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Eddie Rosario | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Twins recalled OF Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester.
He's taking Oswaldo Arcia's (hip) spot on the roster and should see ample playing time. A former top-100 prospect, Rosario has really struggled the last two seasons since returning from a PED suspension, hitting just .242/.280/.379 this year at Rochester. May 4 - 4:28 PM

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Twins optioned OF Eddie Rosario to Triple-A Rochester.

The 23-year-old prospect hit .233/.227/.442 with a pair of homers and seven RBI in 43 spring at-bats. The Twins would prefer he play everyday at the Triple-A level to begin the season, but he should get an opportunity with the big league club at some point during the 2015 campaign.
Mar 28 - 8:49 AM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Sunday that he doesn't envision Eddie Rosario making the Twins team as a backup outfielder.

That means that he'll need to win the center field job outright with his play this spring, or he'll begin the season at Triple-A. The 23-year-old is hitting .313 (5-for-16) with a pair of homers and four RBI in seven spring contests.
Mar 15 - 5:42 PM

Eddie Rosario hit his third homer of the spring Friday against the Pirates.

Rosario's stock took a big dive last year after he got a 50-game drug suspension and hit just .237/.277/.396 in 316 at-bats in Double-A, but he's impressed the Twins with his commitment this spring. If he continues to succeed back in the minors, perhaps he'll get a look from the Twins in center field this year before Byron Buxton stakes his claim the position later on. Rosario projects better as a corner guy anyway.
Mar 13 - 5:51 PM

Twins purchased the contract of INF/OF Eddie Rosario from Double-A New Britain.

Rosario hit .243/.286/.387 with eight home runs and nine stolen bases in 87 games this past season between High-A and Double-A. The 23-year-old is now officially a member of the Twins' 40-man roster.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 12:17:00 PM

Eddie Rosario will not play winter ball in Puerto Rico.

This will the first time in Rosario's professional career that he has skipped winter ball. The 23-year-old is currently playing in the Arizona Fall League, so the Twins simply want him to get some rest before gearing up for spring training. The 23-year-old missed the first 50 games of the 2014 season while serving a suspension for a drug of recreational use and ended up batting .237/.277/.396 with eight home runs and 36 RBI over 79 games with Double-A New Britain.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Twins prospect Eddie Rosario continued his hot hitting in Arizona Fall League play on Friday, going 3-for-6 with a run scored as Salt River and Peoria played to a 3-3 tie.

Rosario also swiped a pair of bases in the ballgame, giving him six steals in seven games in Arizona. He's hitting a blistering .455 (15-for-33) in the early going with five RBI and four runs scored. The 23-year-old outfielder is expected to return to Double-A New Britain to begin the 2015 campaign.
Source: MILB.com
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 08:30:00 AM

Twins prospect Eddie Rosario went 2-for-4 with a double for Double-A New Britain on Wednesday.

Rosario has struggled with Double-A New Britain this season, hitting .237/.274/.389 after slashing .284/.330/.412 there in 2013. Additionally, Rosario has been playing less at second base as of late, lending more credence that his future defensive home is the outfield, which would put more pressure on him to perform offensively. Rosario is just 22, but he'll need to have more good days to keep his fringe top-100 prospect status.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 09:12:00 AM

Eddie Rosario is set to return to the Double-A New Britain lineup on Saturday after missing four games.

Twins director of minor league organizations Brad Steil described Rosario's absence as a "team situation" and said that Rosario is not injured. Rosario served a fifty game suspension earlier in the season for violating baseball's drug policy.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 06:41:00 PM

Twins prospect 2B/OF Eddie Rosario had a huge game Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double and four RBI for Double-A New Britain.

Rosario's season didn't begin until early June after serving a 50-game suspension for PEDs, and he subsequently struggled to get things going at the plate back in Double-A. However, the 22-year-old's bat has come alive in July, with a .295/.325/.577 batting line and 12 extra-base hits in 21 games. Since returning to Double-A, Rosario has played just 13 games at second base compared to 32 games in the outfield.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 02:07:00 PM

Twins prospect Eddie Rosario went 3-for-5 with a home run in his second game for Double-A New Britain on Saturday.

In the 10 games since his return from a 50-game suspension, Rosario has hit .350/.409/.450, including 5-for-10 with a double and a home run in his return to the Eastern League. Rosario has played more center field than second base since his return, and could be in line for a full-time position change. However, the Twins could use him as a player who plays every day while moving between second base and the outfield, which would only serve to increase his fantasy value.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 09:44:00 AM

Twins prospect Eddie Rosario went 1-for-5 with a single and a strikeout on Friday for High-A Fort Myers while playing center field.

Rosario missed the first 50 games of the season after a suspension for a drug of recreational use. After exclusively playing second base in 2013, Rosario has played center field in his first two games of 2014. Reports on Rosario's defense at the keystone were not particularly positive, so this move may be permanent.
Sat, May 31, 2014 12:02:00 PM

Twins second base prospect Eddie Rosario will make his 2014 debut with High-A Fort Myers on Thursday.

Rosario was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for use of a recreational drug. There were questions regarding Rosario's ability to handle second base prior to his suspension, and with the emergence of Jorge Polanco (who has been playing second base for Fort Myers) it will be interesting if Rosario is shifted back to the outfield.
Thu, May 29, 2014 10:58:00 AM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Twins second base prospect Eddie Rosario has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for recreational drug use.

It's the second strike for Rosario for violating the minor league drug policy. While the 22-year-old is immensely talented, he desperately needs to get his life together off the field or risk derailing a once very promising career.
Sat, Jan 4, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Major League Baseball probably won't rule on Twins second base prospect Eddie Rosario's 50-game suspension appeal until early next month, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Rosario has told the media in his native Puerto Rico that it's "unlikely" his appeal will be successful. A source close to the situation told the newspaper that he is more confident than Rosario. "We feel confident but you never know about these things," the person said. "It was a simple mistake that could have happened to anyone." Rosario, who may have been used as a trade chip this winter if he hadn't been suspended, has said he tested positive for taking a pain medication to aid an injury to his throwing arm. "It's a red flag," an NL executive said. "Not just for what came before, but now if you acquire the player and he tests positive again -- even if it's a tainted sample or something like that -- you're looking at a 100-game suspension."
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 09:16:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Jordan Schafer
2Shane Robinson
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Trevor May
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6J.R. Graham
7Aaron Thompson
8Ryan Pressly
9Michael Tonkin