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Kris Bryant has been reinstated from the injured list for the Rockies' doubleheader Saturday against the Mets.
Bryant hasn't played since April 25th due to a strained lower back. He hit .281/.338/.351 in his first 15 games of 2022.
Rockies manager Bud Black expects LF Kris Bryant to return from the IL on Friday according to DNVR Rockies' Patrick Lyons.
Kris Bryant began a rehab stint with Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday. Barring any setbacks, he should return to the Rockies' lineup on Friday when they begin a weekend series against the visiting Mets. Bryant has been sidelined with a back issue since April 29 but was hitting .281 with 11 runs scored in 15 games prior to hitting the IL. Bryant's fantasy managers should make room to plug him back into their lineups immediately once he returns.
Kris Bryant is going to receive a cortisone shot this week in hopes of speeding up the healing of his injured back.
What initially seemed like it could be a short stint on the IL is turning out to be somewhat lengthy. Once he receives the shot, he will be shut down for a couple days before continuing his rehab. A minor league stint is probable following that. Mid-to-late May is now the target return for the Rockies slugger.
Rockies slugger Kris Bryant (lower back strain) is not on track to return when he is first eligible to come off the 10-day IL Friday. He is yet to swing a bat since he was hurt last Monday.
Bryant addressed the injury with the media, talking about not wanting to set a specific date to return in fear of creating a bigger story than this injury really is. It sounds like he and the Rockies are just being overly cautious. Colorado's left fielder began playing catch Sunday, so hopefully he can start taking some swings and make a return sometime early next week.
Rockies placed Kris Bryant on the 10-day IL on Friday. This move is retroactive to April 26th, his first game missed due to the back issue.
Bryant has not been in the lineup since Monday with what Colorado has been calling back soreness. Apparently it did not get any better during the week, so the Rockies decided to call up Eluhuris Montero for the roster spot. Hopefully this is a short-lived stint on the IL.