4. Cleveland Indians get help paying off Eddie Rosario
Cleveland essentially gave away Eddie Rosario, largely because the Braves will pay of what’s left on his $8 million contract.
Cleveland got Pablo Sandoval in the deal, but he was a thrown in who’s already been released.
Rosario was expected to do big things in Cleveland, especially because he always crushed pitches at Progressive Field as a member of the Twins.
Instead, he just never found his stroke in 2021, and when it seemed like he was on the cusp of a breakthrough, he found himself on the injured list. He still is, although he’s expected to come off soon.
Rosario hit .254 with seven homers, 15 doubles and 46 RBIs in a Tribe uniform.He posted a 84 wRC+. Not great considering league average is 100.
Not much else to say about Rosario, except he won’t be taking up playing time from someone who will be fighting for a job in 2022.