David Dahl, the Rockies leading hitter with a .343 average, was placed on the injured list Tuesday with a left-side core injury, which he suffered during an at-bat during Sunday's game against the Dodgers. The move was retroactive to Monday.
Dahl also is tied for second on the team with six RBI, and is second on the team with two home runs.
Outfielder Yonathan Daza was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque, the first time he has been on an active in-season big-league roster.
Dahl joins right-handed pitcher Antonio Senzatela, left-handed relievers Chris Rusin and Jake McGee, left-handed starting pitcher Tyler Anderson, first baseman Daniel Murphy, and second baseman Ryan McMahon,
Dahl suffered the injury when he swung and missed a high fastball, striking out to end the first inning Sunday. He had homered in the Rockies first two home games of the season, on Friday and Satjrday against the Dodgers, giving him home runs in eight of his last 10 games at Coors Field.
In parts of three seasons with the Rockies, he has a composite big-league line of 506 at-bats, a .296 average, 77 runs scored, 25 doubles, eight triples, 25 home runs, 78 RBI, 37 walks and 10 stolen bases.
He previously was on the 60-day disabled list in 2017 with a stress reaction in his ribcage, and was limited to 79 games kin 2015 because of a lacerated spleen.
Daza will be making his big-league debut. He appeared in Albuqerque's first four games, going 5-for-18 with three runs scored, a double, RBI and two walks. He joined the Rockies as a non-drafted player out of Venezuela in October of 2010. He is a career .310 hitter in the minor leagues with 84 stlolen bases.