In a season in which the Colorado Rockies have been ravaged by injuries, they had yet another season-ending injury confirmed on Friday, another possible season ending injury, and a possible comeback.
It was suspected but now, it has been confirmed. Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl confirmed today to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post that while his ankle is recovering nicely and getting stronger, he will not see any more play in 2019.
Dahl has been out since August 2nd, when he suffered a right ankle sprain in the 6th inning while playing on defensive during the Rockies game against the San Francisco Giants.
Dahl, 25, has already had a lot of injuries in his professional career including a ruptured spleen, a fractured rib cage, and a broken right foot suffered about fouling a ball off of it.
He did play very well in the 100 games he played this year, though, as he had 15 home runs, 61 RBI, 113 hits, 28 doubles, and hit .302/.353/.524 with a 108 OPS+.
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Rockies manager Bud Black recently spoke to the media and gave updates on Kyle Freeland and German Marquez.
For Marquez, it looks like he will also be done for the season as Black said that “time is running out” on his return, signaling that he does not think that he will return to pitch this season.
If his season were to be done, he would, overall, have a bit of a down season as he would finish with an ERA that elevated by nearly a run (3.77 to 4.76 ERA), his hits allowed per nine innings being elevated from 8.2 per nine innings to 9.0, a home run rate elevated from 1.1 per nine innings to 1.5. He also leads the National League with 14 wild pitches this season.
For Freeland, on returning to pitch this season, Bud Black said that Freeland “definitely does” have a chance of that happening.
That’s a good sign for him and, perhaps, if he does, he can gain some footing and confidence in a start or two before the season ends.