Rooker was invited to the Twins' major-league spring training Monday.
Rooker advanced to the Triple-A level in 2019 but missed most of the second half of the season with a groin injury as he appeared in just 65 games for Triple-A Rochester. Over those 65 games, the 25-year-old hit .281/.398/.535 with 14 home runs. He'll get the chance to develop with the major-league coaching staff during spring training and could appear in the majors at some point in 2020.
Rooker (groin) returned to Rochester after the Gulf Coast League playoffs were cancelled in advance of Hurricane Dorian, Justin Murphy of the Democrat and Chronicle reports.
Rooker played in two rehab games with the GCL Twins before the rest of the season was called off. He returned to Triple-A Rochester but was not activated from the 7-day injured list before Rochester's season concluded Monday. He's not on the 40-man roster and seems highly unlikely to get the callup this year. Rooker was also not announced for the Arizona Fall League; assuming this is it for him in 2019, he ends the year having hit .281/.398/.535 with 14 homers in just 65 games at the Triple-A level.
Rooker (groin) began a rehab assignment with the Twins' Gulf Coast League affiliate on Monday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Rooker has been out since mid-July with a right groin contusion. He hit .281/.398/.535 prior to the injury.
Rooker was placed on the 7-day injured list Tuedsay due to a right groin contusion, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Rooker is slashing .281/.398/.535 with 14 homers and 47 RBI over 65 games this season with Triple-A Rochester but will be held out for at least the next seven days while on the mend.
Rooker went 1-for-1 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.
Rooker homered in his only at-bat Wednesday, taking Cole Irvin deep in the seventh inning to put the Twins up for good. The power has always been there for the 24-year-old, as evidenced by his 40 homers across three levels over the past two seasons, but he'll need to cut down on his strikeouts -- he has three in six at-bats this spring -- if he wants to make it to the majors anytime soon.
Rookier received an invitation to major-league spring training, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Rooker slashed .254/.333/.465 with 22 home runs in 130 games at Double-A Chattooga in 2018, but was sidelined with an ankle sprain during Arizona Fall League action in October. The 24-year-old is unlikely to make the jump straight from Double-A to the majors, but a good showing at spring training could help him potentially earn a look at some point during 2019.
Rooker is sidelined from Arizona Fall League action while recovering from a sprained ankle, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports.
Per Mayo, the Twins are taking a "wait-and-see approach" to Rooker's setback. The first baseman played in 130 games with Double-A Chattanooga during the regular season, slashing .254/.333/.465 with 22 home runs, 79 RBI and six stolen bases.
Rooker went 2-for-4 with two home runs Thursday for Double-A Chattanooga. He's hitting .265/318/.495 with 13 home runs in 71 games.
Rooker continues to display impressive power but he still has a problematic 28.5 percent strikeout rate and a walk rate that has declined to seven percent at Double-A. His age (23) also would appear to cap the upside of the 2017 1st-round draft pick. Despite those flaws, he continues to produce at each level.