Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 2 hours ago

Gonzalez is not in the lineup Sunday against the Giants.

Gonzalez has made 13 straight starts in left field, but will receive what appears to be a maintenance day Sunday afternoon. Brandon Barnes will get the starting nod in his stead.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 1 week ago

Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a solo homer in the 7-1 win over the Dodgers Saturday.

That makes for four runs, two homers, and a stolen bag in the three-game series against the Dodgers thus far. His production correlates with a move-up in the order and that may be giving him the confidence he needs to be the superstar player he can be.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 1 week ago

Gonzalez connected on a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Rockies to a 5-4 victory over the Dodgers on Thursday, ending the team's 11-game losing streak.

The homer was just Gonzalez's third of the season and his first since April 25, providing a needed confidence boost for the former star outfielder. Gonzalez also walked twice in the contest to raise his on-base percentage to .261, but that mark is still well below what the Rockies were banking on this season. Though he was the hero Thursday, Gonzalez may need to post several quality at-bats in a row before reemerging as a worthy target in daily formats.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 2 weeks ago

Gonzalez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

Gonzalez, who has just a .321 OPS against lefties this season, will take a seat with southpaw Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the Dodgers. Charlie Blackmon will move over to right field, while Drew Stubbs will draw the start in center.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 3 weeks ago

Gonzalez is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks.

After a 1-for-3 showing in the matinee, Gonzalez will head to the bench for Game 2 with lefty Robbie Ray due up for Arizona. Charlie Blackmon will move over to right field as Drew Stubbs steps in to man center. Gonzalez is 2-for-12 against southpaws so far this season and will likely continue to be heavily shielded from left-handed pitching.

Carlos Gonzalez LF/RF COL 4 weeks 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 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.