Braves: An update on Eddie Rosario

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To start off deadline day, the Braves acquired Eddie Rosario from the Indians — the first of four additions by Alex Anthopoulos on July 30th. Rosario is expected to provide more outfield help and bench depth, but he’s currently on the injured list with an abdominal strain. He hasn’t played since the All-Star break, and after the Braves traded for him, Alex Anthopoulos said he was about a week away from beginning a rehab stint and probably a couple of weeks away from joining the major-league club.

Well, it’s been a week since the trade deadline, and reports have been positive regarding Rosario. According to Mark Bowman, he’s been in St. Louis taking batting practice with the team and will likely begin a rehab stint within the next week.

Rosario is having a bit of a down year, currently sporting the lowest OPS of his career at .695. However, from 2017 to 2020, he never recorded an OPS below .792 and finished top-20 in AL MVP voting twice. We will see how Brian Snitker chooses to allocate playing time between his array of outfield options, but at the very least, Rosario will be a huge upgrade over what the Braves had on the bench before the trade deadline.


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