ATLANTA — Atlanta BravesPlaced slumping outfielder Eddie RosarioHe is currently on the 10-day injured waiting list and has blurred vision and swelling in his right side. Expect him to miss 8 to 12 weeks.
The Braves made the move prior to Tuesday's match against the Chicago Cubs.
Rosario was replaced by right-hander William Woods, who was then recalled and resigned. The Braves now have 16 pitchers on their 28 man roster.
A starRosario had a terrible start to the 2021 postseason. He was MVP of the NL Championship Series, helping the Braves win the first World Series title since 26 years. Rosario had just three hits in 44 at-bats, a.068 average and no homers.
Rosario has been suffering from swelling in his right eye. A retinal specialist examined Rosario Monday. The laser procedure will correct his blurred vision.
The blow of losing Rosario will be softened by the impending return of Ronald Acuña Jr.
Rosario was traded from Cleveland to Atlanta in July last year, and Rosario test-tested free agency following the 2021 season, before signing a $18 million, 2-year contract with the Braves.
Coming back from a knee injury that ended his 2021 season, Acuña is expected to play at least two more games with Triple-A Gwinnett as part of his rehab assignment.
Although he was expected to return to the Braves on May 6th, that date could be pushed back due to the fact that the defending champs won just seven of their 17 first games.
Acuña is hitting .357 with three stolen bases and an RBI in 14 at-bats for Gwinnett.
Woods, 23, had never pitched in the major leagues. He was included on the 40-man roster in November. This season, he split his time between Double A Mississippi and Gwinnett.
Woods has thrown in six games, with one start in minor leagues. He went a combined 0-1 and 7.04 ERA. Woods's six runs were scored in his first two appearances. He has since pitched 3 1/3 innings without a hit and nine strikeouts.