On Monday, the Colorado Rockies announced exactly what has been ailing outfielder David Dahl, stating that he has a stress reaction in his sixth rib; adding that he will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
When asked if he thinks Dahl will participate in a Spring Training game, Black said: “yeah, I do, but I can’t put a date on it. I do anticipate him getting into a game here. If not, then it doesn’t happen.”
If not treated properly, the stress reaction could lead to a fracture. Dahl would likely need some time to get back to speed upon his return. That means, for the time being, he will be unable to challenge Gerardo Parra for the starting spot in left field.
In 63 games as a rookie last season, Dahl hit .315 with seven home runs and 24 RBIs.