Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 1 week ago

Gonzalez went 1-for-2 with two walks in Monday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Since being held out of the lineup for last Thursday's series finale against the Giants, Gonzalez has finally begun to show some semblance of life after a dreaful start to the season. He's put together a three-game hitting streak, notching his second homer of the season in the process while scoring two runs. Manager Walt Weiss continues to deploy Gonzalez in the sixth spot in the order, however, an arrangement that figures to hold so long as Justin Morneau and Nolan Arenado continue to remain effective in the four and five slots, respectively.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 1 week ago

Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in his return to the lineup Friday against the Giants.

Gonzalez was left on the bench for Thursday's series finale against the Padres after going hitless in the first three games of the series, but responded well upon slotting back in Friday. The outfielder is batting a woeful .197/.231/.328 so far this season, but on a fortunate note, he seems to have at least put the knee issues that marred his 2014 campaign behind him. While it seems dubious that Gonzalez will reclaim the star status he enjoyed in previous seasons, if health permits, there's reason to expect him to eventually come out of the extended slump.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 2 weeks ago

Gonzalez is out of the lineup Thursday, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

He is slashing just .179/.217.304 this season, but that can mostly be attributed to a .196 BABIP. Drew Stubbs will take over for Gonzalez in the Rockies' outfield Thursday.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 2 weeks ago

Gonzalez will hit cleanup for the Rockies on Monday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Gonzalez was moved to fourth, bumping Justin Morneau down to sixth in the order while Corey Dickerson was moved to second. The move could result in a few less at-bats over the course of the season should the shift become permanent, but it would also provide him more opportunities for RBI with both Dickerson and Troy Tulowitzki hitting ahead of him.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 3 weeks ago

Gonzalez is out of the lineup Friday against the Dodgers, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

Clayton Kershaw has owned Gonzalez throughout his career -- CarGo is 5-for-30 with 17 strikeouts against the lefty -- so his absence comes as no surprise. Charlie Blackmon will move over to right field in Gonzalez's absence, with Drew Stubbs slotting in as the center fielder and batting seventh.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 1 month ago

Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 10-0 win over the Brewers.

Gonzalez likely had fantasy owners pushing the panic button when he suffered a knee scare late in spring training, but he was able to shake it off in time to make it back in the Opening Day lineup. Manager Walt Weiss surprising slotted the outfielder second in the batting order, and it paid immediate dividends, as he doubled in his first plate appearance and came around to score the game's first run. Health concerns are always going to be relevant to any discussion of Gonzalez, but as Monday's performance showed, the 29-year-old can still be a force when he's able to play.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 1 month ago

Gonzalez went 0-for-2 in his return to the lineup Monday and felt fine afterward, the Rockies' official site reports. "Feel great. Hit a ground ball, ran hard down the line, no problem. Caught a couple fly balls in the outfield. It was good," Gonzalez said.

After a fatigue-related issue over the weekend, it's a good sign that Gonzalez was able to return to game action following a two-day layoff. Keep a close eye on Gonzalez's workload over the final days of spring training, as there may be more preventative maintenance on tap for him as Opening Day approaches.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 1 month ago

Gonzalez (knee) said the soreness he experienced Friday was more fatigue than anything and he is fine Saturday, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

He was forced to leave Friday's game with knee soreness, but it does not sound like anything serious. Still, this is the kind of minor ailment that will pop up routinely for Gonzalez this season, which is why he will come at a discount relative to his skill set on draft day.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 1 month ago

Gonzalez exited Friday's spring game due to a sore left knee, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports.

The Rockies said Gonzalez was removed from Friday's game for precautionary reasons, but it's not a good sign that his surgically-repaired left knee is sore with Opening Day just over a week away. The Rockies figure to proceed with further caution, and will likely release another update on Gonzalez's health in the near future.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 1 month ago

Gonzalez was removed from Friday's spring game in the fourth inning with an apparent injury, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports.

It's not clear what type of injury Gonzalez is dealing with, and he was able to walk off the field under his own power, but he was accompanied by a team trainer. Expect Gonzalez's status to be updated as more details become available.