Eddie Rosario

Eddie Rosario

Rosario with the Minnesota Twins in 2016
Minnesota Twins – No. 20
Left fielder
Born: (1991-09-28) September 28, 1991
Guayama, Puerto Rico
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 6, 2015, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Batting average .268
Home runs 23
Runs batted in 82
Stolen bases 16
Career highlights and awards
Medal record
Representing  Puerto Rico
Men's baseball
World Baseball Classic
2013 San Francisco Team

Eddie Manuel Rosario (born September 28, 1991) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball left fielder for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Puerto Rican National Team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.[1]

After the 2013 season, Rosario received a 50-game suspension for using a banned substance, which he served at the start of the 2014 season.[2] The Twins promoted Rosario to the major leagues on May 4, 2015.[3] Rosario made his major league debut on May 6, and he hit a home run in his first at-bat, on the first pitch, off of Scott Kazmir of the Oakland Athletics.[4][5]



Rosario made his major league debut on May 6, 2015. Leading off the bottom of the 3rd inning, Rosario swung at the first pitch he saw from Oakland Athletics starter Scott Kazmir, and hit an opposite-field home run, becoming the 114th player in major league history to hit a home run in his first at-bat. Rosario played in 122 games for the Twins, sharing outfield duties with Torii Hunter, Aaron Hicks, and fellow prospect Byron Buxton. Despite being called up a month in to the season, Rosario led all of baseball in triples with 15, and was second in outfield assists with 16, just one behind Avisail García of the Chicago White Sox. Rosario finished his rookie campaign with a .267 batting average and 13 home runs.[6]


With the retirement of Torii Hunter and the Twins' trade of Aaron Hicks, Rosario enters 2016 as the Twins' projected everyday left fielder.[7]


His parents are Eddie Sr. and Maria.[8] He is married to Milany, with whom he has three children: Mileiddy, Raydieliz, and Lucas.[9]

See also


  1. Mayo, Jonathan. "Classic puts top prospects on global stage". MLB.com. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  2. "Twins prospect Rosario banned for 50 games by MLB". Star Tribune. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  3. "Twins summon top prospect Eddie Rosario to majors". Star Tribune. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  4. Rosario homers on first ML pitch. MLB.com. May 6, 2015. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
  5. Kenney, Kirk (May 19, 2015). "Rosario makes good first impression". U-T San Diego. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  6. "Eddie Rosario Statistics and History". Baseball Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  7. "Minnesota Twins Depth Chart". Twins Baseball. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  8. Neal III, La Velle E. (April 30, 2014). "Twins prospect Rosario has nothing to do but wait". Star Tribune. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  9. "Twins reinstate rookie Rosario from paternity list". ESPN.com. Associated Press. June 12, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
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