Carlos Gonzalez on bereavement list

Updated: August 18, 2012, 5:56 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies have placed outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on the bereavement list after the death of his grandfather in Venezuela.

The Rockies recalled outfielder Charlie Blackmon from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday to take Gonzalez's spot on the active roster.

Gonzalez was told after Friday's game of his grandfather's death. He will be eligible to rejoin the team in New York on Tuesday. The maximum time allowed on the bereavement list is seven days.

Gonzalez, picked for his first NL All-Star team this year, is hitting .320 with 20 home runs and 79 RBIS in 108 games.

Blackmon hit .303 with five home runs and 34 RBIs in 59 games in Triple-A.


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