Story left the Rockies’ game Thursday against the New York Mets in the bottom of the fourth inning with the injury. His IL move is retroactive to Friday.
An All-Star in 2018 and 2019, Story is in the final year of his contract. He had been considered a possible trade candidate this season before becoming one of the most coveted players on the free-agent market. Story is a smooth fielder who has plenty of power (139 career homers) and speed on the basepaths (two seasons with 20 or more stolen bases).
But he is off to a slow start this season, hitting .255 with five home runs and 23 RBIs.
On Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the 28-year-old Story broke out of a homer funk with the fourth walk-off homer of his career. It’s tied for third-most in franchise history with Charlie Blackmon, Jason Giambi and Larry Walker, behind only Dante Bichette, who had five, and Todd Helton, who finished with seven.
That long ball snapped a 17-game homerless streak for Story, the second-longest of his career.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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