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March 2, 2021 08:28 AM
Rangers' David Dahl: Makes spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (shoulder) started at designated hitter and went 0-for-1 with a walk in Monday's spring game against the Giants.

The Rangers will not have Dahl take the field until about mid-March due to the shoulder injury that required offseason surgery. Until then, he'll get at-bats as DH. He's highly motivated after the Rockies non-tendered him during the offseason following a year in which he batted .183/.222/.247 through just 24 games. In addition to the shoulder, Dahl dealt with lower-back soreness. The 26-year-old is expected to start in left field and is just two years removed from an All-Star season.

February 24, 2021 09:20 PM
Rangers' David Dahl: Held out of field early in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (shoulder) will be limited to designated hitter during the first two weeks of spring training games, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Dahl won't be playing the outfield as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. The 26-year-old is expected to be the Rangers' starter in left field.

December 11, 2020 06:32 PM
Rangers' David Dahl: Agrees to terms with Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (shoulder) signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Rangers on Friday, Jeff Passan of reports.

Dahl was non-tendered by the Rockies in early December, but he'll land another major-league contract with Texas. The outfielder underwent shoulder surgery in September, but he's expected to be ready for spring training. Dahl has dealt with various injuries over the past several seasons, and he only mustered a .183/.222/.247 slash line with nine RBI over 24 games in 2020. The 26-year-old should compete for playing time in the Rangers' outfield, but he'll now have to play his home games without the advantage of the altitude in Colorado.

December 3, 2020 12:04 PM
Rockies' David Dahl: Cut loose by Rockies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (shoulder) was non-tendered by the Rockies on Wednesday, Thomas Harding of reports.

On its face, this may seem like a surprise, but Dahl has not only been hurt regularly over his time with Colorado, he hasn't been that productive recently, either. Dahl's wRC+ has declined since his rookie season in 2016, and the 100 games he played in 2019 marked a career high. Without the benefit of Coors Field, his fantasy stock is now at an all-time low. He underwent shoulder surgery in September and his expected to be ready for spring training.

September 29, 2020 09:48 PM
Rockies' David Dahl: Undergoes shoulder surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl underwent surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday and is expected to be ready for the start of spring training in 2021, Thomas Harding of reports.

The 26-year-old had a myriad of issues addressed during the procedure, including cleanup of the labrum and rotator cuff and the removal of a bone spur and bursa sac. Dahl was limited to 24 games this season between shoulder and oblique issues, and he struggled when available with a .469 OPS. He'll look to enter 2021 in good health and get back on track next season.

September 25, 2020 12:56 AM
Rockies' David Dahl: Placed on 45-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl was placed on the 45-day injured list with a right shoulder strain Wednesday.

Dahl wasn't in the lineup over the past two games, and he'll be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season due to his shoulder injury. The 26-year-old only appeared in 24 games during the abbreviated 2020 season while battling injuries, and he struggled while slashing .183/.222/.247 with four extra-base hits and nine RBI. He'll now shift his focus toward preparing for spring training in 2021, while Kevin Pillar and Sam Hilliard could take over in center field over the final several games of the regular season.

September 22, 2020 06:40 PM
Rockies' David Dahl: Sitting again Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.

Dahl finds himself on the bench again Tuesday and has now started only four of 12 games since returning from the injured list Sept. 9. Kevin Pillar receives another start in center field for the Rockies.

September 21, 2020 06:40 PM
Rockies' David Dahl: Takes seat Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl isn't in Monday's lineup against the Giants.

Dahl has alternated starts in each of the last six games, and that trend will continue for the series opener against San Francisco. Kevin Pillar will take over in center field with Sam Hilliard starting in right.

September 11, 2020 04:40 PM
Rockies' David Dahl: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl sits for the second straight game Friday against the Angels.

Dahl returned from a bout of lower-back soreness Wednesday but has been benched in favor of Kevin Pillar for both games thus far. It's possible Dahl isn't yet fully healthy, as both games came against right-handed pitchers. It's also possible that the Rockies simply don't view Dahl as one of their top three outfielders at the moment, as he's hitting just .189/.238/.243 in 80 plate appearances.

September 9, 2020 05:00 PM
Rockies' David Dahl: Reinstated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (back) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday.

Dahl was placed on the injured list with lower-back soreness Aug. 19, and he'll return to the active roster after a relatively long absence. He isn't starting Wednesday against the Padres with Kevin Pillar taking over in center field. With Pillar now in the fold for the Rockies, the two could end up sharing time in the outfield over the remainder of the season.

August 26, 2020 06:56 PM
Rockies' David Dahl: Nearing return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Bud Black said Dahl (back) is close to returning, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

Dahl landed on the injured list last week with a bout of lower-back soreness, but it sounds like he's nearing a return after facing teammate Chi Chi Gonzalez (biceps) in live batting practice Wednesday. Prior to landing on the shelf, the outfielder struggled to a .189/.238/.243 line across 19 games.

August 24, 2020 11:12 PM
Rockies' David Dahl: Set for live at-bats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (back) will face teammate Chi Chi Gonzalez (biceps) in a simulated game Tuesday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

A bout of lower-back soreness forced Dahl to the injured list last Wednesday, but he seems to be progressing well. If he comes out of the sim game feeling OK, Dahl could end up returning after the minimum 10 days or shortly thereafter. The oft-injured outfielder has struggled to a .189/.238/.243 line so far but should still see regular action upon activation.

August 19, 2020 06:04 PM
Rockies' David Dahl: Headed to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with lower-back soreness.

Dahl was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Astros due to the issue, and it's serious enough to keep him sidelined for at least another 10 days. Sam Hilliard, who started in place of Dahl on Tuesday, is a candidate to fill in for the outfielder, while Brendan Rodgers was recalled from Colorado's alternate camp in a corresponding move. Prior to landing on the IL, Dahl was slashing just .189/.237/.243 with zero home runs and a 4:21 BB:K in 19 games.

August 19, 2020 12:08 AM
Rockies' David Dahl: Late scratch with tight back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl was scratched from the lineup Tuesday against Houston due to lower-back tightness.

The oft-injured outfielder hadn't missed any time due to injury previously this season, though he did battle a core issue during camp. Sam Hilliard will take over as the center fielder Tuesday.

August 16, 2020 12:36 PM
Rockies' David Dahl: Sits again amid slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rangers.

He sat out Saturday against a righty and will sit again Sunday against a lefty. Dahl is 0-for-15 with eight strikeouts and zero walks over his last four games. Garrett Hampson will start in center field while Raimel Tapia starts in left field.

August 16, 2020 12:36 AM
Rockies' David Dahl: Getting breather Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl is not in the starting lineup against the Rangers on Saturday.

Dahl is 0-for-15 with eight strikeouts and no walks over his last four games and and will receive a routine rest Saturday. Raimel Tapia will serve as the starting centerfielder in Dahl's place.

August 10, 2020 01:20 AM
Rockies' David Dahl: Tallies two hits Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl went 2-for-4 with one RBI and two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

Dahl has been cold at the plate to begin the season, so manager Bud Black decided to make a change for the team's series against Seattle. After sitting in the series opener, Dahl was removed from his leadoff spot. He went 0-for-3 with a run and one walk Saturday while batting seventh and tallied two hits from the five-hole Sunday. If Dahl is able to turn things around at the plate while batting lower in the order, it's unclear whether he'll return to his spot at the top of the lineup. The 26-year-old carries a .606 OPS with six RBI and 12 strikeouts over his first 14 games this season.

August 7, 2020 06:40 PM
Rockies' David Dahl: Not starting in series opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl isn't in the lineup Friday against the Mariners.

Dahl will take a seat for the first time this season in the Rockies' series opener against the Mariners. Chris Owings will serve as the starting center fielder, batting eighth.

July 25, 2020 01:12 AM
Rockies' David Dahl: Records three hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl went 3-for-4 with a double during Friday's 1-0 loss against the Rangers.

Dahl was the only Colorado player who registered a hit in this contest, as the Rockies went 3-for-30 in the season opener. The 26-year-old should remain as the leadoff hitter moving forward -- at least against righties -- after posting a .353 on-base percentage in 2019.

July 20, 2020 02:36 PM
Rockies' David Dahl: Returns to field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (oblique) started in Friday's intrasquad game, going 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, Thomas Harding of reports.

Dahl missed only two intrasquad games while dealing with core soreness, but the absences shouldn't dramatically impact the 26-year-old's preparedness for Opening Day. The outfielder is projected to serve as an everyday player for the Rockies, though he'll likely slot lower in the lineup against left-handed pitching.

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