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Jose Antonio Rosado (born November 9, 1974) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Kansas City Royals from 1996 to 2000.

José Rosado
Pitcher
Born: (1974-11-09) November 9, 1974 (age 44)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 12, 1996, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
April 30, 2000, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record37–45
Earned run average4.27
Strikeouts484
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Medal record
Representing Puerto Rico
Men's Baseball
World Baseball Classic
Silver medal – second place 2013 San Francisco Team

Playing CareerEdit

He was drafted by the Royals in the 12th round of the 1994 amateur draft.He made his major league debut om June 12,1996 and came in 4th in Rookie of the year voting despite having only made 16 starts.[1] He also gave up Paul Molitor's 3000th career hit on September 16, 1996.[2]Rosado was the winning pitcher in the 1997 MLB All-Star Game despite giving up a home run to Javy López and would make another all star game in 1999.[3] His career was effectively ended in early 2000 when it was revealed he had torn his rotator cuff and despite several attempts to rehab he would not play in the minors or major leagues again.[4]

Coaching CareerEdit

Rosado began coaching in 2011 in the New York Yankees minor league system. He is currently the pitching coach for the Yankees High-A affiliate the Tampa Tarpons.[citation needed] He was the pitching coach for Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic in both 2013 and 2017, helping the team to a second-place finish in both years.[5]

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