Rosario underwent physical therapy on his left ankle in the offseason, MLB.com reports. Rosario said his second-half decline last season was in part due to the injury, but he's pain free this spring. "I couldn't play my 100 percent. I couldn't run at 100 percent last year. It affected everything," he said.
Rosario had 20 home runs and an .841 OPS in the first half of last season, but just 12 home runs and a .750 OPS in the second half. Rosario has also said he needs to show more patience at the plate, which would help his approach as his anemic walk rate took a step back to just 3.7 percent. He's set to start in left field and try to improve on a career-high 32 home runs last year.
Rosario signed a one-year contract with Minnesota on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Rosario slashed .276/.300/.500 with 32 home runs and 109 RBI over 137 games a season ago. He'll slot in near the heart of the order in 2020 for the Twins as the starting left fielder.
Rosario is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.
Rosario went 1-for-4 through the first two games of the series but will sit for the season finale with Minnesota's playoff seeding set in stone. LaMonte Wade, Jake Cave and Ian Miller will start from left to right in the outfield Sunday.
Rosario is not in Thursday's lineup against the Tigers.
The Twins are resting all of the regulars after they clinched the division Wednesday. Ian Miller is starting in left field and leading off.
Rosario went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Wednesday against the Tigers.
Rosario took John Schreiber deep in the seventh inning to record his 32nd home run of the season. He's been particularly productive in his last three games, smacking four doubles and a home run while also driving in seven runs and scoring twice. Overall, Rosario has put together another strong season at the dish, racking up a .278 average and .505 slugging percentage across 135 games.
Rosario went 3-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs in a 7-5 loss against the Indians on Sunday.
He wasn't able to come through in the ninth inning with two outs, but Rosario went 4-for-8 with three homers and four RBI in the final two games of the three-game set against the Indians over the weekend. Rosario is now three runs away from career bests in the homers, RBI and runs categories. He is batting .275 with 31 home runs, 99 RBI, 85 runs and three steals this season.
Rosario went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Rosario took Ryan Brasier deep in the eighth inning to record his 28th homer, setting a new career-best mark. Despite improved power this season, Rosario hadn't gone yard since Aug. 15, recording just one other extra-base hit in that span. Even considering that slump, Rosario is hitting .283 and slugging .505 across 501 plate appearances for the campaign.
Rosario isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.
Rosario is in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak, but he's in line for a night off Tuesday. LaMonte Wade draws the start in left field and will bat ninth.
Rosario went 1-for-5 with a double in Saturday's 10-7 loss to the Tigers.
Since missing nearly a week with a hamstring injury, Rosario has returned to start in the Twins' last five games, going 7-for-24 with six RBI and four runs in that span. He'll look to push his hitting streak to six games while manning left field and the cleanup spot Sunday.
Rosario (hamstring) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief and safely plug Rosario back into lineups after Rosario missed all of last weekend's series against Detroit with right hamstring tightness. With a .282 average, 27 homers, 74 runs scored, 85 RBI and three stolen bases, Rosario has been a top-16 earner in the outfield and a top-40 overall hitter.
Rosario (hamstring) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Luis Arraez will pick up a start in the outfield while Rosario takes a seat for the third straight contest while managing a tight right hamstring. Though Rosario was believed to be available off the bench for the first two games of the series, he ultimately wasn't called on for any pinch-hitting opportunities. The Twins are still seemingly viewing Rosario's injury as a day-to-day concern.
Rosario (hamstring) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Tigers.
Rosario was reportedly available to pinch hit in Friday's contest but is still not well enough to return to the lineup Saturday. He's been out of the lineup since Wednesday, though his MRI came back clean, so he is expected to avoid a particularly lengthy absence. Jake Cave will start in left field and bat eighth in Rosario's place.
Rosario (hamstring) could be available to pinch hit Friday night against the Tigers after his MRI came back clean, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Rosario left Wednesday's matchup against the White Sox with right hamstring tightness, though he appears to have avoided a significant injury after undergoing further testing. He's not in the starting lineup Friday but could return sometime over the weekend.
Rosario (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers.
Rosario was removed from Wednesday's contest with right hamstring tightness and will remain on the bench Friday following Thursday's scheduled off day. Jake Cave will enter the lineup in left field in his place.
Rosario was removed from Wednesday's game against the White Sox with right hamstring tightness, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Rosario went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before being replaced by Ehire Adrianza prior to the sixth inning. The outfielder's removal was deemed precautionary. With an off day Thursday, Rosario should be considered day-to-day ahead of Friday's series opener against the Tigers.
Rosario is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers.
Rosario started the last 11 contests but will head to the bench Friday after posting a .970 OPS with four home runs in that stretch. Luis Arraez will start in left field while Jonathan Schoop takes over at the keystone.
Rosario went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Thursday's 13-6 win over Texas.
Rosario drilled a 364-foot shot to right field in the sixth inning for his second homer in as many days. The 27-year-old has enjoyed a fine first half of August, hitting .309 (17-for-55) with four long balls and 10 RBI in 13 games. His 27 home runs this season are tied for his career high, while his 80 runs batted in have eclipsed the mark he set in 2017.
Rosario went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers.
Rosario took took Gio Gonzalez deep in the first inning, delivering his 26th home run of the season. It was only his fifth homer of the campaign against southpaws, though he has maintained a similar batting average and on-base percentage in same-handed matchups as he has versus right-handers. Rosario has also been on a strong run at the plate recently, recording at least one extra-base hit in four of his last five games. Overall, he's hitting .286/.311/.525 across 434 plate appearances.
Rosario went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in Sunday's 7-3 loss to Cleveland.
Rosario has already collected five multi-hit games in August, giving him a .284/.307/.519 slash line. After losing an eight-game hit streak on Thursday, the 27-year-old fell into a quick 1-for-13 slump. Sunday's solid day at the dish may have turned that around.
Rosario went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 6-2 loss to Cleveland.
The 27-year-old had an eight-game hitting streak snapped Thursday but immediately dusted himself off, and over his last 10 games Rosario is slashing .326/.311/.558 with three homers and 10 RBI. On the season, he now sports an .827 OPS with 25 homers -- two shy of his career high -- and 78 RBI, which ties his personal best from 2017.
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|vs Lopez (Career)||8||3||0||.500||.375||.375|
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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|