Rosario leaves another game with calf pain

Rosario leaves another game with calf pain

Rosario leaves another game with calf pain

DENVER -- Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario was removed from his second straight game on Tuesday night with pain in his right calf, this time after two innings. The Rockies called the injury "soreness," but manager Walt Weiss said after the game it appears to be a muscle strain.

On Monday, Rosario exited after driving in the go-ahead run on a single in the eighth inning of a 6-2 victory over the Cardinals because of cramping in his right calf. Rosario said he experienced some cramping during the team's recent trip to Arizona.

In mid-August, Rosario missed time with cramping in both hamstrings. Weiss said the wear and tear of catching could be the issue with Rosario's legs. Rosario, a second-year player, is batting .292 with 21 home runs and 79 RBIs.

"It's popped up on him a few times in the last couple of weeks, so I see him being down for a couple days," Weiss said. "It's tough to say. It's the end of the season. Those guys get nicked up pretty good back there. He's young and strong. It's just a tweak in the calf from running. I think it happened a couple of weeks ago and it's just hanging around."

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