Colorado Rockies injury updates: Reaction to Ryan McMahon and David Dahl being activated

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - APRIL 01: Ryan McMahon #24 of the Colorado Rockies reacts to a hit during batting practice before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on April 01, 2019 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - APRIL 01: Ryan McMahon #24 of the Colorado Rockies reacts to a hit during batting practice before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on April 01, 2019 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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Today, the Colorado Rockies were finally able to activate some key figures to their offense off the injured list.

Ryan McMahon (elbow) and David Dahl (side core) were both activated from the 10-day injured list today by the Colorado Rockies. In corresponding roster moves, the Rockies optioned infielder Josh Fuentes and outfielder Yonathan Daza back to Triple-A Albuquerque.

In the media clubhouse availability before today’s series opener with the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field today, McMahon and Dahl spoke to the media, including Rox Pile’s Jake Shapiro, on their returns.

McMahon, who was on the injured list due to a hyperextended left elbow, said that his elbow “feels good and ready to go.”

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He said that he felt like he was “just about to hit [my] stride” with his swing when he got injured so he is hoping that he can resume from where he left off.

Rockies manager Bud Black seconded this as he said that he saw that he was starting to have much better at bats at the time of his injury.

At the time of his injury, the Rockies were reeling in the middle of their 12 losses in 13 games.  David Dahl was also injured in the middle of this span too.

Now, the Rockies have won three straight games and the Rockies are hoping to keep their good fortunes rolling.

Trevor Story also spoke with the media, including Shapiro, about both McMahon and Dahl returning.

"“It’s big….” said Story. “[I]njuries have hurt us, obviously, early this year but to have guys like [them] come back in the lineup is huge. It makes [the lineup] longer and deeper [so] hopefully, we can keep [our success] going.”"

Dahl told Shapiro that he feels “really good.” Part of that is because he played a little bit in extended spring training before being activated where Dahl said that he got 12 at-bats down there.

Bud Black also spoke to the media, including Shapiro, later and he revealed that both McMahon and Dahl will be in the starting lineup. He said that they should bring “some good ABs and some much needed offense.”

He also revealed that Ian Desmond is not starting in today’s lineup as he is still “sore” but he could potentially see a return to the lineup as early as tomorrow.

Final Thoughts

There’s no doubt that Dahl and McMahon will lengthen the lineup, a lineup that has posted an offensive slash line of .210/.268/.343, which is third to last, second to last, and third to last in the National League.

Dahl, who was the only hot hitter in the Rockies lineup at the time of his injury, was hitting .343/.385/.629 when he went to the injured list.

Like Story mentioned, both McMahon and Dahl lengthen the Rockies lineup, which is something they desperately need, even with their recent success.

Next. Keeping a keen eye on Rockies prospect Jack Wynkoop. dark

Stay tuned for more coverage from Coors Field as we hear more reactions to the moves.

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