Trevor Story’s off-field impact with Red Sox can’t be ignored despite injury troubles

Sep 2, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Trevor Story (10) is congratulated
Sep 2, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Trevor Story (10) is congratulated / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Trevor Story's time with the Red Sox has been marred by injuries. The veteran shortstop is a talented player, but Boston fans haven't seen the extent of everything he can offer in a Red Sox uniform.

This offseason, Story is giving fans a glimpse into his 2024 plans.

He's hosting an infield camp for Sox players interested in burnishing their defense and players have embraced the chance to get better. Triston Casas, Vaughn Grissom and prospects David Hamilton and Nick Yorke are among the Sox in attendance. They're welcoming Story's mentorship.

At "Story Camp," as the Red Sox have called it, the players worked on fielding and hitting, and played some pickup football and basketball. Pictures of the players' time there have circulated on social media and it looks like they had more fun than anything.

Story didn't come up with the idea for his winter camp on his own. He was inspired by another legendary Rockies shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki, who invited Story to his own winter camp while the current Sox infielder was in the minors. Story told that Tulowitzki's mentorship was key to his development.

Story extended the invitation to prospects Yorke and Mayer to replicate his experience with Tulowitzki. For him, it's not about competing for spots in the starting nine, it's about improving the team into the future.

Trevor Story's leadership and impact on the Red Sox is palpable this offseason

Story taking on a leader and mentor role with the Red Sox is not a recent development. According to The Athletic's Jen McCaffrey (subscription required), Story has been an authority in the clubhouse.

Story is constructing his own training facility that he said should be completed around midsummer. He told he plans to continue hosting camps to take his leadership, and the team, to the next level.

Hopefully, Red Sox fans will get to see more of Story on the field this season so his play can translate also translate to guiding this roster.

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