After being pulled from Saturday’s spring training game with what was described as “left knee irritation,” Amed Rosario went for an MRI today which came back “totally clean,” according to manager Mickey Callaway. He did say the MRI was on Rosario’s left groin/hamstring area, not his knee. Rosario was pulled from Saturday’s game after running the bases and has not appeared in any game action since then.
At first, there was not much concern over the severity of the injury at all. Both Mickey Callaway and Rosario downplayed the injury to the press, and Rosario even said it “wasn’t important.” But concern began to grow over the next few days as the knee wasn’t improving and Rosario still felt discomfort when trying to jog on Monday.
It’s good news that there does not appear to be any structural damage, but Rosario is still considered day-to-day. In his absence, Luis Guillorme and Ty Kelly have gotten the starts at shortstop.