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Tue. Aug 19, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Gonzalez (knee) may not be ready for the start of spring training, the Denver Post reports. Impact: Head athletic trainer Keith Dugger provided some details regarding Gonzalez's recent surgery Tuesday, saying doctors not only cut out a torn part of his patella tendon but also removed a bursa sac and cleaned up a fat pad. With Gonzalez now facing a 5-to-6 month recovery window, Dugger admitted that the 28-year-old may be delayed a bit come spring training, but he said "our goal is to get him there and get him ready." Gonzalez will be confined to a walking brace for the next three weeks.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: Gonzalez will undergo season-ending surgery Monday, but he's expected to be ready for spring training, Thomas Harding of reports. Impact: The expected rehab time for this type of surgery is 5-6 months, which means Gonzalez will be rounding into form right at the beginning of spring training.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: Gonzalez will have surgery Monday to repair his left patellar tendon. Impact: With this news, it seems likely that Gonzalez will miss the remainder of the season while he rehabs. It's the final nail in a disappointing 2014.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: Though an official decision on his status won't be made until he consults with doctors Thursday, Gonzalez is generally expected to miss the remainder of the season, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. Impact: Gonzalez received some more unfortunate news Wednesday in a season that's been full of it, as a recent MRI revealed that the condition of his left knee is actually worsening, despite the outfielder having not played in a game since Aug. 8. He's been bothered by tendinitis in the knee all season, and with the Rockies owning the worst record in baseball at this time, it probably makes sense to let the franchise cornerstone pick up some rest. At this point, the only way Gonzalez would have a chance at playing again in 2014 would be if the team decides to go the rest-and-rehab route, though surgery or other treatment options would probably offer a higher chance at rectifying the issue.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 13, 2014
News: The damage to Gonzalez's patella tendon has increased slightly, and the Rockies will consult with doctors Thursday to determine a course of action, Thomas Harding of reports. Impact: Unlike teammate Troy Tulowitzki (hip), Gonzalez is not currently slated to undergo surgery, but it could still be an option if the team decides that's the best route to get him back at 100 percent for next season. Gonzalez appeared in just 18 games after his return from finger surgery before landing back on the DL. It's been a disappointing season for the 28-year-old, and if he doesn't make it back this season, he'll finish with a career low in games played with 70 and an OPS more than 230 points below his 2013 mark.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 12, 2014
News: Gonzalez (knee) will visit a specialist Wednesday, Thomas Harding of reports. Impact: With Gonzalez's knee tendinitis flaring up again last week, the Rockies decided to shut the 28-year-old down and they will send him to a specialist Wednesday to get a better grip on the severity of the issue. Gonzalez and the specialist are expected to discuss treatment options, and if the two sides settle on the course of action, a timetable for his return may then be established.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Aug 10, 2014
News: Injury-riddled outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been shut down for the rest of the season. Impact: Gonzalez will have season-ending surgery on his left knee Monday.(STATS, 4:27pm)
Aug 10, 2014
News: Gonzalez (left knee tendinitis) is headed for the 15-day DL, Thomas Harding of reports. Impact: The Rockies had been content to let Gonzalez play through the issue until his tendinitis flared up again Friday night. He was reportedly available Saturday though he did not end up making an appearance, and manager Walt Weiss said the team is not considering shutting Gonzalez down for the season at this point. However, it could still be an option for the last-place Rockies, should the problems linger into September.(RotoWire, )
Aug 10, 2014
News: The Rockies are not considering shutting Gonzalez down at this point, the Denver Post reports. "I don't think we are at that point of shutting him down," manager Walt Weiss said. "We will have to keep monitoring him. If you feel like you are putting him at risk by putting him out there, that is the determining factor." Impact: Gonzalez's knee tendinitis flared up once again Friday night, prompting his removal from the game in the seventh inning. Although he did not end up appearing in Saturday's game, he was reportedly available, and it does not sound like he's in imminent danger of landing on the DL. The issue will, however, likely require additional maintenance, and if Gonzalez does take a turn for the worse in the weeks ahead, the team could always step in and end his season.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: Gonzalez is dealing with tendinitis in his left knee but is still available off the bench Saturday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. Impact: Gonzalez had to be taken out of Friday's game early because of the ailment, but it's not hampering him enough to completely rule him out Saturday. His status for Sunday is likely 50/50 with this news.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: Gonzalez is out of the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks. Impact: Manager Walt Weiss remains intent on getting Gonzalez frequent rest, which is understandable given the 28-year-old's ongoing battle with knee and ankle issues. Charlie Blackmon will move over to right field in Gonzalez's absence, with Drew Stubbs stepping in in center.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 7, 2014
News: Gonzalez was 3 for 5 with his 11th dinger of the season in a 13-4 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday. Impact: Gonzalez's three hits matched his total from his eight previous contests. He owns an OPS of just .737 after compiling a .920 mark over the previous five seasons.(STATS, 6:04pm)
Thu. Aug 7, 2014
News: Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with his 11th home run of the season Wednesday in a 13-4 win over the Cubs. Impact: Gonzalez has been battling knee, ankle and finger ailments all year and it shows in his .244/.296/.441 line in 254 at-bats. If he can string a few more good showings together, owners can begin to feel comfortable inserting him back in the lineup.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 6, 2014
News: Gonzalez (knee, ankle) is back in the Rockies' lineup Wednesday against the Cubs, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports. Impact: A sprained ankle, suffered last Friday, threatened to push Gonzalez to the DL, but he was able to come off the bench Tuesday and will step back into the lineup Wednesday against right-hander Jake Arrieta. Since his mid-July return from a finger injury, Gonzalez has gone 9-for-53 (.169 average), and he's batting just .236/.308/.448 against right-handed pitching this season.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 5, 2014
News: Gonzalez (knee, ankle) will be available off the bench Tuesday and stands a "good chance" of returning to the lineup Wednesday, according to Nick Groke of the Denver Post. Impact: Evidently, the Rockies have ruled out a DL stint for Gonzalez, as he will be available as a pinch-hitter Tuesday. Gonzalez has been battling knee and ankle soreness for well over a week now, but he reported feeling better Tuesday and it sounds like he will supplant Brandon Barnes in right field Wednesday to take on Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 5, 2014
News: Gonzalez (ankle) remains out of the Rockies' lineup Tuesday against the Cubs. Impact: The ankle injury will cost Gonzalez a third straight start, but he is listed on the lineup card as a reserve, suggesting the Rockies plan on keeping him active. Manager Walt Weiss had previously indicated that the team would make a decision on Gonzalez's DL status Tuesday. Brandon Barnes will make another start in Gonzalez's place, but it sounds like Gonzalez may be available in some capacity before the end of the Cubs series.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 1, 2014
News: Gonzalez has left Friday night's game at Detroit after he aggravated a sprained right ankle by sliding into the wall while making a terrific catch in foul ground. Impact: Gonzalez is having a rough season, hitting only .237 with 10 homers. Friday's injury comes three weeks after he came off the disabled list - he missed over a month with a left index finger injury. (STATS, 9:23pm)
Carlos Gonzalez
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 1"  Wt: 205  Age: 28
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 10/17/1985, Maracaibo, Venezuela
College: None
Debut: 2008
Salary: $10,928,571
Injury Status
ON 15-DAY DL (Left knee patella tendinitis)