Randy Miguel Rosario Luperon (born May 18, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs.
|Kansas City Royals – No. 43|
|Born: May 18, 1994|
Nagua, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Dominican Republic
|June 2, 2017, for the Minnesota Twins|
|MLB statistics |
(through September 24, 2019)
|Earned run average||4.91|
Rosario signed as an amateur free agent with the Minnesota Twins in 2010, receiving a $85,000 signing bonus. He made his professional debut in 2011 with the DSL Twins and spent the whole season there, going 2-4 with a 3.86 ERA in 35 innings pitched. In 2012, he played for the GCL Twins where he was 2-1 with a 1.64 ERA in ten games (seven starts), and in 2013, he pitched with the Elizabethton Twins where he pitched to a 4-3 record and 2.82 ERA in nine games.
He underwent Tommy John surgery in 2014 after three games for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, and he missed the remainder of the season. He spent 2015 with Cedar Rapids where he posted a 2-6 record and 2.52 ERA in 11 starts (ten games).
After the 2015 season, the Twins added Rosario to their 40-man roster. Rosario started 2016 with the Fort Myers Miracle and was promoted to the Chattanooga Lookouts. In 100.1 innings pitched between both teams, he was 6-7 with a 3.77 ERA. He started 2017 with Fort Myers and was quickly promoted to the Lookouts. The Twins promoted Rosario to the major leagues on June 1.
On June 2, 2017, Rosario made his major league debut against the Los Angeles Angels. He pitched two innings, allowing three runs, three hits, and struck out one in an 11-5 Twins victory. He was optioned back to the Rochester Red Wings in June and he spent the remainder of the season there.
On November 3, 2017, Rosario was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs. He began the season with the Iowa Cubs. In mid-May of the 2018 season, Rosario was recalled twice and sent down to the minors twice before he received a third recall to replace the injured Yu Darvish. He pitched 7 2/3 innings of relief allowing only 2 hits and had a 2-0 record.
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