Red Sox Acquire Reliever Sandy Rosario Off Waivers


Following a common theme, the Red Sox picked up another former top prospect reclamation project in Sandy Rosario today. The 27 year old Rosario will be the first addition of what should be a big offseason for the Red Sox, focusing on pitching. Chances are that Rosario, who has a 15.26 ERA in 10 MLB games, will not factor much into the future of the Red Sox. However, if he can figure it out at the major league level, he should have a shot due to the fact that he was absolutely dominant with Triple-A New Orleans this year, posting a 1.04 ERA in 25 games.

June 15, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher Sandy Rosario (53) throws a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Miami Marlins 11-0. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

There’s a lot to like about the 6’1″ right hander: he strikes out a bunch of guys, punching out 8.31 per nine innings in the minors this year to go with a mere 0.69 walks per nine innings. He also throws hard with his fastball often clocking in the mid 90’s to go with a good change. However, he’ll need to continue his minor league success if he wants to have a good major league career.