Dickerson joins Arenado on bench with ailment
Outfielder departs with plantar fasciitis; third baseman has sore wrist
DENVER -- Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was scratched from the lineup Monday due to a sore left wrist and is listed as day to day. And left fielder Corey Dickerson, who has been dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, left the game after running out a ground ball to end the third inning of a 14-3 loss to the Padres.
Arenado had started the Rockies' previous 12 games and had played all but one inning. He was lifted in the bottom of the ninth inning April 6 at Milwaukee, where the Rockies opened the 2015 season with a 10-0 victory.
Arenado said his wrist bothered him during his final at-bat Sunday at Los Angeles after he was preparing for that at-bat by swinging a heavy bat in the on-deck circle.
"I started feeling it on the last at-bat, and on the way home, it started tightening up a little bit," Arenado said. "It was bruised this morning. It wasn't very flexible."
Arenado said he had trouble finishing his swing during batting practice Monday.
"It was hard to stay through the ball," he said after the game. "I think I'll be fine tomorrow. If not tomorrow, it should only be a couple days. It shouldn't be long."
Rafael Ynoa got the start at third base in place of Arenado, who entered Monday hitting .311 while leading the Rockies with three homers and tied for the team lead with 10 RBIs.
Manager Walt Weiss said Dickerson has been managing his foot ailment.
"It's been mild up to this point, but it's been there," Weiss said. "It hasn't been a major issue. But he felt it coming out of the box."
Dickerson struck out in his first at-bat and grounded to second before leaving. He's hitting .286 with two homers and like Arenado has 10 RBIs.
Drew Stubbs entered the game in center field and Charlie Blackmon shifted from center field to left after Dickerson left.
• Before the game, Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, the reigning National League batting champion, was presented with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Tip O'Neill Award. It is the third time Morneau has won the award, which is presented annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and contribution to his team while adhering to baseball's highest ideals.
Morneau is the fourth player to win the award three times. The others are former Rockies outfielder Larry Walker, Reds first baseman Joey Votto and former outfielder Jason Bay.