Boston Red Sox

A July full of bad news for the reeling Red Sox seems intent on going out with another punch to the gut.

In a month headlined by a 7-18 record — and a record-breaking loss to the Blue Jays last week — the Red Sox have announced that Trevor Story will be shut down for about two weeks due to a hairline fracture near his wrist.

 

The update on Story, who has not played since he took the pitch off his hand back on July 12, comes a week after the team announced that Rafael Devers would miss some time.

Story, signed to a six-year deal worth $140 million earlier this year, has hit .221 and hammered 15 homers in 81 games with the club, and leads Boston with 58 RBIs on the year.

In addition to Story and Devers, the Red Sox remain without utility man Kiké Hernandez, as well as pitchers Chris Sale, Michael Wacha, and Rich Hill, and Matt Strahm.

The team, meanwhile, sits in fifth place in the American League East, and begins Saturday three and a half games behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the third and final wild card spot in the American League.