How Gonzalez's finger holds up in those games will determine whether he has offseason surgery on the injury. The Rockies had hoped to give him a few at-bats at the end of the regular season to test the digit, but that never happened. Gonzalez did have a cortisone shot that helped him feel better.
The injury has lingered since late July. Gonzalez had reportedly been leaning heavily towards having surgery as recently as mid-September. Unless he shows a significant amount of progress in the instructional league, that appears to be the direction he will go.
Gonzalez was placed on the disabled list Aug. 7 and spent a month on the shelf. He was activated when rosters expanded in September but has only been used as a late-innings defensive replacement. Gonzalez did not hit in a major league game after he went 1-4 on Aug. 4.