Leo Rosales (2002) makes MLB debut with D'Backs
Leo Rosales, a member of the 2002 team that won the All-American Invitational Tournament, became the latest Crab to make it to the Big Show last Sunday when he made his Major League debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
After being called up from triple-A Tucson earlier in the day, Rosales came in out of the bullpen in the seventh inning of the D'Backs' game against the Royals, and allowed four hits and one run in 1 2/3 innings of work.
Rosales, who went to Cal State Northridge, has pitched in 28 games for Tucson so far this year. He was 2-1 with a 4.08 ERA, and was a perfect 9-for-9 in save opportunities for the Rattlers.
According to the Diamondbacks' Web site, the team told Rosales that they hadn't decided whether he'd stay in the majors for a while or be sent back down soon.
Rosales was drafted by San Diego in the 20th round of the 2003 First Year Player Draft. In Baseball America's 2006 Best Tools survey, he was said to have the best changeup in the Padres' farm system.
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