Sore CarGo sits out in wake of collision

Sore CarGo sits out in wake of collision

LOS ANGELES -- Carlos Gonzalez sat out Thursday night, and he may sit out a few more because of a right-knee contusion he suffered on a spectacular catch and crash into the wall Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

Manager Jim Tracy said Gonzalez remained day-to-day and there was no talk of a trip to the disabled list.

Asked if he was in the lineup, Gonzalez said: "Definitely not, I can't even walk." That was hyperbole, but he was limping in the clubhouse and said the pain hadn't lessened any from Wednesday. Gonzalez said the team medical staff wanted to take a wait-and-see approach before sending him out for any potential tests, like an MRI exam or X-ray.

"They're just waiting," said Gonzalez, who's batting .325 with 18 homers and 79 RBIs. "I don't know, I don't know what they're going to do."

The Rockies, however, have received some positive news regarding injured arms of late.

Jeff Francis, on the DL with shoulder soreness, threw about 50 tosses at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, maxing out at 90 feet. Taylor Buchholz, who's out with lower back stiffness, also played long toss Thursday and is to throw a side session on Friday when the Rockies visit the D-backs.

On Wednesday, Matt Daley threw a bullpen in Colorado as he works his way back from the 60-day DL and shoulder inflammation, while Aaron Cook threw a 60-pitch bullpen in Tulsa. Cook, out with turf toe in his right foot, is to throw a two-inning simulated game Friday.