Colorado Rockies Place Corey Dickerson Back On DL, Call Up Justin Miller


May 5, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies left fielder C. Dickerson (6) pulls in a fly ball in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies have placed outfielder Corey Dickerson back on the 15-day disabled list, and called up reliever Justin Miller to take his place for the time being on the active roster. 

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Corey Dickerson won’t get an opportunity to overcome plantar fasciitis — at least, not yet — as he was placed back on the 15-day disabled list due to the injury on Wednesday afternoon.

In his place, relief pitcher Justin Miller will be with the Colorado Rockies beginning Wednesday night as the club takes on the Houston Astros in Denver, with the Rox opting to go with an extra relief pitcher for the time being, as opposed to calling up an extra outfielder like Kyle Parker or someone else.

Dargan Southard of tweeted the information first:

The news is a tough thing to swallow for the Rockies, especially considering it doesn’t seem to be a two-week quick fix injury recovery, based on Weiss’ final comments in that last tweet.

One can only hope Dickerson returns sooner rather than later, and the plantar fasciitis issue doesn’t affect his entire season, derailing his promising year after such a strong breakout in 2014.

Miller, not to be confused with the late former big league pitcher of the same name, has allowed 7 runs in 27.1 innings this season with the Albuquerque Isotopes. It remains to be seen if he is going to be a short-term bullpen replacement (since the team will eventually want another bench bat, sooner rather than later), or if he might be sent back down soon with a possible promotion for Jon Gray to the starting rotation to take the spot of Chris Rusin.

All of that is speculation, of course, but the facts remain: Miller will be in the bullpen tonight in Denver, and Dickerson is back on the disabled list in what is likely to become a challenging season for him to endure.

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