DENVER — Trevor Story may not be able to help the Rockies make a push for the playoffs in the last two months of the season.
The rookie shortstop could miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left thumb, putting the brakes on his record-setting rookie season and a damper on Colorado's recent surge.
"It's very disappointing, very frustrating," Story said after the team placed him on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. "The timing of it all is the worst."
An MRI exam on Monday revealed Story tore an ulnar collateral ligament Saturday. He said he hopes to have surgery "in the next few days" and that the typical rehab time is eight weeks.
Story set an NL record for homers by a rookie shortstop with a league-leading 27 and was three shy of tying Nomar Garciaparra's major-league mark for Boston in 1997.
PUIG DEMOTED: RF Yasiel Puig was optioned to the minors a day after the Dodgers acquired RF Josh Reddick in a trade with the A's. Puig, 25, was a rookie sensation in 2013 but has seen his numbers decline each year since.
FAN EJECTED: A fan attending the game between the Giants and Phillies in Philadelphia was escorted out of the ballpark in the sixth inning shortly after a verbal confrontation with plate umpire Bob Davidson.
BRAVES: RHP Julio Teheran went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right lat muscle.
BREWERS: SS Orlando Arcia, the team's top prospect, was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs and was set to make his major-league debut in San Diego. The slick-fielding Arcia, 21, was batting .267 with a .320 on-base percentage and a .403 slugging percentage with the Sky Sox.
GIANTS: LHP Matt Moore, acquired Monday from the Rays, is scheduled to make his first start with his new team Thursday, bumping veteran RHP Jake Peavy to the bullpen.
INDIANS: All-Star RHP Danny Salazar went on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. Salazar, who had Tommy John surgery on the same elbow in 2010, has an 8.84 ERA over his past four starts.
RED SOX: OF Andrew Benintendi, one of the team's top prospects, was called up from Double-A Portland, where he was batting .295 with a .357 on-base percentage and a .515 slugging percentage. Benintendi, 22, was the seventh pick in last year's draft.
TIGERS: RHP Jordan Zimmermann is expected to be activated Thursday after missing nearly a month with a neck strain. … RHP Mike Pelfrey is headed to the disabled list with a lower back strain.
YANKEES: DH Alex Rodriguez will see his playing time reduced as the team turns its attention to rebuilding. Rodriguez, 41, is batting .205.