Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson has already had a frustrating year on the injury front and now he has another issue to deal with, as Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports that he’s headed to the disabled list with non-displaced fractures of two ribs on his right side.
Dickerson suffered the injury while diving for a line drive off the bat of Jason Heyward during Thursday’s game against the Cardinals. He was originally diagnosed with a rib contusion, but the fractures were found after an MRI. There’s no clear timetable for his return.
Dickerson has already been on the disabled list twice this season due to nagging plantar fasciitis in his left foot and just rejoined the Rockies last Friday. The 26-year-old has been limited 43 games while batting .315 with five home runs and an .853 OPS.
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.