The Yankees announced that outfielder Jeisson Rosario was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox. Rosario has been optioned to the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate.
The 22-year-old Rosario was designated for assignment earlier this week when the Sox needed a 40-man roster space to accommodate Trevor Story. Rosario began his career in the Padres farm system, and came to Boston as part of the August 2020 trade that saw Mitch Moreland dealt to San Diego.
Rosario has a .256/.366/.332 slash line over 1675 minor league plate appearances. He hasn’t shown much power thus far, and his offensive contributions have mostly come in the form of on-base skills and speed (with 48 steals in 77 chances). Rosario is considered a good defensive center fielder, however, and has also spent some time in right field and a handful of games as a left fielder.