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Injury updates: CarGo, Freeland, Anderson, DJ

Right fielder expected to come off DL shortly after return eligibility Sunday
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MIAMI -- The news is good for four Rockies who are close to returning to the field.

One of those, right fielder Carlos Gonzalez, is eligible to come off the 10-day disabled list on Sunday. And though it doesn't appear likely that he'll be activated then, CarGo ran on Friday and says he is about 75 percent.

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MIAMI -- The news is good for four Rockies who are close to returning to the field.

One of those, right fielder Carlos Gonzalez, is eligible to come off the 10-day disabled list on Sunday. And though it doesn't appear likely that he'll be activated then, CarGo ran on Friday and says he is about 75 percent.

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"That's probably optimistic, for sure," manager Bud Black said of CarGo's return on Sunday. "But we're encouraged. It shouldn't be too much longer. I can't put a number of days on it. But he's positioning himself probably for the next few days."

Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day DL on April 22, retroactive to April 19, with a right hamstring strain.

Left-handed pitcher Kyle Freeland, who was hit on the left heel by a batted ball in his most recent outing, looks to be ready for his next start after throwing his normal side session on Friday.

"He came out of it fine," said Black. "I think Kyle's going to be fine for [his regular rotation start] Monday."

The diagnosis is equally optimistic for left-hander Tyler Anderson, who exited Friday's start in the second inning with a heartbeat issue.

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"Everything checked out fine," said Black. "He feels good today. We'll keep an eye on him, but everything points to him making his next start."

In addition, second baseman DJ LeMahieu, who left Friday's game with right hamstring tightness, was not in the starting lineup on Saturday, but isn't expected to miss a significant amount of time.

"DJ is a little better than we hoped," Black said. "So that's a good sign. He's still a little sore. But strength is O.K.

"It looks as though we might have avoided a disabled list situation with the hamstring. The medical guys seem to think this is truly day to day. We're encouraged by how he feels."

Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com based in Miami.

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