Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 3 weeks ago

Gonzalez was the driving force in Saturday's victory over the Braves, supplying a two-run homer in the first inning before ending the game with a walk-off bloop RBI single.

Gonzalez's home run traveled 438 feet to dead center to give the Rockies an early lead and the outfielder his 13th homer of the season. The former All-Star has been the Rockies' most productive hitter of late, going 12-for-21 (.571 average) with three homers and seven RBI over his last six contests.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 3 weeks ago

Gonzalez doubled a career-high three times while scoring and driving in a run in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Braves.

Gonzalez appears locked in at the plate right now, as he's submitted three-hit showings in three of his last four starts, with five of those knocks going for extra bases. Don't let the outfielder's .254/.310/.435 season line fool you; when healthy, Gonzalez has proven he's capable of far more. With no known injury concerns lurking in the background at the moment, Gonzalez makes for a strong acquisition target for fantasy owners in the second half.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 3 weeks ago

Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

Gonzalez has delivered a pair of three-hit performances over his last three games to continue his surge since the beginning of June. Over the last month and change, Gonzalez is batting .286 with seven homers and 17 RBI over 127 plate appearances.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 4 weeks ago

Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Gonzalez's production slowed down during the Rockies' 10-game road trip, but he was able to cap off the visit to Arizona on a high note. With the Rockies now set to kick off a six-game home slate before the All-Star break, Gonzalez should notice some recovery in the batting average category, where he still sits at .244 for the season despite heating up since June.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 4 weeks ago

Gonzalez is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Arizona, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Gonzalez is in a bit of a slump with just three hits over his previous seven games and will take a seat in the dugout Saturday as the Rockies face lefty Patrick Corbin. Brandon Barnes enters the lineup as result, batting eighth in the order.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 1 month ago

Gonzalez went 5-for-5 in Friday's win over the Giants, finishing only a home run shy of the cycle while scoring three times and driving in a run.

After sitting out the previous three games with a hand injury, Gonzalez announced his return to the lineup with authority, as he turned in his best performance of the season. With a .325/.357/.649 slash line in June that includes six homers and 15 RBI, Gonzalez seems to have finally gotten comfortable at the plate after a rough start to the year. With the Rockies still sitting seven games under .500 even with their core of star hitters heating up, it might be time for the team to consider dealing Gonzalez while he still remains healthy and can yield a maximum return.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 1 month ago

Gonzalez (hand) is back in the lineup Friday against the Giants, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

The 29-year-old will return after missing three starts due to a hand sprain to face right-hander Tim Hudson, against whom he's just 4-for-21 (.190 average) in his career. Gonzalez's numbers against right-handers are up from last year, though, from .237/.309/.457 to .264/.328/.489.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 1 month ago

Gonzalez (hand) entered Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks as a late-inning defensive replacement.

Though he hasn't made a pinch-hitting appearance yet since suffering the hand injury, Gonzalez has appeared in each of the Rockies' last two games, which would seem to signal that the team doesn't think he'll land on the disabled list. It's unclear if Gonzalez will be ready to hit during Friday's game against the Giants, but it seems quite likely that he'll be able to return to the lineup at some point during the series.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 1 month ago

Gonzalez (hand) is expected to be ready for Friday's game against the Giants, the Denver Post reports.

Gonzalez missed the last three games, but X-rays on his hand came back negative, suggesting the injury is just a bad bruise.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 1 month ago

Gonzalez is out of Thursday's lineup, the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders reports.

X-rays on Gonzalez's hand were negative, so this may not require a DL stint, but he will miss his third straight game Thursday. Brandon Barnes will get the start in right field against the Diamondbacks and Gonzalez should be considered day-to-day.