Carlos Gonzales Placed on 15-Day DL

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Its been weeks of people asking questions regarding whether or not Carlos Gonzalez would be placed on the disabled list with a sprain of his right middle finger. On Wednesday, the Rockies finally made that decision and placed Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list. Now that he is sidelined, the question is for how long. Its possible that Cargo may miss a month or more for the finger to fully heal. The next question will be whether or not the Rockies should bring Gonzalez back at all this year. The Rockies are not nowhere close to being in contention and with the risk of re-injury, fantasy owners may just waive goodbye to Cargo until 2014. 

 NEWS & NOTES

  • Martin Prado went 4-for-4 with a home run, 4 RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday night as the D'Backs defeated the Rays 9-8. Prado has multi-hit games in five of his last seven games and his .274 batting average is the highest its been since April.
  • Prince Fielder went 2-for-6 and delivered a two-run double in the 14th inning to help the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 on Wednesday.
  • Yu Darvish experienced tightness in his gluteus maximus during his start on Tuesday night. Darvish stayed in the game and should be able to make his next start against the Astros.
  • Stephen Drew hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning to give the Red Sox a 7-5 win over the Astros on Wednesday. Drew has been disappointing for much of the season, but he's been turning it on of late. Drew has gone 13-for-26 (.500) with six runs, two homers and seven RBI in the past week.
  • B.J. Upton went 4-for-5 on Wednesday night as the Braves won their 13th straight game. Upton has not hit a home run or collected¬† an RBI, but he has looked much better at the plate since rejoining the lineup August 3, hitting .476 since his activation from the disabled list.
  • Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) appears that he will avoid a trip to the disabled list according to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly on Wednesday. Mattingly went on to say that Ramirez was avaliable to pinch hit on Wednesday. Look for Ramirez to return in the next few days.
  • Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the Royals 5-2 win over the Twins on Wednesday. Gordon tied the game with the lead-off homer in the fourth inning which was his 11th on the season. Gordon hit lead-off for the majority of the season, but recently he was moved to the middle of the lineup so RBI opportunities should continue to come his way.
  • Matt Kemp (ankle) took batting practice on the field Wednesday and he said that he "felt like a real baseball player". This is a big first step in his return to the Dodgers lineup. Kemp should return to the lineup by the end of August or the first few days of September.
  • Matt Harvey threw a complete-game shutout in the Mets 5-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. Harvey gave up just four singles with six strikeouts and he'll take his 2.09 ERA into his next start against the powerful Dodgers lineup. That will be one to watch.
  • Donnie Murphy went 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in the Cubs 5-2 win over the Phillies on Wednesday night. Its unlikely many fantasy owners benefited from Murphy's big night, but with Luis Valbuena currently on the disabled list, he may be worth a look in NL-Only Formats.