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Colorado Rockies place Corey Dickerson on 15-day DL, recall Ben Paulsen from Triple-A

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Dickerson is in a walking boot but won't need surgery.

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Colorado Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson, who is dealing with plantar fasciitis, will be placed on the 15-day disabled list before the team's game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, according to MLB.com's Thomas Harding.

The Rockies will recall first baseman/outfielder Ben Paulsen from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Dickerson's spot on the 25-man roster.

Dickerson has been bothered by the foot condition since mid-April. Despite that, he's managed a .306/.342/.523 line -- good for a 119 OPS+ -- in 117 plate appearances. The injury seems to have affected Dickerson more in the field; already rated as a below-average defender, the 25-year-old left fielder has cost the Rockies a couple of runs on defense, per Baseball Info Solutions' Defensive Runs Saved.

The Rockies have closely monitored Dickerson's situation, opting to keep him out of the lineup when the injury "amped up," as manager Walt Weiss put it on a call with season-ticket holders.

Paulsen's presence on the roster will give Colorado some roster flexibility it doesn't currently have. He can platoon at first base with Wilin Rosario while Justin Morneau is out and also has the ability to spend some time in the outfield, where the Rockies will be shorthanded without Dickerson. The 27-year-old rookie is an option to be used there in lieu of the struggling Drew Stubbs, especially against right-handed pitching.

Paulsen performed well in limited big league action last season, .317/.348/.571 in 66 plate appearances.

Brooks Brown is also back with the Rockies, according to Nick Groke of The Denver Post. But since he pitched on Monday for Albuquerque, he won't be activated until Wednesday at the earliest. At that point, one of Ken Roberts or Yohan Flande would likely be optioned to the minors.