Colorado Rockies Injury News: David Dahl placed on minor league DL
DENVER – 24-year-old Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl has been placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list. Thomas Harding of MLB.com reported earlier today that the reason why Dahl will be heading to the disabled list is that he currently has a stomach virus.
Dahl played two games in the 2018 season wherein he collected four hits and four RBI for the Rockies Triple-A affiliate, the Albuquerque Isotopes. He did have a hot spring which made him a somewhat viable candidate for the Rockies big league roster ultimately, he was sent to Albuquerque to start the season.
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Dahl played only 19 games in 2017 and they were all in the minors as his season was derailed by a back injury. In his rookie season, in 2016, he started his career in the major leagues with a record setting hit streak of 17 games and finished his 63 game stint in the majors with a .315/.359/.500 offensive slashline.
His 2015 season was marred by injury where he lost his spleen in a nasty in game collision some have speculated that he may be dealing with this stomach virus due to his immune system being weaker from losing his spleen.
With the Rockies All-Star center fielder Charlie Blackmon scratched from the Rockies lineup on Tuesday and the second game he’s missed in the past three days (as he was also scratched from Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves due to having a back stiffness that stemmed from Saturday’s game) former top prospect Dahl would be one of the Rockies best option if Blackmon is out for any period of time.
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However, obviously, with Dahl on the disabled list, if Blackmon hits the disabled list for any period of time, Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich and manager Bud Black will have a tougher decision to make in a replacement for Blackmon.