Rockies All-Star Outfielder To Rejoin Team

Kris Bryant will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday with Triple-A Alburquerque.

Bryant has been out since late May with a reoccurring back issue, and the Rockies want him to play at least two or three games in Triple-A before rejoining the Rockies later this week, hopefully before the series in Minnesota. 

The former MVP signed a 7 year/$182 million deal with Colorado this offseason, after hitting .265/.353/.481, with 25 home runs, 73 RBIs and 10 stolen bases in 144 games between Chicago and San Francisco last season. 

In between his back injuries and two injury list stays, Bryant has appeared in just 17 games for Colorado this season hitting .270/.342/.333, with zero home runs and four RBIs.   

In his career, Bryant has hit an impressive .278/.376/.501 with 167 home runs, 491 RBIs and 44 stolen bases in 901 games.

Hopefully Bryant's back issues are fully cleared up, and we can get back to seeing the Kris Bryant that Chicago has enjoyed the past seven seasons.

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