Colorado Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson (plantar fasciitis) will return to the starting lineup and bat second as a designated hitter Tuesday night in Houston against the Astros.

Dickerson missed the last two games after re-aggravating the plantar fasciitis in his left foot on Saturday against the Miami Marlins. The outfielder pulled up with the chronic injury as he came out of the batter’s box to run out a grounder. He was clearly frustrated with the lingering injury after playing just three games following a three-week stint on the disabled list.

The 26-year-old is batting .303 with five homeruns, seven doubles, and 16 RBIs in 122 at-bats on the season.

“You never know how bad it can get or when it’s going to act up,” Dickerson said following the game on Saturday. “You’ve got to kind of control the way you play. Your instinct is to go 100-percent all whole time and it’s hard to teach yourself to go less. That’s just not my nature and trying to learn how to do that is pretty difficult.”

Dickerson will be looking at an extended absence that could last months if the plantar fasciitis rips completely. He will likely have to continue to play through the nagging injury until it does rip.

Nathan is a staff writer for Mile High Sports. He can be reached on Twitter at @TheRealNatron.

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