Alberto Rosario

Position: C
Born: 1/10/1987
Height: 5'10
Weight: 190
B/T: R/R
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

Debut Details
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.

Player Notes
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.