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5 Carlos Gonzalez RF
Height/Weight: 6-1/220 | Birthdate: 10/17/1985 | Birthplace: Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Colorado | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $7,928,571 | Owned/Started%: 97/82 | Average Draft Position: 98.96
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Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez not starting on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:47 pm ET) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks. Gonzalez had started each of the last eight games for Colorado, going 8 for 33 over that stretch.

It appears as this is simply a day of rest for Gonzalez, as an injury has not been reported.


Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez goes 5 for 5, scores three runs Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) After missing three games with a hand injury, Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez came back with a vengance on Friday. Gonzalez matched a career-high with five hits. Gonzalez went 5 for 5 with a double, and RBI and three runs scored in the 8-6 win over the Giants.

The five-hit performance hiked his season average up from .237 to a .253 clip.


Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez cleared to return on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/26/2015) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez is back in the starting lineup, and is batting cleanup on Friday against the Giants. Gonzalez had missed three straight games after leaving Sunday's game early with a sprained left hand.

But it appears he is good to go for Friday's contest. Gonzalez has just four hits in 21 career at-bats against Giants starter Tim Hudson, though one of those hits was a home run.


Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez remains out of lineup Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was held out of his third-straight starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks, reports the Denver Post. Brandon Barnes started in right field in place of Gonzalez.

Gonzalez has been dealing with a sprained left hand. Over his last 11 games, Gonzalez is hitting .162 with four home runs and eight RBI.

The Rockies are favored (-112) over the Diamondbacks on Thursday.


Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez out a second straight game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez was absent from the starting lineup for a second straight game Wednesday against the Diamondbacks due to a sprained left hand. Brandon Barnes started in right field Wednesday.

Gonzalez hasn't had a multihit game in 10 starts. He is batting just .162 in that span. However, Gonzalez has homered four times in his last 10 games and six times in June.


Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez (hand) unable to start on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/23/2015) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks. Gonzalez left Sunday's game with a sprained left hand, and it seems he has not healed well enough to start on Tuesday. 

"He's still day-to-day. But we feel it's not too serious," manager Walt Weiss said, per The Denver Post.

Brandon Barnes will handle right field duties and bat eighth. It is not known if Gonzalez is available off the bench for Tuesday's contest.


Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez leaves Sunday's game with hand injury


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez left Sunday's game against the Brewers due to a sprained left hand. Gonzalez had been 0 for 2 before his exit, as Brandon Barnes replaced him in right field in the top of the fifth inning.

Gonzalez had X-Rays which came back negative, and he is considered day-to-day. His status for Tuesday's series-opener with the Diamondbacks is uncertain.

"No bone problems. They said it's probably just a sprain," Gonzalez said, per The Denver Post. "Hopefully it's nothing bad. We have a day off tomorrow, which is nice. So we'll see how it is when I come back Tuesday."


Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez slams 10th home run of the year


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez hit his 10th home run of the season during Thursday's win over the Astros.

Gonzalez went 1 for 4 with a three-run blast and a walk.

Gonzalez is hitting .267 with four hits, three home runs and seven RBI in his last four games.


Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez homers again on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez went deep for the second consecutive game on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough as the Astros took the 8-4 victory. Gonzalez blasted his ninth home run of the season, a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth inning. It was his only hit of the game.

Gonzalez has five home runs over his last 11 games, batting .285 over that stretch.


Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez belts home run No. 8 on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/16/2015) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez went 1 for 4 on Tuesday with his eighth home run of the season in the 8-5 loss to the Astros. Gonzalez launched a two-run shot off starter Vincent Velasquez in the fifth inning, but it wasn't enough to keep the Astros from claiming victory.

Gonzalez is batting .309 (17 for 55) with four home runs and nine RBI in 14 games this month.


Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez rests with lefty on hill Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez received a day off Monday against the Astros, as Brandon Barnes drew the start in right field with left-hander Dallas Keuchel on the mound for Houston. Monday was Gonzalez's first day off since June 1.

Gonzalez is on a nice run offensively, batting .328 with three home runs, five doubles and seven RBI in his last 17 games. Although, his numbers against lefties are still pretty bad. He is batting just .163 with no home runs and two RBI against left-handed pitchers in 2015.


Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez belts solo home run in loss Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/12/2015) Right fielder Carlos Gonzalez provided the only run of the game for the Rockies on Friday. Gonzalez launched a solo home run in the seventh inning of a 5-1 loss to the Marlins. The home run was his seventh of the season, and his third this month.

It was the only hit of the game for Gonzalez, who owns a .246 batting average this season.


Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez reaches base for 20th straight game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez went 2 for 4 in Tuesday's win over St. Louis. Gonzalez reached base in a career-high 20th straight game, dating back to May 18. He's also hit in seven straight. 

Gonzalez also drove in a run, his 19th of the year. 

 


Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez hits sixth home run of season Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez connected off Carter Capps in the seventh inning for his sixth home run of the season during Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Marlins. The home run tied the game at 2-2. Gonzalez finished the game 1 for 3 with one RBI and one run scored.

"I was extremely excited when I hit the home run because we haven't scored a lot of runs lately when he [Kendrick] is pitching, but we had a good opponent -- a guy we had never faced before who threw really well," Gonzalez said, per MLB.com.

Prior to Sunday's performance, Gonzalez was hitting .389 with one home run and three RBI in his last nine games. He has now homered in back-to-back games for first time since April 30-May 1, 2014.


Rockies bats come to life in win against Marlins


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) The Rockies put on an offensive show in their 10-5 win against the Marlins on Saturday.

As a team, the Rockies put 17 hits on the board -- three hits apiece for CF Charlie Blackmon, 2B DJ LeMahieu and 1B Wilin Rosario.

Rosario (4) and RF Carlos Gonzalez (5) both hit home runs, and 3B Nolan Arenado and C Michael Mckenry each hit a triple.


Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez slugs fifth homer of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez had himself an impressive outing during his team's 10-5 win over the Marlins on Saturday.

Gonzalez went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBI. He's now hitting .239/.317/.361 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 180 at-bats this season.


Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez benched against Kershaw


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) A matchup against supreme southpaw Clayton Kershaw has Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez on the bench Monday night.

Gonzalez has just seven hits in 32 at-bats against lefties this season. and is batting .182 (6-for-33) lifetime against Kershaw. But he has hit safely in eight of his last nine games.


Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez enjoys multi-hit game against Phillies


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/31/2015) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez is getting into a hot streak as of late. Gonzalez went 2 for 4 in his team's 4-1 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

The multi-hit game was the second in four games for Gonzalez, who is hitting .375 in that stretch.

For the season, Gonzalez is hitting .218 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 160 at-bats.


Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez back in the lineup on Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Reds, the team announced.

Gonzalez missed Monday's game while battling an illness, the second game in a row he was out of the lineup after starting 13 consecutive games for Colorado. Gonzalez is hitting .206 with 13 RBI in 141 at-bats this season. The Rockies are currently the underdogs (+130) against Cincinnati.


Rockies: Illness has OF Carlos Gonzalez scratched Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been scratched from the Monday lineup against the host Reds because of illness, per MLB.com.

Gonzalez, who did not play Sunday, has been unproductive in 2015 with a slash line of .206/.285/.326.

His spot was assumed Monday by Charlie Blackmon, who was originally not in the lineup.


Gonzalez, LeMahieu and Rosario have days off for Rockies


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) After playing both games of Saturday's doubleheader, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is getting the day off on Sunday against the Giants. 

Brandon Barnes will fill in for Gonzalez and bat sixth. 

Infielder DJ LeMahieu is also getting the day off. Daniel Descalso will play second base instead. Ben Paulsen is filling in for Wilin Rosario, who also has the day off. 


Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez finding his groove back at the plate


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez credits his pitch recognition and his positioning on the box to "getting the feel back" recently at the plate, per MLB.com.

"Hitting for me is putting myself in position to hit with my leg kick," Gonzalez said. "My body has to be in the right spot when the ball is coming. If my body doesn't work, my hands aren't going to work. When I put myself in position to hit, I can see the pitch better.

"I can see the ball coming out of the pitcher's hand. I can recognize if it's a ball or a strike. When you see me chasing a lot, it's because my body is not working."

Gonzalez has underwhelmed this year, with a .207 batting average with four home runs and 11 RBI. Entering Tuesday, Gonzalez has two homers and five RBI over his last six games played. He is 7 for 25 over that span.


Rockies RF Carlos Gonzalez hits fourth home run on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/17/2015) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez went deep for the second time in his last three games in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Dodgers. Gonzalez went 2 for 5 with a pair of runs scored. The solo home run, his fourth of the year, came in the first inning to give the Rockies the early 1-0 advantage

Gonzalez's season batting average is now at .204, as he hopes the recent power surge will help snap him out of his season-long slump.


Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez launches go-ahead three-run HR


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez reached base three times and came up big in his team's 5-4 win over the Dodgers on Thursday.

Down two runs, Gonzalez launched a three-run home run off reliever Yimi Garcia in the ninth inning to give Colorado the lead for good. He finished 1 for 3 with two walks, two runs scored and three RBI, raising his batting average from .188 to .192 on the year.

The Rockies had dropped 11 consecutive games before that ninth-inning home run. Gonzalez hopes that his late-game heroics could lead to a hot streak moving forward, per MLB.com.

"It feels like you dropped 500 pounds out of your body," Gonzalez said

He is hitting .213 (10 for 47) with a double, two homers, four RBI, seven walks and 17 strikeouts in 15 games.


Rockies return three sluggers to starting lineup on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is back in the starting lineup, batting fifth for Tuesday's matchup against the Angels. Morneau was given the day off on Sunday, with Wilin Rosario filling in. Rosario will be the desginated hitter, with the team playing in an American League ballpark.

Outfielders Corey Dickerson and Carlos Gonzalez are also returning to the lineup. Gonzalez will be in right field and bat third, while Dickerson is in left and is hitting seventh. Both were held out of the lineup on Sunday.