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Rockies right-fielder Carlos Gonzalez hoping to avoid disabled list

Rockies news and links for Monday, June 26, 2017.

Carlos Gonzalez hopes to avoid disabled list |

The Rockies right fielder is trying to avoid the 10-Day disabled list while he's dealing with a sore shoulder. He's feeling better, but not good, after hitting in the cages today and he hopes to be back in the lineup soon.

Also in the article, outfielder Gerardo Parra is starting to run again after injuring his quadriceps on June 6. He's "running at 65-70 percent without pain" and will be getting another ultrasound on Monday.

Next Stop For Top Rockies' Prospect Brendan Rodgers? Dunkin' Donuts Park | Hartford Courant

Brendan Rodgers' journey to the big leagues began when he was five. His next stop; Hartford Connecticut and Dunkin' Donuts Park. The Rockies top prospect will make his home debut today against Binghamton after destroying High-A for the first half of the minor league season.

Jon Gray set to return for the Rockies in Arizona — they hope just in time | Denver Post

Jon Gray is set to return to the rotation as the Rockies look for something positive after this weekend. Gray gave up a run on five hits with six strikeouts and four walks in five innings for Albuquerque. He's returning to the rotation with an aggressive mind-set, something that could really benefit the rest of the rotation.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: Bud Black’s unorthodox working philosophy | BSN Denver

The Rockies and their manager have kept the same mantra over the entire season—each game is just one game. Don't focus on yesterday, focus on today. This rough patch the Rockies have hit will surely test that team philosophy and will hopefully buck Rockies history of folding after a rough patch.

Purple Row

Rockies’ Tyler Anderson removed from game | Purple Row

Lost in the insanity that was the end of the game yesterday, Tyler Anderson left the game after appearing to show discomfort in his injured knee.

Rockies’ Nolan Arenado draws first walk issued this year by Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen | Purple Row

Bright spot? I guess?

Around the NL West

Phillies 1, Diamondbacks 2: Keeping up with the Dodgers | AZ Snake Pit

The Diamondbacks just keep on winning, beating the Phillies 2-1.

Tigers 7, Padres 5: Team Tank doesn’t sweep | Gaslamp Ball

The Padres failed to complete a sweep against Detroit, falling 7-5. Despite our five-game winning streak, at least we aren't on #TeamTank.

Giants lose, Mets sweep, Austin Slater hurt | McCovey Chronicles

It could be worse, guys.