Corey Dickerson lands on disabled list with fractured ribs

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Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson has already had a frustrating year on the injury front and now he has another issue to deal with, as Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports that he’s headed to the disabled list with non-displaced fractures of two ribs on his right side.

Dickerson suffered the injury while diving for a line drive off the bat of Jason Heyward during Thursday’s game against the Cardinals. He was originally diagnosed with a rib contusion, but the fractures were found after an MRI. There’s no clear timetable for his return.

Dickerson has already been on the disabled list twice this season due to nagging plantar fasciitis in his left foot and just rejoined the Rockies last Friday. The 26-year-old has been limited 43 games while batting .315 with five home runs and an .853 OPS.

Former number one pick Mark Appel DFA’d by the Phillies

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Life comes at you fast.

The Phillies have designated pitcher Mark Appel for assignment. Appel was the number one overall pick, taken by the Houston Astros, in the 2013 draft before being dealt to the Phillies in 2015. He was selected one slot ahead of Kris Bryant and 31 slots above Aaron Judge, by the way.

Appel, who is somehow already 26, posted a 5.27 ERA and 60/53 K/BB ratio over 82 Triple-A innings in 2017. He’s had a history of bone spurs and other ailments that have hindered his development.

It could still come together for Appel in a new location — the Phillies have seven days to trade or waive him — but at this point you can’t consider him a prospect.