The Colorado Rockies are expected to activate outfielder Corey Dickerson and reliever LaTroy Hawkins from the disabled list on Thursday, according to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post. First baseman/outfielder Kyle Parker and reliever Christian Bergman will reportedly be sent to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room for Dickerson and Hawkins.
Dickerson hit .306/.342/.523 in 117 plate appearances before being placed on the DL on May 19 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The 26-year-old, 2010 eighth-round draft pick owns a .311/.360/.558 line in 595 trips to the plate since the beginning of the 2014 season.
Hawkins has been shelved since April 22 with bicep tendinitis. The 42-year-old right-hander struggled during the first couple of weeks of the season, allowing seven runs on 11 hits in six innings. Hawkins struck out seven and walked two across those seven appearances. The 21-year veteran, in his final season, made three rehab appearances for Albuquerque, the last of which saw Hawkins post a scoreless inning in a 1-0 victory.
Parker was up with the Rockies for just one game, singling in his lone plate appearances in a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. After slumping in April, the 25-year-old, first-round draft pick in 2010 hit well in May and June for Albuquerque and owns a .275/.318/.425 line in 216 trips to the plate in Triple-A.
Bergman had been with the big league club all season, posting a 4.18 ERA in 32⅓ innings, most of which came as a reliever. Before being optioned, Bergman owned the second-best walk rate -- 1.9 per nine innings -- of any pitcher on the 25-man roster, behind only fellow reliever Scott Oberg.
The Rockies open up a four-game series on the road against the Miami Marlins on Thursday at 5:10 p.m. MT.