up some over the last month, hitting 289 with two homers, eight doubles and 17 RBI in 90 at-bats since Aug. 1. He'll play most of the time as long as he can maintain that pace.
Sep 2 - 1:00 AM