Adam Rosales, Infield
Date of Birth: 5/20/1983
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
College: Western Michigan University
Adam Rosales, infielder, was first drafted in 2005 by the Cincinnati Reds. He played in the Reds' minor league system from 2005 through part of 2009. He first joined the Reds for 18 games in 2008. The next season, he played in a career high 87 games with the Reds. During that time, he had 49 hits, 10 doubles, and a .213 batting average.
The Reds traded Rosales to the Oakland Athletics in February, 2010. He played in 80 games with the Athletics in 2010 and he had career highs in hits with 69 and batting average with .271. He spent most of the 2011 season in the minors, playing in just 24 games with the Athletics. The following season, he was again mostly in the minors, joining the Athletics for 42 games.
From July 31 to August 12, 2013, Rosales flipped back and forth between the Athletics and the Texas Rangers. He was first designated for assignment by the Athletics on July 31st. Two days later, he was claimed off waivers by the Rangers but he stayed with them for just three days. Then on August 8th, the Athletics claimed him off waivers but two days later, they again designated him for assignment. Finally, on August 12th, he returned to the Rangers.
In 2013, Rosales batted .190 with 28 hits in 51 games with the Athletics and 17 games with the Rangers. He had better numbers in 56 games in 2014 when he batted .262 with 43 hits.
Rosales played in 55 games with the Rangers in 2015 before they released him on August 23rd. He finished the season with 26 hits and a .228 batting average. Defensively, he played 19 games at first base, 19 games at second base, and 14 games at third base.
Rosales signed with the San Diego Padres on January 1, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with 49 hits, 35 RBIs, and a .229 batting average in 105 games. Defensively, he played at every infield position and in left field and right field.
Rosales became a free agent on November 3, 2016. He returned to the Athletics on January 25, 2017. He was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 31, 2017. He finished the 2017 season with 65 hits and a .225 batting average in 71 games with the Athletics and 34 games with the Diamondbacks. Defensively, he played 6 games at first base, 11 games at second base, 15 games at third base, 65 games at shortstop, and 1 game in left field.
Rosales became a free agent on November 2, 2017.
Career batting statistics for Rosales through 2017 include:
- 640 games played
- 363 hits
- 177 RBIs
- 446 strikeouts to 134 walks
- .227 batting average