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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Rockies Injury Update: Carlos Gonzalez, Brett Anderson, Troy Tulowitzki

By on 8/10/2014 02:45:00 PM

The Colorado Rockies have placed outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee injury, reports Thomas Harding of Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post adds that the team fears starter Brett Anderson may be done for the year due to back problems, while Troy Tulowitzki went through agility drills and took batting practice on Friday:

Gonzalez has been dealing with left knee tendinitis off-and-on all year, in addition to other lingering issues. He missed a month earlier in the season after undergoing finger surgery.

This looks like a lost year for Gonzalez, who has hit .238/.292/.431 in 70 games. Gonzalez has not appeared in more than 135 games since the 2010 season.

Anderson left his start last Tuesday due to back spasms and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Colorado is awaiting the results of an MRI, but if Anderson has damage to a disc in his back, he will likely be shut down for the season.

The 26-year-old already missed a large chunk of the season with a broken finger. Anderson has a 2.91 ERA (3.00 FIP) in eight starts this year.

Colorado did receive one piece of good news on Friday, as Tulowitzki is progressing in his return from left hip flexor strain suffered on July 19. Tulowitzki could be sent out on a rehab assignment in the next 10 days.

Once again, Tulowitzki has been one of the most valuable players in the league, but there are questions about his ability to stay healthy. Tulowitzki has hit .340/.432/.603 while posting 5.1 WAR in 2014.

Colorado’s season has derailed due to numerous injuries. The Rockies currently have seven players on the disabled list and have used 14 different starting pitchers this year.

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