Eddie Rosario must undergo a procedure on the right eye, could miss 8-12 weeks

APRIL 26: Atlanta placed Rosario on the 10-day injury list, with retroactive effect to yesterday, with what the team called “blurred vision and swelling in the right retina.” To take his place on the active list, Braves recalled the right-handed player William Woods to make his major league debut.

The 23-year-old Woods, who was selected to the 40-man roster last season, has allowed six runs in 7 2/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A in the beginning. However, he has beaten 14 out of the 32 batsmen he has faced while passing only a few opponents, and the Braves reasonably feel that such swing-and-miss abilities will help him find better results from a race prevention perspective. (Eric Cole of Battery Power first reported Woods’ upcoming promotion).

APRIL 25: The Braves announced today that outfielder Eddie Rosario will soon undergo a laser procedure on his right eye due to some swelling and blurred vision. Although the club did not provide a timeline, Justin Toscano of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that this could equate to Rosario for 8-12 weeks.

Acquired from the Indians in a deadline deal last year, Rosario became red-hot as a member of the Braves and went on to cement himself in the team’s history. After the prey, Rosario hit .271 / .330 / .573 for an excellent 133 wRC +. The huge hot streak helped propel the club into the off-season. Rosario was also able to shine in the playoffs as he went 14-to-25 in the NLCS, including three homeruns, a double, a triple and nine runs that were run in and achieved the series’ MVP honors. Rosario could not lead the hot streak into the World Series, but the club triumphed nonetheless.

Rosario reached free agency, but eventually re-signed with the Braves on a $ 18MM two-year deal with a club option for 2024. He has had a lousy start to the year with just 0.068 / .163 / .091, though those matches can certainly attributed to the fact that Rosario has struggled with his vision. Now that the problem has been diagnosed and will soon be treated, Rosario can hopefully get back on track. However, it will take some time for Rosario to apparently not be able to return until a few months from now.

For the Braves, it is unfortunate that they lose a beloved member of the team for an extended period of time. Marcell Ozuna and Adam Duvall should make up two-thirds of the field most nights. When Rosario steps aside, the options include joining them Alex Dickerson, Guillermo Heredia and Travis Demeritte. Whatever solution the team comes up with will only be temporary, like Ronald Acuna Jr. should be in the mix soon. The superstar has been out of action for almost a year at this point after tearing his ACL in July 2021. However, he is currently on a rehab assignment and is not far from joining the big league club again.

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