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Elbow surgery sidelines Red Sox infielder Trevor Story

Sep 10, 2022; Baltimore, Maryland, USA;  Boston Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story (10) is checked by the team trainer after being hit by a pitch during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: James A. Pittman-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: James A. Pittman-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story had modified Tommy John surgery that likely will keep him out of the lineup until at least May.

“Red Sox infielder Trevor Story yesterday underwent a successful internal bracing procedure of the right ulnar collateral ligament (elbow),” the Red Sox said in a statement on Tuesday, a few hours before chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom met with reporters. “Dr. Keith Meister performed the surgery at Texas Metroplex Institute in Arlington, Texas.”

The timing of the injury was not immediately clear, but the Jan. 9 surgery date and projected recovery timetable of 4-6 months for similar operations would leave the Red Sox without a big piece of the lineup weeks into the 2023 season.

Boston also lost shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who left for the San Diego Padres in free agency.

Story turned 30 in November and ended his first season with the Red Sox on the injured list with a bruised left heel. His last game of the season was Sept. 11.

Story signed with the Red Sox following six seasons with the Colorado Rockies. He posted a .238 batting average with 16 home runs and 66 RBIs in 2022.

–Field Level Media