After spending some time in extended spring training, David Dahl and Ryan McMahon are ready to come off the disabled list. They both arrived in Denver on Wednesday, and figure to be in the lineup for the Rockies series opener against the Phillies on Thursday.
McMahon, who suffered a sprained left elbow, was eligible to come off the disabled list on Tuesday. Dahl, who suffered a core injury, is eligible Thursday.
McMahon opened the season at second base for the Rockies, but with Daniel Murphy out since the third game of the season, McMahon saw the bulk of his playing time at first base before he was hurt. Dahl was the Rockies starting left fielder and leads the team with a .343 batting average. Nolan Arenado, hitting .264, is second.
In Wednesday’s Minor League Games:
AAA Albuquerque (7-6) had its game against Reno (D-backs) postponed because of weather. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Thursday.
AA Hartford (6-8) won 4-3 against Richmond (Giants). Vince Fernandez (.292) was 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and one RBI. Arvicent Perez (.278) was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a double. Ty Culbreth (2-1, 3.60) started and allowed two runs on three hits, walking three and striking out seven, in five innings. Ben Bowden (4.76) gave up two hits and struck out three in the ninth for his third save.
High A Lancaster (7-7) won 8-5 against Inland Empire (Angels). Lucas Gilbreath (1-0, 2.63) allowed one run on two hits and five walks, striking out five, to earn the win. Tommy Doyle (0.00) worked a scoreless ninth for his third save. Ryan Vilade (.333) was 2-for-4 with three runs scored. Todd Czinege (.250) had a two-run triple, and Ramon Marcelino (.300) doubled home two runs in the five-run first inning.
Low A Asheville (6-8) lost 6-4 to Hickory (Rangers). Grant Lavigne (.267) delivered a two-run home run in the fourth and Willie MacIver (.341) had a two-run home run in the ninth. Shelby Lackey (0-2, 8.31) allowed five runs, four earned, on three hits and a walk, striking out six in five innings. He gave up two home runs.