Colorado Rockies injury news: David Dahl moved to 60-day DL

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 23: David Dahl #26 of the Colorado Rockies poses for a portrait during photo day at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 23, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 23: David Dahl #26 of the Colorado Rockies poses for a portrait during photo day at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 23, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images) /
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If you are a Colorado Rockies fan waiting for good news on David Dahl, Tuesday’s roster moves were not the sign you were looking for.

The Rockies officially moved Dahl to the 60-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his rib suffered in spring training that has caused him to miss the entire season thus far. With that move, a spot on the 40-man roster opened up and the Rockies filled it with outfielder Mike Tauchman, who was on a Major League lineup card for the first time prior to Tuesday night’s Rockies games in San Francisco.

The news regarding Dahl has gotten worse as the season has gone along. What was once thought to be an injury that would keep him out for a limited amount of time was soon described by Colorado manager Bud Black as healing slower than expected. Tuesday’s news is further proof that Dahl is nowhere near returning to Colorado.

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We discussed in this article how Colorado had a short bench on Monday night when the Rockies promoted Jairo Diaz to join the team. The move was necessary to give the bullpen a fresh arm. On Tuesday, Tauchman was promoted from Triple-A Albuquerque, once again giving Colorado a four-man bench with which to work.

Diaz, meanwhile, was sent back to Triple-A after allowing two earned runs and notching two strikeouts in an inning of work in Monday’s loss to San Francisco.

The 26-year-old Tauchman has played in 70 games for the Isotopes this season, logging a .313 average with 50 runs, 14 doubles, six triples, 10 home runs, 55 RBI, 27 walks and 11 stolen bases. In his Minor League career, is batting .295 (501-for-1,699) with 86 doubles, 26 triples, 18 home runs, 194 RBI, 180 walks and 94 stolen bases in 454 games across four levels of play.

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Tuesday’s move signals that the Rockies will have to go deep into the season without Dahl, if he returns at all in 2017. With Opening Day starting outfielders Gerardo Parra and Carlos Gonzalez also on the disabled list, Raimel Tapia and Tauchman give the Rockies options in the outfield.

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