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Carlos Gonzalez to rest sprained finger for a few days

Aug 1, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

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Carlos Gonzalez is expected to avoid the disabled list, but he will give his sprained finger some time off after exiting Wednesday’s game with the injury, the Denver Post’s Troy Renck reports.

Gonzalez has been dealing with a sprained left middle finger for weeks and opted out of the Home Run Derby because of it. He tried resting it for four days last week, and he went 5-for-5 after returning to Colorado’s lineup on Monday. However, it wasn’t enough to take care of the injury once and for all.

Gonzalez leads the NL with a .965 OPS this year, and he was on top in homers, too, before the finger injury became a bigger factor. He has just one since the All-Star break, and Domonic Brown has overtaken him for the NL lead, 27-26.

When Gonzalez stole two bases on Monday, it gave him his fourth straight 20 HR-20 SB season. The only active players with more career 20-20 seasons are Carlos Beltran (seven), Alex Rodriguez (six) and Hanley Ramirez (five). Jimmy Rollins and Alfonso Soriano also have four apiece.

  1. misterj167 - Aug 1, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    He looked like he aggravated the injury the other night as well on an overextended swing…

  2. steelers88 - Aug 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Man this is the Pirates year they might not have to face Carlos Gonzalez this weekend when the Rockies come to Pittsburgh.

  3. mlblogsbig3bosox - Aug 1, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Pedro Alvarez has 27 homers aswell.

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