Gonzalez was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday but is being limited to being a defensive replacement for now. The two time All-Star for the Colorado Rockies slugger is frustrated with the situation he’s in right now.
“I am trying to get through this. But I am not a slap hitter. I swing a certain way. I don’t want to completely change that and get hurt. It feels OK, then I swing and miss and it’s right back to where it was. It’s not going to get better without rest.” Carlos Gonzalez told the Denver Post.
There is said to be no fractures involved in the finger so CarGo will avoid surgery, which is a good thing. With the Colorado Rockies being 18 games out of first place in the National League West, Gonzalez should see plenty off rest with a little under a month left in the season.
The 27 year old left handed hitter has 26 home runs and 70 RBI’s on the year with a .302/.367/.591 batting line this season with the Rox.