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.
MLB.com’s Dargan Southard has the report …
Rockies manager Walt Weiss didn’t want to put percentages on it, but he said “there’s a chance” that outfielder Corey Dickerson could return this weekend from his plantar fasciitis.
Dickerson is 4-for-11 with an RBI single, a walk, and two runs scored so far in three rehab minor league games spread between High-A Modesto and Triple-A Albuquerque. He will play again with Albuquerque on Wednesday evening and a decision will probably be made on his status after a day of recuperation on Thursday.
Dickerson has appeared in just 38 games this season for the last-place Rockies, though he has managed a cool .843 OPS when active. The 26-year-old had a .931 OPS, 24 homers, and 76 RBI last season.
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.