The soon-to-be 30 year old Wilin Rosario is a name you may recognize. The former Rockies Catcher/First-Basemen spent his last three years in Asia. The first two of those were spent in Korea, where he performed pretty damn good before moving over to Japan last season where he hit a middling .242/.285/.374.
Rosario was known mostly for his dinger-blasting ability, averaging 26 per 162 games during his 5 year MLB career. However as it was realized he had zero defensive chops behind the plate, Rosario’s value diminished pretty quickly when he became a first basemen/DH type.
Roberto Carlos Feble was the first to announce the signing on Twitter, and Darren Wolfson of espn1500 would later clarify it to be a minor league deal w/ spring invite.
#MNTwins have signed Wilin Rosario to a MiLB deal with a spring training invite. Roberto first. Jeremy Zoll drove the bus on the signing. Rosario mashed years ago for the Rockies, & spent more recent seasons in Asia. Was said to have worked out for some teams earlier this week. https://t.co/9RcWZSGlNU— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) February 2, 2019
It isn’t an exciting signing, and it is easy to be upset every time a little signing isn’t a big signing, but minor league deals like this are basically incapable of hurting a team and every once in a bit produce a surprise season.
So don’t get your bees all up in everyone’s bonnets.