Carlos Gonzalez is healthy, struggling, and trying to “get that groove back”


Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has missed a lot of time with injuries in recent years, but he’s always put up good numbers when healthy. Until now, as Gonzalez has been in the Rockies’ lineup for 17 of 18 games this season while hitting just .197 with a .592 OPS.

Gonzalez had a productive weekend series against the Giants and seems convinced he’s ready to start rolling, telling Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post:

I’m trying to use the whole field. When I am doing well, I can hit to left with power and line drives into the gap. When I see that coming off my bat, I know that something good is coming. … But I can’t just sit here and wait for it (to get better). I have to go out and work for it and get that groove back.

Gonzalez also insisted that he’s fully healthy following a season in which he missed 92 games, but dating back to the beginning of last year he’s hit a combined .230 with 13 homers, a .696 OPS, and an 81/22 K/BB ratio in 87 games.