The Rockies have placed Kris Bryant on the 10-day injured list due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot, per a team announcement. Infielder Alan Trejo has been recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque in his place.
It’s already the third IL trip of the year for Bryant, who inked a seven-year, $182MM contract with the Rockies over the winter. The first season of that contract clearly hasn’t gone as hoped, although it’s worth pointing out that since returning from his second IL stint due to a back injury, Bryant has been on an absolute tear at the plate. Through his first 17 games with Colorado, the former NL Rookie of the Year and MVP hit .270/.342/.333 without a home run. Since returning from his back troubles, however, Bryant has raked to the tune of a .330/.398/.567 clip with five home runs and eight doubles in 108 trips to the plate.
That production is more in line with what owner Dick Monfort and general manager Bill Schmidt had in mind when signing Bryant to that massive free-agent contract, but there’s no getting around the disappointment in a trio of IL trips before the trade deadline has even arrived. That’s now seven trips to the injured list for Bryant since the 2018 season. In addition to the back strain that twice shelved him this year and this new bout with plantar fasciitis, Bryant has missed time due to a sprained finger and multiple shoulder strains. Dating back to the 2018 season, Bryant has played in just 469 of the 649 games played by his teams (72.2%).