Rosario Might Be Done For Year
, the Rockies top catching prospect, could miss the rest of the season due to a wrist injury. The 20-year-old Rosario, who has more than held his own at high Class A Modesto, has not played since July 28 due to an inflammed left wrist.
He suffered the injury on a tag play at the plate. An MRI exam detected no structural damage, only inflammation. But Rosario is expected to miss two to four more weeks, which will likely cost him the rest of the season.
Because the injury is on the wrist of Rosario’s catching hand, that wrist requires constant flexing. So the rigors of his position mean Rosario must have no soreness in his wrist when he goes back behind the plate.
Rosario made the jump this year from Rookie Casper, where he spent the past two seasons, to Modesto. In 58 games for the Nuts, he’s hitting .266 with four homers and 33 RBI. Rosario hit .231 in April, .204 in May, .321 in June and .296 in July, a month he finished by going 13-for-36 (.361) in his final 10 games. Like his offense, Rosario’s defensive play has improved over the course of the season.
If he does miss the balance of this season, the Rockies expect Rosario to be healthy to participate in their instructional league program in Tucson, which begins Sept. 20.