DENVER – Chris Bryant returns to the Colorado Rockies after more than a month away due to lower back strain.
The Rockies activated the star outfielder from the 10-day injured list and put him in third place and left field in the first of three home games against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Bryant has not played since May 22, when he switched to Il for the second time this season. He was sent to Triple-A Albuquerque for rehab.
“What we were all hoping for was that physically he would feel confident and feel very comfortable,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “We got to this place by doing a lot of hard work with our training staff and our enforcers.”
In the spring, Colorado signed Bryant to a seven-year, $182 million contract to help fill the void that Trevor’s story left when he signed with Boston through a free agent.
Bryant hit safely in his first 11 games with the Rockies and then slumped before being placed in a 10-day IL on April 25. He returned on May 21, but only played two games and was back on the injured list.
Bryant hits .270 with four doubles, four RBIs and no home runs.
To make room for Bryant on the active roster, Colorado selected a right-handed pitcher. Ryan Feltner to Triple A. The Rockies also activated the pitcher you blah from a 15-day FI and placed infielder/outfielder Sean Bouchard on a 10-day oblique FI.
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