It's CarGo time: Indians promote three-time All-Star Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez will join the Indians

James Rapien
April 14, 2019 - 11:32 am
Sep 27, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez (5) in the dugout in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – The Indians have seen enough from Carlos Gonzalez to promote him the the big league club.

The Indians signed Gonzalez in March hoping the veteran had something left to offer in the outfield. CarGo posted a .348 batting average with one home run and three RBI in 23 minor-league at-bats. 

They sent Jefry Rodriguez back to Triple-A after he made his Indians' debut in Saturday's 3-0 loss to Kansas City.

Gonzalez believes he has something left in the tank and he showed it in just six minor-league games. He led the Columbus Clippers with a .483 on-base percentage. He'll join a crowded outfield that includes Greg Allen, Jordan Luplow and Tyler Nayquin.

 

Gonzalez, 33, posted a .276 batting average, hit 16 home runs and finished with 64 RBI for Colorado last season.