Rotowire: Jan 22 / 4:48p ET
News: Rosario worked out at first base and in the outfield at the Rockies' academy in the Dominican Republic earlier this month, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.
Impact: Despite Rosario's minimal improvement as a backstop across four seasons in the majors, the Rockies don't seem to be cutting bait entirely on the idea of him serving as a catcher for the club. Even so, it's clear that after this winter's signing of Nick Hundley, Rosario no longer appears to be the club's primary catcher, forcing him to showcase his versatility to play other positions in an attempt to augment his value. It's probably for the best that Rosario spends more time at a position where his defense might be less of a focal point, but from a fantasy perspective, the probable downgrade in at-bats that would come with a utility role dampens his outlook. Rosario hasn't helped his cause by seeing his offensive production plummet in successive seasons since his 28-homer 2012 campaign, with his OPS dropping to a career-worst .739 in 2014.
Rotowire: Dec 9 / 10:54p ET
News: Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Tuesday that Rosario could be used as the right-handed hitting platoon partner for Justin Morneau at first base.
Impact: Although he appeared at first base in just four games last season, the Rockies are undoubtedly seeking ways to keep his bat in the lineup without overexposing their team defense by leaning too heavily on Rosario behind the plate. A hand injury sapped Rosario's power last season, but the departure of Michael Cuddyer in free agency could help him return to the neighborhood of 450 at-bats again.