The Colorado Rockies will open the season with Wilin Rosario as the backup catcher to starter Ramon Hernandez. Rosario's main competition, Wil Nieves, has been reassigned on Sunday afternoon:
Escalona, Nieves, Harris and Wood all have been re-assigned.— Troy Renck, Rockies (@TroyRenck) April 1, 2012
Rosario has hit .391/.408/.674 with three home runs and 11 RBI through 19 games. In 2011, Rosario came back from a 2010 ACL injury to bash 21 home runs before he spent the last month of the season in the majors. He added three more home runs as a major leaguer, but he hit just .204 in 54 at-bats.
Also from these moves, Escalona's move results in Josh Roenicke and Esmil Rogers making the bullpen.
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