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Carlos Gonzalez has “foreign body” removed from finger

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Thomas Harding, the Rockies beat writer for MLB.com, shares the news ...

#Rockies manager Walt Weiss said doctors in Cleveland removed a “foreign body” from OF Carlos Gonzalez’s left index finger. No timetable

— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) June 10, 2014


#Rockies trainer Keith Dugger says docs removed a small tissue or tumor which will be biopsied. These masses are common, usually benign

— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) June 10, 2014


CarGo had been bothered by discomfort in the finger for the past month. It was initially diagnosed as inflammation and he tried to play through it, but his ability to grip a bat become a real issue. The 28-year-old owns an outstanding .877 career OPS. This season his OPS was at a sluggish .756 through 52 games.

Corey Dickerson will serve as the Rockies’ starting left fielder while Gonzalez is on the shelf.

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