San Francisco Giants right-hander Sandy Rosario exited last night's contest against the Washington Nationals after being struck on the sternum by a line drive off the bat of Adam LaRoche. Manager Bruce Bochy told reporters -- including Chris Haft of MLB.com -- that, as a result of the comebacker, Rosario could be sidelined for a few days.
The incident occurred in the seventh inning. LaRoche led off for the Nationals and drilled a 1-2 pitch from Rosario back up the middle. The ball hit the reliever square in the chest, but he was somehow able to pick it up and throw to first for the out.
Rosario then slumped to his knees in obvious pain. He remained down for some time as he was attended to by the Giants' training staff.
"I didn't have time to think. I didn't have time to
react," said Rosario, 27. "I couldn't breathe for about four or five
It sounds like Rosario will be unavailable for at least a few days as a result of the liner. It's to be determined if he'll require a stint on the disabled list as a result of the injury, as this will largely depend on how he feels over the next few days and responds to treatment.
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