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A’s infielder Adam Rosales “unlikely” to return before June

Apr 18, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

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Adam Rosales missed the final six weeks of last season with a foot injury that required surgery in December, at which point the official timetable for his return was 3-4 months.

Unfortunately it’s now four months later and Rosales isn’t even close to being cleared for baseball activities, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com.

Lee reports that Rosales is unlikely to come off the disabled list before June and even that seems somewhat optimistic when she writes that he’s “at least another four weeks” from working out fully.

Had he come back from the injury after three months Rosales likely would have claimed a spot on the A’s bench coming out of spring training after hitting .271 with a .721 OPS in 80 games last season while starting games at six different positions. Instead that bench job has gone to Andy LaRoche and he’s already filled in at all four infield positions.

  1. banksatdixie - Apr 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Who?

  2. APBA Guy - Apr 18, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Rosales filled the utility role last year, and did so with an excellent combination of hustle and good will. Unfortunately, it’s the utility role. That role is relatively easy to fill for a mid payroll team, as Adam LaRoche is showing so far this year, and Adam Kennedy showed 2 years ago. Outside Oakland, I think dixie’s reaction (above) is probably typical. Here in NorCal, we all feel bad for how this injury has affected Rosales, but…Oakland is .500 now, they were just about .500 last year, etc.. Having Rosales on the roster, not having him…not a lot of impact there.

    • banksatdixie - Apr 18, 2011 at 12:43 PM

      I was actually just being sarcastic. Thanks for the write up though.

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