Free-agent outfielder Eddie Rosario has signed a new deal with the Atlanta Braves.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 16, 2022
The deal is good for two years and $18 million, with no buyout. There is an option attached for a potential third season. Rosario will also be donating 1% of his salary to the Atlanta Braves Foundation. Eddie became a household name in Atlanta by helping the team through the 2021 postseason, winning NLCS MVP honors. He also hit a now-famous, game-changing home run in Game Six. This sent the team to the World Series for all intents and purposes. During the ’21 postseason, he went 23-60 (.383), with three homers, 11 RBI, and 37 total bases.
The Career of Eddie Rosario
The Minnesota Twins drafted Eddie Rosario in the 4th round of the 2010 Draft. The native of Guayama, Puerto Rico, did not take long to make an impact. In 2011, he hit .337 with 21 homers for the Rookie League Elizabethton Twins. He’d have a respectable Minor League career before getting the call in 2015. Once in Minnesota, he roared to life, leading the Majors with 15 triples and finishing sixth in Rookie of The Year voting. From there, his big league career picked up a lot of steam. From 2017-to 2019, he hit .284, smashing 83 homers and driving in over 260 runs. In ’19, he broke the 30 homer barrier for the first time.
After the COVID-shortened 2020 season, he signed with the Cleveland Indians. However, an abdominal injury relegated him to the IL in July. Later in the month, the Braves would deal Pablo Sandoval to Cleveland for Rosario. He would make his Atlanta debut in Game Two of a doubleheader with the San Diego Padres on July 21. After another month on the sidelines, he’d return against the San Francisco Giants on August 28. On September 19, Rosario became the second Brave of the season to hit for the cycle after Freddie Freeman.
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