Rosario will sit Thursday against the Royals.
Rosario could be slipping into a platoon role, as he's now been on the bench against the last two lefties Cleveland has faced, including Thursday's starter Danny Duffy. Rosario's .240/.286/.385 line hardly suggests he deserves everyday at-bats, though he does have five hits and five RBI over his last three games. Jordan Luplow starts in left field in his absence.
Rosario is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Royals.
Rosario has hit .237 with one home run and one steal over his last 10 games. Jordan Luplow will start in left field and bat second while Josh Naylor starts in right.
Rosario went 1-for-2 with a walk and a three-run home run in Monday's 8-6 win over the Royals.
His seventh-inning blast off Jakob Junis gave Rosario his first homer in 18 games. The 29-year-old outfielder has had an unusual start to his first campaign with Cleveland, hitting .230 with only three home runs through 27 contests, but he's driven in 17 runs and scored 12, plus his five steals already represent his highest total since 2018.
Rosario went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored Monday against Minnesota.
Rosario drove in a run in the bottom of the sixth inning on a double to left field, putting Cleveland on the board. The 29-year-old has knocked in a run in each of his last five contests, and he's collected 13 RBI through 21 contests in 2021 to go along with two homers and five stolen bases.
Rosario went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Yankees.
Rosario knocked in Cleveland's lone run in the fourth inning. He then stole second, but he couldn't come around to score. The outfielder has two homers, 11 RBI, eight runs scored and five stolen bases in 19 games while slashing .214/.263/.357 this season.
Rosario went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple and a stolen base in Saturday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Reds.
Rosario had speed to spare Saturday. He put Cleveland on the board with an RBI triple to score Amed Rosario in the third inning. In the eighth, Rosario hit a leadoff single and stole second but couldn't come around to score. The outfielder has racked up two homers, eight RBI, six runs scored and four stolen bases through 14 games. He's slashing .245/.309/.449 through 55 plate appearances.
Rosario went 1-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases in Thursday's 4-2 win over the White Sox.
Rosario singled and stole second in the sixth inning, then drew a walk and stole another in the eighth. He's up to three stolen bases in 12 games, matching his totals from both 2020 (57 games) and 2019 (137 games). Rosario is slashing .250/.326/.450 with two homers, seven RBI and six runs scored across 46 plate appearances.
Rosario went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the White Sox.
Rosario's homer off Dallas Keuchel in the second inning was the first by a lefty hitter against Keuchel since the 2019 season. Through nine games in 2021, Rosario is batting .226 with two home runs, a stolen base, four walks and six strikeouts.
Rosario went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Tigers.
Rosario contributed in a variety of ways and snapped a slump during which he collected just one hit over 16 at-bats. This was his first multi-hit game of the season, and it included his first double and stolen base. He's still hitting just .222 with a .683 OPS to begin the year.
Rosario went 1-for-1 with a solo home run, a sacrifice fly and two walks during Saturday's 5-2 loss at Detroit.
The 29-year-old launched his first homer of the season to right field during the second inning, and he drove in Cleveland's second run of the contest with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. Rosario is 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two walks through the first two games of the season.
Rosario will start in left field and hit cleanup in Thursday's season opener against the Tigers.
Rosario will find himself in a prime run-producing spot to begin the season, batting directly behind on-base maven Cesar Hernandez and three-time Silver Slugger winner Jose Ramirez. The 29-year-old had a rough spring training (.154/.182/.374 OPS), but Rosario displayed an intriguing blend of power and speed during his time in Minnesota. With few appealing options behind him on the depth chart, Rosario appears fairly locked in as an everyday player.
Rosario agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with Cleveland on Friday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Rosario was non-tendered by the Twins in early December after being placed on outright waivers by the team. He'll remain in the AL Central and will likely take over as the primary left fielder for his new club. The 29-year-old spent the first six seasons of his career in Minnesota and appeared in 57 games during the 2020 season, slashing .257/.316/.476 with 13 home runs and 42 RBI.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/07||vs CIN||L 0-3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/05||@ KC||W 5-4||4||1||2||0||2||0||0|
|05/03||@ KC||W 8-6||2||1||1||1||3||1||0|
|05/02||@ CHW||W 5-0||5||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|05/01||@ CHW||L 3-7||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/30||@ CHW||W 5-3||3||0||1||0||1||1||0|
|04/28||vs MIN||L 2-10||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
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|2013||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||70||289||40||82||19||3||4||38||21||67||7||4||.284||.330||.412|
|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|