Story’s second review reveals ‘little fracture’


BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story will likely be out a little longer than expected after manager Alex Cora said a second-opinion exam revealed a “small hairline fracture” near of his right wrist.

Story has been on the disabled list with a bruise since July 14 after being hit in the right hand with a pitch in a July 12 game by Tampa Bay right-hander Corey Kluber. It will be closed for about 10 days.

“The bone bruise is good,” Cora said before Boston hosted Milwaukee at Fenway Park on Saturday. “The treatment does not change. We treat it the same way we do now, much like a stump. The only thing we need to do now is keep it (from swinging) for about a week and a half and see where we are.

History, 29, signed a six-year, $140 million contract with the Red Sox in spring training after spending his first six major league seasons with Colorado.

Batting just .221, but producing well (15 home runs and 58 RBIs as a team lead), Story was streaked at the plate in his first season with Boston.

Now, his return to the lineup is likely to be slowed down a bit longer.

“The doctor feels that we have to keep doing what we are doing in terms of treatment and that we have closed it for 10 days and we will see where we are,” Cora said.

Cora explained that Story felt uncomfortable when he swayed and asked for the second opinion.

The declining Red Sox come into Saturday’s game against Milwaukee having lost 12 of their last 15 games, dropping them to 3½ games behind the AL’s last wildcard spot and behind two other teams currently out of position. in the playoffs as well.

In addition to Story, Boston is missing All-Star third baseman Rafael Devers, who has been on the IL since July 23 with an inflamed right hamstring.

Cora said he expects him to join the team when they open a series in Houston next week.

Devers leads the team with an average of .324 and 22 homers with 55 RBIs.


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