Corey Dickerson, Nolan Arenado back in Rockies’ lineup Wednesday vs. James Shields

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Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson made an early exit from Monday’s series opener against the Padres after experiencing a flareup of the plantar fasciitis in his left foot and he was given the day off Tuesday.

And third baseman Nolan Arenado missed each of those games due to mild soreness in his left wrist. But they’ve both returned for Wednesday night’s tilt against San Diego ace James Shields …

Dickerson and Arenado have combined for five homers, 20 RBI, and 18 runs scored in 10 games this year.

Marlins give Don Mattingly two-year extension

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The Marlins have announced that they have inked manager Don Mattingly to a two-year contract extensions. There’s a third year in the form of a mutual option.

Mattingly is finishing up the final year of the four-year contract he signed with the Marlins prior to the 2016 season. He’s 272-364 in that period and the club has lost 99 games already this season. The current bad run, however, obviously corresponds with a massive rebuild the team began undertaking following the 2017 season and the team’s change in ownership. Mattingly has not had much to work with over the past two seasons but he has likewise, largely, kept the team on as even a keel as one could hope under the circumstances. He has certainly impressed the Marlins’ brass enough to take the unusual step of keeping on a manager they inherited from a previous ownership and front office group.

In other news, the Marlins also announced a two-year contract extension for shortstop Miguel Rojas valued at $10.25 million. There’s a vesting option for a third year. The deal buys out Rojas’ final year of arbitration eligibility and one year of free agency, plus that option.

Rojas, 30, is hitting .285/.335/.383 (OPS+ 92) this year.