Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez taking time off in hopes of getting left knee and right ankle right. Rockies still hope to bring him back this year.
The Rockies have been the worst team in baseball since the end of May. Cargo and Tulo have taken their perfunctory summer vacations to the disabled list leaving the Rockies starting lineup in shambles. Their organization is one of the worst in baseball, and it's becoming clearer and clearer than GM Dan O'Dowd should be fired and Tulo and Cargo dealt for elite prospects. Keep an eye out for Cargo's timetable. ANALYST:
Luol Deng (knee) won't return Sunday.
Michael Beasley is likely the candidate to replace the Deng starting minutes for the rest of the way. There is no word on the long term implications of the injury yet, but if there is, Beasley might be a solid play for the rest of the season. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Athletics reassign Luke Carlin, Max Muncy and Andy Parrino to minor league camp.
One of these things is not like the other. Muncy is a 23-year old prospect, while Carlin and Parrino are older journeymen. Muncy, a first baseman, his 21 home runs in 2013 at High-A in 428 plate appearances. But the power hasn't translated to Double-A yet as he hit just seven home runs in 530 plate appearances there last year. Muncy isn't really a prospect you have to know, but he's far more notable than Carlin and Parrino. Analysis: Brett Talley