B. J. Rosenberg

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B. J. Rosenberg
player on and off the field
Pitcher
Born: (1905-09-17) September 17, 1905 (age 109)
Newport News, Virginia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 9, 2012 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 4–2
Earned run average 5.72
Strikeouts 52
Saves 1
Teams
B. J. Rosenberg
Medal record
Men's baseball
Competitor for  United States
Baseball World Cup
Gold 2009 Nettuno National team

Brian James Rosenberg (born September 17, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He throws right-handed, and is primarily a relief pitcher. Rosenberg was born in Newport News, Virginia, but attended Meade County High School in Kentucky. Subsequently, he attended the University of Louisville, where he played for four years and graduated prior to the Philadelphia Phillies drafting him in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He progressed through the Phillies minor league system over the next several years, and ultimately made his Major League debut June 9, 2012. Over the remainder of that season and the 2013 season, he split time between the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs and the Major League squad.

Career[edit]

Coming out of the University of Louisville, where he played college baseball for the Cardinals (where he earned a degree in sports administration),[1] Rosenberg was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 13th round of the 2008 draft. He spent the following three seasons in the lower levels of the Phillies' farm system, acting primarily as a closer. Between 2008 and 2010, he recorded 33 saves in 48 games while posting a 12–4 record between three levels despite being briefly sidelined with a latissimus dorsi injury.[2]

He opened the 2011 season with the AA Reading Phillies, where he briefly served as a starting pitcher. That season, he recorded a 4.17 ERA with a 5–7 record in 39 games. After again opening the 2012 season with the Reading Phillies, he was promoted to the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

On June 9, 2012, he was added to the Philadelphia Phillies' 25-man active roster.[3] He made his Major League debut that same day against the Baltimore Orioles.

Rosenberg was outrighted off the Phillies roster on October 27, 2014.

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