Atlanta – Eddie Rosario He went to an ophthalmologist thinking he might need contact lenses. He walked away from this visit knowing he won’t be back in the Braves lineup anytime soon.
Rosario will be away from eight to 12 weeks while he recovers from the laser procedure to correct blurred vision and swelling in his right eye. The surgery was recommended after the defense player visited a retina specialist on Monday.
He’s young and family friendly,” said Braves manager Brian Snitker. “That’s kind of dangerous if your eyes bother you.”
Rosario – who was placed on the injured list for 10 days retroactively through Monday – went 3 for 44 with a double this year. The club reported his vision issues on Sunday, but he still felt fine to enter as a hitter in that afternoon’s loss to the Marlins.
Snicker said the team does not know what may have caused Rosario’s blurring of vision or exactly when the problem began affecting the defensive player. But the veteran captain said the illness could certainly explain the difficult start for the best player in the 2021 National League Championship Series.
“A few eye problems in baseball are a lot,” Snicker said.
Rosario is expected to undergo the procedure on Wednesday.
With Rosario sidelined, Marcel Ozona, Orlando Archia and Guillermo Heredia all managed to see the time in left field. Ronald Acuna Jr. will be playing on the right court when he returns next week.
As a corresponding list move, Braves summoned the right hand William Woods From Triple-A Gwinnett. Woods, 23, did not make his major league debut. He has a 4.40 ERA career in 41 minor league games (17 games) since 2018, including a 7.04 mark this season, although he’s turned 2 2/3 innings without goals since his promotion to Triple-A last week. Woods is classified by MLB Pipeline as the organization Number 21 possibility.