Following the Colorado Rockies recording a 6-5, 10-inning win over the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on Monday night, Rockies manager Bud Black provided the media with injury updates on All-Star second baseman DJ LeMahieu and outfielder David Dahl.
LeMahieu has been out of the Rockies lineup and on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb and small broken bone in that same thumb. He suffered the injury in a May 13 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
LeMahieu has taken batting practice in the cage before the last two Rockies games at Coors Field and has looked to be pain-free during those times. Rumors were swirling that LeMahieu could be rejoining the Rockies later this week and Black hinted that that was still a possibility.
"“DJ should be in Arizona right now,” Black told Rox Pile and other media members after Monday’s win. “He will play a couple of games down there and get some at-bats in our extended program. We’re going to see how he comes out of it these next couple of days.”"
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If all goes well, LeMahieu could be back and activated in time for the start of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday in Denver.
Dahl, meanwhile, was shaken up in the ninth inning of Monday’s win when he stole second base and collided with San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford. The throw appeared to beat Dahl to the bag but he collided with Crawford on an awkward slide and the ball jarred free.
Black and Colorado trainers looked at Dahl on the field and he eventually shook off the injury and stayed in the game. Colorado’s manager said that the injury didn’t appear to be serious.
"“Sort of a shin to shin situation with him and Crawford,” Black said. “Contusion. We’ll see how it is tomorrow but I suspect it’ll be fine.”"
Dahl reached base in the ninth on a pinch-hit single. It was the fifth consecutive game in which Dahl has appeared that he has recorded at least one hit.