Top Wilin Rosario News

  • Twins' Wilin Rosario: Won't be at big-league camp

    Rosario's minor-league contract with the Twins doesn't include a contract to major-league spring training, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    With a .273/.306/.473 batting line (94 wRC+) over 1,601 career plate appearances in the majors, Rosario boasts more experience (and MLB success) than most minor-league signings this winter. However, since he lacks defensive value and hasn't posted overly impressive numbers while playing overseas the past three years, Rosario will likely need to prove his worth at Triple-A Rochester or Double-A Pensacola to begin 2019 before he's seriously considered for a promotion back to the big leagues. He'll most likely see most his starts in the Twins organization as a first baseman or designated hitter, as he graded out as one of baseball's worst defensive catchers during his time with the Rockies from 2011 through 2015.

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  • Twins' Wilin Rosario: To sign with Twins

    Rosario is expected to agree to a minor-league contract with Minnesota, Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net reports.

    Rosario worked out in front of major-league teams near the end of January, and the Twins evidently liked what they saw. The 29-year-old last played in the big leagues during the 2015 season with Colorado, when he slashed .268/.295/.416 with six homers and 29 RBI through 87 games, primarily spent at first base. Rosario figures to begin the 2019 season at Triple-A Rochester but could find himself back in the majors at some point during the year if he impresses early on.

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  • Wilin Rosario: Pursuing return to MLB

    Rosario is scheduled to work out for major-league teams in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday and is hopeful to return to North America for the 2019 season, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    After combining to slug 49 home runs between 2012 and 2013 with the Rockies, Rosario had been one of the top fantasy catchers before defensive shortcomings forced him to transition to first base. Rosario noticed diminished power thereafter that prevented him from sticking around in the big leagues even as a platoon bat, prompting him to find work overseas for the past three seasons. He most recently played with the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league in 2018, posting a middling .242/.285/.374 slash line across 302 plate appearances. Set to turn 30 years old in February, Rosario will most likely have to settle for a minor-league deal before getting another look in the majors.

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  • Wilin Rosario: Set to stay overseas in 2018

    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.

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  • Wilin Rosario: Drawing interest from MLB teams

    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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Bonao, DR
Age: 33
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R