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Carlos Gonzalez (finger) went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in his return from the disabled list Friday.

He also made a pair of impressive defensive plays. Gonzalez ended up missing just over a month following surgery to remove a benign tumor from his left index finger. The 28-year-old wasn't his usual elite self prior to the procedure, so fantasy owners will have to hope that improved production is on the way now that the issue has been resolved.

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Rockies activated OF Carlos Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list.

CarGo had surgery last month to remove a benign tumor from his left index finger, but he hit .385/.467/1.077 with a couple homers during four rehab games to show he was ready. He'll be moved to right field upon his return. Gonzalez was hitting a disappointing .255/.307/.449 over 52 games before the injury but should improve upon that line with his finger no longer an issue.

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Carlos Gonzalez (finger) will be used as the Rockies' right fielder once he's activated from the disabled list on Friday.

CarGo was the left fielder before going on the DL, but Michael Cuddyer's (shoulder) injury has opened up a spot in right. He's played over 100 games in right field during his career, so the switch shouldn't be a big deal. The Rockies will mainly use Corey Dickerson in left and Charlie Blackmon in center.

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Carlos Gonzalez (finger) went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run and a double in his first rehab game with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.

It was his first game action since surgery last month to remove a benign tumor from his left index finger. If all goes according to plan, he'll play another couple of games in the minors before rejoining the Rockies this weekend.

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Carlos Gonzalez (finger) could begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Colorado Springs as soon as Monday.

CarGo felt good while taking batting practice Saturday and will take BP again Sunday. If it goes well, he could be cleared for game action. "I'm very encouraged. And Carlos is too," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "It's very different from before. He doesn't have any pain. And that's making him feel a whole lot better about things." Gonzalez is expected to need 2-3 rehab games, so it's likely he'll be activated later this week.

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Carlos Gonzalez (finger) said Thursday that he's hoping to be activated prior to the All-Star break.

If he doesn't return before the end of the first half, he'll be back for the start of the second half. CarGo took batting practice on Thursday for the first time since landing on the disabled list and said his surgically-repaired finger feels good. The slugger was hitting .255/.307/.449 over 52 games before the injury but should improve upon that line with his finger no longer an issue.

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Carlos Gonzalez (finger) will take batting practice when the Rockies return from a road trip Thursday.

He'll then take another round of batting practice off fellow rehabber Eddie Butler (shoulder) on Saturday. The Rockies haven't set a timetable for Gonzalez's return, but he should be back quickly now that he's swinging a bat with no pain.

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Carlos Gonzalez (finger) hit off a tee on Monday.

"Now that he can swing a bat, his rehab will go rather quickly," Rockies trainer Keith Dugger said. CarGo is three weeks removed from surgery to remove a benign tumor from his left index finger. It's sounding like he has a shot to rejoin the Rockies prior to the All-Star break.

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Carlos Gonzalez (finger) has begun taking dry swings.

CarGo had surgery nearly three weeks ago to remove a benign tumor from his left index finger and he's finally starting to incorporate baseball activities again. There's no timetable for the slugger's return, but around the All-Star break seems about right if he can avoid setbacks.

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Rockies trainer Keith Dugger guessed Wednesday that Carlos Gonzalez (finger) will be out five weeks.

Dugger told reporters that Gonzalez had a "fatty mass with tentacles" removed from his left index finger on Tuesday. It was a benign tumor that had been causing CarGo discomfort for much of the season. He's likely to resume swinging a bat at the end of June and should be back on the Rockies' active roster around the All-Star break.