Report: Kris Bryant Return Plan In Place For Rockies

After missing three weeks with a back strain, Colorado Rockies star Kris Bryant at least finally has a plan for return in place. He'll be in Salt Lake City this week, getting set for a rehab assignment, with games Tuesday and Wednesday.  

As noted by Rockies beat writer Danielle Allentuck, if all goes well in those rehab games, and his back holds up, Bryant could return for the Rockies' series with the New York Mets starting on Friday. That will mark 22 games missed for the outfielder. 

“We’re gonna assess and hopefully he feels good,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “And we’ll make a decision from there whether he comes back and joins us this weekend.”

 The team had originally hoped Bryant would only miss the minimum amount of time when they placed him on the 10-day injured list on April 26th, but the back didn't respond, and he in fact had to have a cortisone shot last week, according to Nick Groke of The Athletic

The Rockies dropped from 3rd place to 5th in the NL West during Bryant's absence, going 7-11 in that span.

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