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Updated: 06/12/2012 7:07 PM
Created: 06/12/2012 6:49 PM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Chris Long

Prospect Eddie Rosario Patiently Climbing Twins Farm System

Click the video box on this page to see this story as it aired on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.

Eddie Rosario is among the Twins' top minor league prospects. He's doing all he can to play whatever position might carry him to the big leagues.

"I play in center field once a week to make sure i keep my skills there," Rosario told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS through a translator. "But, I'm going to keep working hard to get my fielding better at second base."

Adjusting to a new position isn't what Rosario considers his toughest challenge. He doesn't yet speak English and says moving to a new city each year isn't easy, but his toughest challenge comes at mealtime.

"The hardest part is adjusting to the new food," he smiles.

But that's not all the 20-year-old misses from back home.

"I think of my family to help relax me," Rosario says. "I just focus on my game and use my family and friends to relax me and let me play better.

The road to the major leagues can be tough, especially if you don't speak English. But, in fellow top prospect Miguel Sano from the Dominican Republic, Rosario has someone to share the experience. 

But don't call them friends.

"He's more like a brother to me," Rosario says. "We're out here competing with each other, not against each other. I want to be up in the big league with him together - him at third base and me at second base."

As for guessing when that might happen, Rosario won't... preferring to remain patient.

"I just want to play a level a year," he says. "Just play on a new team every year, get better, so when the moment arrives I'll be ready and nothing will surprise me."

Rosario is hitting .293 with 7 hom runs and 40 RBI in 62 games this year.

Baseball America considers him the third-best major league prospect in the Twins system.


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