Rosario was non-tendered by the Twins on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
The move is hardly a surprise after the team placed the 29-year-old on outright waivers Tuesday, which he cleared. He'll now be hitting the open market. Rosario struggled in the field last season and also saw his OPS dip to .792, his lowest mark since 2016.
Rosario went unclaimed off waivers Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
With Rosario expected to be due around $10 million in arbitration this offseason, none of baseball's other 29 teams were willing to scoop the outfielder up at that projected salary level following a season in which he struggled defensively and saw his slash line fall to .257/.316/.476. The Twins will still have until 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday to attempt to re-sign Rosario to a club-friendlier deal, but if an agreement can't be worked out, the 29-year-old would hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent.
Rosario was placed on outright waivers Tuesday by the Twins and is available to be claimed by any team until 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Minnesota has been exploring the trade market for the 29-year-old but have been unable to find any suitors given his projected arbitration salary of $9.6 million, per Rosenthal. If no teams bite on the waiver wire, Rosario could be non-tendered by the Twins ahead of Wednesday's roster deadline. He had a .257/.316/.476 slash line with 13 home runs and 42 RBI in 57 games during 2020 as the everyday starter in left field.
Rosario went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, an additional run scored and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Tigers.
Rosario belted his 13th home run of the season with a two-run shot off starter Casey Mize, and he continues to see the ball extremely well of late. Rosario has hit safely in four straight games and in six of Minnesota's last seven contests, boosting his September average to .297 in 74 at-bats.
Rosario went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in an 8-1 victory over the Cubs on Saturday.
Rosario got the Twins off to a fast start in the first inning, launching a 400-foot solo homer to right field. He contributed another RBI with a single in the sixth. The 29-year-old is hitting .295 with five home runs and 12 RBI this month.
Rosario went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, an additional run scored and a walk in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the White Sox.
Rosario opened the scoring with a leadoff solo shot in the second inning, his 11th homer of the season. He also drew a walk in the fourth and scored on a Byron Buxton blast. The 28-year-old Rosario has three homers, eight RBI and four runs scored in his last nine games. He's slashing .251/.318/.474 with 33 RBI, 27 runs scored and two stolen bases in 48 contests overall.
Rosario (elbow) is starting Tuesday against the White Sox.
Rosario sat out Monday's contest after suffering a left elbow contusion Sunday, but he'll return to left field Tuesday. Prior to the injury, Rosario went 10-for-27 with two home runs and seven RBI over the past seven games.
Rosario (elbow) is not starting Monday against the White Sox.
Rosario bruised his elbow Sunday against Cleveland and will sit for at least one day. The injury doesn't sound too serious, as he could have a chance to be available off the bench Monday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Jake Cave will start in left field Monday.
Rosario suffered a left elbow contusion in Sunday's win against Cleveland, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Rosario was replaced defensively in the top of the ninth inning, and manager Rocco Baldelli revealed after the contest that he's dealing with an elbow issue. However, Baldelli said that the injury doesn't appear to be serious, and Rosario is currently considered day-to-day.
Rosario went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer against Cleveland on Saturday.
Rosario took Nick Wittgren yard in the eighth inning, recording his 10th long ball of the season. He now has three home runs and nine RBI over his last nine games. Overall, Rosario is hitting .255/.317/.473 across 180 plate appearances.
Rosario went 2-for-3 with a three-run double in Monday's 6-2 win over Detroit.
Rosario's double in the third inning cleared the bases to give extend the Twins' lead to 4-0. It bumped the outfielder's RBI count to 30 on the campaign. He will take a slash line of .247/.311/.460 into Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.
Rosario went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and one run scored Sunday against the Tigers.
Rosario took Kyle Funkhouser deep in the eighth inning to record his ninth homer of the season. It was his second long ball in his last four games, and he has now recorded at least one hit in four of his last five starts. Overall, Rosario has a .240/.306/.452 line while also racking up 24 runs scored and 27 RBI across 160 plate appearances.
Rosario will sit for the afternoon portion of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
The Twins are giving a handful of regulars a rest for the first game of the day, though Rosario is likely to return to the lineup for the nightcap. Brent Rooker makes his big-league debut in left field in his absence.
Rosario went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.
Rosario extended Minnesota's lead with a 412-foot, two-run homer off Jimmy Cordero in the sixth inning. It was his eighth long ball of the season while batting .239/.306/.448 with 25 RBI.
Rosario (ankle) returns to the lineup Monday against the White Sox, batting cleanup and playing left field.
Rosario sat Sunday due to ankle soreness, an issue which forced him to leave the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers early. The injury evidently wasn't a major one, however, as he's back following just a one-game absence.
Rosario (ankle) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers.
The 28-year-old battled ankle soreness during Saturday's doubleheader, and he'll remain on the bench for the series finale. Rosario started the previous 13 games, so it's a good time for a day off. LaMonte Wade will take over in left field Sunday for the Twins.
Rosario was lifted for a pinch runner due to a sore ankle in the seventh inning during Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
It's unclear when exactly the ankle soreness first surfaced, but the 28-year-old played in the field all 14 innings Saturday before he was pulled during the bottom of the seventh. It doesn't appear to be a serious injury, and Rosario should be considered day-to-day.
Rosario went 3-for-5 with three singles and an RBI in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Royals.
The outfielder now has seven hits in his last 18 at-bats, increasing his batting average to .248 on the year. Rosario hit north of .260 in each of his first five MLB seasons, so it comes as no surprise that he's hitting at a higher clip of late.
Rosario went 2-for-4 with a walk, a three-run home run and a second run scored in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Royals.
The Twins started the game with a double, a single and then Rosario's blast before rookie hurler Brady Singer could even record an out, and that proved to be all the offense Randy Dobnak and the Minnesota bullpen would need. Rosario snapped a nine-game homer drought with the performance, but on the season he's up to seven home runs and 22 RBI in 27 games despite a .230 batting average that's well below his usual pace.
Rosario isn't in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Royals.
Rosario went 1-for-3 with a double, one RBI and one strikeout in the first portion of the twin bill. However, Jake Cave will take over as the left fielder and bat eighth in Game 2.
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|09/29||vs HOU||L 1-4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/27||vs CIN||L 3-5||3||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|09/26||vs CIN||W 7-3||3||0||1||0||2||0||0|
|09/25||vs CIN||L 2-7||5||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|09/23||vs DET||W 7-6||3||2||1||1||2||1||0|
|09/22||vs DET||W 5-4||5||1||2||0||1||0||1|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
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|2013||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||52||207||40||68||13||5||6||35||17||29||3||6||.329||.377||.527|
|2014||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||79||316||40||75||20||3||8||36||17||68||8||4||.237||.277||.396|
|2014||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||8||30||5||9||0||0||0||4||4||5||1||1||.300||.382||.300|
|2015||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||23||95||11||23||2||1||3||12||5||17||1||1||.242||.280||.379|