Colorado Rockies shortstop Carlos Gonzalez will be held out of Saturday night’s lineup due a to sprained right ankle. This will mark the fourth games he’s missed in the Rockies’ past 10.
However, it appears Gonzalez will avoid the disabled list.
From Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post:
“His ankle’s better but it’s still pretty blown up,” trainer Keith Duggers said. “I don’t think he’ll have to go on the DL, at least not yet.”
Gonzalez injury woes are just another blow to a Rockies team that has had a season to forget. The team is 44-65, good for the second worst record in baseball behind the Texas Rangers.
Gonzalez is having an off-year himself as well. He’s batting just .237 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI. The two-time all star spoke about the injury and his troubles this year.
“I feel like I have to rest it for a few more days, then get back on the field,” he said.”I can’t catch a break. It’s been tough, just one thing after another. I think it’s been a lesson.”
“I think every player goes through this and I hope this is the year the things happen,” CarGo said. “This game makes you humble, you just have to go out there and compete every day. I know my ability is still there, I just have to get healthy. If I can survive this season, I can go to war.”
Gonzalez is a career .294 hitter with 135 homers and 455 RBI.