Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:34:55 -0800
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss said OF Carlos Gonzalez will play left field this season and will not be moved to center field.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:59:47 -0800
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez said he'll try to avoid more finger injuries this year by holding the bat about a half inch higher to reposition his pinkie, and he'll also use less tape and pine tar on his bat. Gonzalez has also gained back the weight he lost after having an appendectomy.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:53:27 -0800
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss said the plan is still for OF Carlos Gonzalez to play center field this season, but he could change his mind. Whatever decision that is made will be final. "We have options, and it's smart for the manager to know he can count on his players," Gonzalez said. "I'm ready to play center field or left field, wherever they need me. When they traded Dexter to Houston, that was their best option. But now we have more depth, plus Drew Stubbs, who is a pure center fielder. It's good."
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:00:13 -0800
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Monday, Feb. 17, that OF Carlos Gonzalez could remain in left field after the team acquired OF Drew Stubbs, who is a center fielder by trade. For now, Gonzalez is in center field, but Weiss said he reserves the right to change his mind. He said Gonzalez will not go back and forth. "We've got him in center right now. That's the plan. We have a lot of options in the outfield. We have a lot of flexibility. We have a lot of good players competing out there. We have a lot of options in center field. I understand that," Weiss said.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:02:14 -0800
The winner of the left field competition for the Colorado Rockies this spring is likely to hit leadoff. Those candidates include OFs Charlie Blackmon, Corey Dickerson and Drew Stubbs. If Blackmon or Stubbs win the job, OF Carlos Gonzalez could be moved back to left field.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:00:18 -0800
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) was hitting balls with authority Wednesday, Feb. 12, and manager Walt Weiss said Gonzalez won't be limited in camp after an emergency appendectomy, hernia surgery and a sprained right middle finger. "His finger feels good. His stomach feels good. He's ready to go full bore," Weiss said. "He's hitting home runs from foul pole to foul pole."
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:57:28 -0800
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss said he's strongly leaning toward batting OF Michael Cuddyer second in the lineup this year. "It is very likely. It reminds me of when we had Ellis there," Weiss said. "I talked to him about it this winter. I like the idea of having such a powerful hitter there when the lineup turns over. Cuddy is a proven run producer." OF Carlos Gonzalez is also a candidate to hit second, but he won't be a leadoff candidate.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:27:42 -0800
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger, appendix, hernia) has been cleared for physical activity after a meeting with his doctors Thursday, Jan. 23.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:30:30 -0800
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (appendix, hernia) will need approximately four to eight weeks to recover from an emergency appendectomy performed Friday, Jan. 10. Most standard appendectomies require a period of four weeks to recover but Gonzalez also needed a minor hernia repair, resulting in a longer recovery period. Doctors have prescribed complete rest for two weeks and the early portion of Gonzalez's spring training schedule could be impacted.
Sat, 11 Jan 2014 08:05:49 -0800
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (appendix) underwent an emergency appendectomy Friday, Jan. 10.