Mike Rose (baseball)
For the other baseball player with a similar name, see Mike Rouse.
Rose (right) with the Quad City River Bandits in 1998
|Born: August 25, 1976|
|October 1, 2004, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 2006, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Runs batted in||2|
Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 5th round of the 1995 MLB amateur draft. In spring training of 2000, Rose and 5 teammates from the Astros organization were in their hotel room when two gunmen burst in. Aaron Miles was in the next room and wrestled one of the gunmen to the ground before the other one fled. The other players involved were Morgan Ensberg, Derrek Nicholson, Keith Ginter, and Eric Cole.
Rose made his Major League Baseball debut with the Oakland Athletics on October 1, 2004. At the end of the 2004 season, the A's released Rose. On November 19, 2004, Rose signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rose went on to appear in 15 games with the Dodgers, compiling a .209 batting average.
Prior to the 2006 season, Rose attended spring training as a non-roster invitee of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. However, he did not make the team. On May 3, 2006, Rose signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Cardinals. He appeared in 10 games and compiled a .222 batting average. Prior to the 2007 season, he signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. On December 22, 2007, Rose signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Colorado Rockies, but was released during spring training.
On April 25, 2008, Rose signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League. He was released on May 19. In January 2009, he signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and was assigned to the AA Chattanooga Lookouts.