Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop Trevor Story was not on the active roster on Tuesday afternoon when the Rockies unveiled their lineup sheet prior to opening a three-game road set against the Miami Marlins.
Here is the latest injury update on Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story.
Prior to the start of Tuesday’s game, Story was eligible to be activated from the 10-day injured list after suffering from right elbow inflammation. The Rockies placed Story on the injured list on Saturday, May 29 (retroactive to Friday, May 28) after leaving in the fourth inning of the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets with what was termed at the time, “tightness in the elbow.”
We have a complete history of Story’s injuries in a Rockies uniform, including what happened the last time he suffered tightness in the elbow, here.
While Story was not on the lineup card for Tuesday’s game in Miami, what about his status for the other two games in Miami (set for Wednesday and Thursday night, with each starting at 7:10 p.m. (Eastern))? Colorado manager Bud Black seemed optimistic about the chances that Story would return to the field later in the series.
“He’s getting real close. He’s going to go through another day of baseball activities. He’s already had early batting practice and he’ll go through it again at our regular time slot,” Black said. “He’s going to throw from all positions, which he hasn’t done, so I think that will be a mental hurdle for him to get through.”
When a reporter mentioned to Black about Story coming back tomorrow (Wednesday), Black responded, “Let’s hope so.”
UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY:
Trevor Story will remain on the IL again today in Miami. But the Rockies are trying to get him back in the lineup Thursday.
— Nick Groke (@nickgroke) June 9, 2021
Story has seen action in 50 games for the Rockies this season, posting a .255/.322/.424 slash line with five home runs and 23 RBI. He is also the subject of many trade rumors as his contract with the Rockies expires at the end of the season.
While he has been on the injured list, Brendan Rodgers, Garrett Hampson, and Alan Trejo have each seen time at shortstop for the Rockies.