Wilin Rosario can hit dingers at a decent clip for a catcher, but he can’t catch decently for a catcher. So the Rockies, after rumors that they were trying to trade him this past fall came to nothing, are now trying to teach him a new position. Or two:
General manager Jeff Bridich tells me that the team is confident that catcher Wilin Rosario can make the transition from catcher to first base, and possibly even right field.
Rosario spent a full week at the team’s training complex in Scottsdale, Ariz., earlier this month, working at first base and the outfield. He will also spend time at the team’s academy in the Dominican Republic before reporting for spring training around Feb. 20.
The Rockies will still have him as a catcher on the depth charts once they make it to Arizona next month, but they apparently don’t believe his future is there.