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Diamond Cuts: Rocky Mountain Low

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki

It's a new week but more of the same for the Rockies. The news starts with Gonzalez, who has been placed on the disabled list for the second time this season with left knee tendinitis and a right ankle sprain. The knee has been a nagging ailment for a majority of the season and the ankle has been sprained and aggravated during the last few weeks.

The injuries are both relatively minor but can linger, limiting a player for a considerable amount of time. Listening to Rockies athletic trainer Keith Dugger talk, it sounds as if the injuries are beginning to wear on Gonzalez mentally as well. Dugger discussed "the decision to take time off" and how, "you could see the mental stress on [Gonzalez]." Opting to rest will allow CarGo time to deal directly with the functional issue but also provide a chance to clear his head. The former All-Star wants to return again this season but it is no guarantee. The Rockies dismal ranki

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