Yesterday the Minnesota Twins put outfielder, Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list. Arcia suffered a hip strain during Sunday’s game against the Chicago White Sox.
Taking his place in the outfield will be, Eddie Rosario. According to MLB.com, Rosario is the Twins ninth ranked prospect.
Last season Rosario was suspended 50 games last season after drug abuse. Through 23 games at Triple-A, Rosario was hitting .242 with three home runs and 12 RBIs.
Why Rosario over fellow prospect, Aaron Hicks? Hicks is hitting, 289 with a pair of home runs, five doubles and three triples. Just looking at the hitting line, it is interesting that the Twins decided to call-up Rosario and not Hicks.
It could be that the Twins wanted to see how Rosario would respond to playing at the big league level. Hicks has had two stints at the big league level. Both times were hard to watch. In 2013, Hicks played in 81 games and hit below the mendoza line with a .192 batting average. In 2014 Hicks was slightly better as he hit .215.
Rosario did not appear in the game last night but, will likely make his first major league start tonight against the Oakland Athletics. Rosario is likely the first of many major league debuts on the way for the Twins in 2015. It’s an exciting time if you are a Twins fan. Rosario is just an appetizer until Byron Buxton arrives. Enjoy the first course.
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