DENVER -- A day after hitting a two-run homer in the Rockies' 8-1 victory over the Pirates, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez had to be scratched from Saturday night's lineup because he turned his right ankle.
"This was today, at home, so he was in the original lineup, but was scratched, day-to-day," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "It's very swollen."
Gonzalez had struggled after returning from a left index finger surgery to remove a benign tumor, but the homer off Pirates reliever Ernesto Frieri was seen as a good sign. Manager Walt Weiss had Gonzalez in the cleanup spot, but had to change the lineup when he learned of the injury.
Usual catcher Wilin Rosario, who started at first base on Saturday, moved into the cleanup position, where Gonzalez was supposed to hit. Brandon Barnes started in left field and Charlie Blackmon in right.
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