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Top David Dahl News

  • Brewers' David Dahl: Set to open season in minors

    The Brewers reassigned Dahl to their minor-league camp Monday.

    Coming off a 2021 campaign in which he slashed .210/.247/.322 over 220 big-league plate appearances with the Rangers, Dahl was forced to settle for a minor-league deal with Milwaukee in free agency. Though he was given the chance to compete for a bench job with the big club in spring training, Dahl ultimately wasn't able to make enough of an impression to push his way on to the Opening Day roster. He's expected to begin the campaign at Triple-A Nashville, where he'll look to stay healthy and show some semblance of the power/speed combination that once made him a prized prospect in the Rockies system.

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  • Brewers' David Dahl: Signs minors deal with Milwaukee

    Dahl agreed to a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Tuesday.

    Dahl was released by the Rangers in early August after struggling to a .210/.247/.322 line in 63 games. He's had some effective seasons in the past with the Rockies and is still just 27 years old, so it's certainly possible he becomes a useful piece for the Brewers, but the last time he produced an above-average batting line was 2019, so expectations should remain low for now.

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  • David Dahl: Reaches free agency

    The Rangers granted Dahl his unconditional release Wednesday.

    Texas dropped Dahl from its 40-man roster and exposed him to waivers, but none of MLB's other 29 teams were willing to scoop up the outfielder and assume the money remaining on his one-year, $2.7 million deal. Once a touted prospect in the Colorado system, Dahl has endured numerous injuries over the past few seasons that have stunted his development and sent his career on a downward trajectory. Even when he was healthy enough to play this season, the 27-year-old outfielder struggled mightily at the plate, slashing .210/.247/.322 with a 26.8 percent strikeout rate over 220 plate appearances. He's now free to look for a new opportunity with another organization.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: Not starting Monday

    Dahl is out of the lineup Monday against the Angels.

    Dahl is 2-for-20 in his past seven games and will take a seat for the second time in the past three contests. Adolis Garcia will shift to right field while Eli White starts in center.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: DFA'd by Texas

    Dahl was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Monday.

    Dahl was designated for assignment by the Rockies during the offseason, and he didn't do enough in 63 games for the Rangers to warrant sticking with him for the rest of the season. The 27-year-old has a .569 OPS and 26.8 percent strikeout rate this season, and he has especially struggled against lefties with a .102/.156/.136 slash line.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: On bench against lefty

    Dahl will sit Saturday against Seattle.

    Dahl owns a miserable .105/.161/.140 slash line against southpaws this season, so it's hardly surprising to see him on the bench against lefty Tyler Anderson. Jason Martin, Eli White and Adolis Garcia will make up the Rangers' outfield.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: Takes seat Wednesday

    Dahl isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

    Dahl has gone just 2-for-13 with three walks and five strikeouts across the last four games, and he'll get a breather with left-hander Madison Bumgarner starting for Arizona on Wednesday. Curtis Terry will serve as the designated hitter and bat seventh.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: Has RBI, outfield assist in loss

    Dahl started in left field and went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to Detroit.

    Per usual, Dahl was in the lineup against a right-hander. In addition to the RBI, he also threw a runner out at home trying to score from second base on a single. Dahl is caught up in the outfield/DH shuffle and isn't playing every day.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: Absent from Tuesday's lineup

    Dahl is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

    Dahl will take a seat against lefty Tarik Skubal after going 1-for-3 with a double in Monday's loss. Andy Ibanez will handle the DH duties and bat seventh.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: Out for second half of doubleheader

    Dahl is out of the lineup for the second half of Sunday's doubleheader with the Blue Jays.

    Dahl will take a seat after he went 0-for-3 with a strikeout while playing all seven innings in the Rangers' 5-0 loss in the first game. Joey Gallo will spell Dahl in right field for the second contest of the day.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: Sitting against lefty

    Dahl is not starting Friday against the Blue Jays and left-hander Robbie Ray.

    Dahl has gone 8-for-28 with a pair of doubles since returning from a rib injury July 1. As is often the case, he'll sit against the southpaw Friday as Andy Ibanez handles the DH duties.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: Three-hit day

    Dahl went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Athletics.

    Dahl notched his second three-hit effort over his last four games and scored the Rangers' only run in the fifth. Since being activated off the injured list July 1, Dahl is slashing .286/.310/.357 with two extra-base hits, two RBI, two runs scored and 1:6 BB:K over nine games. He's been pretty lousy overall, hitting just .221/.253/.343 with four homers, 14 RBI, 18 runs scored, two stolen bases and a 7:47 BB:K over 183 plate appearances. He's only 27 and has room for improvement, but Dahl hasn't the same since 2019 when he made the All-Star team.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: Not starting against lefty

    Dahl is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Athletics.

    Dahl was activated from the injured list July 1 after recovering from a rib injury. He's started every game since July 2, going 5-for-21 with a pair of doubles and a stolen base. The 27-year-old will get a breather Friday against lefty Cole Irvin as John Hicks serves as the DH.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: Knocks two doubles

    Dahl went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and one run scored Tuesday against the Tigers.

    Dahl was in the lineup for the fourth consecutive game since being activated from the injured list July 1. Tuesday was not only his best effort in that span, but also one of his best of the entire season as he delivered an RBI double in both the fifth and seventh innings. Though he has only a 59 wRC+ across 173 plate appearances on the campaign, Dahl has recorded four hits over his last two games.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: Makes first start off IL

    Dahl started in right field and went 0-for-4 with a stolen base in Friday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Mariners.

    This was Dahl's first start since being activated off the injured list. He was deemed ready after nearly a month on the IL with injured ribs, having completed a two-week rehab assignment between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. "He's fully healthy," manager Chris Woodward told Doug Drawley of the Dallas Morning News. "We had a progression for him and didn't rush him back. He's playing with some confidence and can help us offensively. Especially since he was struggling before." Dahl hit just .207 with four home runs and 12 RBI over 43 games prior to hitting the injured list.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: Activated from injured list

    Dahl (ribs) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.

    Dahl had been on the injured list since May 26 due to a left rib cage contusion, and he dealt with back issues in early June. The 27-year-old spent just under two weeks on a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock, and he hit .412 with a home run, a triple, a double, nine RBI, eight runs and a stolen base across nine games. Dahl should reclaim a regular spot in the lineup going forward, while catcher Jose Trevino (forearm) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: Expected back during next series

    Manager Chris Woodward said Sunday that he expects Dahl (ribs) to be activated from the injured list at some point during the upcoming series in Oakland, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.

    Dahl hit the IL on May 26 with a left rib cage contusion. The outfielder later developed back issues in early June, which may have pushed back his eventual rehab assignment. There were rumblings that Dahl would be activated to take Willie Calhoun's (forearm) roster spot prior to Sunday's game against the Royals, but Woodward said that the club didn't want to rush him back too soon. Jason Martin was recalled instead and could wind up being the odd man out again when Dahl returns in the next few days.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: Rehab moves to Frisco

    Dahl (ribs) recently had his rehab assignment transferred from Triple-A Round Rock to Double-A Frisco, Kevin Sherrington of the Dallas Morning News reports.

    Dahl was with Round Rock while it was on a homestand but will move to Frisco with the Express headed out on the road. He slugged a home run and knocked in four for Frisco on Wednesday, the fourth game of his rehab assignment. It's unclear when the Rangers plan to activate him, but he may not have an everyday role in Texas. The club has been intrigued by the improvement of Eli White, who is slashing .293/.370/.585 with three home runs since his callup 12 games ago.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: Takes batting practice Friday

    Dahl (ribs) felt good after taking batting practice Friday, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.

    Dahl has been dealing with a rib injury that later developed into back stiffness, but he met with training staff Friday to develop a plan for his upcoming rehab assignment. The 27-year-old could appear in rehab games as early as this weekend. Once Dahl returns to the active roster, he could have an everyday role after Khris Davis was released by the Rangers last weekend.

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  • Rangers' David Dahl: Rehab assignment imminent

    Dahl (ribs) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday.

    Dahl took batting practice Friday and felt good afterward, and the training staff has determined that he's ready to begin his rehab assignment. The 27-year-old has been sidelined since May 26 due to rib cage and upper back issues, but he appears to be trending toward a return.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Birmingham, AL
Age: 28
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: L, R