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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 (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. Dec 24 - 2:20 PM

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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.
Nov 5 - 7:36 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.
Nov 3 - 11:38 AM

Rockies transferred OF Carlos Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for the return of Christian Bergman. CarGo is out for the season following surgery on his left patella tendon.
Aug 24 - 2:17 PM

Carlos Gonzalez might not be ready for the start of spring training after undergoing surgery Tuesday on his left patella tendon.

CarGo had a torn portion of the tendon cut out and also a bursa sac removed and a "fat pad" cleaned up. The operation went well, but the recovery period is a bit of an unknown. "We really don't know how he's going to be until that 4 1/2- to 5-month mark," Rockies head athletic trainer Keith Dugger said. "He might be a little delayed in spring training. But our goal is to get him there and get him ready."
Source: Denver Post
Aug 19 - 8:56 PM

Carlos Gonzalez could require surgery to repair the tendinitis in his left knee.

The Rockies are consulting with Gonzalez as well as doctors to determine whether he should have surgery or it could heal with rest. Either way, his season is likely over. Gonzalez has battled knee tendinitis since last season and an MRI on Wednesday showed the ailment had gotten worse in recent weeks. His disappointing season has likely concluded with a .238/.292/.431 batting line and 11 homers over just 70 games.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 14 - 9:23 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (knee) is likely done for the year.

CarGo underwent a follow-up MRI on his aching left knee this week and the news wasn't good. "It did show some changes from his previous MRI on his patella tendon, meaning that it is getting worse," head trainer Keith Dugger said. "The irritation to the area is a little worse off than it was when we did one earlier in the year." There's no reason at this point for the out-of-contention Rockies to push it.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 14 - 9:39 AM

MLB.com's Thomas Harding said Carlos Gonzalez' patella tendon damage "has increased slightly."

That development was discovered after CarGo visited Dr. Thomas Hackett on Wednesday. The outfielder, the team and doctors will meet Thursday to discuss what that might mean for Gonzalez' outlook the rest of the way, but it's obviously not good. At this point, the Rockies might be best-served to shut him down for the rest of the season in hopes of having him back and healthy for 2015.
Aug 13 - 10:29 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (knee) will visit Dr. Thomas Hackett on Wednesday.

The Rockies are hoping that Dr. Hackett will recommend a treatment that will help the chronic tendinitis in Gonzalez's left knee. Platelet-rich plasma injections and/or stem-cell therapy are options, but they would likely end CarGo's season. It's possible rest and rehab will be recommended, which would allow the outfielder to return this year.
Aug 12 - 11:58 PM

Rockies placed OF Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 9, with left knee tendinitis.

It's an ailment he's been nursing off-and-on all season. CarGo has also been battling a right ankle injury of late, so the Rockies have decided to give him some rest. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but the club has said to this point that they don't feel the need to shut him down yet.
Aug 10 - 3:41 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (knee) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

He's been dealing with tendinitis in his left knee off-and-on all season and also recently has had a right ankle issue. Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Saturday that he wasn't ready to shut CarGo down for the season, but we'll just have to see how the outfielder recovers. In you're in a redraft league and don't have room on the DL to stash him, CarGo is probably droppable at this point.
Aug 10 - 12:57 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Saturday that the club isn't at the point of considering shutting Carlos Gonzalez (knee, ankle) down for the season.

CarGo has nursed tendinitis in his left knee off-and-on all season and recently has had a right ankle issue. He's also had an appendectomy and finger surgery, with all the ailments adding up to a disappointing season at the plate. However, it appears the Rockies will let Gonzalez fight through the soreness for now. "I think it's important for every player to finish strong," Weiss said. "I think it's important for their confidence and for their psyche. It's important going into the offseason. ... I think that's what you have to gain."
Source: Denver Post
Aug 10 - 10:19 AM

Carlos Gonzalez (knee) is out of the Rockies' lineup Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.

Gonzalez was removed from Friday's game due to lingering tendinitis in his left knee, and he's also nursed a sprained right ankle recently. Since he continues to struggle, the out-of-contention Rockies may rest him until he is back to 100 percent.
Aug 9 - 5:33 PM

Carlos Gonzalez fanned all three times he was up before being removed from Friday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Gonzalez had a nice game Thursday, going 3-for-5 with a homer, but he's otherwise struggled mightily since coming off the DL. He's batting .157 with 21 strikeouts in 51 at-bats since the All-Star break. Given his finger problem and his recent ankle injury, it's not all that surprising he's having troubles. The Rockies, though, may need to shut him down for a bit, try to get him closer to 100 percent.
Aug 9 - 1:04 AM

Carlos Gonzalez (ankle) is likely to be back in the lineup on Wednesday.

Gonzalez hasn't played since aggravating a right ankle sprain last Friday, but he's available off the bench Tuesday and is expected back in the lineup Wednesday. The outfielder is sporting a disappointing .237/.287/.422 batting line with 10 homers over 66 games this season.
Aug 5 - 7:14 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
3Audry Perez
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Cristhian Adames
3Rafael Ynoa
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Jordan Lyles
3Christian Bergman
4Tyler Matzek
5Yohan Flande
6Eddie Butler
7Jhoulys Chacin
8Tyler Chatwood
9Tyler Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Boone Logan
5Tommy Kahnle
6Nick Masset
7Brooks Brown
8Franklin Morales
9Christian Friedrich
10Jairo Diaz
11Buddy Boshers