Wilin Rosario C COL 8 Days

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Tuesday that Rosario could be used as the right-handed hitting platoon partner for Justin Morneau at first base.

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.

Wilin Rosario C COL 3 Months

Rosario is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

Rosario will get the night off after catching each of the last three games. Mike McKenry will get the start behind the plate in Rosario's place.

Wilin Rosario C COL 3 Months

Rosario is out of the lineup Monday against the Padres.

Manager Walt Weiss will have the scorching-hot Rosario take a seat Monday, with Mike McKenry getting the nod at catcher. Rosario racked up 14 hits while playing in five of the Rockies' seven games during their recently-completed homestand, but his bat could cool with the team set to close the season in pitcher-friendly environments in San Diego and Los Angeles.

Wilin Rosario C COL 3 Months

Rosario went 2-for-3 with three runs and a walk in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

There might not have been a better performer over the past week than Rosario, who went 14-for-20 with two homers, nine RBI and eight runs scored while making five starts in the last seven games. The surge has allowed Rosario to make a 24-point climb in batting average during that time, but he'll be hard-pressed to maintain his torrid ways over the final week of the season. The Rockies will travel to San Diego and Los Angeles for three games apiece, playing in parks that are far less favorable than Coors Field, where Rosario spent the last week terrorizing the opposition.

Wilin Rosario C COL 3 Months

Rosario is not in the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

After starting three straight games, Rosario will get a day off and Mike McKenry will get the start behind the dish.

Wilin Rosario C COL 3 Months

Rosario went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

It was one of Rosario's better games of the season as he pumped up his slash line (.270/.306/.435) on the year. Rosario has excellent career stats against the Diamondbacks (.333 AVG, 6 HR and 14 RBI in 96 at-bats), so more to come is likely on the way over the weekend for those lucky enough to have him roster.

Wilin Rosario C COL 3 Months

Rosario knocked out four hits, including a double and a two-run walk-off homer, in Thursday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

Long-frustrated fantasy owners who stuck with Rosario the whole way are finally being rewarded, as he's hit safely in six straight and has nine hits -- including two homers and two doubles -- and seven RBI in his last three games.

Wilin Rosario C COL 3 Months

Rosario went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.

Rosario was one of six Rockies to finish with multiple hits as the team rolled to a 16-2 victory in the series finale. Though he's delivered two pleasing performances in a row, his overall .257/.295/.415 batting line has made him mostly a disappointment this season.

Wilin Rosario C COL 3 Months

Rosario went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in Monday's 11-3 loss to the Dodgers.

After engaging in a brief timeshare at catcher with Mike McKenry at catcher shortly after returning from the DL on Sept. 7, Rosario seems to have solidified himself as the team's top backstop once again. He made his third start in four contests on Monday, coming away with his first multi-hit game since Aug. 14.

Wilin Rosario C COL 3 Months

Rosario is out of the lineup Sunday vs. the Cardinals.

Rosario will get a breather after starting three of the last four games behind the dish. Mike McKenry will step in to handle the catching duties.