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Colvin in left field as CarGo gets day off

Colvin in left field as CarGo gets day off

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Colvin in left field as CarGo gets day off
DENVER -- Rockies manager Jim Tracy realizes it'd be unfair to keep Tyler Colvin out of the Rockies lineup in the midst of a scorching stretch, so he's finding creative ways to continue giving him opportunities.

Usual left fielder Carlos Gonzalez took a scheduled day off Wednesday against Oakland for rest -- his fourth this year -- so Colvin manned left, Dexter Fowler resumed his usual post in center field after coming off the bench the previous two games and Michael Cuddyer stayed in right field. With Thursday being a day game, Tracy hinted Todd Helton could take a day off and either Colvin or Cuddyer could play first, with the other playing right field.

"Tyler is showing signs of being an even better player than he was in 2010 when he hit 20 home runs with the Cubs," Tracy said. "There isn't any place you can put him defensively where he doesn't look smooth; he's very graceful."

In three starts, two against the Angels and one against the A's Tuesday night, Colvin is batting .700 with four homers and six RBIs and has drawn three walks. His 20 total bases since June 9 are the most in the Majors -- and the Rockies didn't have a game on Monday.

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