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Carlos Gonzalez exits game after aggravating ankle injury

Aug 1, 2014, 10:25 PM EST

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Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez made an excellent sliding catch along the right field line in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Tigers this evening. However, he aggravated a right ankle sprain in the process and was forced to exit the ballgame.

You can watch the video of the play here. Gonzalez clearly slams his right foot into the short fence along the right field line during his slide.

Gonzalez initially injured the ankle last Saturday and ended up missing two starts. Now he’s hurt again. It’s only August 1, but this season can’t end soon enough for the Rockies.

  1. jre80 - Aug 1, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    I’m absolutely stunned

  2. seanwasamarine - Aug 1, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Carlos Gonzalez hurt? This is news isn’t it. Can’t tell if this is a canned article or not.

  3. tomgiles1961 - Aug 1, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    Wouldn’t the bigger news be that he was healthy for two games? As a Mets fan, there is no way I want the Mets to trade prospects and take Cargo’s contract on. You already have to wonder how much of his value is inflated by playing in the Pacific Coast League, I mean Denver’s altitude. Worse that that is that the guy goes down like Glass Joe from the old “Punchout” Video game

  4. bpearse230 - Aug 2, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    It’s odd that no one makes a correlation with injuries and smaller stadiums. I also laugh that no one realizes the strikeout rates are increasing in part because of the ever shrinking foul territory in newer stadiums.

  5. wheels579 - Aug 2, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Cargo misses multiple games with an ankle injury, just gets back in the lineup the day before, and Walt Weiss puts him in RF and Dickerson at DH? Weiss has the opportunity to keep Cargo in the lineup without playing defense, his team is in last place, and he puts the injured player in RF and a healthy player at DH? Unbelievable.

  6. kev86 - Aug 3, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Too fragile. He’s annoying.

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