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Rosario aggravates right quad, return unclear

Left fielder to be re-evaulated Tuesday, but Twins to play it safe
September 17, 2018

DETROIT -- Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario left Monday night's 6-1 win against the Tigers at Comerica Park after aggravating his right quad in the bottom of the fourth inning.Rosario fielded a single hit by Jim Adduci, but fell awkwardly as he tried to turn around for the throw. He

DETROIT -- Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario left Monday night's 6-1 win against the Tigers at Comerica Park after aggravating his right quad in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Rosario fielded a single hit by Jim Adduci, but fell awkwardly as he tried to turn around for the throw. He rolled the ball to center fielder Jake Cave, but not before the Tigers scored a run and Adduci made it to third base.
"I was afraid he was gonna blow his knee out, or his ankle or something," Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said after the game. "Obviously, the leg bent awkwardly. That quad is not doing very well right now. We'll re-evaluate [Tuesday] and see where he's at."
Rosario laid on the ground, visibly frustrated as trainers made their way to him. After speaking with staff, he walked off the field under his own power. Rosario hit his 24th home run in the first inning to get Minnesota's offense moving early.

Molitor said it's too early to say whether Rosario's season is finished, but the Twins are going to be cautious.
"Reaggravating an injury with only 12 games to go, or whatever it is, we're probably gonna be pretty careful," Molitor said.
Rosario returned to the Twins' lineup on Sept. 7 after missing six games with a right quad strain, and this was only his second game in the field since then.

Tyler Fenwick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Detroit.