The A’s 2B/IF utility player Adam Rosales will not play for the remainder of the 2010 season, as he recovers from an ankle injury that has sidelined him for nearly a month. The A’s are optimistic, however, that Rosales, who was hitting .271/.321/.400 with 7 home runs and 31 RBIs, will be 100 percent come spring training.
The A’s acquired the utility-man via trade during the offseason with the Reds. Upon his arrival, Rosales constantly proved why the A’s wanted him in the first place. Not only did he display some power—more power than current SS Cliff Pennington—he also displayed some consistency at the plate as well. The A’s current 2B Mark Ellis has an option for next season for about $6 million, but the A’s are said to be evaluating Ellis’ future with the team.
An option could be to promote Rosales to starter, but it’s said that the team thinks of Rosales primarily as a utility-role player. Regardless, however, the A’s do have plenty of options for 2B (Adrian Cardenas, anyone?). Whether or not he gets promoted to starter, Rosales will probably be back next season with Oakland.