Rockies OF Corey Dickerson DL-bound again after breaking two ribs

ST. LOUIS -- Colorado Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with two broken ribs after diving for a ball in the fifth inning of Thursday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Walt Weiss confirmed Friday.

Dickerson had two stints on the DL earlier this season with plantar fasciitis.

"I knew it was pretty bad," he said. "I've had the breath knocked out of me before, but it was to another level."

Dickerson took to Twitter to share his thoughts on this latest setback.

The Rockies also saw right-handed starter Kyle Kendrick exit after one inning Friday because of right shoulder inflammation. He was placed on the 15-day DL as well.

Kendrick, who came in 4-11 with a 6.37 ERA, gave up a leadoff home run to Matt Carpenter and trailed 2-0 after one inning. Left-hander Aaron Laffey replaced him on the mound.

Colorado has lost three straight.

Kendrick, who has surrendered a major league-high 26 home runs, said his shoulder has been bothering him for a while.

"It's been up and down, and tonight it just kind of hurt," he said. "We'll see what happens."

Kendrick is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday in Denver.

The Rockies also recalled right-hander Scott Oberg and outfielder Kyle Parker from Triple-A Albuquerque before Saturday's game at St. Louis. Right-hander Christian Bergman (shoulder fatigue) was reinstated from the disabled list, and left-hander Aaron Laffey was designated for assignment.

Colorado is in last in the National League West at 43-58. Before Friday's game, Weiss told struggling closer John Axford he was giving him a break from ninth-inning duty.

"I had a conversation with John a little earlier, and I told him I was going to get him out of that ninth inning for a little bit and let him catch his breath," Weiss said Friday before the game with St. Louis, according to the Denver Post.

Axford has blown four saves and surrendered eight runs, eight hits and eight walks in three innings in his past five appearances.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.