Rockies place Kris Bryant on injured list with back soreness, promote Elehuris Montero to majors

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The Colorado Rockies positioned outfielder Kris Bryant on the 10-day hurt list on Friday due to the fact that of back discomfort, according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. An MRI did not expose any significant problems. In a matching relocation, the Rockies promoted Elehuris Montero from Triple-A, per The Athletic’s Nick Groke.

Bryant, thirty years old, had actually not played because Monday. In his very first 15 video games this season, he’d strike .281/.338/.351 (96 OPS+) without any crowning achievement or taken bases and 4 extra-base hits. Bryant’s typical exit speed to date is simply 83.3 miles per hour, or well listed below the 88.2 miles per hour figure he published last season. 

Bryant, obviously, signed up with the Rockies as a complimentary representative last offseason, signing a seven-year pact worth $182 million. 

The Rockies are anticipated to utilize some mix of Connor Joe and Sam Hilliard in left throughout Bryant’s lack. Second baseman Brendan Rodgers, who has actually been handling his own back problems, was not put on the hurt list in spite of having not appeared because Tuesday’s contest. Manager Bud Black has actually begun novice infielder Alan Trejo at the keystone in each of the 3 video games because.

Montero, 23, will be making his big-league launching. The Rockies got him as part of the Nolan Arenado trade with the St. Louis Cardinals that took place prior to the 2021 season. In 20 Triple-A video games this year, he’s batted .288/.356/.450 with 4 crowning achievement. Montero has some experience at both infield corners, though he’s mostly played 3rd base throughout his profession, consisting of up until now this season.

The Rockies will get in a three-game set versus the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night with a 10-9 mark on the year. They’re coming off a four-game sweep at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies that saw them get outscored by 32-9. 

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