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NL West Notes: Carlos Gonzalez extension talks stopped, Alex Wood competing for roster spot

Here’s the latest from around the National League Central.

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The Rockies attempted to discuss an extension with outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, but talks have since been placed “on hold,” according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.

Gonzalez, 31, had a productive year with the Rockies last season, hitting .298/.350/.505 with 25 home runs and 100 RBIs over 150 games. He is a career .291 hitter and three-time All-Star with Colorado.

Though the Rockies seem open to signing Gonzalez to a long-term deal, it might be challenging to do so now that he is an impending free agent.

Here is the latest from around the National League Central:

  • The Dodgers don’t really have an open rotation spot, but Alex Wood is trying to earn a spot nonetheless.

  • Aaron Hill is competing for a spot on the Giants roster, but at the end of the day, he probably shouldn’t be given a slot.

  • MLB announced some new rules and minor tidbits, and one of the notes might have resulted from Padres reliever Carter Capps’ delivery.

  • In recent seasons, the Diamondbacks have had success in the draft, but poor trades then depleted the system.

  • The Rockies have the ninth best farm system in baseball, according to Baseball America’s rankings.