Colorado Rockies injury news: Trevor Story begins work back from IL

As the Colorado Rockies prepared to open a three-game series against the Texas Rangers at Coors Field, All-Star shortstop Trevor Story began some light work to return from his elbow inflammation.

Here is the latest information on injured Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story.

Hours before the Rockies and Rangers began their set (and kicked off a six-game homestand for the Rockies against American League West foes Texas and Oakland), Story was on the field, taking ground balls. However, the fielding was the only component of Story’s game he showcased on Tuesday, not throwing or hitting. And that’s by design, said Colorado manager Bud Black.

“He’s getting on the field today is going to take ground balls and is going to be active,” Black told reporters, including Rox Pile, before Tuesday’s game. “He’s not going to throw or or hit today (Tuesday). I think that’s going to come in the next day or two to build up for the rest of the week and potentially be ready for Tuesday in Miami.”

That day (June 8) is the first game day (since the Rockies are off on Monday, June 7) that Story is eligible to come off the injured list after being placed there following right elbow inflammation that forced him from the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets on May 27 and eventually landed him on the 10-day injured list.

Black told reporters that Story had an MRI and that it had “come back clean, and that made everybody feel better, most notably Trev.”

Story headed to the injured list batting .240 over his last seven games and has put up a slash line of .255/.322/.424 with five homers and 23 RBI. His BABIP of .311 is the lowest of his career, part of a hard luck opening few weeks at the plate for the 28-year-old Story.

We will be at Coors Field this week and will bring you the latest on Story and those filling in for him at shortstop, including Alan Trejo, who was part of a group of roster moves on Tuesday.