Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson just missed three weeks because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot, landing on the disabled list May 19 and returning on June 11. But the 26-year-old couldn’t make it five games before suffering another flareup.
Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports that Dickerson has been placed back on the 15-day disabled list. And this absence will probably be longer than three weeks. “We thought we could get some mileage out of him,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss told Groke. “But it didn’t work out.”
Dickerson has posted a cool .299/.331/.512 batting line in 38 games this season when healthy. He hit .312/.364/.567 with 24 home runs and 76 RBI in 131 games last season.
From Jim Callis of MLB.com comes word that the Twins have reached agreement with their first-round pick in the 2015 draft, University of Illinois left-hander Tyler Jay. He will get a $3,889,500 bonus, which is the exact recommended figure for the sixth overall pick — where Jay was selected.
Jay was a dominant late-inning reliever for the Fighting Illini, posting a 0.60 ERA, 0.61 WHIP, 1.04 BB/9 and 10.44 K/9 across 60 1/3 frames, but he’s expected to be tried as a starting pitcher in the Twins’ minor league system.
Jay will begin his professional career at High-A Fort Myers, skipping over rookie ball and the club’s Low-A affiliates.
Tigers slugger Victor Martinez was cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday at Triple-A Toledo and he will remain with the Mud Hens through Thursday. There’s nothing official yet, but V-Mart is expected to meet up with the Tigers this Friday at Yankee Stadium and it figures that he’ll be activated for the club’s weekend series against the Yankees.
“Whether he’s activated or not, that’s an issue we’ll have to see how he feels, if he feels like he’s ready,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told MLive.com.
Martinez has been on the disabled list since May 19 because of inflammation in his surgically-repaired left knee. He was batting just .216/.308/.270 with one home run in 130 plate appearances before the injury, but the 36-year-old designated hitter should be able to get it going in a hurry if his health cooperates.
Detroit re-signed V-Mart to a four-year, $68 million free agent contract this past offseason.
Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was a late scratch from Monday’s series opener against the Royals and he is out of the starting lineup again on Tuesday, but his hip issue is not overly serious …
Gerardo Parra started in center field and Shane Peterson started in left field Tuesday night versus Kansas City. Gomez, batting .270/.309/.433 in 43 games this season, should be ready by the end of the week.
Watch as Bryce Harper unloads on Rays lefty C.J. Riefenhauser for this fifth-inning solo shot …
That’s the 22nd home run of the season for Harper, matching his career high. It’s June 16, people.