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Carlos Gonzalez (LF,RF)

Colorado Rockies

By Kyle Smith, Rockies Correspondent, Mon, Mar 2nd 7:34pm EST

Carlos Gonzalez ran bases for the first time this spring on Monday morning. (Source: Nick Groke on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez is returning from a torn patellar tendon in his left knee which required surgery in August. This is a big step in Gonzalez' recovery process as he is projected to be ready for opening day. When healthy, Gonzalez has provided elite fantasy numbers, however, health has not been there for Gonzalez for some time. Draft him with caution.

By Kyle Smith, Rockies Correspondent, Tue, Dec 30th 8:47pm EST

Gonzalez was limited to just 70 games last season before undergoing surgery in August to repair the patella tendon in his left knee. Gonzalez announced on his Twitter and Instagram that he had been cleared to hit. (Source: Colorado Rockies)

Fantasy Impact: It is no secret that Gonzalez is one of the best left-handed bats in baseball when he is healthy. He has averaged 27 homers in just 130 games per season between 2010-2013. As long as he continues to hit at Coors Field and is paired with Troy Tulowitzki, his run production should remain at an elite level. Still, be wary of investing anything more than a 3rd round draft pick in Gonzalez, due to his health concerns.

Carlos Gonzalez News & Advice

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Baseball Professor | Mar 4th, 11:00am
Seemingly always injured, how early is too early to gamble on Carlos Gonzalez's upside?
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Rotoworld | Mar 2nd, 5:25pm
Carlos Gonzalez (knee) ran the bases in Rockies camp Monday for the first time this spring.
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Rotoworld | Feb 28th, 11:31pm
Carlos Gonzalez (knee) will begin running the bases next week.
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MLB.com | Feb 28th, 9:51pm
Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez would miss the team's Spring Training opener, but the club is pleased with their progress as they return from injuries suffered last season.