Rosario (abdomen) has been taking batting practice the past couple days and is expected to begin a rehab assignment within the next week, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Rosario was acquired by Atlanta ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and it appears his return from the injured list isn't too far off. The 29-year-old has been sidelined about a month and should only require a handful of games in the minors before being cleared to join the big-league club.
Rosario (abdomen) was sent to Atlanta from Cleveland along with cash considerations in exchange for Pablo Sandoval on Friday. Rosario has been sidelined since early July with an abdominal strain, and he's expected to remain on the injured list for a couple more weeks, per Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Once healthy, the 29-year-old should take over left field from Abraham Almonte, though Atlanta could also acquire additional outfield help before Friday afternoon's trade deadline.
Rosario was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with an abdominal strain, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports. Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Rosario was probably going to be placed on the IL after he aggravated the abdominal injury Monday, and now the move has been made official. Per Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal, president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti described the injury as "mild," so there's a chance Rosario is activated when the club returns from the All-Star break July 16. Outfielder Daniel Johnson was recalled in a corresponding roster move.
Manager Terry Francona said Rosario will "probably" be placed on the injured list after aggravating his right abdominal injury during Monday's loss at Tampa Bay, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Rosario missed some time late last week after battling some abdominal tightness, but he rejoined the lineup Saturday after an MRI came back clean. The 29-year-old grounded out in his lone plate appearance Monday before being removed from the contest. If Rosario is placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, he'd be eligible to be activated for the first game out of the All-Star break in Oakland on July 16.
Rosario went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 4-3 extra-inning loss to Houston. The outfielder hit a short blast to right field as his seventh homer of the season. Rosario has gone 3-for-8 across two games since he returned from abdominal tightness. He's hitting .255 with 46 RBI, 29 runs scored and nine stolen bases across 305 plate appearances, and he should be Cleveland's primary left fielder going forward.