Aug 22, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT
As noted by Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is back in the Rockies’ starting lineup Sunday for the first time since banging his right knee against the outfield wall on Wednesday night.
CarGo was used as a pinch-hitter in last night’s 3-1 loss to the Diamondbacks but was also seen limping in the clubhouse after the game. He’s going to play through the discomfort because the Rockies are seven games back in the hunt for the National League Wild Card and must make a charge in the standings now.
The 24-year-old outfielder is batting .318/.350/.562 this season with 25 homers, 79 RBI and 19 stolen bases. He’s an MVP candidate in the National League.
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