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Carlos Gonzalez pulled from game after tweaking left groin

May 19, 2011, 9:01 PM EDT

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Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com passes along word that Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez had to be lifted from Thursday night’s game in Philadelphia after tweaking his left groin while chasing down a fly ball on a wet field surface at Citizens Bank Park.

Gonzalez has been diagnosed with left groin tightness and will likely be given the old “day-to-day” label before the night is through. Ryan Spilborghs entered to play left field in CarGo’s absence.

Gonzalez, 25, has turned in a disappointing .245/.324/.404 slash line through his first 42 games this season. He earned MVP votes in 2010 after hitting .336/.376/.598 with 34 homers, 117 RBI and 26 steals.

The Rockies signed the promising young outfielder to a massive $80 million contract extension this winter.

  1. halladaysbicepts - May 19, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    CarGo is a good player and I was sorry to hear this. I wish this happened to Giambi instead (lol…just kidding…I don’t want to see any player get hurt…but he’s killing the Phillies with 3hr./7rbis tonight.)

    • buckybadger - May 20, 2011 at 9:14 AM

      I was cursing Tracy for batting Giambi 5th instead of Seth Smith but my tune changed after his 1st AB.

      • purdueman - May 20, 2011 at 10:14 AM

        Is that old fart (Giambi), still suckering somebody into giving him a regular paycheck??

  2. buckybadger - May 20, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    As soon as CarGo starts to turn the corner this has to happen.

  3. purdueman - May 20, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    What a dummy! Somebody that speaks Spanish needs to inform him that this is 2011 and if he’s going to go out of a game and/or miss several ensuing games it HAS TO BE due to a strained oblique muscle!!!

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