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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez playing through knee injury

By on 4/22/2014 09:30:00 AM

The Colorado Rockies improved to a game over 11-10 on Monday with an 8-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. The Rockies banged out 11 hits, including five home runs, three of which came off Giants' starter Ryan Vogelsong in the first 1 1/3 innings. Rockies' left fielder Carlos Gonzalez went 0-for-4. The good news is he was in the lineup after leaving Sunday's game in the sixth inning with a knee injury.

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Aaron Gleeman of reported that Gonzalez was bending over at the waist in pain after running out a ground ball in the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.  Manager Walt Weiss said it's a minor injury that Gonzalez has played through. Gonzalez is considered day-to-day, although playing Monday is a good sign that he can continue to battle through the injury.

Gonzalez is in his seventh Major League season.  He batted .242 with four home runs and 26 RBI as a rookie with the A's in 2008.  Last season, Gonzalez was limited to 110 games due to injury and batted .302 with 26 home runs and 70 RBI. In 18 games this season, he is batting .282 with four home runs and 14 RBI.

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