Washington Nationals' Eddie Rosario grounds out against Colorado Rockies starting...

Washington Nationals' Eddie Rosario grounds out against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Dakota Hudson to end the top of the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 21, 2024, in Denver. Credit: AP/David Zalubowski

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves continued to plug holes in their outfield by signing Eddie Rosario to a minor league deal and calling up Eli White from Triple-A Gwinnett to start in left field in Friday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Rosario was designated for assignment by the Washington Nationals on Monday and was released Wednesday. Rosario hit .183 with seven homers with Washington this season and will hope for better production in his reunion with the Braves organization.

Rosario was expected to report to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.

Rosario was the 2021 NLCS MVP with Atlanta and hit .255 with the Braves last season. The Braves declined Rosario's $9 million team option last offseason after they acquired Jarred Kelenic.

Center fielder Michael Harris II was placed on the injured list on June 14 with a left hamstring injury. Harris has started to run but has not yet been cleared for a minor league rehab assignment.

The Braves lost right fielder and reigning NL MVP Ronald Acuña Jr. to a season-ending knee injury on May 26.

Atlanta optioned Forrest Wall to Gwinnett to clear a spot for White. Another fill-in option in the outfield, Ramón Laureano, has missed about a week with lower back soreness.

Washington Nationals' Eddie Rosario warms up for the team's baseball...

Washington Nationals' Eddie Rosario warms up for the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Friday, June 21, 2024, in Denver. Credit: AP/David Zalubowski

The Braves received some positive medical news on Friday when shortstop Orlando Arcia returned to the starting lineup. Arcia missed three games after having an abscessed tooth removed.

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