Colorado Rockies injury news: David Dahl heads to IL
The Colorado Rockies have placed All-Star outfielder David Dahl on the 10-day injured list because of lower back soreness.
Already struggling at the plate in 2020, Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl will now miss time after landing on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday. Pulled from the lineup on Tuesday afternoon before the finale of a two-game series in Houston, Dahl will now miss time because of lower back soreness.
The move to the injured list for Dahl is retroactive to Tuesday.
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To take Dahl’s place on the active roster, the Rockies have recalled infielder Brendan Rodgers from the alternate training site. This will be the first appearance on the active roster this season for Rodgers, who logged just 76 at-bats last season before undergoing season-ending surgery for a torn labrum.
Rodgers struggled in his debut season, posting a .224/.272/.250 slash line, and could never find regular playing time in an infield where third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story made All-Star appearances while Ryan McMahon took hold of the second base position with 24 home runs and 83 RBI.
This season, Dahl is hitting just .189 in his first 74 at-bats of the campaign. He opened the season on fire, going 3-for-4 in a road loss on Opening Night to the Texas Rangers. However, he is hitless in his last nine at-bats over the past week and is just 3-for-32 with a pair of RBI over the last two weeks.
In August, Dahl has put together a .149/.196/.191 slash line in 51 plate appearances.
Last season, Dahl was named as an All-Star outfielder but suffered a high ankle sprain during a game against the San Francisco Giants on August 3 at Coors Field and missed the rest of the year. He finished 2019 with .302/.353/.534 numbers in 100 games.