Trevor Story embarked on his medical rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, joining left-handed reliever Harrison Musgrove, who also is on a rehab assignment with the Isotopes.
Story, on the Injured List with a sprained right thumb, is eligible to be activated and is expected to be reinstated to the Rockies active roster on Tuesday. The Rockies are off on Monday. Story went 1-for-3 in the Isotopes loss at Sacamento, coming out for pinch-runner Josh Fuentes after a seventh-inning single.
Musgrove, on the 60-day Injured List since May 4 with a left elbow flexor muscle strain, made his third appearance for the Isotopes, giving up a single. He has allowed one run on three hits, striking out five in three innings during his three appearances. He is eligible to be activated Wednesday.
In Saturday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (34-48) lost 6-1 at Sacramento (Giants), falling a season-worst 14 games below .500. Sam Hilliard's sacrifice fly in the eighth produced the Isotopes only run. Yonathan Daza (.386) was 3-for-4 with a double, Tim Melville (5-4, 5.17) allowed six runs on eight hits and two walks, striking out eight in five innings.
AA Hartford (4-7, 41-37) lost 4-0 at Richmond (Giants). Tyler Nevin (.234) singled in the first, extending his hitting streak to nine games, and providing the only hit of the game for the Yard Goats. Brandon Gold (7-5, 3.84) suffered the loss, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk, striking out eight in six innings.
Advanced A Lancaster (6-4, 40-38) won 6-4 in 12 innings at Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers). Luis Castro (.300) was 2-for-3 with a run scored, double and three RBI. Castro singled home the game-tying run in the 9th, and doubled home the game-winning run in the 12th. Casey Golden (.253) hit his 11th home run. Tommy Doyle (1-1, 3.10) pitched a scoreless 10th for the win, and Salvador Justo (5.23) worked the 12th for his seventh save. Antonio Santos (4.28) started and allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits and two walks, striking out eight in seven innings.
A Asheville (3-7, 32-48) lost 7-4 at Charleston (Yankees). Daniel Montano, hitting .234 for the season, raised his average as in the lead-off spot to .467 with a double, triple and home run. Niko Decolati (.284) was 2-for-5 with a triple. Nick Bush (3-7, 5.81) suffered the loss, allowing six runs, four earned, on seven hits and four walks, striking out three in 3 2/3 innings.
Short-season A Boise (8-8) won 4-2 against Salem-Keizer (Giants), extending its winning streak to five games. Tyler Plantier (.333) made his debut with a home run in three at-bats. Daniel Cope (.250) keyed a three-run first inning with a two-run double. Jesse Stinnett (2-0, 1.13) was credited with the win, allowing one run in one inning on one hit, striking out one. Jacob Wallace (2.25) walked one and struck out two in the ninth for his second save. Jordan Spicer (0.00) started and worked one inning, giving up one hit and striking out two.
Rookie Grand Junction (7-7) lost 19-8 against Ogden (Dodgers). Alex Haynes (0-1, 18.90) retired one batter in a seven-run second. Haynes finished with 1 1/3 innings of work, allowing the seven runs on three hits and four walks. Three of his four outs came on strikeouts. Yolki Pena (.190) was 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI for the Rockies.