Prior to the Colorado Rockies facing the New York Mets in the second game of a three-game series at Coors Field on Wednesday night, Colorado manager Bud Black gave injury updates on outfielder David Dahl and relief pitcher Greg Holland.
Dahl, who has yet to see action this season for the Rockies due to a rib injury suffered in spring training, was pulled from Triple-A Albuquerque’s game on July 31 after his third at-bat. He was not in the lineup on August 1 and Black said on Wednesday that Dahl was looking at more time on the disabled list.
"“I did hear today he’s going to go on the 7-day disabled list,” Black told Rox Pile and other media members. “I think it’s back-related.”"
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That’s all that the Rockies manager would elaborate on the injury for Dahl, who is hitting .243 at Triple-A and .260 overall during his rehab stint in the minor leagues that began on July 12.
Called up on July 25 last season, Dahl played in 63 games, logging a .315 average. He began his career with a 17-game hitting streak, tying a Major League record for a hitting streak to start a career. Chuck Aleno of the 1941 Reds is the only other player to start his Major League playing days with such a feat.
On another injury front, Black revealed that Holland, Colorado’s closer, is dealing with a cut on his throwing hand. The cut kept him out of action on Tuesday night during Colorado’s 5-4 walkoff win over the Mets.
"“He was unavailable,” Black said of Holland’s readiness on Tuesday night. “He had a kitchen accident yesterday. Cut his index finger on his throwing hand. It’s really day to day. We’ll see how it progresses the next five or six hours.”"
Holland did warm up in the Rockies bullpen on Tuesday night but never entered the game.
"“He gave it a shot. He got up and threw but it wasn’t going to happen,” Black said. “This is one of those Mother Nature things.”"
In 40 games this season, Holland is 1-1 with a 1.64 ERA. He is the Major League leader in saves with 33 in 34 opportunities.