First the Rockies moved him out from behind the plate, taking away the starting catching job, and now they’ve defeated Wilin Rosario in an arbitration hearing.
That means Rosario will earn $2.8 million this season rather than his $3.3 million request.
Rosario hit .267 with 13 homers and a .739 OPS in 106 games last season after posting a combined .820 OPS during the previous two years. He also threw out just 16 percent of steal attempts and led the league with 12 passed balls in 824 innings at catcher.
He may catch some this season, but expect to see Rosario some at first base and possibly other positions as well. And presumably the Rockies would love to trade him.