Egui Rosario (24, San Diego Padres), who could be a potential competitor to Kim Ha-seong (28), suffered a fractured ankle.
The San Diego Union-Tribune said on the 4th (Korean time) that “Rosario broke his ankle during an offseason sprint,” and “before the injury that required surgery, he was on the big league coaching staff while San Diego’s main players played in the World Baseball Classic (WBC). He would have had a wide range of opportunities to play in front.” In spring camp, he had a good opportunity to impress San Diego coach Bob Melvin, but a sudden fracture injury caught his ankle. Due to this injury, it is expected that it will be difficult to play normally until at least the summer. 안전놀이터
Rosario, a native of the Dominican Republic, wore a San Diego uniform as an international free agent in 2015. Last year, he hit 0.288 (141 hits in 490 at-bats), 22 home runs, and 81 RBIs in the minor league Triple-A (El Paso), and exploded his potential. As a result, at the end of August, he even had his major league (MLB) debut. His big-league numbers (1-for-5) weren’t impressive, but expectations were high this season as San Diego’s top prospect. Along with Jackson Merrill (shortstop), Dylan Lesko (pitcher), Robbie Snelling (pitcher), and Samuel Zavala (outfielder), he is classified as one of the “Big 5” prospects on the team.
Rosario not only hits, but also has a large range of defensive uses. He can play second and third base as well as shortstop. If he was called up to the MLB, he could become Kim Ha-sung’s ‘potential position competitor’. The San Diego Union-Tribune said, ‘Rosario, the best infielder in the farm system, played shortstop, third baseman, and second baseman in the minor leagues last year.’ did. He received his expectations as much as he did, but he could not avoid the variable of injury.