Rosario Sent to Minors
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has optioned outfielder Eddie Rosario to Triple-A Rochester, the latest struggling young player sent down by the sputtering Twins.
Outfielder Robbie Grossman had his contract selected from Rochester to replace Rosario on the roster Thursday before the game against Toronto. The 26-year-old Grossman signed with Minnesota this week after opting out of his minor-league deal with Cleveland. He played one game for Rochester after spending the first two months of the International League season with Columbus.
Rosario hit .267 with 13 home runs and led the majors with 15 triples as a rookie last year, but he was demoted with a .227 on-base percentage and 31 strikeouts in 115 at-bats. Oswaldo Arcia has taken over as the primary left fielder.