Story’s health will now be a prominent item for the Rockies going forward. This is an injury he suffered in 2018, notes Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. There is, however, plenty of time to get him back into the roster to prove his health ahead of the peak commercial season. The Rockies, of course, need to consider their trading options for Story, a free agent at the end of the season. His numbers are down a bit so far with a 0.255 / 0.322 / 0.424 triple slash line at 205 plate appearances, though there would still be plenty of interest if the Rockies finally decided to deal their franchise. Waiting, Brendan Rodgers comes short term in what could turn out to be an audition for the long term role.
Adams, 32, is reprising his role of mostly boping off the bench. ‘Big City’ hasn’t had many opportunities since hitting 20 home runs for the World Champion Nationals in 2019. He’s only intervened 72 times between this year and the last for the Braves. and the Rockies, respectively. In total, Adams only has two long balls in this span with a .162 / .208 / .279 slash line.
Lucas Gilbreath was also recalled to serve as the 27th man for today’s double title, notes Jason Martinez, architect of Fangraphs Roster Resource. The 25-year-old southpaw has an 8.59 ERA in 7 1/3 innings this season, the first Major League action of his career.