Rule 5 Draft pick Seth Rosin has cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Rangers and been returned to the Phillies, both teams announced. Rosin will report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Rosin, 25, was selected by the Mets with the 10th pick in the Rule 5 Draft last December and promptly traded to the Dodgers for cash considerations. The Rangers then claimed the right-hander off waivers from the Dodgers before designating him for assignment in order to clear a roster spot for Kevin Kouzmanoff (a move that was likely necessitated by a relatively minor injury to Adrian Beltre).
The former fourth-round pick has a 4.00 career ERA in the minor leagues to go along with solid ratios of 8.3 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9. Prior to his selection in the Rule 5 Draft, Rosin had never appeared in a game above the Double-A level.
It might be more helpful if the one win he has against the Phillies counted in their win total.
I think he has the potential to be a really solid pitcher. Its a shame the Rangers roster situation wouldn’t allow for him to stick it out the entire season. Out of the group they have run out so far, he was the most encouraging.
And our frequent flier miles winner for this year is…
He immediately becomes one of their top 2-3 relievers.
~that’s not a compliment~
He was putting rosin on the ball.