Randy Rosario

Position: LHP
Born: 05/18/94
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 200
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on Nov. 20, 2010 (MIN).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
0-0 with a 1.65 ERA in 12 games between Fort Myers (High A) and Chattanooga (Double-A), striking out 23 and walking six in 27 1/3 innings, allowing 16 hits and limiting opposing hitters to a .170 batting average against.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Chattanooga on June 1 when RHP Alex Wimmers had his contract purchased, LHP Jason Wheeler was designated for assignment and RHP Ryan Pressley was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 06/02/17

Debut Details
June 2, in an 11-5 win against the Angels. The last of three pitchers, he allowed three runs on three hits in two innings, striking out one without walking a batter. Coming on to start the eighth in relief of right-handed reliever Alex Wimmers (the player with whom he was called up the day before), he had a 1-2-3 inning, retiring Cliff Pennington on a fly ball to right, striking out Shane Robinson swinging, and getting Albert Pujols to ground out to third. In the ninth, Yunel Escobar started the inning with a single to center and was replaced by pinch-runner Juan Graterol, who moved to second when Luis Valbuena grounded unassisted to first. After Graterol scored on a double to left by Martin Maldonado, Ben Revere flew out to center for the second out but Danny Espinosa followed with a two-run home run to left field. Rosario got Eric Young Jr. to ground out to first to end the game.

Player Notes
Now in his seventh pro season, Rosario actually achieved the unusual feat of reaching the big leagues without ever playing a game at the Triple-A level, having spent both 2016 and the beginning of 2017 splitting his time between Fort Myers and Chattanooga. Armed with an average fastball but a plus slider, he's had his innings limited since undergoing Tommy John surgery after being injured just three games in the 2014 season which wiped out that entire summer, as well as the first half of 2015. His numbers, when active, have always been stellar and he's never posted an ERA above 3.77, which came in 2016 when he combined between his two stops for a 6-7 record in 25 games, 16 of them starts, striking out 78 and walking 39 in 100 1/3 innings, the only time in his career he's topped the 100-inning plateau. Rosario was added to the Twins' 40-man roster following the 2015 season.