According to his Winter League team, Estrellas Orientales, former Rockies catcher and first baseman Wilin Rosario has signed with a team in the Korean Baseball Organization for the 2016 season.
Rosario was non-tendered by the Rockies after hitting .268/.295/.416 with six home runs in 231 at bats in 2015, his first season as a full baseman, Much of the speculation around Rosario's move to Korea is that he will be returning to the catcher position in the KBO.
While Rosario's destination is not confirmed officially, many, including Albuquerque Isotopes beat writer Chris Jackson, believe that he will end up with the Hanwha Eagles, where he would join former teammate Esmil Rogers, who posted a 2.97 ERA in 75⅔ innings with Hanwha in 2015.
Catching up on some minor news ... Wilin Rosario signed with Hanwha?! Man, MLB teams really must have been down on him.— Chris Jackson (@TopesWriter) January 19, 2016
Carlos Gonzalez to the Cardinals is among 10 trades that ESPN.com's Jim Bowden would like to see before the offseason ends. As a return, he proposes pitcher Marco Gonzales, a Colorado native, along with outfielder Stephen Piscotty, who hit .305/.359/.494 with seven home runs in 233 at bats in his rookie season in 2015.
Tigers owner Mike Ilitch is 86 years old and would like to see his team win a World Series before he dies, so he, or his team at least, signed outfielder Justin Upton to a six-year, $132.75 million deal. This does potentially eliminate one landing spot for a Rockies outfielder, but does take another option off the table for those still pursuing outfield help.