Found September 04, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
In a somewhat surprising move, the Colorado Rockies activated Carlos Gonzalez from the disabled list prior to their game yesterday.  Gonzalez had reportedly just suffered a setback with his strained finger, but the Rockies decided he didn't need anymore minor league rehabilitation time.  With the rosters expanded, teams can be a little more liberal with their roster moves. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies had no intention of using Gonzalez at the plate in last night's game.  That is why he was used only as a defensive replacement in the Rockies' loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Because of lingering pain in his finger, Gonzalez will likely continue to be used only as a pinch-runner and a defensive replacement until he can swing the bat pain-free. Gonzalez had been on the DL since the beginning of August.  He had previously injured his finger, but after recovering, Gonazalez re-injured it causing him to lose much more time.  The Rockies tried everything they could to keep him from landing on the DL for the aggravation of his finger strain, but clearly Gonzalez was more than just bothered by the injury.  He still will have to find a way to alleviate the pain while swinging the bat before he can fully return to the lineup. The Rockies had a run of success early in the season thanks in part to Gonzalez's hot bat.  However, there was little chance of the team maintaining that success, and they didn't.  With Gonzalez, though, they at least have a better chance of winning night in and night out.  He is hitting .302/.367/.591 with 26 home runs this season. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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