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Rockies’ Kris Bryant won’t play again in 2022 because of lingering foot problems

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Colorado Rockies fielder and important free agent Chris Bryant told reporters on Saturday that he won’t be back from injury in time to play again this season. Bryant has been out of action since July 31 with plantar fasciitis and a bruised bone in his right foot.

The 2022 season will be Bryant’s first in the Rockies. This past offseason, Bryant signed a seven-year, $182 million free agent deal with Colorado in one of the winter’s surprise pairings. That first season ended in disappointment. Due to a back injury followed by the leg problems he currently suffers from, Bryant has only played 42 games this season. He was productive when he was healthy – he cut 0.306/0.376/0.465 (126 OPS+) in those 42 games, but he was rarely healthy. Incredibly, Bryant would play his first season with the Rockies without hitting a home run at Course Field. He only had five home runs in a year.

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“I handled it the best I could,” Bryant told reporters. including Thomas Harding of MLB.com. “It’s a little depressing just not to play baseball. To come to the team and sign a contract – it sucks not to be there. Every year from February to October I used to play baseball. And for the most part this year, I’ve been watching.”

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Bryant also said that he is “totally excited about the year ahead.”

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Bryant doesn’t have to force himself to come back in the final days of the season. The Rockies entered Saturday with a 65-86 record and last place in the National League West. They’ve already been eliminated from the playoffs.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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