clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Rockies rumors: Wilin Rosario wants more playing time

The Rockies backup first basemen and former starting catcher wants more playing time.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Wilin Rosario, the Colorado Rockies former starting catcher, wants more playing time and more at bats. If those won't come as a member of the Rockies, Rosario is ready to move on, according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post.

"If they want to move me, I'm good with it," Rosario said before Thursday night's game against Arizona. "If it gives me a chance to play more, I'm fine with that."

As a rookie in 2012, Rosario hit 28 home runs. This season he has spent his time traveling back and forth from Triple-A Albuquerque to Denver. In 52 starts with the Rockies, 44 coming at first base, the 26-year-old has hit .272/.298/.421 with six home runs and 28 RBI entering Friday night's game.

General manager Jeff Bridich knows about Rosario's feelings, but was quiet on what the Rockies plans are for their backup first baseman. Rosario lost his job as catcher when the Rockies brought in Nick Hundley, and they decided to convert him to a full-time first baseman this spring.

Rosario's future with the Rockies is very much in the air. He more than likely would be the backup to Ben Paulsen at first on the Rockies 2016 roster and with his intentions made very clear about playing more, it may be in the Rockies best interest to try to move him or cut him so the two sides can part ways and move on.