BALTIMORE (AP) The Colorado Rockies have selected the contract of top outfield prospect David Dahl from Triple-A Albuquerque, and planned to have the former No. 1 pick make his major league debut Monday night.
Dahl, the 10th overall pick in the 2012 draft, arrived at Camden Yards around 5 p.m. and he was placed in the starting lineup, batting sixth and in left field.
Rockies manager Walt Weiss said, ''He's earned it. He deserves it.''
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Dahl batted .484 with five homers and 16 RBIs in 16 games with Albuquerque. He provides the Rockies with a valuable left-handed bat and is able to play all three outfield positions.
In a corresponding move, the Rockies designated outfielder Brandon Barnes for assignment.