Edmundo Israel Sosa…Married Daira Vega (7/3/19); has one daughter, Naya Kaela (3/2/21)…Led Panama Metro to junior national titles in 2012 and 2013…Represented Panama at the 18U World Championships in South Korea in 2012.
Began the season with STL...Acquired by the Phillies on 7/30 from STL for LHP JoJo Romero...Played in his first game with the Phillies on 8/2 at ATL (defensive replacement at 3rd base; 0-0, HBP)...Made 14 starts with the Phillies: seven at third base and seven at SS...The Phillies went 11-3 (.786) in his 14 starts...Tallied nine Outs Above Average (OAA) as an infielder, according to Statcast data...On 8/13 at NYM, became only the sixth Phillie since 1900 with two SB and zero PA in a game...Reached base safely in 11 consecutive plate appearances over a span of four starts, 8/31-9/9...Homered in consecutive games, 9/6-7, for the first time in his career; over that two-game span, went 5-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored...Was on the 10-day IL from 9/16-end of the regular season with a right hamstring strain...Started four games for the Phillies in the postseason, including Game 2 and Game 6 of the World Series at HOU...While playing third base, made the final out in the Phillies’ win in Game 2 of the NLWCS on 10/8 at STL...Collected his first career postseason hit (double) and RBI in Game 1 of the NLDS on 10/11 at ATL.
NL Leaders: Hit By Pitch (17, 4th)...Made the Opening Day roster for the second consecutive season and stayed on the roster the entire season playing in a career-high 113 games... Started 59 games at shortstop, 15 at second base and one at third base. Also made one appearance in centerfield during a five-man infield shift at WSH (4/20)... Missed six games (9/24-30) after getting hit by a pitch from Tommy Nance (9/24 at Chicago Cubs)... Was HBP in 9 of his first 25 games with a plate appearance (4/4-5/27)...Batted .364 (20-55) with 2 HR & 10 RBI in August and led the Cardinals in batting, on-base (.453) and slugging (.618)... Ran off a career-best eight game hitting streak (5/18-26)... Hit two triples at PIT (8/25) becoming the first Cardinal with two triples in a game since Matt Carpenter (2016). Recorded career-highs with four hits and five RBI in the game (tied for team season-high). He was the first MLB player with two triples, three runs and five RBI since Atlanta's Willie Harris pulled it off vs. the Cardinals in 2007... Named to Baseball Digest 2021 MLB All-Rookie Team as the "Tenth Man", designated for a player who appeared at multiple positions.
2021 POSTSEASON: Started at shortstop in the Wild Card game at the Los Angeles Dodgers and played eight innings before being replaced by Paul DeJong. Was 0-for-4 in the game with a strikeout.
Made the 2020 Opening Day roster for the Cardinals but did not play in a single game during the season after he was placed on the Injured List five games into the season...Was placed on the Injured List, August 4 and re-instated August 27...Played in just five games for the Aguilas in the 2020-21 Dominican Winter League, a year removed from playing in 43 games during the 2019-20 off-season. Batted .211 (4-19) with an RBI.
2020 POSTSEASON: Traveled with the team to San Diego, but was not on the Wild Card Series postseason active roster.
Had arguably his best season as a professional playing in 118 games at Memphis (AAA), posting career minor league season highs in home runs (17), RBI (62), runs (70), hits (132) and hit by pitch (16)...Played in eight games for St. Louis during the season, being recalled on July 16, then optioned on July 19, before a final recall on Sept. 2 for the remainder of the season...Recorded his first Major League hit at CIN (7/18), a pinch-hit single to right field off Jimmy Herget in the 9th inning at Great American Ballpark. Reds' RF Yasiel Puig threw out Harrison Bader at third base on the hit with Sosa getting thrown out after, trying to advance to second base on Puig's throw...Appeared in 84 games at shortstop, 17 at second base, 15 at third base and three as designated hitter at Memphis...Ranked among Cardinals minor league leaders in batting (.291, 5th), hits (132, 2nd), runs (70, T4th), home runs (17. 4th), RBI (62, T7th), slugging percentage (.466, 7th), triples (5, T6th), extra base hits (40, T6th) and total bases (211, 3rd)...Had 37 multi-hit games with a season-high four hits twice (7/31 vs. Albuquerque & 8/28 at New Orleans)...Ran off a season-high 13 game hitting streak from 7/21-8/7 with a .407 BA (22-54), 14 RBI and six multi-hit games...Had five consecutive multi-hit games from 6/6-10 batting .522 (12-23) over the stretch...Tallied an RBI in five straight games (7/26-31) with three multi-RBI games during the stretch (9 total RBI)...Homered in consecutive games twice over the span of a week (5/31-6/1 & 6/6-7)...Hit a grand slam at Iowa (7/5), a 2nd inning blast off Tyson Miller. Earlier in the season recorded a season-high 5 RBI at Nashville (5/3) going 3-for-6...Played for the Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League, his first season with the club.
Recalled from Memphis (9/23) and appeared in three Major League games, all as a pinch-hitter...Made MLB debut (9th Cardinal to debut) as a pinch-hitter in the 9th inning vs. SF (9/23); walked/scored on Matt Carpenter's home run...Struck out in his first MLB at-bat; 2nd plate appearance vs. MIL (9/25)...Member of the Memphis Triple-A and Pacific Coast League championship team...Played in a career-high 123 games between Memphis (AAA) and Springfield (AA) in 2018 batting .270 with 12 HR, 59 RBI and 30 doubles...Started games at 2B, SS and 3B...Ranked 2nd among all Cardinals minor leaguers with 30 doubles (E. Montero, PMB, 37) and T-7th with 65 runs scored...Played in seven Pacific Coast League postseason games (3-11, .273, double, 2 runs)...Tallied 31 hits in May for Springfield (.307, 3 HR, 16 RBI)...Had a multi-home run game vs. Tulsa (6/11) going 4-for-5...Batted .333 (16-48) with runners in scoring position.
Started 41 games at shortstop for Palm Beach (A), but started 7 of his last 10 games at second base ... Ran off a 12-game hitting streak starting on May 28 through the end of the season (interrupted by injury). Batted .356 (16-45) during the streak ... Was placed on the 7-day disabled list twice with a sprained right ankle (6/1-16) and a sprained left wrist (6/18-8/25), which included rehab assignments to the GCL Cardinals (R) and Springfield (AA) ... Was 1-for-9 in two games as the starting second baseman in the Florida State League playoffs ... Played 17 games for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League batting .305 with a double, triple and seven RBI.
Participated in early workouts and seminars as part of the Cardinals Spring Training Early Program (S.T.E.P.)...Played majority of the season with Peoria (A) where he was named a reserve Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star...Joined Palm Beach (A) in late July, but was placed on the disabled list (left wrist) on 8/1 and missed the remainder of the season...Recorded a trio of four-hit games and finished a triple short of the cycle while adding four runs scored (6/1 vs. WIS)...Selected as a reserve for the West Division squad in the Midwest League All-Star Game in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Went 0-1 with a walk and run scored in his two plate appearances...Compiled a season-high 14-game hitting streak (.339, 20-59) from 4/10-4/26, T10th-longest in the league...Rated as the No. 8 prospect and "Best Defensive Infielder" in Cardinals organization by Baseball America...Added to St. Louis' 40-man roster (11/18).
Appalachian League Post-season All-Star at shortstop... ranked among Cardinals minor league leaders in slugging (.485, 7th), on-base + slugging (.854, 7th) and triples (4, T9th)...belted a career-high two home runs at Greenville (8/18)...rated as the No. 7 prospect in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America; also rated by the same publication as the No. 9 prospect in the Appy League following the season.
Ranked 3rd in the Gulf Coast League in runs scored (37) and 2nd in at-bats (207)...was 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored in GCL playoff semifinal game...named the No. 10 prospect in the GCL by Baseball America following the season.
Tied for the DSL Cardinals lead in triples (3) and home runs (3)...his .846 OPS led GCL shortstops at age 17.