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Carlos Gonzalez's return closer

Updated: July 7, 2011, 4:44 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy says outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is close to returning to the lineup but was held out Thursday for a fourth straight day with a right wrist contusion.

Tracy had no update on All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who's been out since Monday with a tight hamstring.

Gonzalez is available to pinch-hit, pinch-run or play in the field if necessary, but Tracy wants him to rest in hopes that he will be ready Friday when the Rockies visit Washington.

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