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Braves reinstate Eddie Rosario from the injured list

Abraham Almonte was designated for assignment.

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The Atlanta Braves announced a roster move prior to Friday’s series opener against the San Francisco Giants. The team reinstated outfielder Eddie Rosario from the 10-day injured list and designated Abraham Almonte for assignment to clear a roster spot.

The Braves acquired Rosario at the trade deadline from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Pablo Sandoval in what was essentially a salary dump. The team is hoping that he can provide more outfield depth along with some left-handed power. Rosario has been on the injured list since July 5 due to an abdominal strain. He got off to a slow start at the plate during his rehab assignment at Gwinnett but has found his groove totaling nine hits including four homers over his last seven games.

Almonte helped bridge the gap in the Braves outfield until reinforcements arrived at the trade deadline. He has appeared in 64 games while hitting .216/.331/.399 with a 98 wRC+ in 175 plate appearances.

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