Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his right wrist, manager Alex Cora announced to reporters Saturday (Twitter link via Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com). He’ll be shut down from swinging a bat for the next 10 to 14 days.
Story has been out since being plunked by a Corey Kluber sinker back on July 12. Initial x-rays of his hand and wrist came back negative, but the 29-year-old was recently sent for a second opinion with a hand specialist after his recovery failed to progress. That visit revealed the fracture and prompted the forthcoming shutdown. The Sox have not yet provided a timetable for when he might return, but by the time that shutdown period is up, he’ll have already been out nearly a month. He’ll surely require a minor league rehab assignment of some length, putting his earliest plausible return at some point in mid-August.
More to come.