PHOENIX (AP) — Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right thumb. The Rockies called up infielder Brendan Rodgers from Triple-A Albuquerque in time for Thursday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Story was injured while sliding headfirst into second base trying to stretch a single into a double in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s game, which the Rockies won 6-4.
Story left the game and was replaced by Pat Valaika. Manager Bud Black said X-rays were negative, but an MRI revealed the extent of the injury.
An All-Star in 2018, Story is on the injured list for the third time in his career. He is batting .294 with 17 home runs, 48 RBIs, 12 stolen bases and a major league-best 65 runs.
Rodgers, a top prospect in the organization, was sent down June 15 after making his big league debut on May 17.
By JOSE M. ROMERO Associated Press
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