Rosario gets September call
NEW YORK — As an emergency alternative, Sandy Rosario was a standby relief pitching option for the Marlins when they began their series with the Mets at Citi Field on Monday.
In fact, Rosario hooked up with the team in Philadelphia this past weekend, and he made the bus trip with the team to New York on Sunday afternoon. Because the Marlins had a doubleheader set with the Mets on Monday, Rosario was an option to get brought up for Game 2, had the team burned through relief pitching in the first game.
That didn’t happen.
On Thursday, the first day of September callups, Rosario was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans, and he becomes the 14th pitcher on the roster, which now is at 26.
Rosario made seven relief appearances for the Zephyrs, posting an 0-1 record with a 4.05 ERA in 6 2/3 innings. The 26-year-old from the Dominican Republic spent most of the season at Double-A Jacksonville, where he appeared in 46 games where he was 3-2 with a 4.15 ERA.
In 2010, Rosario appeared in two games with the Marlins, and he gave up six runs in one inning.
Rosario last pitched on Aug. 25, tossing a scoreless inning against Omaha.
– Joe Frisaro