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Dahl has MRI, hopes to be ready by early April

March 18, 2017

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Rockies outfielder David Dahl, who suffered a stress reaction in the sixth rib early in camp, said he feels close to resuming activity, and believes he can be in Major League games by early April.Dahl, 22, halted after four Cactus League at-bats, underwent an MRI on Friday

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Rockies outfielder David Dahl, who suffered a stress reaction in the sixth rib early in camp, said he feels close to resuming activity, and believes he can be in Major League games by early April.
Dahl, 22, halted after four Cactus League at-bats, underwent an MRI on Friday -- two weeks after the injury was diagnosed. Dahl was optimistic Saturday morning as he awaited the report.
"I honestly haven't felt it in a week and a half or so, really doing anything," Dahl said. "Hopefully, I'll get some good news, and it shows that it's healing up, and I can start progressing, doing more. 
"I don't want to be sitting around. I'm very bored."

Dahl is hoping to miss just "a week or two" of the regular season, but he'll have to go over a comeback plan with the Rockies' staff once he has the results.
The Rockies' top pick and 10th overall in the 2012 Draft out of Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, Ala., Dahl debuted July 25 and hit .315 with seven home runs and 24 RBIs in 63 games.
Going into camp, Dahl and Gerardo Parra were seen as competitors for starts in right field. Parra entered Saturday's game against the Angels hitting .345 in Cactus League play.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and** like his Facebook page**.