Mike Rouse

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Mike Rouse
Mike Rouse.jpg
Born: (1980-04-25) April 25, 1980 (age 39)
San Jose, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 6, 2006, for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
August 4, 2007, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Batting average.165
Home runs0
Runs batted in6

Michael Gregory Rouse (born April 25, 1980 in San Jose, California) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball. He bats left-handed, although he throws right-handed.

Rouse grew up in San Jose and attended Gunderson High School and Valley Christian High School. He initially played baseball for San Jose State University before transferring to Cal State-Fullerton. In his final collegiate season for the Titans, he was named to the all Big West team after hitting .377 with 12 home runs and 62 RBI.

He was drafted in the 5th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. Rouse was traded to the Oakland Athletics prior to the 2003 season.[1]

His major league debut was memorable as he went 3-3 in legendary Yankee Stadium to help the Athletics gain a victory over New York on June 9, 2006. However, on September 5 of that year, Rouse was designated for assignment. On September 13, Rouse was claimed off of waivers by the Indians. He made the Indians club in 2007 as the team's utility infielder. However, despite providing a reliable glove in the infield, he batted just .115 at the plate, and on August 6, 2007, he was designated for assignment.

Rouse signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox on January 12, 2008, but was traded during the season to the Philadelphia Phillies. He retired at the end of the season.


  1. ^ "Oakland Trades Lidle for Prospects". The New York Times. 17 November 2002. Retrieved 20 October 2010.

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