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Rockies likely to keep Carlos Gonzalez

The slugger is likely to stay in Colorado, per a source.

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The Rockies are likely to keep outfielder Carlos Gonzalez through the trade deadline, according to a major-league source. The team was thought to be shopping him after moving Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays earlier in the week. Obviously things could change if a team makes a last-minute offer that blows away the Rockies, but it appears at this point that the slugger will stay in Denver.

Gonzalez is a candidate to be traded during the offseason, especially if he keeps up the torrid pace that he has been on so far this season. The 29-year old is under Rockies' control through the 2017 season, and will likely appeal to any team looking for outfield help this winter.

The Mets, Orioles and Angels were linked to Gonzalez this summer, but the O's and Halos filled their outfield needs elsewhere while the Mets focused on other options (Carlos Gomez and Jay Bruce) that did not come to fruition. Other Rockies' trade candidates include John Axford and Wilin Rosario, though it is unclear if the team will move either of those names in the next two hours.