Indians confirm signing of OF Eddie Rosario

February 4th, 2021

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Indians today announced the signing of free agent OF EDDIE ROSARIO (#9) to a Major League contract for the 2021 season. 

Rosario, 29, has spent his entire six-year career to date with the Minnesota Twins, batting .277 (738-for-2661) with 134 doubles, 22 triples, 119 home runs and 388 RBI in 697 games (.310/.478/.788) since debuting during the 2015 season. His 151 combined RBI over the last two campaigns are sixth-most in all of Major League Baseball and his 200 extra-base hits since 2017 are sixth among Major League outfielders*. He has led the Twins in RBI over each of the last three seasons and was named the club’s 2018 MVP after posting a career-best 62 extra-base hits and an .836 OPS.

Last season, the Guayama, Puerto Rico native finished tied for sixth in the American League in RBI (42), posting a team-high 10 go-ahead RBI while batting .353 (18-for-51) with RISP. His .343 mark with RISP over the last two seasons is the third-highest total in all of MLB. He drafted originally out of high school by Minnesota in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB Draft. He is a two-time member of the World Baseball Classic Puerto Rican national team. 

The 40-man roster is now at 40 players.


2019-2020 SEASONS

1.              José Abreu                183

2.              Freddie Freeman    174

3.              Rafael Devers          158

4.              Anthony Rendon    157

5.              Pete Alonso             155

6.              Eddie Rosario          151

7.              Mike Trout               150

8.              Bryce Harper           147

                 Juan Soto                 147


Progressive Field

Games: 45

At Bats: 170

Hits: 60

Runs: 33

Doubles: 12

HR: 11

RBI: 25