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North's Blackmon back in the major leagues

Colorado Rockies batter Charlie Blackmon hits a home run against the Kansas City Royals during the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game at Coors Field in Denver on Friday, July 1, 2011. Colorado won 9-0. The home run was the first of Blackmon's major league career. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Colorado Rockies batter Charlie Blackmon hits a home run against the Kansas City Royals during the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game at Coors Field in Denver on Friday, July 1, 2011. Colorado won 9-0. The home run was the first of Blackmon's major league career. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

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

The Rockies recalled North Gwinnett grad 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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Gary 1 year, 11 months ago

Good luck, Charlie, on your being called up to the Rockies. Make the best of a tough situation.

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