Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez unlikely to bat again in 2013
Weiss has put Gonzalez on the field a handful of times the past few weeks as a defensive replacement, but a sprained right middle finger has kept him from batting.
Gonzalez suffered the injury in late July and was placed on the disabled list Aug. 7. The sprain has been slow-healing as it was not originally expected that he would miss two months. He has swung the bat on occasion during his rehab, including several rounds of batting practice as well as an 0-3 day on a minor league rehab assignment.
With the team well out of playoff contention, it would make sense for the Rockies to keep Gonzalez from risking further injury to the finger.
Gonzalez has hit .302 with a 958 OPS, 26 home runs and 21 stolen bases over 109 games in 2013.
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