Trevor Story to proceed rehab task by means of Wednesday, the most recent doable date

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There was some preliminary hope that Story might return this weekend or within the coming days, however that will not be the case.

Trevor Story’s return to the Crimson Sox will not come till late this week on the earliest. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald, through AP

Trevor Story’s return to the Crimson Sox is being pushed again to the most recent doable date.

The shortstop will stay with Triple-A Worcester by means of Wednesday, which is when his 20-day rehab clock expires, Crimson Sox supervisor Alex Cora instructed reporters Sunday.

There was some preliminary optimism that Story might’ve returned previous to the expiration of his 20-day rehab clock. Cora hinted this previous week that Story might’ve been known as up this weekend, however that didn’t find yourself being the case.

After lacking the primary four-plus months of the season to rehab from offseason elbow surgical procedure, Story started his rehab task with Double-A Portland on July 21 earlier than shifting as much as Triple-Worcester on July 26, the place he’s been since.

It’s been talked about since Story started his rehab task that he was taking a spring training-like method throughout his rehab stint. Due to that, Story mentioned he’d wish to get in 50 at-bats earlier than making his means as much as the majors, which is the everyday variety of at-bats he has every spring.

“I don’t know if that’s going to occur simply given the panorama of the place we’re at,” Story instructed reporters in late July of his most popular return date. “… If there’s an opportunity to return again a bit of earlier and possibly not play a lot immediately, all of the choices are on the desk. Clearly with the place we’re at within the standings — we’re enjoying nicely — it’s a superb steadiness.”

Coming into Sunday, Story has logged 37 at-bats in his rehab stint. As Story’s nonetheless in need of hitting his most popular workload earlier than making his main league return, Cora made it clear on Friday that the group was letting Story dictate when he felt comfy sufficient to make his 2023 MLB debut.

“It’s spring coaching for him,” Cora instructed reporters on Sunday. “I don’t suppose it’s the repetitions and all that. It’s how he feels body-wise and the one man who feels that’s him. We’re supporting him. We’re serving to him out with the whole lot and hopefully after these three or 4 days, he feels prepared, he feels good bodily, and we are able to transfer ahead.”

Story is predicted to play the WooSox’ video games on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday – taking Monday off – earlier than his return.

The 30-year-old has produced nicely on the plate throughout his rehab stint. He’s hitting .270 with a .967 OPS to associate with three homers and 7 RBIs. His arm additionally seems to be in good condition as he returns to shortstop after having surgical procedure to restore the UCL in his proper elbow in January.

Nonetheless, Cora reiterated that Story’s return date isn’t related to his outcomes and is moderately related to his consolation stage.

“Individuals react otherwise to their rehabs and we now have to respect the truth that he feels this fashion,” Cora mentioned. “He’s the one man that may let you know how he feels. It’s not on us to imagine that he ought to be OK. That’s the best way I see it.

“It’s not the arm. The repetitions are the repetitions. The at-bats are getting higher. However ultimately, you realize what’s going to occur right here. That is the very best of the very best and he would possibly come out and be on fireplace and carry the offense for 2 weeks. Or he might [need time to] maintain discovering it. I feel it’s extra in regards to the physique and the way he’s reacting to it. He hasn’t performed shortly.”

The Crimson Sox will nonetheless be within the midst of their present homestand when Story’s rehab task ends on Wednesday. They end their four-game set in opposition to the Royals on Thursday earlier than internet hosting the Tigers for 3 video games over the weekend.