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Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez starting to get back on track

Rockies news and links for Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez heating up at plate |
After a slow start to 2017, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez looks to be turning things around offensively. Gonzalez is hitting .304 in the last six games with a pair of doubles and boasts a hard hit rate of 46.4 percent in May. Having CarGo performing at the level he did in 2015 and 2016 would go a long way toward getting the Rockies' offense back on track.

Behind closer Greg Holland, the Rockies' rebuilt bullpen is thriving -- even at Coors Field | Denver Post
Nick Groke writes about the Rockies bullpen, which has been a large part of the team's 24-15 start. Built around closer Greg Holland, fellow new addition Mike Dunn, and a healthy Adam Ottavino and Jake McGee, the Rockies' relief corps ranks second in baseball with 2.7 fWAR, which already more than the 2.2 fWAR the bullpen contributed to the Rockies in 2016.

Rockies Inbox: Jeff Hoffman to join rotation? |
In a new edition of his mailbag, Thomas Harding addresses questions mostly about the Rockies' pitching staff, including whether rookie Jeff Hoffman could join the starting rotation in a more permanent role and the status of relievers Jordan Lyles and Scott Oberg. Harding also has an update on Jairo Diaz, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery at extended spring training in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Colorado Rockies: 4 things we learned during this homestand | RoxPile
At RoxPile, Kevin Henry takes a look at four things we learned on from the Rockies' homestand that wrapped up on Sunday, including things about Carlos Gonzalez, the catching situation and the starting rotation.