Carlos Gonzalez’s right middle finger remains swollen leaving him frustrated and unable to swing a bat. He had hoped to take bp on Wednesday but the pain prevented it. It raises the question of how much longer the Rockies will allow CarGo to go day-to-day with this injury before electing to shut him down.

He’s available to play defense and run.

“I couldn’t swing. It’s tough. Really tough” Gonzalez said. “I want to play but every time I swing and miss it goes right back to where it was (on July 7).”

Because of the expanded rosters the Rockies have the luxury of waiting to see if CarGo improves enough to play. Charlie Blackmon who is 10-for-23 on the homestand is starting in left field.