Rosales exits with ankle injury
Adam Rosales made an early departure from Wednesday’s game after aggravating the ankle injury that’s been bothering him this week. Rosales told me Monday he’s been battling ankle tendinitis for about a year now, but only recently has it really affected him on the field. When I ran into him today, I said his ankle must be feeling better if he’s in the lineup. He shrugged with a smile, saying, “It’s playable.” Yet, after Geren deemed him “100 percent” and “ready to go” before the game, Rosales lasted just one inning. Hopefully this signals a need to get it completely taken care of before running him out there again. The A’s don’t need to crowd the DL any more.
Note: Geren also said before the game Gabe Gross turned his ankle and is a little sore but is still available. Gross hasn’t appeared in a game since Sunday, when he walked in a pinch-hit at-bat.