Braves Roster Moves: Rosario Returns To Braves

The Atlanta Braves have a former batting star back on their roster.

The club signed Eddie Rosario to a minor-league deal. He starts work with Triple-A Gwinnett today when the Stripers play at St. Paul tonight.

Rosario was last on the team offseason 2023, when the Braves declined the left-fielder’s $9 million club option, clearing the way for the acquisition of Jarred Kelenic later in the season. Rosario headed to the Washington Nationals, where he had a .183 batting average and hit seven home runs this season. The Nationals released Rosario Wendesday, clearing the way for his reunion with the Braves.

Rosario was instrumental in the Braves 2021 success and was named NLCS MVP that year. He had a .255 batting average with the team last season before his departure.

The Braves also called up Eli White from Triple-A to start left field in tonight’s game against rival Philadelphia Phillies. Forrest Wall was optioned to Triple-A to clear a spot for White.

These moves are to shore up center field issues caused by the absence of injured center fielder Michael Harris II and right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr., out for the season due to a knee injury.

Orlando Arcia returns to the starting lineup tonight after missing the last three games due to an abscessed tooth.