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Carlos Gonzalez to undergo exploratory surgery on left index finger

Jun 9, 2014, 7:09 PM EDT

Carlos Gonzalez was placed on the 15-day disabled list last week due to nagging injury to his left index finger. It looks like he’s not going to be back in the Rockies’ lineup for a while:

We should have some clarity on a potential timeline for his return after the surgery is complete, but it’s another blow for a team which has lost 13 out of their last 16 games and now sit at 29-33 on the year. The Rockies have also lost Nolan Arenado, Jordan Lyles, Michael Cuddyer, and Eddie Butler in recent weeks. They might not see .500 again this season.

Gonzalez, 28, was batting .255/.307/.449 with eight home runs and 31 RBI over 52 games prior to landing on the disabled list last week. With Gonzalez and Cuddyer both sidelined, the Rockies will likely go with Charlie Blackmon, Corey Dickerson, and Drew Stubbs as regulars in their outfield.

  1. thomas844 - Jun 9, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    “Exploratory” surgery? That’s my first time hearing that term. What will that be like:

    “Hola, soy Dora! Can you find the tendon?”

    • jwbiii - Jun 10, 2014 at 4:51 AM

      It’s likely to be extremely painful. If the surgeon doesn’t know what s/he is looking for, s/he suspects nerve damage. Neuromae are very small and very painful. Gonzalez will have to stay awake so he can tell the surgeon which way to cut, which is, of course, in whichever direction hurts the most.

  2. kevinbnyc - Jun 9, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    How much exploring can you do in a finger

  3. jpalughi823 - Jun 9, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    if this guy could stay healthy…..

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