Red Sox Star Infielder Done For The Season, Makes Promise For 2023

It was a tumultuous first season in Beantown for the Boston Red Sox big offseason free agent signing. And now it appears to be in the books for Trevor Story. 

Story had been out with a heel injury for the past 2 ½ weeks, but had hoped to return for the final few games of the season. Now he is ill, and manager Alex Cora says 2022 is probably over for him. 

Story played in just 94 games this year, after signing a 6-year, $140M contract with the Red Sox in the offseason. He missed 38 games earlier in the year with a wrist fracture, and now will miss the final four weeks. 

He'll finish the season with a career-low .238 average and .737 OPS, along with just 16 HR and 66 RBIs. He did provide sterling defense at second base, after playing shortstop for the entirety of his career before this year. He ranked 8th in baseball with six defensive runs saved. 

But still, he knows this was an off year for him, and he's made a promise to his manager.  '‘I promise you I’m going to be better' he told Cora. 

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