Rule 5 Rosario
I saw this not on twitter the other day and just remembered to go back and look at it. Adrian Rosario (’10) was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft. Here is a note from the Orioles Insider blog at The Baltimore Sun.
The only other subject, aside from the update about which hand specialist examined Derrek Lee’s wrist today, was the performance of Rule 5 draft pick Adrian Rosario. The ninth inning didn’t go well, and [Buck] Showalter didn’t hide the fact that it will be almost impossible to consider keeping Rosario on the major league roster. If a Rule 5 draftee does not make the club, he must be waived through the rest of the major leagues and offered back to his original club — in this case, the Milwaukee Brewers.
The ninth inning which is brought up happened on March 8. The O’s led the Philles 3-2. Rosario pitched the eighth without incident, but he faced four batters in the bottom of the ninth and allowed the Phillies to score two runs for a 4-3 win.