He's no longer the "Little Pony." "Caballo" is more like it. Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez lifted more heavily this winter and arrived in camp thicker and stronger. He plans to lose 10 pounds in spring training, but right now the difference between September is startling. He weighs 225 pounds compared with 205 then. "I will drop weight just chasing after flyballs and running the bases down here," Gonzalez said. "I feel strong. I don't know if there's a difference in my hitting." He's been launching missiles in batting practice, leaving kids scrambling for souvenirs nearly 450 feet from the plate. Gonzalez showed his strength Friday, pushing Dexter Fowler roughly 50 yards in a golf cart. Gonzalez, 27, is coming off a frustrating season, left hollow by multiple injuries to his right wrist. He hit .295 with 26 home runs and 92 RBIs, while reaching base at a .363 clip. But the team went 10-23 when he was out of the lineup after two separate collisions with the outfield wall at Coors Field.
CarGo a big deal at spring training with added muscle
Denver Post | Feb 25