Prior to Tuesday’s game with the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black provided updates on outfielder Kris Bryant (plantar fasciitis) and shortstop José Iglesias (hand contusion).
Colorado Rockies: Kris Bryant, José Iglesias injury updates
Colorado Rockies outfielder Kris Bryant has spent much of the season on the injured list for a few different injuries. This time, he has been on the IL since late July with plantar fasciitis.
“He’s doing fine,” Rockies manager Bud Black said about Kris Bryant. “(He received) more treatment today in the training room and in the weight room … I suspect he’ll be back out there with the rest of the guys hitting (in batting practice).”
Bryant did end up taking batting practice on the field on Tuesday but Black said that there is “no timetable” for his return yet.
On the season, Bryant has hit .306/.376/.475 with five home runs, 14 RBI, and an OPS+ of 125 in 42 games this season.
As for shortstop José Iglesias, he has been out since September 4. On that day, the Rockies were playing a doubleheader in Cincinnati, and in the fourth inning of the first game, Iglesias was removed due to a right hand contusion after he was jammed on a pitch.
“He’s getting closer (to returning), feels good,” Black said. “He hit on the field, took groundballs. The true test will be you know when he gets in a game.”
On the season, Iglesias has played in 114 games and he has hit .300/.337/.392 with 30 doubles, three home runs, and 47 RBI.
Bryant and Iglesias are among eight Rockies players that are on their MLB injured list. Those two are the only two with a chance of returning this season.
After Tuesday’s game, the Rockies only have 14 games remaining in the regular season. The final six will come at Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who entered Tuesday with an MLB-leading 103 wins.