Rosario went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Thursday against the Nationals. Rosario launched his third home run of spring training in the fourth inning, cutting Washington's lead to three. He's continued to impress at the dish in camp, going 12-for-30 with 11 RBI, a stolen base and nine runs scored.
Rosario went 1-for-3 with a grand slam in Tuesday's spring win over the Rays. Rosario came through during the first inning for the Twins as Adam Kolarek loaded the bases with nobody out. The 27-year-old continues to hit well in spring training, going 9-for-18 with three doubles, two home runs and seven RBI through six games.
Rosario went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Pirates. Rosario opened up the scoring with a run-scoring ground-rule double in the first inning. He eventually came around to score on a Tyler Austin single to put the Twins up 2-0 early. The outfielder is off to a hot start to Grapefruit League play, going 6-for-9 with three doubles through three games.
Rosario and the Twins agreed to a one-year, $4.19 million contract Friday, avoiding arbitration, the Star Tribune reports. Rosario had a solid all-around season for the Twins in 2018, hitting 24 homers and stealing eight bases while posting a .288/.323/.479 line and playing above-average defense in left field. He'll play a key role in Minnesota's lineup again this season.
Rosario (quadriceps) expects to have a normal offseason, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Rosario played in just eight games over the final month of the season due to a nagging quadriceps issue, hitting just .219/.219/.406 over that stretch. Fortunately, the outfielder hasn't had any persistent trouble with the injury this offseason, and barring any setbacks, he's expected to enter spring training at full health. Rosario hit .288/.323/.479 with 24 homers and eight steals in 138 games.
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