Trevor Story has been activated from the 10-day injured list after missing about two weeks due to inflammation in his right elbow. The 28-year-old Colorado Rockies shortstop has struggled this season and his uncertain future might have something to do with it. He's almost guaranteed to be traded at some point over the next few few weeks.
Story has been underwhelming this season, slashing .255/.322/.424 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 50 games. But the Rockies are awful and no one has forgotten that their free-agent-to-be is one of the best two-way shortstops in baseball. He should have plenty of suitors at the trade deadline.
Here's a look at the four most likely destinations for Story at the 2021 MLB trade deadline.
New York Yankees
The Yankees are at the top of this list for a reason, as they've been connected to Story for a long time. New York could continue to pretend Gleyber Torres is a shortstop -- and his woeful defense has improved -- but that's not where he belongs. He doesn't have the range or defensive ability to play there long-term. Story is a legit two-way shortstop and could sign on long-term to solve the organization's problems at the position that have plagued them for years.
This is the most likely fit. His presence in the lineup could help boost an offense that is 24th in runs scored in MLB and 10th in the AL in OPS (.700). The Yankees have to make this move if they're serious about contending in 2021.