Red Sox shortstop Trevor Story to undergo season-ending surgery on shoulder

Boston Red Sox infielder Trevor Story (10) against the Baltimore Orioles on September 10^ 2022 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore^ Maryland.

The Boston Red Sox chief baseball officer Craig Breslow said Tuesday that shortstop Trevor Story will undergo season-ending surgery on his left shoulder. Breslow said before Tuesday’s home opener against the Baltimore Orioles that the 31-year-old Story is expected to be sidelined for six months after the surgery to repair a fracture of his glenoid, which is scheduled for Friday, adding: “Difficult to speculate beyond that, But you can kind of do the math there.”

Story initially was diagnosed with a dislocated left shoulder in an 8-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels, after making a diving stop on a hit by the Angels’ Mike Trout on Friday night. He was later seen by shoulder specialist Dr. Evan O’Donnell in Boston on Monday. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Tuesday before his team’s home opener against the Baltimore Orioles that the news wasn’t positive, and there was “concern with the bone structure.”

Breslow said Story’s loss is “very significant,” adding: “Not going to hide from what he’s meant to this team defensively and had full confidence offensively that he was going to contribute as well with what he was able to do in spring training. I think fortunately he’s emerged as a leader of this team and there’s still going to be a way for him to positively impact it. Unfortunately it just doesn’t seem like it’s going to be on the field right now.”

The Red Sox signed Story to a six-year, $140 million contract in March 2022 after his six seasons, including two All-Star campaigns, with the Colorado Rockies. Story played in just 94 games in 2022 after missing significant time with injuries to his right hand and left foot, and appeared in only 43 games last season after recovering from major offseason surgery to repair a torn UCL. In eight games this season, Story is hitting .226 with no homers and four RBIs A two-time All-Star while with the Rockies, he is a career .265 hitter with 177 home runs and 534 RBIs.

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