Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent December 12, 2014 (STL). Originally signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on January 19, 2005 (LAA).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: .281 with 13 RBIs in 39 games at Memphis (Triple-A).|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Memphis July 6 when C Brayan Pena was placed on the 15-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 7/9/2016
|July 9, in an 8-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Pinch-hitting for catcher Yadier Molina in the ninth inning, he went 1-for-1 with an RBI and stayed in to catch the bottom of the ninth. With the Cardinals up 3-1 coming into the top of the ninth, a solo homer from Tommy Pham and three-run shot from Aledmys Diaz gave them some breathing room. With two outs and Stephen Piscotty at third base, Rosario pinch-hit for Molina against reliever Jhan Marinez, singling to right field to score Piscotty. On defense, he caught a 1-2-3 inning from the Cards’ final reliever of the night, Seth Maness, to end the game.|
|A career back-up catcher known for his defense, the well-traveled Rosario is now with his fourth organization after spending his first eight seasons with the Angels before seeing time with the Red Sox, Dodgers and, now, the Cardinals. A career .238 hitter in 663 games over 11 seasons, he has played in over 100 games in a single season just once, that coming in 2009 at Rancho Cucamonga (High A) when he batted .232. As might be gleaned based on his long career despite his less-than-stellar offense, Rosario boasts excellent defense behind the plate, twice earning the nod as the Angels’ best defensive catcher.|