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New York Mets Notes: Prospect Amed Rosario Could Receive Major-League Promotion Soon

The Dominican shortstop might finally be promoted to the big leagues if Asdrubal Cabrera does indeed need some time on the disabled list.

There have been conflicting reports regarding Asdrubal Cabrera, his situation remains uncertain and this has repercussions in Amed Rosario’s future, who’s practically screaming to be promoted from the Triple-A. The Venezuelan infielder was already dealing with a knee injury, aside from the thumb injury, but that also wasn’t enough to merit a spot in the disabled list, either.

Cabrera wasn’t part of Terry Collins’ lineup on Sunday and it is unclear yet if he will see some game time against the San Francisco Giants, given that SNY’s Adam Rubin pointed out that Gavin Cecchini was promoted to the big leagues. However, Rubin's report didn’t specify the move that will open roster room for him. 

Cecchini hasn’t had the explosive start to the season that Rosario has actually managed, but he was the one chosen above the Mets’ best prospect for the promotion. The shortstop boasts a slash line of .254/.316/.369, consisting of two home runs, eight doubles, nine runs batted in and 16 runs to his name in his first 30 games with Triple-A Las Vegas. He had a short spell in the majors last September.

Everything seems to be pointing out, though, that if Cabrera’s absence makes him stay out of the field for a prolonged period of time, it will be Rosario — the longtime option — to take his position in the shortstop as he looks to solidify his position in the Majors. The top prospect has started magnificently with Triple-A Las Vegas, sporting a .377/.425/.500 slash line, consisting of nine doubles, one triple, one home run, 17 runs scored and 15 runs batted in. He has also stolen seven bases in just nine attempts.


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