Colorado Rockies rookie shortstop Trevor Story is set to undergo surgery for a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb, likely ending his 2016 season.
Story initially injured his thumb on a headfirst slide into second base during the fourth inning of the Rockies game versus the New York Mets on Saturday. Story ended up aggravating the injury after he dove for a ball up the middle later in the game.
“Very disappointed, very frustrated,” Story said. “The timing of it all is the worst part of it.”
The Rockies have recalled Rafael Ynoa from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Story’s spot on the 25-man roster. Utility man Daniel Descalso started at shortstop last night in Story’s place for Colorado.
“I feel bad for Trevor because he was doing some really special things,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. “I mean, historical things.”
Story’s historic rookie season likely ends with him slashing .272/.341/.567 with 27 homers, 21 doubles, and 72 RBI’s. For now, Story still leads the National League in homers, but will obvious be passed at some point by either Nolan Arenado, Adam Duvall, Kris Bryant, or new Mets right fielder Jay Bruce.
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