Apr 23, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson (6) hits a home run during the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. The Rockies won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
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The Colorado Rockies will get some help offensively — and a fresh bullpen arm — beginning Thursday night in Miami, as Corey Dickerson and LaTroy Hawkins are re-joining the team, fresh off stints on the disabled list.
Dickerson, who had been dealing with plantar fasciitis, was sent to the disabled list May 18. After playing a few games at extended spring training in Scottsdale, Arizona, this week, he felt he was ready to return to the Rockies in time for the Marlins’ series.
Dickerson spoke to reporters:
"“It feels a lot better. It might be there a little bit, but right now, walking around, I don’t feel it at all. That’s a big plus — not to be miserable off the field.”"
He was in the lineup and starting in left field Thursday evening in Miami. With Dickerson added to the roster, Kyle Parker — who was up in the big leagues all of one day — was sent back to AAA Albuquerque in a corresponding move.
Hawkins, who went on the disabled list in April with a right biceps strain, threw Tuesday evening in Albuquerque, completing his rehab comeback.
Christian Bergman, the Rockies’ long reliever, was sent to AAA Albuquerque in an interesting corresponding move, considering how valuable Bergman had been for the club as a swingman this season.