Rockies' Walt Weiss confident Carlos Gonzalez will avoid disabled list

Monday August 4th, 2014

Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss told the Denver Post that he is confident outfielder Carlos Gonzalez will avoid the disabled list despite his sprained right ankle, and that a final decision will come Tuesday.

Gonzalez did not play in Colorado’s 4-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. He was injured in Friday’s loss to the Tigers trying to make a sliding catch down the rightfield line. 

Gonzalez has missed time this season with a left index finger injury. He is batting .237 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI in 66 games this season for the Rockies, whose 44-67 record is the worst in the National League. 

The team is already without MVP candidate Troy Tulowitzki, who's on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip flexor strain.

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