Rockies place Corey Dickerson on 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot

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Nick Groke of the Denver Post has the news …

The Rockies placed left-fielder Corey Dickerson on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday so he can deal with a lingering case of plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Colorado called up utility outfielder Ben Paulsen to take Dickerson’s place.

Dickerson has been bothered by the plantar fasciitis for much of the season and he had a bad flareup over the weekend. “When I stopped on my toes, it felt like a tearing sensation, a burning, like somebody lit your heel on fire,” the 25-year-old told reporters Tuesday.

Dickerson was batting .306/.342/.523 with five home runs and 16 RBI through 33 games this year.

The budding star hit .312/.364/.567 with 24 home runs and 76 RBI in 131 games last season.

Colin Poche, Rays go to arbitration just $125,000 apart

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Reliever Colin Poche went to salary arbitration with the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday with the sides just $125,000 apart.

The gap between the $1.3 million the pitcher asked for and the $1,175,000 the team offered was the smallest among the 33 players who exchanged proposed arbitration figures last month. The case was heard by John Woods, Jeanne Vonhof and Walt De Treux, who will hold their decision until later this month.

A 29-year-old left-hander, Poche had Tommy John surgery on July 29, 2020, and returned to the major leagues last April 22 after six appearances at Triple-A Durham. Poche was 4-2 with a 3.99 ERA and seven saves in 65 relief appearances for the Rays. He struck out 64 and walked 22 in 58 2/3 innings.

Poche had a $707,800 salary last year.

Tampa Bay went to arbitration on Monday with reliever Ryan Thompson, whose decision also is being held until later this month. He asked for $1.2 million and the Rays argued for $1 million.

Rays right-hander Jason Adam and outfielder Harold Ramirez remain scheduled for hearings.

Players and teams have split four decisions thus far. All-Star pitcher Max Fried ($13.5 million) lost to Atlanta and reliever Diego Castillo ($2.95 million) was defeated by Seattle, while pitcher Jesus Luzardo ($2.45 million) and AL batting champion Luis Arraez ($6.1 million) both beat the Marlins.

A decision also is pending for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Hunter Renfroe.

Eighteen additional players are eligible for arbitration and hearings are scheduled through Feb. 17. Among the eligible players is Seattle utilityman Dylan Moore, who has a pending three-year contract worth $8,875,000.