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20 Wilin Rosario 1B
Height/Weight: 5-11/200 | Birthdate: 2/23/1989 | Birthplace: Bonao, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Colorado | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $491,000 | Owned/Started%: 25/6 | Average Draft Position: 203.21
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Solid first week in minors for Rockies' Wilin Rosario


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Since being sent to Triple-A Albuquerque in the last week of April, Rockies first baseman Wilin Rosario has made a strong case to get a second look in Colorado at some point in the near future. 

In seven games in the minors, Rosario is hitting .333 with three doubles, three runs scored and three RBI.


Rockies option first baseman Wilin Rosario to Triple-A


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) The Rockies have optioned first baseman Wilin Rosario to Triple-A Albequrque to make room for pitcher John Axford, according to the Denver Post.

Rosario is expected to play first base everyday in Triple-A and Rosario is frustrated by the move.

"I don't feel good," Rosario said. "I'd be lying to you if I said that. I need to be here. I'm playing at a big-league level.

"They need a couple pitchers this week. After that, I'll be back."

Rosario is hitting .357 with one home run and two RBI in 14 at-bats this season.


Rockies' Wilin Rosario still adjusting to first base


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario is still looking to figure things out at his new position, first base. Rosario misplayed a couple of ground balls Friday, but manager Walt Weiss still has faith in him figuring it out, according to the Denver Post.

"Both plays at first were not routine plays," Weiss said. "The ball down the line was a difficult play. ... The other was a throw in the dirt that he didn't pick. But he's working really hard and has a great attitude. I haven't backed off that all — having him at first."

Rosario is hitting .333 in 12 at-bats this season.


Rockies give Gonzalez, Morneau the night off vs. Dodgers' Kershaw


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Rockies manager Walt Weiss gave outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and first baseman Justin Morneau the night off Friday against Dodgers right-hander Clayton Kershaw in Los Angeles. Morneau is 0-for-3 lifetime against Kershaw, while Gonzalez has five hits in 30 at-bats against the Dodgers southpaw.

With Gonzalez on the bench, Weiss chose to go with Charlie Blackmon in right field, Corey Dickerson in left field and Drew Stubbs in center field. Wilin Rosario started at first and batted cleanup in place of Morneau.


Rockies' Morneau, Blackmon rest Friday against Cubs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau and center fielder Charlie Blackmon were not in the starting lineup Friday against the Cubs. Chicago started left-hander Travis Wood.

Drew Stubbs replaced Blackmon in center field, while Wilin Rosario started at first base for Colorado. 

Blackmon, who bats left-handed, is batting .143 (2 for 14) with one double and no RBI in three games. He also has one run, one walk and six strikeouts.

Morneau, who also bats left-handed, is batting .077 (1 for 13) with one double and no RBI in three games. He has no walks and one strikeout.


Rockies' Wilin Rosario homers in pinch-hit appearance


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) In his first plate appearance of the season, Rockies' Wilin Rosario homered in the 10th inning to lift the team over the Brewers.

After being sent to the bench for the third straight game, Rosario was called on to pinch-hit with the game tied up in extra innings. His home run ended up being the difference, as the Rockies topped the Brewers, 5-4.

''I just want to be positive,'' Rosario said. ''I want to play every day, but I want to be focused. I want to win. I want what's best for the team.''


Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau will play Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau will play and is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers, despite being left out of the lineup originally, reports The Denver Post.

Morneau's status was up in the air after suffering a neck injury Tuesday when he was hit trying to take third base. Wilin Rosario was originally set to start at first in Morneau's place, but will move back to the bench with him being cleared to play.

The Brewers are the favorites (-145) over the Rockies Wednesday.


Rockies' Justin Morneau may play through neck injury Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau was held out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers due to a neck injury.

Morneau left Tuesday's game after being hit in the neck by a throw while attempting to reach third on a double. Morneau said he is fine and hopes to play Wednesday, despite not being in the starting lineup, per The Denver Post.

Wilin Rosario will replace Morneau at first. He has played eight games in his career at first with a .286/.310/.429 slash line.


Rosario, Descalso behind Morneau on Rockies 1B depth chart


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario will be the primary backup at first base to starter Justin Morneau, manager Walt Weiss announced Monday. Daniel Descalso will be third on the depth chart. 

Weiss added on the days Rosario starts, he will not hesitate to insert Morneau into the lineup late in games for defensive purposes, per The Denver Post.


Rockies may carry three catchers on Opening Day roster


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) The Rockies are looking more and more like they will have a third catching option on their Opening Day roster, reports the Denver Post.

Wilin Rosario, considered the third catcher, is expected to make the roster, but also provide depth at first base behind Justin Morneau.

"Honestly, the way that it looks like it's heading, is if we carry the two catchers in Hundley and McKenry, then Rosario lines up now as that half half-catcher who plays first base," manager Walt Weiss said Tuesday before the Rockies played the White Sox."

Weiss cited having Rosario and Michael McKenry as flexibility off the bench, especially on offense.

"This allows you to pinch-hit a catcher during a game because you are protected, which is huge," he said. "The way we design our roster, most of the time, is that we are carrying 13 pitchers — with eight guys in the bullpen. That leaves us short on the bench.

"If you have a four-man bench and you can’t use your catcher — because you are afraid to lose your backup catcher — then you have a three-man bench. So you are really short-handed. Having a guy who can go behind the plate allows you to pinch-hit a catcher."


Rockies' Wilin Rosario to return Friday, Daniel Descalso few days away


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Rockies manager Walt Weiss is expecting catcher/first baseman Wilin Rosario to return to the team on Friday, according to The Denver Post

Rosario missed Tuesday's game and won't play Wednesday so that he can mourn the death of his grandfather. 

Infielder Daniel Descalso is still expected to miss a few more days due to an oblique injury, Weiss said. 


Rockies' Wilin Rosario getting comfortable at first base


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Rockies catcher/first baseman Wilin Rosario said Wednesday that his work at first base has helped him to get in a rhythm when he gets behind the plate, MLB.com reports.

"The first couple days, I felt a little out of balance, but after I take ground balls and then catch again, I get in a rhythm," Rosario said. "Whatever I do at first helps me to catch. Because the soft hands you need at first are the same as when you're catching. I feel like it's better to play first and then catching, but once I get it, I don't think it'll be too much of a difference."

Rosario is expected to serve as a backup at both catcher and first base this season. He entered play Wednesday 5 for 14 with two home runs, both of which came in Tuesday's game.


Rockies' Wilin Rosario enjoying versatile role during spring training


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Wilin Rosario won't be behind the plate for the Rockies as much this coming season. 

But with Colorado wanting to utilize his offense — he's hit over .300 the past three seasons — the organization is doing what it can to get him plenty of at-bats. Therefore, with Nick Hundey at catcher, the Rockies are looking at Rosario to play catcher, first base and come off the bench as a pinch-hitter. 

Though Rosario would like to prove he can be a solid catcher in the big leagues, he's enjoying his new role with the Rockies. 

"This year is more simple," Rosario said, per MLB.com. "I ask my teammates how I look, and they say I look at lot different. It's not as much pressure as in the past. If I catch, I'm going to enjoy doing it. If I play first base, I'm going to enjoy doing it. It's just that I love to play."


Rockies' Wilin Rosario receives positive reviews at first base


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario received positive reviews after playing first base on Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

Rosario showed off his athleticism, saving two possible errors during the appearance. The club is trying to work Rosario in at the position after signing Nick Hundley in the offseason. Rosario has been taking extra fielding practice at first during camp. Rosario is expected to see equal time at first and behind the plate this spring.

The 26-year-old hit .267/.305/.435 over 382 at-bats last year.


Rockies manager Weiss: I won't carry three pure catchers on roster


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Rockies manager Walt Weiss made it clear that he won't carry three pure catchers on the 25-man active roster, and told reporters that Wilin Rosario is "serviceable" as a backup first baseman option, per the Denver Post.

"I don't think it can be strictly three catchers," Weiss said. "Somebody is going to have to be more versatile than just a catcher. I don't envision carrying three catchers only.

"Obviously, you are talking about Wilin at first base. I think he's going to be very serviceable over there and the more things he can do, the better it is for us."

With Nick Hundley likely slated to serve as the club's No. 2 catcher behind Rosario, Michael McKenry appears destined to start the year in the minors, barring a trade before opening day.


Rockies' Willin Rosario loses arbitration hearing, will make $2.8M


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario lost his arbitration hearing, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Rosario, who filed for $3.3 million, will make $2.8 million in 2015.

Report: Rockies C Nick Hundley projected to start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) Rockies catcher Nick Hundley is expected to serve as the team's starter behind the plate and is projected to bat eighth, according to MLB.com.

"Last year was a great move for my career, getting to Baltimore and having to learn people on the fly," Hundley said Tuesday morning after catching the bullpen sessions of several pitchers, per MLB.com. "It prepared me for this situation. At the same time, I've never been in action with these guys yet. Getting down here early, catching bullpens, talking is invaluable for us."

Hundley signed a two-year, $6.25-million contract with Colorado in January, and the addition is expected to push incumbent Wilin Rosario into a reserve role. Rosario has also been working out at first base and in the outfield and could be a regular option against left-handed pitching.

Hundley isn't looking to make waves by trying to make his new pitching staff adjust to him.

"It's my job to get acclimated to them, not their job to get acclimated to me," Hundley said. "These guys have had success at the big league level. It's not my job to be a pitching coach and change anybody. If I come in and start talking about mechanical adjustments after catching 10 pitches, you're going to lose credibility really quick. I'm here to catch these guys and get the most out of them, but it starts with being quiet and learning."

Hundley hit .243/.273/.358 with six home runs and 22 RBI in 218 at-bats with the Padres and Orioles in 2014. Rosario hit .267/.305/.435 with 13 home runs and 54 RBI in 382 at-bats with the Rockies last season.


Weiss: Rockies have no doubts Rosario can be 'functional' at 1B


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2015) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario has worked this offseason on making the transition from primarily playing at catcher to also playing at first base and in the outfield. The updates from the Rockies have been positive, and manager Walt Weiss delivered another encouraging update Monday.

"We still see him as a catcher first, but we're trying to make him functional at first," Weiss told MLB Network Radio. "We don't have any doubt he'll do that."


Rockies confident catcher Wilin Rosario can play 1B, OF


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Rockies general manager Jeff Birdich said the team is confident catcher Wilin Rosario can make the transition from playing primarily at catcher to also playing at first base and in the outfield, according to The Denver Post.

“I think Wilin has the athletic ability to do this, and he certainly has the work ethic,” Bridich said.


Rockies' Wilin Rosario immersed in learning how to play 1B, OF


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario has spent the offseason working at first base and in the outfield, and will continue to work at both positions at the team's academy in the Dominican Republic before spring training begins, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Monday.

With the Rockies considering carrying three catchers -- Rosario, Nick Hundley and Michael McKenry -- Rosario has embraced learning new positions in order to keep his bat in the lineup.

"He's been great," Weiss said, per MLB.com. "He's a great kid, and I didn't expect anything different. He has embraced learning to play the different spots. He realizes he is an offensive weapon."


Report: Rockies' Wilin Rosario files for $3.3 million in arbitration


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario has filed for $3.3 million in arbitration, while the team has offered $2.8 million, MLB.com reports.

Rosario is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. He hit .267/.305/.435 with 13 home runs and 54 RBI in 382 at-bats in 2014.


Birdich: Rockies may carry three catchers if Rosario's not dealt


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/6/2015) Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said Monday the team could carry three catchers in 2015, if they don't trade Wilin Rosario, per The Denver Post. The other two catchers on the roster would be Nick Hundley and Michael McKenry.

"This is not some harbinger for a Wilin Rosario trade," Bridich said Monday as the team announced a two-year deal for Hundley. "There has been interest in Wilin this offseason, but there has not been a situation that made sense for us -- certainly not at this point to take it seriously.

"We are talking about a young, power bat. A kid that hits home runs and has driven in runs in the past. He struggled at times last year, both at the plate and behind the plate, but that doesn't diminish the talent there."

Bridich added the Rockies are interested in using Rosario at first base on occasion and as a right-handed power bat off the bench.


Report: Rockies planning to keep catcher Wilin Rosario


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/1/2015) The Rockies have told teams they are keeping catcher Wilin Rosario unless they are overwhelmed in a trade offer, according to ESPN. Rosario has been the subject of trade rumors this offseason.

Rosario is entering his first year of arbitration and is under team control through the 2017 season. He has a career .274/.308/.483/.791 slash line in 360 games.


Report: Rangers appear to be front-runner in trading for Rosario


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) The Rockies have fielded plenty of inquiries about catcher Wilin Rosario, with most of them coming from AL teams, according to The Denver Post. The front-runner appears to be the Rangers, who are in the market for a right-handed power bat.

The Rockies are reportedly interested in many of the Rangers' relievers, including Roman Mendez, Jon Edwards, Shawn Tolleson, Phil Kleinand, Spencer Patton and Robbie Ross Jr.

Rosario is in his first year of arbitration and is under team control through the 2017 season.


Report: Rockies shopping C Wilin Rosario


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) According to a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Rockies are considering trading catcher Wilin Rosario. Colorado is seeking an upgrade defensively at the catcher position.

According to Rosenthal, Rosario nearly played some right field last season for the Rockies. He batted .267 with 13 homers and 54 RBI over 382 at-bats last season.