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Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story was writhing in pain after being hit by a pitch on Monday night.
Getting hit by a pitch is never fun. Getting hit in the wrist by a fastball right before the MLB trade deadline? Less than ideal. That’s what happened to Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story, who was beaned by Los Angeles Angels two-way superstar, Shohei Ohtani, in the fourth inning of Monday’s game. There was an audible “oooh” from the crowd at Angel Stadium.
Ouch. That looked painful as hell. Thankfully, Story stayed in the game. With luck, his left wrist just needs some ice and won’t cause the 28-year-old shortstop to miss any time.
Trevor Story hit in wrist by Shohei Ohtani fastball
Story has been the subject of a few trade rumors recently, with teams such as the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees pursuing him ahead of Friday’s trade deadline. An offer has already been made, so here’s hoping an injury scare doesn’t get in the way of a potential acquisition. If so, it would be the latest in a string of bad news for the Rockies to start the second half of the season. The team had several players test positive for COVID-19 last week.
In his sixth season with the Rockies, Story is batting .242 with 12 home runs through 85 games. It’s not quite the level of his 2018 and 2019 All-Star seasons, but the two-time Silver Slugger award winner is a top trade candidate nonetheless. He runs the bases exceptionally well and is solid defensively in the infield. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so the 43-56 Rockies might be hoping to get something back while they can. Story will surely be an asset to any playoff contender.
Whatever happens at the trade deadline, we hope Story’s recovery from this injury scare is as speedy as his baserunning.