Rockies' Story to undergo thumb surgery


Trevor Story's rookie of the year run will end prematurely.

The Colorado Rockies announced on Tuesday the first-year shortstop has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

Story later revealed he will have surgery and does not expect to return unless the Rockies reach the postseason.

Story, the National League (NL) home run leader and its rookie of the year frontrunner, last played on July 30, when he was injured on a headfirst slide into second base.

The 23-year-old has taken MLB by storm this season.

After an unprecedented power surge to start the year, Story managed to sustain impressive batting numbers in the NL's top run-producing offense with a .272 average and 72 RBIs. His 27 home runs rank fourth in all of baseball.

It is a significant blow to the Rockies, who are in the thick of the NL wild-card race. They trailed the Miami Marlins by 4.5 games entering Tuesday's games.

Colorado recalled infielder Rafael Ynoa from Triple-A Albuquerque to fill Story's roster spot.