Dahl opens up about his demotion
Rockies' top prospect says he missed flight
David Dahl, the Colorado Rockies’ top minor-league prospect and former Grand Junction Rockies center fielder, answered questions Sunday about being sent back to extended spring training after one game.
On his Twitter account (@ddahl21), Dahl posted Sunday that he missed a flight and that the Rockies also had “questions about attitude.”
The 19-year-old 2012 Pioneer League MVP said he respected the Rockies’ decision and “will continue to improve as a player, teammate, and as a person.”
Players assigned to Asheville left Scottsdale, Ariz., on an early morning flight March 30 and, after having Easter Sunday off, were to report for a workout the evening of April 1, which was Dahl’s 19th birthday.
Dahl had posted on his Twitter account March 29 that he planned to pull an “all nighter for a 4:15 shuttle to the airport.”
He typically posts several items nearly every day on Twitter, but after one about being excited about heading to West Virginia to open the season on April 4, he had not posted anything until late Sunday morning.
Jeff Bridich, the Rockies’ senior director of player development, told the Denver Post in a text message Saturday that the length of Dahl’s stay in extended spring training was “up to him.”