After leaving Saturday’s game against the New York Mets early, Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story is out of the lineup Sunday with a jammed left thumb.

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X-Rays on Story’s Thumb Come Back Negative

Sunday, July 31

Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post was the first to report Story’s absence, and he added that X-rays on the rookie’s thumb were negative.

The 23-year-old Texas native is enjoying a spectacular season, hitting .272 with a National League-leading 27 home runs and 72 RBI.

He is the clear front-runner for the NL Rookie of the Year Award, and along with Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez, Story gives Colorado one of the most potent and powerful lineups in Major League Baseball.

The Rockies are the hottest team in baseball with a record of 9-1 over their past 10 games, and they have gotten themselves within four games of the second and final wild-card spot in the NL.

They trail the San Francisco Giants by eight games for the NL West lead, so their only hope of sneaking into the playoffs requires them to chase down the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals.

Doing so without Story over the long haul seems unlikely, but the fact that X-rays on his thumb were negative suggests that a stint on the disabled list may not be necessary.

Colorado has some depth at shortstop in the form of veteran Daniel Descalso and Cristhian Adames, but Story’s absence takes a huge element of power away from the Rockies’ talented lineup.


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