The Colorado Rockies call up outfielder Carlos Gonzalez

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by chinmusic on Friday 5 June 2009 at 8:02 pm

The Rockies have called up 23-year old lefty swinging outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and have demoted Matt Murton to AAA. Gonzalez was a key part of the Matt Holliday trade with the Rockies over the winter. Gonzalez has played in 48 games in AAA-ball this season and he was 65 for 192 (.339 avg, 1.048 OPS) with 43 runs scored, 10 homers, 59 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Gonzalez has also played in 85 games in his major league career and he is 73 for 302 (.242 avg, .633 OPS) with 31 runs scored, 4 homers, 26 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Matt Murton was playing decent for the Rockies before his demotion. He played in 22 games for the Rockies this season and he was 12 for 45 (.267 avg, .771 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 1 homer, 6 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.

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