Second trip to the IL this year…2016 MVP ‘gambled’ away after 23.27 billion contract

Colorado Rockies outfielder Kris Bryant, 31, has been placed on the 10-day disabled list (IL).

Colorado announced today 토토사이트 (Feb. 26) that it has moved Kris Bryant to the 10-day IL with a fractured index finger in his left hand.

Bryant was hit by a pitch from Johnny Cueto (37) in a game against the Miami Marlins on April 22, and while it didn’t appear to be a fracture at the time, further examination revealed it was.

This is the second time this season that Bryant has been placed on the IL since June 1. Bryant was sidelined with a left heel contusion at the time and was out until June 30.

Bryant played for the Cubs from 2015 through the first half of 2021. In the 2016 regular season, he won the National League (NL) MVP with 39 home runs and 102 RBIs, and in the postseason, he batted .308 with three home runs and eight RBIs as the starting third baseman, helping the Cubs win the World Series, breaking the “Curse of the Goat” that had stood for more than 100 years.

He had a great bat, solid defense, huge star power, and was the Cubs’ biggest franchise star.

Colorado signed him to a seven-year, $182 million free-agent contract in March of last year. Having let go of established stars Nolan Arenado, 32, and Trevor Story, 30, the Rockies saw Bryant as their new franchise star. Colorado even switched his position from third base to the outfield to give him more offense.

But Bryant has been a disappointment since signing his big contract. Last season, he was limited to 42 games due to back pain and plantar fasciitis, and this year he’s only played in 65 games.

His performance has also been on the decline. Last year, he didn’t play much, but when he did, he had a .306 batting average and .851 OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage), but this year he’s hitting just .251 with a .717 OPS. That’s a “career low” except for 2020, which was a shortened season.

Considering Bryant is Colorado’s highest-paid player, averaging $26 million a year, it’s not too much to ask.

“Some unfortunate things have happened that have made it difficult for him to gain momentum,” said Colorado manager Bud Black, “but at some point he’s going to play good baseball.”

With Bryant underperforming for two years, Colorado is in last place in the NL West for the second straight year. With a six-game lead over the fourth-place Arizona Diamondbacks, last place looks likely for a second straight year.

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