Rockies top prospect lacerates spleen in outfield collision

Baseball Rockies prospect David Dahl had a painful moment during his Double A game Thursday when he collided with a teammate in the outfield.Dahl, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2012 draft, is listed as the Rockies' No. 1 prospect by Baseball America for 2015. Yahoo's Jeff Passan reported the situation was "scary" and doctors found bleeding after a massive laceration to Dahl's spleen. He also reported surgery for the Rockies' prospect was successful, but that he'd have to miss the rest of the season. David Dahl likely will have to wear some sort of protective gear for the rest of his career because of the severity of his spleen injury.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 29, 2015Dahl's teammate Trevor Story told the New Britain Herald how the play went down."All three of us were going for the ball and there was a bit of a miscommunication," Story said. "Ciriaco got him pretty good. He got him about as clean as you can get him. (Dahl) was on his knees, so he couldn't brace for the impact. ... It's tough because there's two outs and everyone's trying to make that last play. The wind was a factor in the play. When it went up, I thought one of our infielders had it. But it got up above the stadium and the ball just gushes out there. It was a tough play because they're all just being athletes and trying to go get it. ... Dahl is fast and gets to a lot of stuff. You go for it as hard as you can and, hopefully, you can keep your ears open."After his surgery, Dahl took to Twitter to express his thanks for the support he received.Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers!! Was a fluke incident but God has a plan for me! Minor set back for a major come back— David

Dahl (@ddahl21) May 29, 2015