Rodgers is expected to come up Friday for the Rockies' next game. Story exited Wednesday's game with a bruised knee.

Rockies calling up Brendon Rodgers amid Trevor Story injury, report says


Another prospect could be making his MLB debut.

The Rockies are expected to call up infielder Brendon Rodgers from Triple-A Albuquerque for Friday's game against the Phillies, according to MLB.com, citing an unidentified league source.

Rodgers is the No. 1 prospect in the Rockies organization (per MLB Pipeline) and was their top draft pick in 2015.

Rodgers is batting .356 with nine home runs and 21 RBIs in 35 games for Albuquerque.

According to the report, the move has been discussed for a while, but the 22-year-old's debut was sped up after starting shortstop Trevor Story left Wednesday's game when he and Raimel Tapia collided in left field chasing a fly ball.

Story's knee smashed against Tapia's, but Story downplayed the injury.

“Just a knee bruise,” Story said, via MLB.com. “I wanted to be smart and try not to put it at any more risk.”

“The trainers right now are optimistic,” manager Bud Black said after the game of Story's injury. “There was obviously a collision. We didn’t see it from the dugout because of the angle. Our medical staff looked at some of the replays on television and it looked like there was a collision and hard contact to the knee. Crossing our fingers he’s going to be OK.”

One idea for when Story is healed up and ready to return is for Rodgers to shift to second base, where the Rockies have struggled mightily. Rookie Garrett Hampson and Ryan McMahon have split duties at second base, but Hampson was sent down to Triple-A this past week, leaving an opening for Rodgers.

The Rockies (20-22) sit fourth in the NL West, but have a chance to start fresh with a three-game road series against the Phillies beginning Friday.



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