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Garrett Atkins Answers The Challenge, Rockies Call Up Carlos Gonzalez

Published by on June 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Garrett Atkins, mired in a season-long slump, was called out by his new manager on Wednesday night after failing to deliver in two key situations. 

Jim Tracy told the press that it was time to make a move with Atkins and that sending him down to Triple-A Colorado Springs was not out of the question. 


That kind of move for a player with the track record and longevity of Atkins is almost unheard of. Atkins coming into 2009 was a .298 career hitter and had averaged over 100 RBI's over the last three seasons. 

Apparently just the mention of Colorado Springs was enough to snap Atkins out of his 200 at-bat slump.

In the third inning, with Todd Helton on first base and the ...

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