MINNEAPOLIS – Colorado Rockies outfielder Kris Bryant (back) has only played two games in the majors since April 25.
However, he will be returning to the majors after his Triple-A rehab assignment this week at Coors Field against the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to manager Bud Black.
Kris Bryant will be returning to the Colorado Rockies in their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers
Kris Bryant will be returning to the Colorado Rockies early this week against the Los Angeles Dodgers. “You can expect him tomorrow in Denver,” Black said. “He’s going to join us tomorrow. We’re going to make some evaluations.”
However, Black said that Bryant may not be activated for Monday’s game but he would be active some time during the series.
If Bryant is truly healthy, as Black said, he can be one of the best players in baseball and he could provide the Rockies offense with the power that the team has been sorely missing.
On the season, the Rockies have a .396 slugging percentage, which is 15th in baseball. However, since April 26, it’s .388, which is 21st in baseball. Their team wRC+ since April 26 is 87, which is 27th in baseball. Only the Pirates, A’s, and Tigers are worse. All three teams also have worse records than the Rockies.
Bryant played for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes on Sunday in a classic Pacific Coast League slugfest. The Isotopes defeated the Las Vegas Aviators by a score of 19-6. Bryant was the only Isotope to not get a hit but he did garner two walks.
Entering Sunday, Bryant was only 1-for-13 on his rehab assignment with a double. However, the Rockies aren’t necessarily looking at the results for the rehab. Rather, they are just looking to see that he’s truly healthy and not rush him back.
As the Rockies saw last time, Bryant wasn’t fully healthy as he only played two games in the majors after returning from his rehab assignment before heading back to the IL.