Dahl is being strongly considered to serve as the Rockies' leadoff hitter this season, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. Dahl led off just three times last season, with Charlie Blackmon typically filling the role. Dahl doesn't have a ton of speed, stealing a modest 14 bases in 240 career games, but his .346 career on-base percentage should serve him well enough in the role. If he does indeed win the job, expect a shift in his production from RBI to runs as well as more opportunities to run and more total plate appearances.
Dahl agreed to a one-year, $2.475 million deal with the Rockies, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. This is his first of four years as an arbitration-eligible player. Dahl, who will turn 26 on April 1, has hit .297/.346/.521 as a big leaguer, but injuries have limited him to just 240 games since debuting in 2016.
Dahl (ankle) won't return for the final couple weeks of the regular season, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. Dahl is progressing in his recovery from a right ankle sprain, but with the season in its closing stages and the Rockies well out of playoff contention there's no real reason to risk rushing him back. The 25-year-old will finish 2019 with a .302/.353/.524 slash line, 15 home runs and 61 RBI in 100 games.
Dahl (ankle) is progressing but may not have enough time to be activated before the 2019 season comes to an end, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports. Dahl was placed on the 10-day injured list Aug. 3 due to a high right ankle sprain, and although he's been able to resume running, the Rockies aren't sure he'll be able to play again this year. He'll have just over two weeks to get back to full strength.
Dahl (ankle) has been cleared to do light jogging in addition to taking swings in the batting cage, the Associated Press reports. The activity represents a step forward from what Dahl was able to do last week, but the Rockies still have yet to pinpoint a target date for the outfielder's return. He can safely be ruled out for this week, as he didn't travel with the team to California for its two three-game series in Los Angeles and San Diego.