Wilin Rosario Starts Major League Rehab with Sky Sox on Friday

Wilin Rosario will make his Sky Sox debut Friday night at Security Service Field.

The 25-year-old big league catcher was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Rockies on 5/4 (retroactive to 5/3) with a viral infection and is slated to play two games with the Sky Sox before rejoining the Rockies.

Prior to going on the DL, Rosario was hitting .239 with three bombs and 15 RBI in 24 games.

In his first two Major League seasons, Rosario has brought quite a bit of power to the Rockies lineup. During his rookie season in 2012, the native of the Dominican Republic set a club rookie record and led the entire National League rookie class with 28 homers. His .530 slugging percentage was the highest by a rookie catcher since Mike Piazza had a .561 slugging percentage in 1993. He followed up his rookie campaign with a strong sophomore year in 2013 with 21 homers and 79 RBI, while hitting .292 in 121 games.

This will be his first ever assignment with the Sky Sox. Before Rosario was promoted to the Rockies for the first time in 2011, he played two season with the Double-A Tulsa Drillers, bypassing Colorado Springs. In his two seasons with Tulsa, Rosario was a Texas League Mid-Season All-Star in 2011 and a Texas League Postseason All-Star in 2010 and 2011.


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