As the Colorado Rockies prepared to open a six-game homestand against the St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks, there was still no sign of Kris Bryant as the Rockies outfielder continues to recover from his bout with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
Colorado Rockies injury update: Kris Bryant still battling plantar fasciitis
Before the Colorado Rockies took on the Cardinals on Tuesday night, Rockies manager Bud Black shared that there was little new information on the status of the former All-Star who has played in just 42 games this season for the Rockies.
“He’s in a boot. He’s getting treatment. Really nothing to report other than that,” Black said of Bryant, who went back on the injured list on August 1. “He’s going to continue to work with our trainers to hope to feel better.”
Black added that Bryant is not doing any baseball activities at the moment, so Bryant’s return to the lineup is still likely on the horizon. He was, however, adamant that Bryant would not be shut down with this much time left in the season.
In the first year of a seven-year, $182 million deal, Bryant is slashing .306/.376/.475 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 160 at-bats. He has been on the injured list three times this season (the first two times as a result of a lower back strain) and missed some time as a result of paternity leave.
July was Bryant’s best as a member of the Rockies, playing in 22 games and hitting all five of his home runs while slashing .341/.411/.612.