Carlos Gonzalez is “flying” around the bases in comeback from knee surgery

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Carlos Gonzalez had a miserable, injury wrecked 2014 season, but now the outfielder is looking like his old All-Star self in Rockies camp.

Gonzalez, who’s coming back from season-ending August knee surgery, hit a ball into the gap Wednesday for a stand-up double with Troy Tulowitzki one base ahead of him and told Nick Grocke of the Denver Post:

I felt like I was flying. I thought I was going to catch Tulo at third base. He took a triple away from me. … I’m feeling a lot better now. I’m not thinking about my legs anymore.

Gonzalez topped an .875 OPS every year from 2009-2013, including hitting .302 with 26 homers, 21 steals, and a .958 OPS in 110 games in 2013. He’s signed for $16 million this year, $17 million in 2016, and $20 million in 2017.