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Rockies place Kris Bryant on 10-day IL

Apr 19, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies left fielder Kris Bryant (23) on deck in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies placed left fielder Kris Bryant on the 10-day injured list Friday because of back soreness.

Bryant, 30, has not played since Monday, and the roster move is retroactive to Tuesday. An MRI on Bryant’s back revealed no long-term injury issues, according to a report from the Denver Post.

In 15 games this season, Bryant is hitting .281 (16-for-57) with no home runs and four RBIs. He has four doubles and his slugging percentage sits at .351, which is significantly lower than his career slugging percentage of .501.

The Rockies signed Bryant to a seven-year, $182 million contract during the offseason.

To replace Bryant’s spot on the roster, the Rockies promoted infielder Elehuris Montero from Triple-A Albuquerque. The 23-year-old has yet to play in the majors.

–Field Level Media