The Braves are red-hot, and they have even more reinforcements coming. Mike Soroka could begin his rehab assignment before the All-Star break, and it looks like another key piece might be joining him. MLB.com’s Mark Bowman reports Eddie Rosario will be re-evaluated tomorrow, and that last year’s NLCS MVP hopes to begin a rehab assignment in the near future.
Eddie Rosario's vision will be re-evaluated tomorrow. He is hoping to soon be cleared to begin a rehab assignment.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) June 22, 2022
It’s been nearly two full months since we last saw Rosario in Atlanta, and when we did, he was a shell of himself. Rosario only had three hits in his first 45 at-bats (.068 batting average), and it felt like something had to be wrong for such a consistent offensive player to produce so abysmally.
It turns out something was up; Rosario had blurred vision and swelling in his eye, forcing him to undergo laser eye surgery to fix the issue. Thankfully, things look to be trending in the right direction. The Braves could desperately use his left-handed bat in the middle of the lineup.
The additions of Soroka and Rosario will make Atlanta a juggernaut in the second half of the season, but the Braves also have the potential returns of Tyler Matzek and Kirby Yates. If everything goes as planned, I don’t think there is a roster in baseball — outside of possibly the Dodgers — that can stack up to Atlanta’s.
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