60DDavid Dahl
OF COL
Tue 9/29/20 9:44 PM

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 MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

60DDavid Dahl
OF COL
Wed 9/23/20 6:18 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

60DDavid Dahl
OF COL
Tue 9/22/20 6:39 PM

Dahl is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

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.

60DDavid Dahl
OF COL
Mon 9/21/20 6:40 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

60DDavid Dahl
OF COL
Fri 9/11/20 4:36 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

60DDavid Dahl
OF COL
Wed 9/9/20 4:59 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

60DDavid Dahl
OF COL
Wed 8/26/20 6:53 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

60DDavid Dahl
OF COL
Mon 8/24/20 7:02 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

60DDavid Dahl
OF COL
Wed 8/19/20 6:02 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

60DDavid Dahl
OF COL
Tue 8/18/20 2:57 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

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.