Dickerson getting back into swing of things

Outfielder has 3 hits in first two games back from plantar fasciitis

Dickerson getting back into swing of things

DENVER -- Corey Dickerson hasn't had much of a trial run in testing out his left foot, which has been plagued with plantar fasciitis for most of the season.

But for the Rockies' outfielder, that's been a good thing.

After reaching base twice -- once on a single and once on an error -- in Saturday's 5-2 loss the Reds at Coors Field, Dickerson has been on the basepaths five times since returning to the Rockies' lineup on Friday.

"I'm glad to get on base a few times and be able to test it out running," Dickerson said. "It's felt great, and I've kind of played at a good pace for the team. Nothing's bothering me, so I'm pretty pumped about that."

Even though the plantar fasciitis sidelined Dickerson more than three weeks on two separate occasions, he maintained that his swing hadn't wavered. That has been proven true over the last two games, where Dickerson has three hits, including two to the opposite field.

CarGo scores on an error

Dickerson has repeatedly said that his biggest concern was playing the outfield, but he showed no limitations on his sliding catch in the second inning.

"I feel like we're positioning ourselves pretty well, trying to read scouting reports and stuff like that to help us out," Dickerson said. "I feel pretty good out there [in the outfield] and pretty confident. Nothing's really bothering me, so I'm trying not to think about it."

Dickerson's sliding catch

Dickerson's showing so far has Rockies manager Walt Weiss pleased, as it gives him another left-handed weapon in the middle of Colorado's lineup.

There still is, however, a decent bit of caution given the injury's unpredictability.

"He's moving around pretty good," Weiss said. "We'll pick his spots to take his foot off the gas a little bit -- just to protect that foot. So far, no issues."

Dargan Southard is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.