First it was the knee, then it was the index finger. Now, you can add "calf" to the list of ailing body parts Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is currently dealing with.
The star outfielder was removed from the Rockies' game against the Phillies on Tuesday in the fifth inning with a right calf contusion, according to a team announcement. Gonzalez is listed as day-to-day.
It's not clear exactly when CarGo suffered the injury, but all signs point to when a foul ball bounced off of his bat and onto his leg in the second inning. Gonzalez finished the at-bat with a line out to second base and grounded out in his second plate appearance.
The 28-year-old slugger is in an 0-for-10 slump at the plate and entered Tuesday hitting .267/.318/.461. As bad as CarGo has looked at the plate at certain times this season, he has looked even worse in the field. With Michael Cuddyer back in the lineup and Corey Dickerson, Charlie Blackmon and Drew Stubbs all performing admirably, it might be a good idea for Colorado to place Gonzalez on the disabled list to allow him to fully recover from his nagging injuries with the hope of having him return to the player we're all used to seeing.
More to come.