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Atlanta Braves activate Eddie Rosario (abdominal) off IL

Jul 4, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Indians left fielder Eddie Rosario (9) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 4, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Indians left fielder Eddie Rosario (9) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves activated outfielder Eddie Rosario from the 10-day injured list prior to Friday night’s game against the visiting San Francisco Giants.

Rosario has been sidelined with an abdominal strain that occurred July 5 when he was a member of the Cleveland Indians. He was injured while running out a grounder.

The Braves acquired Rosario from the Indians at the trade deadline on July 30 along with cash for veteran infielder Pablo Sandoval.

Rosario, 29, batted .254 with seven homers and 46 RBIs in 78 games with Cleveland.

Rosario spent his first six seasons with the Minnesota Twins before signing a one-year, $8 million deal with Cleveland as a free agent after last season.

Rosario has a .275 career average with 126 homers and 434 RBIs in 775 games. He established career highs of 32 homers and 109 RBIs with the Twins in 2019.

Atlanta also designated outfielder Abraham Almonte for assignment. The 32-year-old was batting .218 with five homers and 19 RBIs in 63 games.

The Braves and Giants will play a three-game weekend series in a clash of National League division leaders.

–Field Level Media