Rockies Activate All-Star David Dahl, Expect Him to Play Soon

Colorado Rockies left fielder David Dahl in 2019. Photo by Peter Joneleit/CSM/Shutterstock (10319051z)

The Colorado Rockies are getting a big reinforcement ahead of their final stretch of games in the 2020 MLB regular season. The team confirmed on Wednesday that they have activated All-Star outfielder David Dahl from the Injured List and expect him to return to the starting lineup soon.

Dahl spent the previous three weeks on IL, having dealt with back issues that limited him to 19 games in 2020. He struggled in the first part of the season and currently has a batting average of .189 with zero home runs and seven RBIs.

“We’re going to take it day by day,” Rockies manager Bud Black told reporters. “We have 18 games left, and David has been down for a while. Hopefully, he can make a contribution in some way.”

The Rockies hope that the time off helped David Dahl rediscover his form and that he’ll be able to give his contribution to the team’s postseason bid. Dahl was one of Colorado’s best players in 2019, batting .302 and earning an All-Star selection. He also had 15 homers and 61 RBIs.

The Rockies are currently out of the playoff picture with a 20-23 record but can get in if they are able to string together series of good results. They are currently 1.5 games behind Miami Marlins, who hold the last playoff spot in National League, while the seventh-seeded San Francisco Giants are also not so far ahead.