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Rising Young Baseball Star Seriously Injured


As we inch closer and closer to Spring Training, many players have tested their luck in winter ball as they hope to get in just a little more preparation before they report to camp and kick their season into high gear.

Unfortunately for one young talent, winter ball has spelled an extended absence from the field, as San Diego Padres prospect Eguy Rosario broke his ankle during a workout, leaving him with a lengthy recovery process and making it much more unlikely that he sees a Major League Baseball field this year.

Rosario, who is one of the Padres' top prospects, got his cup of coffee with the big league club last season, appearing in seven games. He was expected to be in contention for a spot with the big league club coming out of Spring Training this year, likely as a bench piece, but that opportunity appears to have closed for now.

First signed in 2015, Rosario has steadily increased his value in the Padres organization through the years. He hit .281/.360/.455 with 12 homers over 480 Double-A plate appearances in 2021, and he then showed more growth the next season, posting a .288/.368/.508 slash line and 22 home runs in Triple-A.

Rosario's injury was first reported on by the San Diego Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders, who added that the young ballplayer is not expected to return until "midsummer."

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