Jul 12, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler (24), left fielder Carlos Gonzalez (5) and right fielder Charlie Blackmon (19) run off the field after the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Rockies won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rockies may move Carlos Gonzalez to center field; Dexter Fowler available?

The Colorado Rockies have apparently asked Carlos Gonzalez about his openness to playing center field come the 2014 season, a sign that the team may be ready to move on from the speedy Dexter Fowler.

Gonzalez confirmed to the Rockies that he would be open to switching spots in the outfield, though informed the team that if he does he would want to stay in center, not be flip flopped around in the outfield.

Colorado has talked to all-star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez about playing center, a subtle indication that the Rockies will listen to offers for Dexter Fowler. Gonzalez said he’s OK with playing center field as long as it’s his primary position. He has injured himself when rotating from spot to spot in the outfield.

The Rockies were hopeful that Fowler would eventually become their everyday leadoff hitter though he’s struggled for consistency, not to mention consistently finding himself dinged up.

Fowler is due $7.35 in 2014 and is under team control through 2015, so it’s possible, assuming the Rockies do put him on the block, they’ll be able to secure a solid return for his services.

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