The Cleveland Baseball Club has agreed to a one-year with the former Minnesota Twins outfielder.
Just a few days after signing Cesar Hernandez, the Cleveland Baseball Club has gone out and added another bat to their lineup. Cleveland has agreed to a one-year $8 million deal with free agent outfielder Eddie Rosario.
Eddie Rosario has played his entire six year career up to this point with the Minnesota Twins and has been nothing but a headache when facing Cleveland pitching. Rosario owns a career slash line of .301/.337/.560/ slash line with an .897 OPS. As far as counting stats go, Rosario has 17 doubles, 4 triples, 22 home runs, and 47 RBI with 55 runs scored in 93 games.
Perhaps the more important aspect in regards to Eddie Rosario is how he performs at what is now his home ballpark. Rosario has a .353/.379/.653 slash line with a ridiculous OPS of 1.031 at Progressive Field. The 29-year old outfielder has 26 extra-base hits in Cleveland (12 doubles, 3 triples, 11 home runs) and is sure to add a whole lot more to that total.
As far as this season goes, this is a signing that should provide a jolt to the Cleveland lineup. Best case scenario is Eddie Rosario mashes and is a key cog in a relatively unproven lineup. Worst case is that Cleveland stumbles and shops him prior to the trade deadline.