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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Trevor Story avoids concussion after being hit in head

Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story left Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres in the eighth inning after a batted ball hit him in the head.

Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe smacked a grounder to the left side on the first pitch of the eighth, and Story ran over to his right to field the ball. Unfortunately for the 26-year-old, the ball took a bad hop, bounced off the heel of his glove and hit him right above his left eye. Story promptly fell to the ground.

Rockies manager Bud Black decided to remove Story from the game as a precautionary measure. The Rockies were winning big at the time, 11-4, though they eventually lost the contest 16-12 in 12 innings.

After the game, Black told reporters Story did not have a concussion, but the impact of the ball caused the shortstop’s head to swell up almost immediately.

Story went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base before his premature departure.

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