After a very successful stint playing in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), the former Major leaguer, Wilin Rosario, has his eyes set on a comeback to play once again in the Major leagues. According to a report made by Korea Daily.
Finishing the regular season, Wilin Rosario is among the Top 5 in the league in RBI (with 120, 5th place), and homeruns (tied alongside with KIA Tigers 3B – Lee Bum-ho, with 33, for 4th place). Wilin Rosario also owns a batting line of .321 AVG/.367 OBP/.593 SLG with the Daejeon based Hanwha Eagles (7th place) while playing mostly as the team’s 1B/DH throughout the year, Rosario also earned himself his first All-star game in Korea, that was held in Gocheok Skydome (KBO’s first domed Baseball stadium in the country).
Of course, the Hanwha Eagles will most likely try to retain their slugger for next season in hopes for a PO push, but, for now, it’s pretty much a losing fight. It’s expected that Rosario’s time in South Korea will no doubt be a short one after signing a one-year deal back in January, other than a big payday (1 million USD salary for this season) and more playing time, him trying to make a different route by playing in the KBO to resurrect his career proved to be the right choice for Wilin Rosario, as MLB clubs will soon be making their move in the off-season.