Gonzalez out of lineup with swollen finger

DENVER (AP) Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is out of the lineup Thursday against San Francisco with a swollen left index finger.

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said before the game that Gonzalez's injury is a ''day-to-day thing'' and he doesn't believe it's ''any more serious than that.''

Gonzalez has been dealing with inflammation in the finger all month and aggravated it again at the plate Wednesday night. He's also bothered by tendinitis in his left knee.

Asked if he could see Gonzalez going on the disabled list to heal up, Weiss said, ''if it gets to a certain point, it's certainly an option.''

The smooth-fielding outfielder downplayed his recent spate of ailments, saying ''just another stripe for a zebra.''

Gonzalez is hitting .276 with seven homers and 29 RBIs.

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