Colorado Rockies News: CarGo’s Ankle and Bullpen Changes
By Kevin Henry
Carlos Gonzalez and his ailing ankle
In the midst of Colorado’s 12-2 demolition of the Dodgers on Wednesday night, Carlos Gonzalez went down after a seventh-inning swing with an ankle injury. After the game, CarGo shook it off as a sprain and nothing more. However, he missed Thursday’s action against the Marlins before coming back for Friday and Saturday’s game.
On Sunday, CarGo was given the day off for rest and looked fine when he took the field on Monday night in the opener against the Rangers. However, as Gonzalez came back into the dugout after the top of the first inning, he was noticeably limping. He never batted and was replaced by Gerardo Parra in the lineup.
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“I was trying to get everybody’s attention because I couldn’t run,” Gonzalez told reporters after the game. “As soon as I took the tape off, the swelling got really bad. Hopefully it’s not something that’s going to take more than a few days. I’m trying to do everything possible to keep myself in the lineup.”
Gonzalez didn’t play on Tuesday and his status is up in the air as the Rockies head to Texas to finish the four-game set against the Rangers. Showing up post-game with the assistance of crutches didn’t instill a lot of confidence that CarGo would be available soon.
Colorado manager Walt Weiss said after Tuesday’s game that CarGo’s availability was still in limbo, but an MRI was described by Weiss as “good.
“No further issues, but it’s still going to be a few days,” Weiss said.
Colorado hopes to get its All-Star outfielder back soon. However, as has been discussed in a previous article, the Rockies do have depth to get them through what is hopefully a short-lived injury.
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