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Zachary Martin Rosscup (born June 9, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, and Toronto Blue Jays.

Zac Rosscup
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Rosscup with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018
St. Louis Cardinals
Relief pitcher
Born: (1988-06-09) June 9, 1988 (age 31)
Clackamas, Oregon
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 3, 2013, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
(through July 14, 2019)
Win–loss record5–2
Earned run average5.16
Career highlights and awards


Amateur careerEdit

Born in Clackamas, Oregon, Rosscup attended Forest Grove High School. Rosscup later attended Chemeketa Community College for two seasons, before being drafted in the MLB. During his freshman season at Chemeketa, Rosscup held a 1.55 ERA and earned numerous honors.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Tampa Bay RaysEdit

Rosscup was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 28th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of Chemeketa Community College. The Rays traded Rosscup with Matt Garza and Fernando Perez to the Chicago Cubs for Sam Fuld, Chris Archer, Hak-Ju Lee, Brandon Guyer, and Robinson Chirinos in 2011.[2]

Chicago CubsEdit

Rosscup with the Chicago Cubs

Rosscup was called up to the majors for the first time on September 3, 2013. In ten games he had an ERA of 1.35, but started the 2014 season at Triple A Iowa Cubs.[3] Rosscup was called up again on April 16, 2014, to be available for the Chicago Cubs day-night doubleheader.[3]

On September 23, 2014, Rosscup was credited with his first career win in a walk off Cubs victory against the St. Louis Cardinals.

He resigned a minor league deal on December 9, 2016.[4] Rosscup was designated for assignment on June 22, 2017, and traded to the Colorado Rockies for Matt Carasiti on June 26.

Colorado RockiesEdit

Rosscup made his début as a Rockie against the New York Mets at Citi Field, July 14, 2017, after Jon Gray was forced out of the game in the third inning.

Los Angeles DodgersEdit

On July 11, 2018, Rosscup was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers.[5] On August 19, 2018, Rosscup threw an immaculate inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. [6] In 17 games for the Dodgers, he struck out 20 batters in ​11 13 innings. He was designated for assignment on November 20, 2018[7] and released the following day.[8]

Seattle MarinersEdit

On December 20, 2018, Rosscup signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners.[9] In 14 innings, he struck out 20 while inducing 14 walks. Rosscup was designated for assignment on May 17, 2019.

Toronto Blue JaysEdit

On May 23, 2019, Rosscup was claimed on waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays.[10] He was designated for assignment on May 28. He was outrighted to Buffalo on June 2, but elected free agency rather than report.[11]

Second Stint With DodgersEdit

On June 12, 2019, Rosscup signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers added him to the MLB roster on June 27.[12] On July 15, he was designated for assignment by the Dodgers. On July 29th, He was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Cash Considerations. [13]

St. Louis CardinalsEdit

On July 29, 2019, he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for cash considerations.[14]


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  2. ^ Cubs obtain P Matt Garza from Rays
  3. ^ a b Humburg, JD (April 16, 2014). "Ex-Forest Grove left-hander Zac Rosscup back in the big leagues with the Chicago Cubs". The Oregonian. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
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  5. ^ Walton, Ryan (July 11, 2018). "Dodgers claim Zac Rosscup from Rockies". SB Nation. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
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  7. ^ Todd, Jeff (November 20, 2018). "Dodgers Designate Erik Goeddel, Release Tom Koehler". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  8. ^ Adams, Steve (November 23, 2018). "Dodgers Release Erik Goeddel, Zac Rosscup". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
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  10. ^ "Blue Jays claim lefty reliever Rosscup". May 23, 2019. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  11. ^ Adams, Steve (June 3, 2019). "Zac Rosscup Elects Free Agency". Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  12. ^ Harris, Blake (June 27, 2019). "Dodgers recall Edwin Ríos and Zac Rosscup". SB Nation. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  13. ^ Jeff Todd (July 15, 2019). "Dodgers Designate Zac Rosscup". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  14. ^ Rogers, Anne (July 29, 2019). "Cards nab lefty Rosscup from Dodgers for cash".

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