Rockies fans are hoping that Story doesn't add his name to the team's history of injury-prone stars. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

While the first part of Colorado Rockies season has been a pleasant surprise, they were dealt some bad news on Thursday. As Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reported, the first-place Rockies placed second-year shortstop Trevor Story was placed on the disabled list.

Saunders also said that “Story injured the shoulder in an at-bat in Tuesday night’s game against the Cubs.”

This is yet another bump in the road for Story, who’s struggled for most of 2017. He has a respectable six home runs, but is slashing at .180/.289/.396, all well down from his 2016 totals (.272/.341/.567, 27 home runs) which earned him fourth place in NL Rookie of the Year voting.

For Colorado, this injury has to be slightly concerning. Rockies players have historically struggled to stay healthy for full seasons. One notable example of that was the man Story replaced at shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki.

As brilliant as Story’s rookie season was, it was confined to only 97 games. Certainly, another DL stint is not what anyone in the Colorado organization wants to see from a potential cornerstone of the franchise.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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The Silver Slugger award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position on the American and National Leagues.

A member of the Colorado Rockies has won the Silver Slugger award 26 times. How many of the MLB hitters can you name?

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1995
Dante Bichette
1995
Vinny Castilla
1996
Andres Galarraga
1996
Eric Young
1996
Ellis Burks
1997
Vinny Castilla
1997
Larry Walker
1998
Vinny Castilla
1999
Larry Walker
2000
Todd Helton
2001
Mike Hampton
2001
Todd Helton
2002
Mike Hampton
2002
Todd Helton
2003
Todd Helton
2006
Matt Holliday
2007
Matt Holliday
2008
Matt Holliday
2010
Carlos Gonzalez
2010
Troy Tulowitzki
2011
Troy Tulowitzki
2013
Michael Cuddyer
2015
Nolan Arenado
2015
Carlos Gonzalez
2016
Nolan Arenado
2016
Charlie Blackmon
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