Amed Rosario has a message for Mets fans who have long awaited his big league call-up.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson announced Monday that the shortstop and top prospect would be making his MLB debut Tuesday in Colorado.
And the 21-year-old Rosario wants fans to share in his excitement.
“Dear Mets fans,” he wrote on Twitter early Tuesday morning,
Amed Rosario, Mets’ top prospect, to make MLB debut Tuesday
“We’ve grown and made it together! To God be ALL the glory. I’m grateful to share this moment with ALL of you, specially #Mets fans who have showered me with support. Things won’t always be perfect but expect me to give you ALL of me, each and every day. Lets create long lasting memories in our CITI.
“The kid from Los Mameyes,
In 94 games in Triple-A this season, Rosario has hit .328 with 58 RBI and seven home runs. He also has 19 stolen bases and is considered an above-average fielder.
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Alderson said the team had planned all along to wait until after Monday’s trade deadline to promote Rosario, despite many fans’ calls to bring him up sooner.
“We wanted to get through the deadline and try to resolve some of the positional issues that he had,” Alderson said. “I think the flexibility that our existing infielders possess allows us to move some pieces around. It was a combination of just getting through the hullabaloo of the trade deadline and then at the same time allowing some of our other players to get more familiar with some of the other positions.”
Alderson added that Rosario will not play every day down the stretch, but when he is at shortstop, Jose Reyes will split time at second base with Neil Walker, who will also fill in at first. Asdrubal Cabrera will continue to play third and contribute at second.
With the team now shifting its focus to the future, Rosario’s arrival is something all Mets fans hope will be the start of a long career in Queens.
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