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Rockies place Kris Bryant on injured reserve

The Rockies placed Kris Bryant on the 10-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, according to a team announcement. Infielder Alan Trejo was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque in his place.

It’s already the third trip to IL of the year for Bryant, who signed a seven-year, $182 million contract with the Rockies over the winter. The first season of this contract clearly did not go as hoped, although it should be noted that since returning from his second stint in IL due to a back injury, Bryant is on an absolute tear at the plate. . In his first 17 games with Colorado, the former NL Rookie of the Year and MVP hit .270/.342/.333 without a home run. Since returning from his back issues, however, Bryant has raked in a .330/.398/.567 clip with five home runs and eight doubles on 108 trips to the plate.

This production is more in line with what owner Dick Monfort and general manager Bill Schmidt had in mind when signing Bryant to that massive free agent deal, but there’s no getting around the disappointment of a tripling trio. in IL before the trade deadline even arrived. . It’s now been seven trips on the injured list for Bryant since the 2018 season. In addition to the back injury that sidelined him twice this year and this new bout with plantar fasciitis, Bryant has missed time due to a sprained finger and multiple shoulder strains. Dating back to the 2018 season, Bryant has played in just 469 of his teams’ 649 games (72.2%).