Rockies Star Outfielder Finally Returns

After two long months, the Colorado Rockies are finally getting Kris Bryant back in Denver. Hopefully for good. Their $182M man, signed this past offseason, had been out with a back injury. But his short rehab is complete, and he'll be back with the Rockies today.

The thought is that he'll be activated and play Monday night, but he'll get a quick evaluation first. 

The 30-year-old actually returned to the lineup from his lower back strain in late May for three games, but headed straight back to the injured list. He's played in only 17 games and has a .270 average with a .675 OPS with zero home runs, four RBIs and 11 runs scored. Not exactly what the Rockies were expecting for their $182 mill.

The Rockies are 31-42, but GM Bill Schmidt says "we are just thinking about getting back to playing .500 baseball," and having Bryant back will certainly help. 

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