After his second hit of the night against the Rays, Rosario stumbled in a wide turn around first base as he tried to hustle for a double.
As Rosario tried to regain his balance, his left foot rolled in the dirt. He limped the rest of the way and was thrown out at second base, before slamming his helmet against the outfield grass in pain.
Afterward, manager Rocco Baldelli said he didn’t think Rosario would need to go on the injured list. He was on crutches as a precaution, but an MRI revealed no serious damage.
On Friday, however, Baldelli said Rosario’s condition hadn’t changed.
“It’s still a situation where I still believe we dodged a major issue,” Baldelli said, “but also an issue that’s going to take more than one or two days to heal himself up and get him to where he wants to be.”
Thorpe, the Twins 2018 minor league pitcher of the year, was 3-4 with a 5.71 ERA in 14 starts for Rochester. The 23-year-old is from Melbourne, Australia.