Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/3/13
CarGo's next big-league delivery could be delayed — again. After playing Saturday and Sunday the Rockies' all-star left fielder was scratched from his Monday rehab start with Triple-A Colorado Springs when the injured middle finger of his right hand flared up again. Carlos Gonzalez has been on the disabled list since Aug. 5. He still is scheduled to rejoin the Rockies on Tuesday but when he plays again is a day-to-day question. And there remains the possibility that Gonzalez could decide to shut it down for the rest of the season. In short his season remains in limbo. "We could give him an MRI every day but it's not going to get better until he rests" trainer Keith Dugger said after the Rockies lost 10-8 to the Dodgers. "He has a tear and unless you rest it six to eight weeks it's not getting better." Asked if the Rockies are planning to shut down Gonzalez for the rest of the season Dugger said: "Not yet. I haven't even seen him." Dugger said surgery is not an option but added adjustments at the plate could help. "You learn to hold the bat better and whatever is creating the problem you take care of it" Dugger said. "Right now it's going to hurt. In the morning and for day games it's going to be stiff." Career opportunities. With Gonzalez and center fielder Dexter Fowler (left knee) missing time with injuries reserve outfielders Charlie Blackmon Corey Dickerson and Charlie Culberson are getting a chance to showcase their skills. Blackmon went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored Monday. He's hitting .385 on the current homestand with two doubles a home run and four RBIs. Dickerson who's playing with painful tendinitis in his left knee came through with a pinch-hit RBI double in the eighth. "I think they have showed us a lot" Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "They have played hard they have talent and they have made a very good impression."
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