The Rockies announced Tuesday that they’ve placed outfielder David Dahl on the 10-day injured list due to a “left-side core injury.” Fellow outfielder Yonathan Daza has been recalled from Triple-A in his place. Dahl’s injury isn’t believed to be especially serious, and the hot-hitting 25-year-old in fact told MLB.com’s Thomas Harding that he hopes to return after a minimal 10-day stay on the IL (Twitter link). Dahl joins Daniel Murphy as a key middle-of-the-order presence whose absence will surely be felt by a Rockies lineup that entered play Tuesday tied for 20th in total runs scored (37th), 24th in batting average (.219), 26th in on-base percentage (.283) and 23rd in slugging percentage (.350). Dahl was off to a scintillating .343/.385/.629 start to the season through 39 plate appearances.
Some more notable injury updates from around the game…
- Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic tweets that there’s a “tentative” timeline of four to six weeks for Nationals star Trea Turner (from the time of his injury). Turner landed on the injured list with a fractured index finger last week. Light-hitting Wilmer Difo has filled in for Turner since he exited last Tuesday’s game after injuring his right (throwing) hand on a bunt attempt in his first plate appearance.
- The Orioles announced that right-hander Alex Cobb, who had been slated to start tomorrow night’s game, has instead been placed on the 10-day injured list with a lumbar strain. The move is backdated to April 6. Cobb quickly follows righty Nate Karns (forearm strain) to the injured list, though there’s no timetable for a return on either right-hander. Baltimore has yet to announce a corresponding 25-man roster move for Cobb, who opened the season on the IL due to a groin strain. He’s thrown just 5 2/3 innings in one appearance so far this season. The early durability issues don’t help the Orioles’ already minimal chances of finding a summer trade partner willing to take on a portion of the $43MM still owed to Cobb through the 2021 campaign.
- Mariners right-hander Chasen Bradford has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to inflammation in his right shoulder, per a team announcement. The Seattle organization will turn to fellow righty Erik Swanson in his stead. There’s no immediate rotation opening for Swanson, one of the focal pieces of the trade that sent James Paxton to the Yankees, so the 25-year-old seems ticketed for the bullpen for the time being. If Swanson finds his way into a game, he’d be making his big league debut. An eighth-round pick by the Rangers in 2014, Swanson went from Texas to New York in the 2016 Carlos Beltran trade before being sent to the Mariners in the aforementioned Paxton swap. He pitched at three levels in the Yankees’ system last year, working to a combined 2.66 ERA with 10.3 K/9 against 2.1 BB/9 in 121 2/3 innings.
Feels like Mariners cut like ~100M future obligations, added ton of prospects, and yet, are the first major league team to 10 victories.
My question to all.. Do they finally make the playoffs?
There definitely doing quite well and I look forward to a strong season
They will flame out
Buddy “Bud” Hull
Sounds good, Angels Fan. Hope to see some exciting games between our clubs soon.
If anybody will flame out it’s the Angels…only about 50% of their fans on this site actually know what they’re talking about and comment intelligently…the other half, not so much
The Mariners always seem to start out strong. No matter how well they are doing, they will be sellers until mid season.
This is there best start in franchise history so your point is invalid
2018 Mets 11-1 start was the best start in their franchise history, so your point is invalid.
Their injury circus, further proves my point: “Baseball is a fickle mistress”
Well Angel fans should know alot about flaming out. How mangy games were you up before that old flame quivered and died. That was to the As I believe. It was fitting you wore CA on your hat. I remember yelling choke artists as they jogged by for warm ups. Me and a bunch of my best buddies.
I can assure you as a mariners fan, we’ve had like 1 or 2 good starts in the last 15 years.
Totally wrong! The Mariners very rarely start strong. Ice cold batters nearly every April!
Just remember everyone was talking about the Mets after the first 17 or 18 games last year…they missed the playoffs.
I would love to see the Mariners in the playoffs, but i think the Astros are just too good to not win that division. Seattle has a shot at the wildcard though. It will be interesting to watch for sure.
By no means do I expect them to make the playoffs but how ironic would it be that the Mariners make the playoffs as soon as they start to rebuild.
As you are without a doubt correct, the only thing I would add is that the M’s run diff is double of what the Mets were last season by this time. The Mets need offense to compliment their starting pitching, but didn’t have it after their hot start, unfortunately with barring injuries.
Hate to see Dahl hurt again. So talented.
I thought Seattle actually had an improved offense going into this year than their last 3 years offense. I had NO CLUE there was this type of power amongst #1-8. Unbelievable. Now Seattle is on the verge of breaking several 100+ year old MLB over the next 1-2 weeks. The ONLY 2 games Seattle lost they were leading by 3-4 runs in the 9th and their BP blew it. This was “suppose” to be a “rebuild” year, so they didn’t invest any money in their BP. “If” things continue like this, Dipoto will need to do some major BP tweaking to salvage these games. Their Infield Defense has been atrocious, but that will definitely improve when Seager gets back in early June. The SP is sustainable, with this type of offense.
Ironically, I’m watching Seattles #1-8 Batters and anyone can rip a HR at any given time. Then Seattle has 2 of the fastest guys in MLB at #1 and #9. Seattles OF is rock solid in Defense. Even though their IF Defense sucks, that is what is to be expected from a few of these prospects, and will definitely improve on Seagers return. They have a great chance in KC this week to break the 1908 record and be the ONLY team in MLB to hit HRs in their first 15 games. Amazing!
Ok great they are doing awesome. Offense is clicking like Mariners fans can only dream, but you said it, this is supposed to have a rebuilding year. Say July rolls around and they are way over .500 with 3-4 of these guys that aren’t in the long term plan but could help end that playoff drought. Do you trade for prospects and say it was fun while it lasted hoping that the prospect pay off to make us even stronger in 2020-2023ish, or keep them and pay for the bullpen and make a run at it?
Everyone including myself were hoping EE and Bruce would have great 1st half numbers to get the best top prospects Seattle could trade for.
The ONLY way Seattle would NOT sell these players is “if” (and thats a huge big if) Seattle was leading the division by 10-15 games over Houston. No one will even concede that that is even possible.
I was totally expecting Dipoto to flip EE and Bruce and Dee Gordon & even Swarzak, then bring up Kyle Lewis in LF…move Domingo Santana to DH…bring up Shed Long at 2B. Hope Felix somehow miraculously rebounds the 1st half, and Give Felix away “if” they could for some kind of small salary relief. YES that could still happen, and probably will.
BUT, “if” this offense continues like this then I can see Seattle changing their thinking and running with what they got. I was shocked to see them sit Mallex Smith last night, but then look what Servais did: Ran with Haniger @ CF, Bruce in RF, Edwin @ 1B, and Vogelbach at DH with Healy @ 3B.
We are only talking 12 games in, but I haven’t seen any team do what Seattle has done the 1st 12 game in a season during my lifetime. “If” they can keep these HRs going over the next several games they will be breaking 100+ year MLB records every game they play.
I think this offense is sustainable, but even if it proves its not sustainable it sure is definitely fun to watch every night while it lasts!
They need to show Felix some loyalty like he did us. They ran him out there and overused him on some real crappy teams. Now let him figure out the new way he has to pitch which with the little we have seen he is doing ok. They can shuffle Swanson and Sheffield up and down a bit and they have Elias to work long innings if he is bad. Unless they feel it would hinder their progress. I know it is homerish but have some class and keep him in the place he loves.
I definately agree. If Felix had some good teams when he was in his good days he might be going to the HOF. I think the Mariners will continue to roll him out there as a #5 and I think that’s the right thing to do regardless of what position they are in. Felix deserves to be in the playoffs more than anybody.
The late 1990s early 2000s teams were pretty amazing.
In 1984, the Mariners were the only team the Tigers couldn’t beat. SEA had their number that year.
We’ve tried to get Felix to change anything about his routine but he’s far too stubborn and doesn’t realize his velocity is not what it once was. He doesn’t want to or believe he needs to change his game.
If it means the playoffs, Felix can go off himself. I want the playoffs more than anything. Does he deserve to be on that team? Maybe so maybe not. Should he be on that team and hopefully never pitch in the playoffs? Sure.
Ok great, they are doing awesome. Offense is clicking like Mariners fans can only dream, but you said it, this is supposed to have a rebuilding year. Say July rolls around and they are way over .500 with 3-4 of these guys that aren’t in the long term plan but could help end that playoff drought. Do you trade for prospects and say it was fun while it lasted hoping that the prospect pay off to make us even stronger in 2020-2023ish, or keep them and pay for the bullpen and make a run at it?
I think it depends. If there is no clear team behind them and their playing really well then I feel the FO has an obligation for us M’s fans to continue with that team. However, if there is a team that they need to beat out to make it then I say you sell for the future. But under NO circumstances are you buying anything. We can’t afford to give away prospects for older vets anymore. You have to get some bullpen help but I don’t think that needs to be selling all your prospects.
I’m not sure why Seattle didn’t attempt to sign bud Norris. They desperately need bullpen arms and he was available.
Word on the street is he’s a chemistry killer, they look like theyre building from ground up, Jerry style, that is.
Unfortunately Domingo Santana is below average defensively. I wouldn’t say “Rock solid”. However I would rank it definitely in the top half of the league defensively.
You seriously just said he is below average defensively then just said he’s in the upper half defensively. So what is it? Also, he’s the 3rd quickest person on the team. Boy can run. He just needs to catch a tad better.
Injured swinging the bat.
This didn’t happen back in my day! (Said the old codger).
Just loving the M’s being in this conversation. Unbelievable, Jeff!