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Braves Finally Get Good News on Eddie Rosario Injury

Devon Platana
The Atlanta Braves have finally gotten some good news on the latest Eddie Rosario injury update.
The Atlanta Braves have finally gotten some good news on the latest Eddie Rosario injury update. / Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves acquired left fielder Eddie Rosario (and some cash) in exchange for infielder Pablo Sandoval back at the July trade deadline. However, the 29-year-old has yet to play a game for his new club. Rosario hasn't played a game since July 5 after landing on the injured list with a right abdominal strain. Fortunately, the Braves finally received some good news regarding his injury on Tuesday.

Rosario will begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, which means he's one step closer to making his Braves debut. It's unknown how much time he'll spend with the team, however, this news should provide a lot of optimism for the Atlanta fanbase.

Eddie Rosario Injury Update

Before landing on the injured list, Rosario had recorded 15 doubles, 7 home runs and 46 RBIs in 78 contests with the Indians, which is somewhat disappointing for a player who finished 18th and 17th in AL MVP voting, respectively, over the previous two seasons. His .254/.296/.685 slash line in 2021 is also below his .275/.308/.470 career average, so hopefully some time away from the game has helped clear his mind.

The Braves traded for Rosario to revamp from the injuries that have plagued their starting outfielders. Atlanta is 7-3 in their last 10 games, so they've fared fine without him, however, they still trail the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies by 2.0 games, so some extra help would be appreciated. With only three games against Philadelphia remaining on the year, Atlanta can't afford to lose too many games going forward.

Nevertheless, the Braves still have a solid shot at winning their fourth divisional title in a row. FanDuel Sportsbook has given them +250 odds to win the NL East, which only puts them behind the Phillies (-140).

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