The Rockies announced on Wednesday that closer Wade Davis has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a strained left oblique. Pitcher Jairo Díaz has been recalled trom Triple-A Albuquerque and pitcher Tyler Anderson (knee surgery) has been placed on the 60-day disabled list.
Davis, 33, hadn’t pitched since May 14. It is currently unclear how or when he suffered his oblique injury. To date, the veteran right-hander owns a 2.45 ERA with 18 strikeouts and 10 walks across 14 2/3 innings.
Bryan Shaw, Scott Oberg, and Carlos Estévez could all see some save chances while Davis is out.
Díaz, 27, briefly pitched in the majors in 2017. He yielded a lone run on 12 hits and six walks with 22 strikeouts in 20 innings at Triple-A this season.
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.