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Mets: Amed Rosario’s MRI returns ‘totally clean’

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: Amed Rosario
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: Amed Rosario

After sitting out the last few days, we can now take a deep breath. Amed Rosario‘s leg is okay.

After Tuesday’s walk-off win against the Houston Astros, Mets manager Mickey Callaway confirmed an MRI on Rosario’s leg came back “totally clean.”

Rosario had the MRI done after experiencing some discomfort in his leg. Originally, his knee was giving the young shortstop some issues. Management decided to give him some time to just rest, but as he noted on Tuesday, he still felt “a little something” while running. The next step is obviously to check if anything else was wrong.

Thankfully, that doesn’t seem to be the case as both Rosario’s knee and his upper leg are feeling better. Obviously, having an MRI confirm that there’s nothing wrong structurally with it helps you mentally as well.

The Mets will understandably be cautious with Rosario and putting him out on the field in these meaningless Spring Training games if he’s still not feeling 100 percent. Their infield depth behind him isn’t the greatest, so they’ll want to make sure he stays healthy as much as possible. No sense in risking more injuries.

Manager Mickey Callaway has yet to set a timeline for Rosario’s return but he sounded optimistic about him. Originally, the new skipper was hoping that Amed would be back for Tuesday afternoon’s game, so it wouldn’t surprise us to see him back in the lineup on Wednesday or more towards the weekend.

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Unlike with pitchers, nagging annoying minor injuries for position players can be handled more loosely. There’s no worry about having four days rest between every start like you do with the guys in the rotation. No one’s worried about Amed Rosario missing Opening Day, so thankfully the Mets can take their time with him.