The Colorado Rockies announced after Wednesday’s victory over the San Diego Padres, 6-3, that they will activate outfielder Carlos Gonzalez who has been on the disabled list since having a tumor removed from his finger that was described as fatty mass with tentacles. With the corresponding move, Colorado would send down Wednesdays starter Jair Jurrjens to Triple-A Colorado.
Gonzalez has had a pretty good rehab stint with the Rockies Triple-A affiliate Colorado Springs Sky Sox where he went 3-for-6 with a double, home run, and three RBI’s. Upon his return to the lineup Friday night against the Minnesota Twins, manager Walt Weiss said the team will move him to right field — most likely to let Corey Dickerson play in his most comfortable spot which is in left which would make Charlie Blackmon the everyday center fielder.
CarGo said his knee is feeling extremely better which is a good sign moving forward. Gonzalez was hitting .255/.307/.449 in 52 games this season for the Rockies, collecting 12 doubles, 1 triple, 8 home runs and 31 RBI’s. His numbers were down due to the fact he was dealing with nagging finger and knee injuries.
The Rockies will also get starting pitcher Brett Anderson back this weekend vs. Minnesota Twins as he will be making his first start since April 14th against the San Francisco Giants. I would expect Kyle Parker to be the corresponding move sent down for Anderson on Saturday.
Also, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Rockies gauge trade interest for the All-Star outfielder. We will see come July 31st if he or any other Rockies will get moved.