Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez provided an early Christmas gift for fans of the franchise. Gonzalez suffered a season-ending knee injury in September, but he was healthy enough to take swings Tuesday.

The announcement was made over Twitter and Instagram from Gonzalez:

Gonzalez, 29, is a two-time All-Star for the franchise who finished .238/.292/.431 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 70 games last season. If he can return to full health next season, Gonzalez’s contributions would make the Rockies offense much more dynamic.

For now, Colorado fans have to be happy to see him healthy enough to take hacks before the holidays.


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