Aug 3, 2011 3:07 AM by Lee Douglas
DENVER (AP) -The Colorado Rockies announced that outfielder Carlos Gonzalez will begin a rehab assignment with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Wednesday night. Gonzalez is scheduled to play Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night in Colorado Springs. The Sox are hosting Nashville all three nights. Game time is 7:05 p.m. each night. If all goes well he'll return to the Rockies on Saturday.
Gonzalez is on the 15 day disabled list with inflamed ligaments in his right wrist. It's the first time in his career that CarGo has landed on the DL.
Meanwhile, Kyle Kendrick tossed eight sparkling innings, Ryan Howard homered twice and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Tuesday night.
Hunter Pence doubled twice and Shane Victorino and Raul Ibanez each singled and scored a run for the Phillies, who have won five straight.
Kendrick (6-5) yielded four hits, struck out a career-high seven and walked two in his longest outing in 11 starts this season. He threw a career-high 117 pitches and didn't allow a runner past second base.
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