Boston Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story was placed on the injured list for 10 days on Saturday due to a

bruised right hand. Story was hit by the hand when he was hitting a pitch from the Tampa Bay's Corey Klober in

the game on Tuesday. The IL time extends to Thursday and he'll be able to play on July 23rd against Toronto for

Boston's second game following all-star break. The catcher Connor Wong was recalled from Triple-A Worcester to

take Story's roster spot before the match in Yankee Stadium. Story announced on Saturday afternoon it was

getting better as the manager Alex Cora said Story planned to take a test of his hand by doing bat practice for around

90 minutes prior to his opening day in the game against AL Eastern-leading Yankees. Boston declared that Story

was set to be placed to the IL approximately an hour later. Story was not part of the initial lineup but there was hopes

that he would play on the following day. Story 29, 29 and in the first season of a $140-million, 6-year contract

signed with the Red Sox. Former Rockies slugger is averaging .221 and has 15 homers with 58 RBIs, and an .713 OPS

after leaving hitter-friendly Coors Field. The Batting average and OPS will be both the lowest in his career,

however, his second base defense is highly regarded since the switch in deference towards Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts.