Rosario is close to agreement on a contract to play in Japan, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports. Rosario hit .339/.414/.661 with 37 home runs last season for Hanwha in South Korea and had drawn interest from MLB teams in a possible return to the U.S. However, it looks like he'll stay overseas and move from South Korea to Japan.
Rosario is drawing interest from MLB teams after playing the last two seasons in South Korea, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports. Rosario hit .339/.414/.661 with 37 home runs last season for Hanwha after hitting hit 33 home runs in 2016 with a .961 OPS. MLB teams may be inspired to sign Rosario after Eric Thames' success last season moving from the Korean Baseball Organization to MLB.
Rosario will remain in the KBO after re-signing with the Hanwha Eagles, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. There was a belief as the offseason began that Rosario might ink a deal to return to MLB, but he'll continue to provide pop in the KBO after swatting 33 homers and piling up 120 RBI in 2016.
Rosario is hoping to come back to the MLB after spending a season in the Korean Baseball Organization, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. Rosario raked during his time across the ocean, bashing 33 home runs and driving in 120 runs. Even though the KBO is well-known for being a hitter-friendly league, the 27-year-old could pose as an intriguing option for any team looking for a right-handed power bat, even if his defensive skills likely will limit him to first base.
Rosario will become a free agent after declining his outright assignment to Triple-A, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Due to poor defensive abilities as a catcher, Rosario was forced to play a platoon role at first base in 2015. However, after playing arguably worse at first base, the Rockies opted to end the experiment and designate the 26-year-old for assignment. Rosario will likely sign with another team interested in his offensive prowess, but it remains to be seen if he will earn enough plate appearances to become fantasy relevant once more.