The Giants have placed starter Tim Hudson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder, per Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. The move creates roster space for Mike Leake, acquired from the Reds just after midnight on Friday.
Hudson, 40, was on the disabled list between June 27 and July 19 with a strained shoulder and made only two starts before winding up back on the shelf. In 17 starts overall this season, the veteran has a 4.80 ERA with a 53/26 K/BB ratio in 101 1/3 innings.
Leake will debut for the Giants on Sunday in Texas against the Rangers.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the Rockies and shortstop Trevor Story have come to terms on a two-year, $27.5 million deal, buying out his two remaining years of arbitration eligibility.
Story, 27, and the Rockies did not agree on a salary before the deadline earlier this month. Story filed for $11.5 million while the team countered at $10.75 million. The average annual value of this deal — $13.75 million — puts him a little bit ahead this year and likely a little bit behind next year.
This past season in Colorado, Story hit .294/.363/.554 with 35 home runs, 85 RBI, 111 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases over 656 trips to the plate. He also continued to rank among the game’s best defensive shortstops. Per FanGraphs, Story’s 10.9 Wins Above Replacement over the last two seasons is fifth-best among shortstops (min. 1,000 PA) behind Alex Bregman, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, and Marcus Semien.
With third baseman Nolan Arenado likely on his way out via trade, one wonders if the same fate awaits Story at some point over the next two seasons.