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UPDATE: Rockies first-rounder David Dahl gets stripped of roster spot

David Dahl


Update: Dahl explained the reasons for his getting bumped in a couple of tweets Sunday:

In response to questions, I was sent to extended for missing a flight and for questions about attitude. I respect the Rockies decision and

— David Dahl (@ddahl21) April 7, 2013

And will continue to improve as a player, teammate, and as a person.

— David Dahl (@ddahl21) April 7, 2013


David Dahl, the 10th overall pick in the 2012 draft out of an Alabama high school, was removed from low Single-A Asheville’s roster after one game for what seems to be disciplinary reasons.

“He made some decisions that made us reconsider where he should begin the season. It had nothing to do with his play in Asheville,” Rockies senior director of player development Jeff Bridich told the Denver Post’s Troy Renck.

Dahl has now been assigned to extended spring training until further notice. He went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his lone game in the Sally League.

The Rockies have high hopes for the 19-year-old Dahl after he hit .379/.423/.625 with nine homers and 57 RBI in 280 AB for Rookie-level Grand Junction in his pro debut last year. However, given that they emphasize clean living probably more than any other major league team, Dahl needs to be careful not to get a rep as a problem child.