Colorado Rockies Injury Woes Continue with Bryant and Bouchard

The Colorado Rockies are facing more injury setbacks as first baseman/designated hitter Kris Bryant and outfielder Sean Bouchard have been placed on the 10-day injured list. Bryant, who has already missed 31 games earlier this season due to a low back strain, is now dealing with a left rib contusion. The injury occurred while making a twisting catch and bumping into the wall in foul territory during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This is not the first time Bryant has found himself sidelined this season, as he has been placed on the IL a total of seven times since signing his lucrative contract with the Rockies.

Despite being a four-time All-Star and the 2016 National League Most Valuable Player, Bryant’s performance on the field has been lackluster this season. In 24 games, he is batting .186 with only two home runs and 10 RBIs in 86 at-bats. Rockies manager Bud Black expressed his hope for Bryant to stay healthy and return to form, emphasizing the frustration felt by both Bryant and the team due to his recurring injuries. The goal is to see Bryant back on the field performing at his best.

In addition to Bryant’s injury, outfielder Sean Bouchard also found himself on the injured list after spraining his right ankle while running out a sacrifice bunt in a game against the Cincinnati Reds. Bouchard has been batting .203 in 25 games this season, adding to the Rockies’ list of injured players.

To fill the void left by Bryant and Bouchard, the Rockies have recalled shortstop/outfielder Greg Jones and first baseman Michael Toglia from Triple-A Albuquerque. Toglia, who has struggled at the plate this season with a .106 batting average, will have an opportunity to prove himself in the Majors. Jones, on the other hand, has shown promise in Triple-A with a .235 average, 2 homers, 5 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases in 23 games.

The Colorado Rockies are facing a challenging time with key players like Kris Bryant and Sean Bouchard sidelined due to injuries. The team will need to rely on their depth and call-ups from the minor leagues to fill the gaps and continue competing in a tough division. The hope is for a quick recovery for Bryant and Bouchard so that they can rejoin the team and make significant contributions on the field.


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