Gonzalez is coming back from a sprained finger. The injury kept him out of the starting lineup since July 30, though he has pinch-hit twice. When he first re-aggravated the injury, a stint on the disabled list was a distinct possibility. Rockies team trainer Keith Dugger, however, does not believe a DL stint would help the injury. Instead, Gonzalez is likely to play through lingering pain in the digit for the remainder of the season.
Gonzalez leads the National League with a .962 OPS and is hitting .302 with 26 home runs.
Corey Dickerson has been starting in left field with Gonzalez out of the lineup. He recorded three hits and a walk over nine at-bats since Gonzalez went down. Overall, Dickerson is hitting .286/.351/.429 over 22 major league games this season.