The Colorado Rockies and general manager Jeff Bridich have apparently told outfielder Carlos Gonzalez that he will not be traded this winter, according to a report from baseball writer Wilmer Reina on Wednesday morning.
Reina is also the sportswriter who first reported Gerardo Parra's Tuesday morning decision to sign with Colorado. The Venezuelan journalist published the CarGo news in a tweet sent this morning:
Carlos González seguirá con los #Rockies. Jeff Bridich le habría comunicado que no sería cambiado... al menos en este offseason— Wilmer Reina (@WilmerReina) January 13, 2016
Here's the tweet, translated to English:
Carlos Gonzalez will stay with the Rockies, Bridich has told him he won't be moved ... at least not during the offseason.
If that's true, that's certainly a significant development for the Rockies' ongoing roster limbo as they try to navigate a quickly-growing trade market for one of their outfielders after Parra's acquisition.
As we've previously noted, CarGo and Parra are good friends with a long history together. Furthermore, MLB.com's Thomas Harding has previously reported on CarGo advocating for the Rockies to sign Parra in the first place.
If CarGo really has been taken off the table in a trade this winter, that conceivably leaves Corey Dickerson and Charlie Blackmon available and allegedly drawing various levels of interest from teams around the Major Leagues.
As always, we'll have more on this and any other developments around the Rockies' glut of outfielders as soon as news becomes available.