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Carlos Gonzalez placed on the bereavement list following the death of his grandfather

Aug 18, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

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Thoughts are with Carlos Gonzalez and his family.

The outfielder revealed through his personal Twitter feed this afternoon that his grandfather passed away on Friday. He’s been placed on MLB’s bereavement list to attend the funeral, with Charlie Blackmon getting the call from Triple-A Colorado Springs to fill the vacancy on the Rockies’ active 25-man roster.

CarGo is having another fantastic season, batting .320/.389/.542 with 20 home runs, 79 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 108 games played. The 26-year-old from Venezuela should not be expected back this weekend. The Rox will give him all the time he needs.

  1. btwicey - Aug 19, 2012 at 1:48 AM

    Prayers for you bro

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